It is most well known as the trilogy of Mistborn: The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages, but there have been additional installments. Brandon originally planned a "trilogy of trilogies" but this has been expanded into a number of series over various eras in the history of Scadrial.
Era 1: First Mistborn Trilogy
The first Mistborn trilogy chronicles the efforts of a secret group of Allomancers who attempt to overthrow a dystopian empire and establish themselves in a world covered by ash.
|2006||Mistborn: The Final Empire||#1||Novel|
|2007||The Well of Ascension||#2||Novel|
|2008||The Hero of Ages||#3||Novel|
|2011||The Eleventh Metal||#0.5||Short Story||Released in the core rule book of the Mistborn Adventure Game, later in Arcanum Unbounded|
|2016||Mistborn: Secret History||#3.5||Novella||Occurs concurrently with events from the end of Mistborn: The Final Empire to the end of The Hero of Ages. Should ideally be read after The Bands of Mourning.|
|Mistborn Era 1|
The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages
|Characters||Vin · Kelsier · Sazed · Elend Venture · Marsh · Spook · Breeze · Ham · Clubs · Dockson · Straff Venture · Zane · Ashweather Cett · Tindwyl · Allrianne Cett · TenSoon · Yomen · Quellion · The Lord Ruler · Alendi · Kwaan|
|Places||Final Empire · The Dominances · Luthadel · Kredik Shaw · Pits of Hathsin · Kandra Homeland · Urteau · Fadrex City · Tathingdwen|
|Ethnicities and Species||Skaa · Nobles · Terrismen · Inquisitors · Koloss · Kandra · Mistwraiths · Southern Scadrians|
|Organizations||Skaa rebellion · Steel Ministry · Keepers (the Synod) · Worldbringers · Noble Houses|
|Mythology||The Deepness · Terris Prophecies · Well of Ascension|
Era 2: Wax and Wayne Series
Set about 300 years after Era 1, the Wax and Wayne series is about the exploits of Waxillium Ladrian, a "wild-west Deputy" forced to move into the big city, and starts investigating kidnappings and robberies.
|2011||The Alloy of Law||#1||Novel|
|2015||Shadows of Self||#2||Novel||  |
|2016||The Bands of Mourning||#3||Novel||  |
|~2020||The Lost Metal||#4||Novel||Not Released|||
|2014||Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania||N/A||Short Story||Released in the Alloy of Law supplement of the Mistborn Adventure Game, later in Arcanum Unbounded|||
The Alloy of Law was initially conceived as one of several short stories Brandon wanted to set between the first and second main trilogies that eventually grew into a full novel, and then a series. The Wax and Wayne series is a single four book series, however The Alloy of Law stands more-or-less alone while the rest are plotted together like a trilogy.
Brandon has also said that he may do some more stories before the second trilogy, set in a 1940's society.
Era 3: Second Mistborn Trilogy
The second trilogy will be set in the early computer age with 1980s technology and will follow a Terris woman and her brother. The woman is planned as a computer programmer and Nicroburst. Peter has described her as a "brown Terris geek girl", though he does point out that this could change by the time the series is actually being written.
Era 4: Third Mistborn Trilogy
The third trilogy is going to be a space-opera with Allomancy-powered faster-than-light technology. Hoid will be a main character in this trilogy. The Sleepless, or Dysian Aimians, will also have a major role in this trilogy.
There may be two more currently untitled cosmere series written before this trilogy.
- Mistborn Adventure Game - tabletop RPG by Crafty Games
- Mistborn: Birthright - cancelled video game
- Mistborn film - various incarnations of a movie deal
- Mistborn: House War - board game by Crafty Games
- MISTBORN: THE FINAL EMPIRE (Tor, July 2006)
- MISTBORN: THE WELL OF ASCENSION (Tor, Spring 2007)
- MISTBORN: THE HERO OF AGES (Tor, Fall 2008)
- Audio rights (entire series) to Macmillan Audio
- Bulgarian rights (entire series) to Bard.
