Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection

Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere Collection An all new word Stormlight Archive novella Edgedancer will be the crown jewel of Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere Collection the first book of short fiction by New York Times bestselling auth

  • Title: Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection
  • Author: Brandon Sanderson
  • ISBN: 9780765391162
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An all new 40,000 word Stormlight Archive novella, Edgedancer, will be the crown jewel of Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere Collection, the first book of short fiction by 1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson A must read for fans of the series.The collection will include nine works in all The first eight are The Hope of Elantris Elantris The EleventhAn all new 40,000 word Stormlight Archive novella, Edgedancer, will be the crown jewel of Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere Collection, the first book of short fiction by 1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson A must read for fans of the series.The collection will include nine works in all The first eight are The Hope of Elantris Elantris The Eleventh Metal Mistborn The Emperor s Soul Elantris Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania, Episodes 28 through 30 Mistborn White Sand excerpt Taldain Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell Threnody Sixth of Dusk First of the Sun Mistborn Secret History Mistborn These wonderful works, originally published on Tor and elsewhere individually, convey the expanse of the Cosmere and tell exciting tales of adventure Sanderson fans have come to expect, including the Hugo Award winning novella, The Emperor s Soul and an excerpt from the graphic novel White Sand Arcanum Unbounded will also contain the Stormlight Archive novella Edgedancer, which will appear in this book for the first time anywhere.Finally, this collection includes essays and illustrations for the various planetary systems in which the stories are set.

    Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere Collection Brandon Nov , Arcanum Unbounded is a collection that would no doubt be daunting to a new reader, but which rewards the faithful with an even deeper understanding of his creations The collection opens with a pair of stories set in the world of Elantris, with The Emperor s Soul serving as a standalone tale, and The Hope of Elantris taking place following the original novel. Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Nov , Arcanum Unbounded is a wonderful compilation of stories from throughout the Cosmere, spanning several worlds familiar and unfamiliar And not just that, but it includes a brief introduction to each world with descriptions of its environment and importance, as well as postscripts where Sanderson speaks about the creation of the various stories. Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere Collection Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Arcanum Unbounded also contains the novella Edgedancer, a tale from the Stormlight Archive that bridges the gap between Words of Radiance and Oathbringer Arcanum Unbounded is an indispensable volume no Sanderson fan can do without. Arcanum Unbounded The Coppermind th Shard Nov , Arcanum Unbounded is a collection of cosmere short fiction released on November , In addition to seven previously published pieces of short fiction, this collection includes the all new novella Edgedancer set on Roshar. Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Nov , Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere Collection Arcanum Unbounded will also contain the page Stormlight Archive novella Edgedancer, which will appear in this book for the first time anywhere It is a story of Lift, taking place between Words of Radiance and the forthcoming Oathbringer Finally, this collection includes essays

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      Brandon s major books for the second half of 2016 are The Dark Talent, the final volume in Alcatraz Smedry s autobiographical account of his battle against the Evil Librarians who secretly rule our world, and Arcanum Unbounded, the collection of short fiction in the Cosmere universe that includes the Mistborn series and the Stormlight Archive, among others This collection features The Emperor s Soul, Mistborn Secret History, and a brand new Stormlight Archive novella, Edgedancer.Earlier this year he released Calamity, the finale of the 1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners trilogy that began with Steelheart.Brandon Sanderson was born in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested to him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it This changed when an eighth grade teacher gave him Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly.Brandon was working on his thirteenth novel when Moshe Feder at Tor Books bought the sixth he had written Tor has published Elantris, the Mistborn trilogy and its followup The Alloy of Law, Warbreaker, and The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance, the first two in the planned ten volume series The Stormlight Archive He was chosen to complete Robert Jordan s Wheel of Time series 2009 s The Gathering Storm and 2010 s Towers of Midnight were followed by the final book in the series, A Memory of Light, in January 2013 Four books in his middle grade Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians series have been released in new editions by Starscape, and his novella Infinity Blade Awakening was an ebook bestseller for Epic Games accompanying their acclaimed Infinity Blade iOS video game series Two novellas, Legion and The Emperor s Soul, were released by Subterranean Press and Tachyon Publications in 2012, and 2013 brought two young adult novels, The Rithmatist from Tor and Steelheart from Delacorte.The only author to make the short list for the David Gemmell Legend Award six times in four years, Brandon won that award in 2011 for The Way of Kings The Emperor s Soul won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novella He has appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List multiple times, with five novels hitting the 1 spot.Currently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.

