Unpublished works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 canabalized 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. The original outline calls for them to be in that order, Brandon is unsure on whether that will be the case.[1]
Stones Unhallowed
Working title for Szeth's book[2]
The Highprince of War
Working title for Dalinar's book
Books 6-10
Feature flashbacks from Taln, Renarin, Jasnah, Lift, and Shalash.[Citation needed] Will not be written until after the second, Modern, Mistborn trilogy.[Citation needed]
Mistborn series
Mistborn Adventures[3][4]
Shadows of Self[5]
Bands of Mourning[1]
The Lost Metal[1]
Modern Mistborn trilogy
The second in a 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.[6][1]
Future Mistborn trilogy
Space Opera[3]
Dark One
cosmere YA. Will likely be written after Reckoners and Rithmatist are finished.[1]
Nightblood
Sequel to Warbreaker.[7] Might be written after the Elantris sequels.[1]
Alcatraz finale
Fifth and final book in Alcatraz series.[8][7] Written, will be released by Tor in-line with the Books 1-4 re-releases, possible Summer 2016.[1]
Dragonsteel
A series of 3 or 5 books that will only be written after Stormlight Archive is completed.[9][6][1]
The Liar of Partinel/The Lightweaver of Rens
Hoid's origin story.[7][10] Not part of main Dragonsteel sequence.[11] Abandoned and may or may not be rewritten in this form.[12]
White Sand graphic novels
A set of three graphic novels based on Brandon's seventh novel.[7][1] Set on Taldain.
Elantris trilogy 2-3
Need to be written before the second, Modern, Mistborn trilogy. At the latest they will be written after Stormlight 5.[1]
Elantris sequel
Follows Kaise, Daorn, and Adien as ambassadors to Fjorden.[13][7]
Elantris finale
The Aztlanian (The Rithmatist sequel, and maybe a finale)[7][1]
The Reckoners 2-3[14][15][16][1]
Firefight[7][17][1]
Calamity[7][1]
Steelheart novellas 2, 3:[14]
The Silence Divine
A novella set on a planet in the Greater Roshar system, where diseases grant magical abilities.[7] Will be renamed.[1]
Skyward
YA cosmere[7]
Adamant
was The Lurker, will be tinkered with during SA3[1]
Perfect State
non-cosmere novella

Potential Works[edit]

1940's Mistborn
Potentially more short adventures set before the second trilogy.[1]
Near-future Mistborn
Potentially more adventures set between the second and third trilogies.[18]
Mulholland Homebrew's Sinister Shop of Secret Pets
a girl accidentally apprentices in a fantasy pet shop.[19]
Zeek Harbringer, Destroyer of Worlds
Middle grade scifi, maybe an Alcatraz follow up, unwritten[20][19]
The King's Necromancer[6]

"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).[20]
Star's End
Brandon's second novel, a short alien-relations/sci-fi story.[20]
Lord Mastrell
Brandon's third novel, a sequel to White Sand Prime.[20]
Knight Life
Brandon's fourth novel, a fantasy comedy.[20]
The Sixth Incarnation of Pandora
Brandon's fifth novel, a far future scifi involving immortal warriors[21]
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]
Mythwalker
Brandon's ninth novel, a book that included the characters Vivenna and Siri [20]
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[7]

External Links[edit]

Miyabi master post

Notes[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 State of the Sanderson: December 2014
    Brandon's blog - 2014-12-18
  2. Words of Radiance release announcement
    Tor - 2013-02-28
  3. 3.0 3.1 There will be more Wax and Wayne books
    Theoryland - 2011-11-11
  4. Two More Mistborn Novels
    Brandon's blog - 2013-10-29
  5. Shadows of Self is finished!
    — Twitter - 2014-11-29
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Another Long and Rambling Post™ on Future Books
    Brandon's blog - 2010-10-12
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 State of the Sanderson
    Brandon's blog - 2013-07-24
  8. When will we see the next Alcatraz?
    Theoryland - 2012-09-22
  9. Peter says Dragonsteel is 3-5 books
    17th Shard forums - 2014-11-19
  10. Another Long-Winded Explanation of Various Things
    Brandon's blog - 2009-05-07
  11. Brandon's answer to Peter
    Timewasters Guide forum - 2008-10-20
  12. May rewrite Liar as a first-person narrative
    Theoryland - May 14th, 2013
  13. Is Dragonsteel a trilogy or what?
    Theoryland - 2011-11-08
  14. 14.0 14.1 Steelheart press release
    — Suvudu - 2012-06
  15. Steelheart press release
    — The Bookseller
  16. Steelheart press release
    — Booktrade
  17. Firefight draft, Legion sequel
    — Twitter - 2014-02-04
  18. "I’ve got a modern trilogy that’s going to be like 1980’s level technology. And then maybe near-future and then full-blown science fiction space opera."
    17th Shard forums - 2014-12-19
  19. 19.0 19.1 YA humor other than Alatraz?
    Theoryland - 2012-07-09
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 Old Bibliography
    Timewasters Guide forum - 2008-10-20
  21. Annotation for Elantris Chapter 22
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