Unpublished works

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This page lists all of Brandon Sanderson's works, written or unwritten, that have not been published. Some of these are written novels that have been "trunked", some of which have been re-written or cannibalized from. Some are ideas Brandon has talked about briefly but it is unknown if they will ever actually be written. The remainder are forthcoming works that, while unwritten, will come out eventually.

A list of those works that have been published can be found in the Bibliography article.

Forthcoming Works[edit]

The Stormlight Archive
Books 3-5
Feature flashbacks from Szeth, Eshonai, and Dalinar.
Stormlight 3
Currently planned to be Dalinar's book. The working title is Oathbringer.[1] Originally planed to be Szeth's book where it was titled Stones Unhallowed.[2]
Books 6-10
Feature flashbacks from Taln, Renarin, Jasnah}, Lift, and Shalash.[3] Will not be written until after the Mistborn Era 3 trilogy.[Citation needed]
Mistborn (series)
Mistborn Era 2[4][5]
Bands of Mourning[6]
The Lost Metal[6]
Mistborn Era 3 trilogy
The second in the planned set of three trilogies. Takes place in an urban setting with a 1980's technology level. To be written between Stormlight 5 and Stormlight 6.[7][6]
Mistborn Era 4 trilogy
Space Opera[4]
Dark One
cosmere YA. Will likely be written after Reckoners and Rithmatist are finished.[6]
Sequel to Warbreaker.[8] Might be written after the Elantris sequels.[6]
The Dark Talent
Fifth and final book in the Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians series.[9][8] Written, will be released by Tor in-line with the Books 1-4 re-releases, June 2016 release.[6]
A series of 3 or 5 books that will only be written after Stormlight Archive is completed.[10][7][6]
The Liar of Partinel/The Lightweaver of Rens
Hoid's origin story.[8][11] Not part of main Dragonsteel sequence.[12] Abandoned and may or may not be rewritten in this form.[13]
White Sand graphic novels
A set of three graphic novels based on Brandon's seventh novel.[8][6] Set on Taldain.
Elantris trilogy 2-3
Takes place ten years later with an all new cast.[14] Need to be written before the second, Modern, Mistborn trilogy. At the latest they will be written after Stormlight 5.[6]
Elantris sequel
Follows Kaise, Daorn, and Adien as ambassadors to Fjorden.[15][8]
Elantris finale
The Aztlanian (The Rithmatist sequel, and maybe a finale)[8][6]
The Reckoners[16][17][18][6]
Steelheart novellas 2, 3:[16]
The Silence Divine
A novella set on a planet in the Greater Roshar system, where diseases grant magical abilities.[8] Will be renamed.[6]
YA cosmere[8]
was The Lurker, will be tinkered with during SA3[6]
Legion 3
A sequel to Legion 2, no plans or outlines have been made yet[6]

Potential Works[edit]

These are projects that Brandon has mentioned as possibilities but there are no firm plans in place.

1940's Mistborn
Potentially more short adventures set before the second trilogy.[6]
Near-future Mistborn
Potentially more adventures set between the second and third trilogies.[19]
Mulholland Homebrew's Sinister Shop of Secret Pets
Middle grade/YA humor, about a girl who accidentally apprentices herself to a guy who runs a fantasy pet shop.[20]
Zeek Harbringer, Destroyer of Worlds
Middle grade scifi humor, potentially a follow-up to the Alcatraz series.[21] About a young man who whenever he visits a planet, the planet blows up shortly after for various reasons (such as a nuclear catastrophe). Each book would be set on a different world and tell the story of how it blows up.[20]
The King's Necromancer[7]

"Trunked" Novels[edit]

These are works that are unlikely to ever be published either because elements have been co-opted for use in other books (as with Mythwalker and Aether of Night) or because the book has been re-written from scratch (as with White Sand Prime and The Way of Kings Prime).

White Sand Prime
Brandon's first novel, later re-written as White Sand (prose).[21]
Star's End
Brandon's second novel, a short alien-relations/sci-fi story.[21]
Lord Mastrell
Brandon's third novel, a sequel to White Sand Prime.[21]
Knight Life
Brandon's fourth novel, a fantasy comedy.[21]
The Sixth Incarnation of Pandora
Brandon's fifth novel, a far future scifi involving immortal warriors[22]
Dragonsteel Prime
Brandon's seventh novel, served as his Master's thesis. Planned to be re-written,
White Sand (prose)
Brandon's eighth novel, a complete rewrite of the first. This later served as the basis for his graphic novels. This is the novel that got Brandon his agent.[Citation needed]
Brandon's ninth novel, a book that included the characters Vivenna and Siri [21]
Aether of Night
Brandon's tenth novel, various elements have been cannibalized for other works (such as Decay becoming Ruin).
Mistborn Prime
Brandon's eleventh novel, elements were later combined with Final Empire Prime for Mistborn: The Final Empire.
Final Empire Prime
Brandon's twelfth novel, elements were later combined with Mistborn Prime for Mistborn: The Final Empire.
The Way of Kings Prime
Brandon's thirteenth novel, later re-written as The Way of Kings.
Death By Pizza
A novel featuring a necromancer pizza deliveryman[8]

External Links[edit]

Miyabi master post


  1. [1]
    — Twitter - {{{date}}}
  2. Words of Radiance release announcement
    Tor.com - 2013-02-28
  3. Chicago Firefight Signing
    17th Shard forums - Feb 20th, 2015
  4. a b There will be more Wax and Wayne books
    Theoryland - 2011-11-11
  5. Two More Mistborn Novels
    Brandon's blog - 2013-10-29
  6. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p State of the Sanderson: December 2014
    Brandon's blog - 2014-12-18
  7. a b c Another Long and Rambling Post™ on Future Books
    Brandon's blog - 2010-10-12
  8. a b c d e f g h i j State of the Sanderson
    Brandon's blog - 2013-07-24
  9. When will we see the next Alcatraz?
    Theoryland - 2012-09-22
  10. Peter says Dragonsteel is 3-5 books
    17th Shard forums - 2014-11-19
  11. Another Long-Winded Explanation of Various Things
    Brandon's blog - 2009-05-07
  12. Brandon's answer to Peter
    Timewasters Guide forum - 2008-10-20
  13. May rewrite Liar as a first-person narrative
    Theoryland - 2013-05-14
  14. Will we be seeing any more worlds for the Cosmere?
    Theoryland - 2010-9-21
  15. Is Dragonsteel a trilogy or what?
    Theoryland - 2011-11-08
  16. a b Steelheart press release
    — Suvudu - 2012-06
  17. Steelheart press release
    — The Bookseller
  18. Steelheart press release
    — Booktrade
  19. Sanderson says he may do a near-future Mistborn
    17th Shard forums - 2014-12-19
  20. a b YA humor other than Alatraz?
    Theoryland - 2012-07-09
  21. a b c d e f Old Bibliography
    Timewasters Guide forum - 2008-10-20
  22. Annotation for Elantris Chapter 22

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