What are the best books by Brandon Sanderson?

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    #1The Hero of Ages (Mistborn)

    The Hero of Ages (Mistborn)

    The Hero of Ages is a fantasy fiction book by Brandon Sanderson which follows the story of how the emperor Elend and Vin save the world against Ruin. It is the third installment in The Mistborn series and it was published in 2008 by Tor Books.


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    Bruce Santos
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "All in all, you will be short changing yourself if you don't finish this trilogy."
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    #2Steelheart (The Reckoners)

    Steelheart (The Reckoners)
    Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson, tells the story of David Charleston, a man who will go to any lengths to exact revenge on Steelheart’s world. Bu to do that, he'll need the Reckoners—a shadowy group of rebels who might just need David too.

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    Theresa Taylor
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I have been a fan of Brandon Sanderson for some time now, and this has to be the best book so far. The characters are well developed, the plot is interesting and full of action scenes. Usually I am not so interested in these action plots, but the writing was phenomenal and I find myself staying up through the night just to finish this book. A nice fantasy book for young readers. I highly recommend. "
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    #3The Final Empire (Mistborn Series)

    The Final Empire (Mistborn Series)

    Mistborn: The Final Empire, the first book in Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series, is about Kelsier, a master thief who grouped up with other criminals to bring down the empire that enslaved his people.


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    Gary Diaz
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I really love books of intrigue and mystery. I picked this book up at the store and sat down to give it a read. This book is amazing. This cloak and dagger style story telling will really keep you wanting to read more and more to find out how all of this turns out. I will buy the whole series soon so I can read more of this amazing collection."
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    #4The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive)

    The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive)
    The Way of Kings is the first book of The Stormlight Archive series written by Brandon Sanderson published by Tor Books in 2010. It is about the world of Roshar. 

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    Jacqueline Lawson
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Original, beautiful, and most excellent. I don't remember why I added this to my reading list, but I'm incredibly grateful that I did. I usually read a review or three before starting a new book, going all the way back to when only print books were available and reading the blurbs led me to all kinds of new and interesting stories. I'm pretty sure I've read some of Mr. Sanderson' work before, but without reviewing his body of work, I'm unable to tell you what or even how I felt about it. But this is one of the best, if not the best, books I've read in the last 30 years. I'm almost afraid to pick up the next one in the series as I have work to do and don't know if I'll be able to get it done knowing that more of this world is available to unfold before my eyes. I don't think I've rated more than four or five books at five stars, but I had no hesitation here ."
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    #5The Emperor's Soul

    The Emperor's Soul

    The Emperor's Soul is a fantasy fiction book by Brandon Sanderson which follows the story of Shai, a Forger who is faced with the task of creating a new soul for the dying Emperor. It was published in 2012 by Tachyon Publications.


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    Michael Griffin
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "The Emperor's Soul is one of those books that surprise you, with a rather unique plot and story. The cover randomly caught my eye, and drew me into the world. When I found myself murderously frustrated with the neighbor's barking dog, this soothed my own soul."
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    #6The Scrivener's Bones (Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians)

    The Scrivener's Bones (Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians)
    Alcatraz Smedry has a new mission: go to the Library of Alexandria to unveil its dark secrets and stop the Evil Librarians. Now, it's only a matter of time to find out who will prevail, the Evil Librarians or Alcatraz and his crew. 


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    Bobby Andrews
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "This is such a good book for kids today. It is age appropriate but still fun for them to read. "
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    #7Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

    Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
    Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians is a juvenile fantasy novel written by Brandon Sanderson and illustrated by Hayley Lazo. Published in 2007, it is the first book in the Alcatraz series, following the shenanigans of Alcatraz Smedry.

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    Bryan Willis
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "My nephew took this out of the library and was raving about it. Even though its a kids book, I read it after him and enjoyed it."
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    #8A Memory of Light (The Wheel of Time)

    A Memory of Light  (The Wheel of Time)

    A Memory of Light is the fourteenth book in The Wheel of Time series written by Robert Jordan. It is a science fiction and fantasy novel first published in 2013. 


