Elantris - Brandon Sanderson


By Brandon Sanderson

  • Release Date: 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 1,026 Ratings


In 2005, Brandon Sanderson debuted with Elantris, an epic fantasy unlike any other then on the market. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Tor is reissuing Elantris in a special edition, a fresh chance to introduce it to the myriad readers who have since become Sanderson fans.

This new edition begins with a preface by author Dan Wells, the first person to read the completed novel, and a new afterword by Sanderson explaining how he came to write the book and its place in the Cosmere, the unified universe of all his Tor novels.

Also included is an expanded version of the "Ars Arcanum" appendix, with more of the technical details of the book's magic that fans can never get enough of.

Elantris was truly a milestone both for Sanderson and for the genre of epic fantasy. It deserves this special treatment, something Tor has done only once before, with Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game. Sanderson fans old and new will be excited to discover it.

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)
Oathbringer (forthcoming)

The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


  • A perfect start to a wonderful authors career

    By Joefishbrown
    Just fantastic writing to make you always want to turn the page and see how these characters figure out the problems handed to them
  • 👍🏻👍🏻

    By dancejay
    Highly recommended. Loved the characters the scenes the ideas the politics the world building.
  • Amazing. Loved this.

    By adamstevens
    This is the first of his books I've read and I loved it. Very interesting methods of magic and amazingly unique characters that build. Fantastic read. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
  • Amazing

    By Kal890987
    I read the Mistborn trilogy first, and was eager to delve into more of Brandon Sanderson's work. I chose Elantris next, and was stunned at how rich and full the story was. Masterful. I hope he writes more in the Elantris line - many more stories could be told from the world he has created. I definitely recommend this book if you like a combination of fantasy, magic, a touch of romance, and political suspense!
  • Very Good Read

    By (:.Donatella.:
    I read this book many years ago and just read it again. It is a good as I remembered. I wish he had written a sequel, picking up where Elantris ends ...
  • Unbelievable

    By Gamerwolf517
    I was on the edge of my seat as Elantris drew closer and closer to its conclusion. By the time I got to the end of the book I couldn't put it down, I read for hours straight, if that isn't the sign of a masterpiece than I don't know what is.
  • Elantris

    By The Zero Hour
    I am actually still reading this book. I am only about half way through and i dont want to put it down. Very well written and an amazing book so far!
  • Elantis

    By Vet4hire
    Slow and needed action but good anyways his other books are way Better. o
  • Elantris

    By Srvick
    This was an awesome book. Keep me on the edge of my seat. I didn't want to put it down.
  • Epic

    By Roserk1
    This is a fantastic book, it grabs you from the first few pages. This is the first book I have read from this author and can't wait to read his other works.