The Dust Brigade

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The Dust Brigade
Setting Threnody

The Dust Brigade is a tentative title for a cosmere novel set on Threnody.[1] The novel is considered one that Brandon will "maybe" write someday, although he does consider it integral to the overall cosmere sequence.[2] The novel is planned to take place on the Homeland[3] towards the end of the cosmere timeline.[4]

Plot Summary[edit]

An expedition tries to go back to the Homeland and free it from the Evil but things don't go well for them - the book starts with their ships sinking and the people washing up on shore.[1]

The Deepest Ones will be "involved a great deal."[5]


The story will be about brand new characters, and will most likely not include Silence Montane - except possibly as a minor cameo.[6]


The story takes place on Threnody, likely on the Homeland, the former home of the Forescouts that was lost to the Evil.[3] It will be the closest Brandon has ever gotten to grimdark.[7]


The Dust Brigade has been a part of Brandon's original plan for the Cosmere saga for many years, since before he was a published author. The original idea for the story involved a group of refugees arriving in the Forests of Hell after having fled the Homeland, now destroyed by the Evil.[8] Recent years have seen Brandon grow more confident in his idea to flip the story on its head and instead focus on people attempting to take back the Homeland.[9] He has not yet fully completed an outline for the book.[10]


  • One of the reasons Brandon wants to write this book is because there is "a group" that will be important later in the cosmere saga, and he needs to write a book about them so that readers know who they are.[11]


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