Aether of Night
|Aether of Night|
It follows a character named Raeth as he pretends to be his identical twin, taking over the throne of the Imperium and attempting to lead his people to victory against a foe they don't understand and have little hope of defeating.
There is no current plan to publish the book, as Sanderson felt that it didn't strike a consistent tone between the almost Shakespearean comedy aspects and the utter destruction of the world. As a result, elements have been incorporated into later works such as "Decay" becoming the Shard Ruin in the Mistborn series. An attempt was also made to adapt the Aethers into The Liar of Partinel, but that was abandoned.
Aether of Night is unlikely to ever be published. Brandon used to send a copy to people who request it via email, provided that they agree to not share it or discuss it on public forums. As of July 2017, Brandon gave the file to the 17th Shard to distribute. They will send out the file after it is requested, however the wait can still be several weeks due to high demand.