Elantris is a fantasy novel written by american fantasy and science fiction writer brandon. Click download or read online button to get elantris book now. Elantris was published by tor books in hardcover on april 21, 2005, and it was sandersons first published book. Its hard to come away from elantris anything other than a brandon sanderson fan.
Startling galladon and karata he dashes back down the mountain to kae. Elantris is a new ben hur for the fantasy genre, with a sweeping, epic storyline and welldrawn and sympathetic characters. Raoden, prince of arelon, was loved by all, including the princess hed never met. The changes are pervasive, but minor, and ill list them below. Elantris is a fantasy novel by brandon sanderson, published in april 2005 by tor books. Coinciding with the general release, the science fiction book club released a hardcover edition in may 2005. However if were looking for effects of odiums visit on sel isnt it more likely that the chasm and subsequent fall of elantris are more to odiums nature. If it were to ever become something more than a book, i strongly believe brandon sandersons elantris really lends itsel f well to a dark stylistic 2d film, so i really wanted to try and do some visual development for.
A lot of people i meet at book signings or through email seem quite awed by the concept of conceiving, building, then executing a book the length of elantris or mistborn. This new edition begins with a preface by author dan wells, the first person to read the completed novel, and a new. This page contains a chapter by chapter summary of elantris. Anderson while every new fantasy author is hailed as unique, new, and different, brandon sandersons elantris does indeed provide an absorbing adventure in a unique, different, and wellthoughtout fantasy. Elantrians were people who had been magically transformed by a strange effect that strikes people at random, turning them into nearimmortals able to wield powerful magic. Anderson elantris is the finest novel of fantasy to be written in many years. The book, set on the shardworld sel, tells the story of how raoden and sarene restore the magical elantrians to their former glory. At that point, elantris had only been out in stores for about seven or eight months, but i actually hadnt written anything new on the story or world since 2000, when id finished the first draft of. The third gang leader, shaor, proves to be more difficult and his mens. On characters coming back to life brandon sanderson. One is the care with which sanderson builds his world.
Both of which are around 200,000 words long, making them around 500 pages in hardback or 600700 pages in paperback. But then the magic began to fade and elantris began to rot. The tenth anniversary edition is available in regular hardcover, in trade paperback, or in ebook with the color maps. The tor mass market paperback was released on may 30, 2006, and the ebook followed in april 2007. Elantris is a fantasy novel by brandon sanderson, published in april 2005. For cosmeric forces such as the shards of adonalsium and hoid, see the cosmere. Either way, it is with pride that i get to officially introduce you to the elantris tenth anniversary edition.
The story of the elantrans, and their once great race and city, is very deep, with a plot that has more twists and turns than a hedge maze. For information on other characters around the cosmere, see mistborn, warbreaker, and the stormlight archive. Anyone the transformation tookbeggar, peasant or noblemanwould leave their old, mundane lives behind and move to elantris, to live in glory, wisdom, and splendor, worshiped by mere. Note that the following is not the text of the actual chapter, but a companion to the chapter, revealing behind the scenes information. This book is very different, but then again it is brandon sanderson, so anything less would. Elantris art 17th shard, the official brandon sanderson. Can a young princess unite the people of elantris, rediscover the lost magic and lead a rebellion against the imperial zealots. It didnt have quite as many historical details or action as some of the first sanderson books ive read but i actually enjoyed that because its great to see how brandon sanderons writing style has changed, evolved, and can differ. Tenth anniversary authors definitive edition by brandon.
Now, after reading both, i agree that they arent really connected and can be read in any order. Because of the nature of publishing, i knew that i couldnt do a sequel to the book at the time, as the mistborn novels made so much more sense to publish. The following is a short story i wrote in the elantris world back in january of 2006. But the sheer entertainment value of the thing is enormous. The mysterious transformation known as the shaod, which falls on arelenes at random and used to turn them into spellwielding elantrians, now leaves its victims halfdead husks, exiled to live in the ruined city. Depression in the fantasy of brandon sanderson paige vest and ross newberry.
Orson scott card elantris is the finest novel of fantasy to be written in many years. 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. Buy a cheap copy of elantris book by brandon sanderson. Elantris is a wonderful tale of a man getting stuck in the once great city of elantris, home of the gods, which is now considered cursed, of a woman traveling across a sea to marry a prince to enhance political ties, and of a foreign priest who aims to convert a country. If i remember correctly he does go by the name hoid in the text. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Elantris is the finest novel of fantasy to be written in many years. 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. Spoilers mistbornelantriswarbreaker shard and cosmere. Annotation elantris the hope of elantris brandon sanderson. Het werd voor het eerst gepubliceerd in 2005 door tor books en.
However, matisses project gave me the inspiration that i needed in order to turn my attention back to elantris. And now its shattered citizens face domination by a powerful imperium motivated by dogged religious views. It is brandons sixth written book and his first published book. However, in my own opinion, elantris is much worse than warbreaker and if i had read elantris first, i would probably have written off sanderson entirely. Hrathen, high priest of fjordell, will convert the people of arelon or kill them. This story of gods brought low is quite gripping, leaving the reader on the edge of his or her seat. Brandon sanderson has created a truly original world of magic and intrigue, and with the rigor of the best science fiction writers he has made it real at every level. Anderson, new york times bestselling coauthor of dune. Buy elantris by brandon sanderson from waterstones today. In elantris he is the old begger that helps sarene smuggle things into elantris. The very first book elantris starts with a character coming back from the dead. Tor books, 2005 the book is inscribed and signed on the half title page. In 2005, brandon sanderson debuted with elantris, an epic fantasy unlike any other then on the market. I know how hard this is to do, but its important to.
The battle of corrinwhile every new fantasy author is hailed as unique, new, and different, brandon sandersons elantris does indeed provide an absorbing adventure in a unique, different, and well. The battle of corrin while every new fantasy author is hailed as unique, new, and different, brandon sandersons elantris does indeed provide an absorbing adventure in a unique, different, and. He also shows up in a new postcredits scene exclusive to the 10th anniversary edition. An allnew stormlight archive novella, edgedancer, is the crown jewel of arcanum unbounded.
The cosmere collection, the first audiobook of short fiction by number one new york times bestselling author brandon sanderson. Yes, brandon has confirmed theyre splinters of the shard, but we know that theyve been around for centuries. Elantris was a book that really stuck with me and i keep thinking about it long after ive finished. Elantris by brandon sanderson books without any pictures. Is it possible to get an electronic copy of a book if i. Yet each of these demigods was once an ordinary person until touched by the mysterious transforming power of the shaod. Elantris series collection 2 books set by brandon sanderson elantris. Elantris female fronted symphonic metal hailing from ohio, usa est. Many fantasists agonize over this, but sanderson just does it. You are reading authors annotations that relate to a specific chapter of the book elantris. Fortunately, i read warbreaker first because it is available as a free ebook on the authors website clever move, it worked in my instance. We hope this summary will make it easier to find specific areas of the book, as well as providing a quick plot refresher for anyone who doesnt want to take the time to reread the entire book.52 380 1168 62 782 1231 397 1193 1423 247 957 1385 1138 1311 1274 674 1406 209 140 1318 144 880 91 641 879 1496 632 522 368 824 1402 239