- Chinese rights (traditional; entire series) to Fantasy Foundation
- Chinese rights (simplified; entire series) to Shanghai Wanyu
- Czech rights (entire series) to Talpress
- French rights (entire series) to Calmann-Levy
- German rights (entire series) to Heyne
- Greek rights (entire series) to Fantastikos Kosmos
- Hebrew rights (#1-2) to Opus Press
- Hungarian rights (#1-3) to DeltaVision
- Italian rights (#1-3) to Fanucci
- Indonesian rights (#1-3) to Mizan Publishing
- Japanese rights (entire series) to Hayakawa
- Polish rights (entire series) to Mag
- Russian rights (#1-2) to EKSMO
- Russian rights (#1-3) to Azbooka-Atticus
- Serbian rights (#1-3) to Laguna
- Spanish rights (entire series) to Ediciones B
- Turkish rights (#1-3) to Arkadas
- UK rights (entire series) to Orion/Gollancz
- Film rights for MISTBORN to Chris Geary and Paloppa Pictures LLC
- THE HERO OF AGES — #21 on NY Times hardcover list
- THE WELL OF ASCENSION — Finalist for Romantic Times Award, Best Epic Fantasy
- THE HERO OF AGES — Winner of the Romantic Times Award, Best Epic Fantasy
- THE HERO OF AGES — Finalist for the inaugural David Gemmell Award
- All three Mistborn Trilogy books are SF Book Club selections
- THE HERO OF AGES — selected as an Indie Next List Notable for Dec. 2008
- Tor Shadows of Self and Bands of Mourning announcement
— Tor.com - Dec 18th, 2014Cite: Tor.com/mistborn-alloy-of-law-sequels#
- Shadows of Self cover reveal
— Tor.com - Feb 23rd, 2015Cite: Tor.com/brandon-sanderson-shadows-of-self-cover-reveal#
- "Calamity is Done" blog post
— Brandon's website - May 29th, 2015Cite: BrandonSanderson.com/calamity-is-done#
- Bands of Mourning cover reveal
— Tor.com - Apr 9th, 2015Cite: Tor.com/cover-reveal-brandon-sanderson-bands-of-mourning#
- State of the Sanderson 2018
— Brandon's website - 2018-12-18Cite: State of the Sanderson/2018#
- Allomancer Jak release announcement
— Brandon's website - Oct 21, 2014Cite: BrandonSanderson.com/mistborn-adventure-game-alloy-of-law-supplement-new-allomancer-jak-story-giveaway#
- Two More Mistborn Novels
— Brandon's website - Oct 29th, 2013Cite: BrandonSanderson.com/two-more-mistborn-novels#
- State of the Sanderson 2014
— Brandon's website - 2014-12-18Cite: State of the Sanderson/2014#
- Era 3 right now is kind-of focused on...
— Theoryland - Apr 23rd, 2016Cite: Theoryland/1120-33#
- Why did you settle on a Nicrosil Misting?
— Theoryland - Aug 31st, 2011Cite: Theoryland/622-77#
- Peter commenting on the next trilogy.
— Twitter - Aug 19th, 2015Cite: Twitter/BrandSanderson/634012031415271424#
- When will we meet the southern people?
— Theoryland - Sep, 2012Cite: Theoryland/977-152#
- A second trilogy?
— Theoryland - Sep 22nd, 2012Cite: Theoryland/836-34#
- State of the Sanderson 2016
— Brandon's website - 2016-12-18Cite: State of the Sanderson/2016#
- There's going to be three trilogies?
— Theoryland - Nov 6th, 2012Cite: Theoryland/987-36#
- When are we going to get Hoid's book?
— 17th Shard forums - 28 March 2014Cite: 17S-post/119909#
- Leipzig Book Fair
— Arcanum - 2017-03-24#
- Brandon's Awful Agent page
— Awful Agent #
|Era 1 books||Mistborn: The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages · (Mistborn: Secret History · The Eleventh Metal)|
|Era 2 books||The Alloy of Law · Shadows of Self · The Bands of Mourning · The Lost Metal · (Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania)|
|Shards||Preservation · Ruin · Harmony|
|History||Classical Scadrial · Final Empire · Catacendre · Elendel · Southern Scadrian|
|Magic||Metallic Arts (Allomancy, Feruchemy, Hemalurgy) · Metalborn · Mistborn · Misting · Savant · Ferring · Twinborn · Compounding · Atium · Lerasium · Ettmetal|
|Other Media||Mistborn Adventure Game · Mistborn: Birthright · Mistborn film · Mistborn: House War|