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The Sunlit Man: A Cosmere Novel (Secret Projects)

The Sunlit Man: A Cosmere Novel (Secret Projects)

Current price: $29.99
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
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Sanderson continues to win at great storytelling! This latest Cosmere novel is sure to please fans and left me wanting more more more. While I loved it dearly, I still recommend entering the Cosmere through Mistborn, Warbreaker, and Elantris. The reveals in this book and his other "Secret" novels will be more enjoyable if you have a few of the other books under your belt first.

The real question ahead: how can I wait for the fifth book in the Stormlight Archives releasing in December ?? PS - the answer is by reading all the Wax and Wayne novels and rereading the first four volumes of the series while somehow managing to keep up with all the other books I intend to read this year…

— David


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson—creator of The Stormlight Archive, the Mistborn Saga, and countless bestselling works of science fiction and fantasy—comes this standalone novel showing a rare glimpse of a future Cosmere universe.

Running. Putting distance between himself and the relentless Night Brigade has been Nomad’s strategy for years. Staying one or two steps ahead of his pursuers by skipping through the Cosmere from one world to the next.

But now, his powers too depleted to escape, Nomad finds himself trapped on Canticle, a planet that will kill anyone who doesn’t keep moving. Fleeing the fires of a sunrise that melts the very stones, he is instantly caught up in the struggle between a heartless tyrant and the brave rebels who defy him.

Failure means a quick death, incinerated by the sun… or a lifetime as a mindless slave. Tormented by the consequences of his past, Nomad must fight not only for his survival—but also for his very soul.

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (novella)
Dawnshard (novella)
Rhythm of War

The Mistborn Saga
The Original Trilogy
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Wax and Wayne
The Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
The Bands of Mourning
The Lost Metal

Other Cosmere novels
Tress of the Emerald Sea
Yumi and the Nightmare Painter
The Sunlit Man

Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection

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
Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians (with Janci Patterson)

Other novels
The Rithmatist
Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds
The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners

Skyward Flight (with Janci Patterson)

About the Author

Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. His bestsellers have sold 32 million copies worldwide and include the Mistborn saga; the Stormlight Archive novels; and other novels, including The Rithmatist, Steelheart, and Skyward. He won a Hugo Award for The Emperor's Soul, a novella set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris. Additionally, he completed Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time®. Visit his website for behind-the-scenes information on all his books.

Praise for The Sunlit Man: A Cosmere Novel (Secret Projects)

Praise for Brandon Sanderson

“One of the genre’s most beloved authors.”―TIME

“Sanderson raises the genre stakes… A fan favorite.”―The New York Times

“[Sanderson] is not a brilliant writer of epic fantasy, he’s simply a brilliant writer. Period.”―Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“[A] literary fantasy icon.”―Paste Magazine

“The genre’s most popular writer… easily one of the most successful and prolific fantasy writers of the century so far.”―Esquire

“Epic in every sense.”—The Guardian

“If you’re a fan of fantasy and haven’t read the Mistborn trilogy yet, you have no excuses.”—Forbes

“Sanderson’s skill at world building is unmatched.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“Sanderson’s vast worlds, surprising plots, and wonderful characters have taken the sci-fi fantasy world by storm.” BookRiot