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    Pablo Mora
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "A Memory of Light is the fourteenth book in The Wheel of Time series written by Robert Jordan. This is the best fantasy novel I have read so far."
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    #9Calamity (The Reckoners)

    Calamity (The Reckoners)
    The final book of the Reckoners series starts with the Epics looking for redemption: Megan proved not long ago that it was possible, so David is ready to face everyone on his way to do so. This means that he will have to deal with the powerful High Epic, but he would do anything to rescue his friend. 

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    Kyle Martinez
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "I love books by Brandon Sanderson and this was one that I have not read yet. I've added it to my list and I plan on reading it as soon as it gets here."
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    #10The Rithmatist

    The Rithmatist

    Everything Joel had wanted to be was a Rithmatist, so he could have the ability to create living two-dimensional creatures known as Chalkings. But as soon as he started studying to become one, he will discover a secret that will make him think twice about it. 


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    Patrick Alvarado
    Written on April 9, 2018
    " good"
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    #11The Alloy of Law (Mistborn Series)

    The Alloy of Law (Mistborn Series)

    This book is set 300 years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, where Scadrial is becoming a prominent city. Even though technology is starting to become more and more relevant, Allomancy and Feruchemy are still the most powerful sources of energy in this reborn world, something dangerous in the wrong hands... 


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    Leonardo Mata
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Great choice. Amazon reviewers give it 4.5 out of 5 stars and 1300 reviews."
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    #12Elantris (Elantris Series)

    Elantris (Elantris Series)

    Written by Brandon Sanderson, this fantasy novel is set in a magical world where Elantris is located.  The inhabitants of this city had magical powers such as being able to create or heal at wish, but their godlike reputation changed after a disastrous event, and they became cursed.


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    Benjamín Meléndez
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "I really enjoyed Brandon's style of writing; he really captures the essence of his characters. Unfortunately, the setting in most of his books is a little too "out-there" for my tastes, so I wind up taking a really long time to finish these. Still, a mostly good read."
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    #13The Well of Ascension (Mistborn)

    The Well of Ascension (Mistborn)
    The Well of Ascension is a fantasy fiction book by Brandon Sanderson which follows the story of Vin and Elend Venture as they try to save their empire. It is the second installment in The Mistborn series and it was published in 2007 by Tor Books.

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    Vihaan Patel
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler - the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years - has been vanquished. But Kelsier, the hero who masterminded that triumph, is dead too, and now the awesome task of building a new world has been left to his young protégé, Vin, the former street urchin who is now the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and to the idealistic young nobleman she loves. As Kelsier's protégé and slayer of the Lord Ruler she is now venerated by a budding new religion, a distinction that makes her intensely uncomfortable. Even more worrying, the mists have begun behaving strangely since the Lord Ruler died, and seem to harbor a strange vaporous entity that haunts her. Stopping assassins may keep Vin's Mistborn skills sharp, but it's the least of her problems. Luthadel, the largest city of the former empire, doesn't run itself, and Vin and the other members of Kelsier's crew, who lead the revolution, must learn a whole new set of practical and political skills to help. It certainly won't get easier with three armies - one of them composed of ferocious giants - now vying to conquer the city, and no sign of the Lord Ruler's hidden cache of atium, the rarest and most powerful allomantic metal. As the siege of Luthadel tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestows."
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    #14The Knights of Crystallia (Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians)

    The Knights of Crystallia (Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians)
    In the third book of the saga, Alcatraz Smedry has finally made it to the Free Kingdoms, but he has find out that there is a traitor with him. Now, with the help of his father, he has to find him before fighting the evil Librarians and his own mother.

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    Jacqueline Jones
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Alcatraz #3: Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia is a book written by Brandon Sanderson. This is a third book in the series and is well written. This book is very entertaining and you will not be able to put it down. The characters are intriguing and complex."


Best What are the best books by Brandon Sanderson
1The Hero of Ages (Mistborn)Books 24 Paid
2Steelheart (The Reckoners)Books 21 Paid
3The Final Empire (Mistborn Series)Books 20 Paid
4The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive)Books 19 Paid
5The Emperor's Soul Books 15 Paid
6The Scrivener's Bones (Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians)Books 14 Paid
7Alcatraz Versus the Evil LibrariansBooks 10 Paid
8A Memory of Light (The Wheel of Time)Books 9 Free
9Calamity (The Reckoners)Books 7 Paid
10The RithmatistBooks 6 Paid

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