    587 thoughts on “Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection

    • Buddy read with my favorite Worldhoppers: Celeste, Haifa, Mary & Sarah!Arcanum Unbounded is without a doubt a must read for any Sanderson’s Cosmere fans. Every book in the Cosmere has always been my comfort read, I can always count on them to spark my love for reading again and this Cosmere collection of novellas and short stories holds true to that statement, it can be defined as the apt complimentary to my comfort food.For those of you who don’t know, The Cosmere is the name of the uni [...]

    • 5/5BESTOK.EVER.Cosmere Solar SystemIt was so fabulous. That I died. This review was written from my grave. I swear I say this with every Sanderson book, but this one was actually incredible. I originally was given this book as a gift, the person who brought it for me brought the UK edition. Don't get me wrong I'm not usually this mean or selfish but I asked the person to return it and get the Tor hardcover instead I know I'm a terrible person. But I just needed the addition with the illustration [...]

    • Brandon Sanderson is more cannon than man. He fires out more works than any other author of fantasy. Not only does he write an awe inspiring amount of novels, but he also writes various short fictions that go alongside them. And in here, for the first time, all the major ones are collected together.There is new material too. 'Edgedancer' has never been published before. It's the fastest short story in here, with its food obsessed heroine, despite it being one of the longest. Lift is a clever lit [...]

    • My first thought after reading Brandon Sanderson’s Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection was that it was lots of fun!! I had initially been a little leery about how this collection was repackaging some older stories, but as soon as I began rereading The Emperor’s Soul, I was hooked. What I enjoyed most was the new sense of connection to all of Sanderson’s worlds that the stories and commentary provided. If you haven’t previously read Sanderson’s work, though, I wouldn’t start her [...]

    • Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection is Brandon Sanderson’s first short story collection. Yes, it does an amazing job collecting every previously released Cosmere story in one beautifully illustrated volume, but this collection is more than merely a convenient compilation: It is a mesmerizing study of the Cosmere Universe itself.What is the Cosmere Universe, you ask? Well, Brandon Sanderson has always asserted his plans to unite all his adult fantasy boo [...]

    • Update: I should have mentioned this earlier but clearly I was so smitten by this book that it left me with half-a-brain functioning (the other half was probably floating around the Cosmere). I always find that a well-written postscript by an author truly elevates the reader's appreciation of the story. This happened to me for Elantris when I read the Postscript which was an addition to the 10th Anniversary Edition. In this precious collection, Sanderson wrote one for each and every story!! As i [...]

    • 4.5 stars. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:This gorgeous, nearly 700 page book takes nine short stories and novellas from Brandon Sanderson‘s COSMERE universe, and giftwraps them with hand-drawn maps of six different solar systems in the Cosmere, pen-and-ink illustrations, and enlightening comments from Sanderson on the history and characteristics of each planet, and how they all tie together. Each system and world is unique in its physical features, societies, plant and anima [...]

    • "“All things exist in three Realms, Gaotona. Physical, Cognitive, Spiritual. The Physical is what we feel, what is before us. The Cognitive is how an object is viewed and how it views itself. The Spiritual Realm contains an object’s soul—its essence—as well as the ways it is connected to the things and people around it.” "This is a collection of stories from the Cosmere Universe, the creation of Brandon Sanderson, which together or in parts has swept the Fantasy Genre Fandom and has cr [...]

