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Welcome To The Cosmere: A Brandon Sanderson Reading Order Guide

Come one, come all to the Cosmere! That’s right folks, after years of Brandon Sanderson reviews and discussions, we’re finally laying down the law. Today, one and a half Brandon Sanderson experts (Andrew and Cole, respectively) shoulder the Herculean task of telling YOU the ideal Brandon Sanderson reading order.  A few clean-up notes before we…

Rhythm of War – Cosmere Crescendo

Seems only yesterday I reviewed The Way of Kings with the wide-eyed wonder of a freshly minted Cosmere initiate. Now, I've read all of the currently released Cosmere material, and I’m all in. Before I jump into my Rhythm of War review, I recommend you check out our full Cosmere Reading Order Guide.  Where do…

White Sand – Welcome To Sandyland

Welcome to Taldain, the Cosmere’s sandy desert planet! I’ve long basked in Brandon Sanderson’s web of interconnected fantasy worlds, saving the graphic novel adaptation for last. But rest assured, this story still has value even if you aren’t already immersed in the Cosmere. If you are, there’s a lot to love. Not for lack of…

Dawnshard – Colorful Cosmere Connections

As Sanderson continues to build his sweeping Cosmere, there has always been a lingering question: where does The Stormlight Archive fit into the puzzle? As Sanderson’s largest and most expansive piece of writing, the series has previously avoided clear ties to the bigger picture, instead choosing to dole out small nods and vignettes teasing the…

Warbreaker – Reading Rainbow

Another day, another Brandon Sanderson review from yours truly. My exploration of the Cosmere took me to the colorful world of Hallandren and Idris, where Breath brings objects to life and political strife could erupt into all-out war. Warbreaker is a Brandon Sanderson novel, all right, and it’s a characteristically excellent one, to boot.  T’Telir,…

Elantris – City of Scars

My journey through the entire Brandon Sanderson pantheon continues with the author’s first published novel: Elantris. Brimming with typical Sanderson flair, Elantris set the stage for his epic tales to come while carving out a well-earned place on any Brandy Sandy Fandy’s shelf. Though it’s not his strongest work, Elantris is a triumphant story of…

The Way Of Kings – Let The Sanderlanche Take Me

You can expect this review to feel a lot like a Shardplate oozing Stormlight. I’ll just exude a nondescript glow as I wax romantic about this book. It’s a freedom I grant myself because 1) I have nothing bad to say about The Way of Kings and 2) I have nothing new to say about…

The Book Rookie – The Well Of Ascension

We are back with part two of The Book Rookie - Mistborn. Today we're talking about the second book in the series: The Well of Ascension, by Brandon Sanderson. Unlike our discussion of the first book in the series, this discussion inherently needs to have some spoilers - but we tried to minimize them as…

The Book Rookie – Mistborn: The Final Empire

Today, we kick off a new series: The Book Rookie! The Book Rookie is essentially a book club in which Cole (the eponymous rookie) reads flagship fantasy and sci-fi books, then discusses them with readers who have more experience with the genre. This isn't a book club for niche reads. We're talking big series: The…