Brandon Sanderson is an American fantasy and science fiction writer. He is best known for his Mistborn series and his work in the Cosmere universe.
Brandon Sanderson was born in Nebraska in 1975. After high school, Brandon attended Brigham Young University, where he studied English literature and Business Management. He wrote several stories while in college, but it wasn’t until after he graduated that he sold his first novel, Elantris.
Brandon’s big break came with the publication of his second book, Mistborn: The Final Empire. The book was an instant success and launched Brandon into the ranks of best-selling authors.
Since then, Brandon has published a number of successful novels, including The Stormlight Archive series and The Wheel of Time series.
In this article, we will be looking at some of the books that Brandon Sanderson has recommended.
A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge
A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge is a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning science fiction novel. The novel tells the story of a group of humans who get stranded on a planet that is home to an intelligent alien species.
The aliens are able to communicate with the humans, but they are not able to understand them. The humans must find a way to escape the planet before the aliens can figure out what they are up to.
Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn
Melanie Rawn’s Dragon Prince is a captivating story of magic, adventure, and romance. Rawn weaves a richly detailed world full of intrigue and danger, and her characters are complex and compelling. The Dragon Prince is a must-read for fans of fantasy fiction.
Dragonriders of Pern (25 books) by Anne McCaffrey
Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern is one of the most beloved book series of all time. The series spans 25 books and follows the adventures of the Dragonriders of Pern as they fight to protect their planet from Thread, a deadly space creature that falls from the sky and devours anything in its path.
The Dragonriders is a brave and fearless group, and their dragons are equally courageous. Together, they have been able to keep Pern safe for centuries. But as Thread continues to fall, and the number of dragons decreases, it becomes clear that something must be done to save their world.
The Dragonriders of Pern are some of the most fascinating characters in all of literature, and their story is one that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it.
Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly
Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly is a fantasy novel that tells the story of a young woman who must find a way to stop a dragon from terrorizing her kingdom.
The novel follows the heroine as she tries to find the dragon’s weakness and ultimately save her people. Dragonsbane is a fast-paced and exciting read that will keep readers engaged from beginning to end.
Fitz and The Fool Trilogy (3 books) by Robin Hobb
Fitz and The Fool Trilogy is a set of three novels by Robin Hobb. They follow the life of FitzChivalry Farseer, a member of the royal family who is also a skilled assassin.
The first book in the series, “Assassin’s Apprentice”, was published in 1995 and was followed by “Royal Assassin” in 1996. The third and final book, “Fool’s Errand”, was published in 2001.
The series has been praised for its complex characters and intricate world-building. It is often compared to J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and has been cited as an influence on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series.
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
When it comes to Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal, there is a lot to unpack. The book follows the story of Moist von Lipwig, a con artist who is given the opportunity to become the Postmaster General of Ankh-Morpork.
While the book has its humorous moments, it also serves as a commentary on society. Pratchett touches on topics such as corruption, greed, and power. He also offers a unique perspective on the postal system and how it functions.
Overall, Going Postal is an enjoyable read that will leave you thinking long after you’ve finished it.
Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
The City of Ankh-Morpork, it’s always been a dangerous place to be a guard. But now, there’s a new danger in town: A dragon has been sighted, and it’s up to the guards to stop it!
Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards! is a hilarious satire of fantasy literature that follows the hapless guards as they try to stop the dragon. Along the way, they’ll have to deal with wizards, thieves, and even their own captain!
Guards! Guards! is a fast-paced and funny read that will leave you laughing out loud. If you’re looking for a lighthearted fantasy romp, this is the book for you.
Malazan Book Of The Fallen (10 books) by Steven Erikson
Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen is an epic fantasy series that consists of ten books. The series is set in a world of war, sorcery, and betrayal. The first book in the series, Gardens of the Moon, was published in 1999. The most recent book in the series, The Crippled God, was published in 2011.
The Malazan Book of the Fallen series has been praised for its complex plot and characters, as well as its gritty realism. The series has been compared to other works of fantasy such as J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Garth Nix’s Sabriel is a work of high fantasy that follows the story of its titular character, a young woman who must venture into the Dead Lands to save her father from an evil spirit.
The book is rich in worldbuilding and lore and features complex characters and an engaging plot. It’s a must-read for fans of the genre.
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
Brent Weeks’s “The Black Prism” is the first book in an urban fantasy series about a man who can manipulate light.
Gavin Guile is the most powerful man in the world. He is the Black Prism, the most feared and revered man in the Seven Satrapies. But even Gavin can’t keep his family safe. His wife and child are kidnapped by his enemies, and only he can save them.
Gavin must find his wife and child before it’s too late. But to do so, he’ll have to use all of his power even if it means destroying everything he holds dear.
The Dagger and the Coin (5 books) by Daniel Abraham
The Dagger and the Coin is a 5 books series by Daniel Abraham. The story follows the life of Cithrin bel Sarsour, an orphan who is taken in by a bank and becomes involved in the world of politics and war.
The books are The Dragon’s Path, The King’s Blood, The Tyrant’s Law, The Widow’s House, and The Spider’s War.
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
N.K. Jemisin’s novel The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is the first book in her Inheritance Trilogy. The novel tells the story of Yeine Darr, a young woman who is thrust into the politics of the Arameri family when she is named heir to the throne.
The novel has been praised for its complex world-building and its exploration of themes such as race, gender, and religion. Jemisin was awarded the Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms in 2011.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss is an epic fantasy novel that tells the story of Kvothe, a young man who grows up to be one of the most legendary heroes in the world.
The book follows Kvothe’s life from his humble beginnings as a street urchin, to his years at University where he studies magic, to his time as an adventurer and warrior, to his eventual retirement from the world.
The Name of the Wind is an incredibly well-written and engrossing novel that will transport readers into a world of magic and wonder. If you are a fan of fantasy novels, then this is definitely a book that you should check out.
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
In the novel Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay, the story follows a young man named Alessan who is determined to liberate his homeland from the tyrannical rule of the sorcerer-king and his armies.
Alessan’s journey is one of self-discovery and loss, as he must come to terms with the dark secrets of his past in order to save his people. Tigana is an epic fantasy tale of love, loss, and redemption that will stay with readers long after they finish the last page.
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
In the future, people are born beautiful and remain that way until they turn sixteen. At sixteen, they have an operation that makes them look alike, giving them a uniform beauty. But some people don’t want to be operated on. They want to remain ugly. These people are called “uglies.”
Scott Westerfeld’s novel Uglies is about a world where everyone is beautiful, but some people don’t want to be operated on and become ugly.
The novel follows the story of Tally Youngblood, a sixteen-year-old girl who doesn’t want to be operated on. She runs away from home and meets a group of other “uglies” who teach her about their way of life.