    • This is my first hardcover by Brandon Sanderson.The collection includes nine works in 'Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection book':'Edgedancer' (The Stormlight Archive)'The Hope of Elantris' (Elantris)'The Eleventh Metal' (Mistborn)'The Emperor's Soul' (Elantris)'Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltantia' (Mistborn)'White Sand''Shadow for the Silence in the Forests of Hell''Sixth of the Dusk''Mistborn: Secret History' (Mistborn)I have read 'The Emperor's Soul' a few months ago. I don't expect [...]

    • Buddy read with my favorite Sprens in the Cosmere : Celeste, Mary, Petrik and Sarah *****************************************************I'm going to skip the part about Brandon Sanderson's genius and mastery, baffling imagination and creativity, vivid worlds, unforgettable characters, remarkable and intricate systems and get straight to this beautiful collection of Cosmere stories :) The Arcanum Unbounded includes 8 novellas and an excerpt of a graphic novel (White Sand), taking place on 6 diff [...]

    • Well that was pretty emotional.Currently, I'm leaving my overall rating of Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection blank because I still have to read Edgedancer sometime later this year after I finish what is currently published of The Stormlight Archive.But I thought I would say a little piece about each story & provide an individual rating for each!The Emperor's Soul - ★★★★★See my full review of this one here, as I read it last year!The Hope of Elantris - ★★★This is a cut [...]

    • ➽ The Hope of Elantris (Elantris) - ➽ The Eleventh Metal (Mistborn) - ★★★★This is a prequel story to the Mistborn series! It’s very short, but I absolutely loved the story. And, to be completely honest, I love seeing anything that stars Kelsier! This story centers around a man named Gemmel who is teaching Kelsier to use his Mistborn powers. And his powers are eventually put to the test when he is required to fight another Mistborn who is up to some no-good deeds. Again, this story [...]

    • Full review (finally) posted!Original review can be found on Booknest.I started this book over three months ago. And I really enjoyed it! But I couldn’t bring myself to finish it for the longest time. You see, whenever I finished Edgedancer, the last story and the only original tale in the collection, I would be completely caught up with Sanderson’s Cosmere until he publishes something else. Being caught up with a series I love is something I can’t stand. It makes me sad, and leaves me fee [...]

    • If you can’t tell by now, I am a HUGE Sanderson fan. To have all of these amazing short stories in one collection is awesome. This compilation includes everything from maps of the Cosmere to behind the scenes expansions for some of our favorite Sanderson works (ahem…Mistborn). In this review, I’ll briefly explain what I liked about each story [In ascending order by rating].Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania, Epsiodes 28 through 30 [No Rating]:Okay, I’ll admit the blasphemy that I did [...]

    • Good way to start off the year, with a mini-Brandon Sanderson marathon in book form. I spent a cozy day on my couch yesterday visiting the Cosmere, and it was lovely.This collection is more than just a collection of all of Sanderson's short fiction set in the Cosmere (a shared universe world that a majority of Sanderson's works are set it in). It's also a mini-study of the Cosmere itself. Each system (i.e. the Roshar system, where the Stormlight Archive books are set, or Scadrial, where the Mist [...]

    • Fantastic collection of stories, a must for all cosmere enthusiasts. I love the diary entries by Khriss for each world, it gives you such a deeper insight into Sandersons cosmere and the sheer potential for all the systems involved. It boggles the mind as to just how epic Sanderson's world is and speaks volumes that he can write consistently at a high level. All of the stories within are worth reading, Edgedancer and Mistborn Secret History are the best but there is not a dud story in this colle [...]

    • Generally I don’t purchase collections of stories from authors. But as with everything else Brandon Sanderson (BS) I break away from my normal habits and feel good about it. Why is this collection of stories worth purchasing if you have most of the stories in it already?Duh, because it is Brandon Sanderson. But no really. He didn’t just throw a bunch of stuff he has already written in a book just to make more money. These stories all have one thing in common. They are all happening in the Co [...]

    • Okay, so since this is a collection of his novellas and "short" stories, I'm just going to do a breakdown of how I felt about each. I can't go into detail about most because you have to read some of his books before you read these. I do love the prefaces that give you hints and some explanation about the Cosmere, and this is a must have for any Brandon Sanderson fan unless you've collected them all individually and are super good at making small connections. Selish System (Elantris)The Emperor's [...]

    • 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2016/11/28/Huge Brandon Sanderson fan that I am, I try to read everything he writes, but especially the works that take place in his fictional universe of the Cosmere. But while I have read all the novels, somehow many of the novellas seem to have slipped through the cracks. When a lot of the stories have only appeared online or in other anthologies, it can make tracking down every single one a challenge.Enter Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Colle [...]

    • Beautiful, detailed book with really interesting short stories in it. (Well, if 150 pages per average can be considered as short stories but it's Brandon, so no one expected them to actually be as such.) If anything else, this book for me, with The Emperor's Soul and Mistborn Secret stories, is a clear reminder why that Elantris sequel is long overdue and why we need that world expanded. But, again, I adore Elantris, so I'm biased. I would trade every other of his work for Elantris 2 - Judgement [...]

    • I didn't plan to reread so many of the stories in this collection. I've read most of them and own quite a few already so I expected I would just check out the star maps, read the annotations for each system and skip on over to Edgedancer. Well, that didn't happen. It started when I decided to reread The Emperor's Soul. One thing led to another and before I knew it I couldn't stop. I underestimated the pull that Sanderson's worlds have on me. As for Edgedancer, it was the perfect story to finish [...]

    • A new Stormlight Archives novella. An entire book with the Cosmere as focus. Fantastic stories.Well deserved 5 stars.

    • GreatReally good collection of stories. Some I had read before. About half new. The only one I didn't like was Allomancer Jak. Not the usual style, and I didn't feel it added anything. Apart from that a great read. New bits of info on the Cosmere revealed, and things getting interesting as Cosmere worlds start to overlap.

    • Now this was FUN :)Ako treba daupoznate nekoga u svet Brendona Sandersona ovo je prava kolekcija za vas sa gomilom prica iz raznih serijala plus "eseji" koji objasnjavaju nama manje pronocljivim kako je citav ovaj univerzum spojen u jedno.Plus zadnja prica je fokusirana na Lift, jednog od najzabavnijih likova u citavom Sandersonovom arsenalu sto je po meni dovoljna preporuka da se nabavi ovo :)

    • * I was sent this for free from the publisher in exchange for a review *This book ws definitely long overdue, it's a collection of all the Sanderson Cosmere shorts that have currently been mostly digitally (some graphic/print) published. I knew before getting this that I would almost definitely enjoy it because I had already read most of the stories. The only one I hadn't in fact was the new one which has been added specially for this collection; EdgedancerI won't review all the other stories as [...]

    • I reviewed each of the works individually. The breakdown below. The emperor's soul was the best surprise of the book. Shadows for Silence the biggest disappointment. Mistborn Secret history wasn't what I thought it would be. I thought by the title it would be more about metals and the lord rulers reign, etc. It was about Kelsier and what happened with him after he sacrificed himself to the lord ruler. Quite good. The Hope of Elantris 3*The Eleventh Metal 3*The Emperor's Soul 4.5*Shadows for Sile [...]

    • This collection is awesome. The Emperor's Soul is one of my favorite stories in Sanderson's Cosmere, and I was glad to have an excuse to read it again. Sixth of the Dusk and Shadows for Silence are also great stories I liked a lot. Mistborn: Secret Histories is pretty recent and a great addition to its series, and then of course there's Edgedancer.I didn't like Lift, the main character of Edgedancer when I read her interlude in Words of Radiance. Just having a fantasy character overuse the word [...]

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