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Brandon Sanderson Newsletter for November 2011

Hi all! A note directly from Brandon here. I’m proud to present the new Mistborn book for you all, THE ALLOY OF LAW. You’re receiving this because you signed up or sent me fan mail. If you’d prefer not to get emails like this in the future, just reply and ask to be taken off the list.

I’m off on a tour of North America and the UK (those of you in our database with your location attached should be getting another email soon, if you live near where I’ll be doing a signing). At the bottom of this page, Peter will post a list of all the places I’ll be visiting on tour. You can watch my upcoming events on the events page on my webiste. (Note that I’ll be visiting Taiwan, San Francisco, and Australia in the first half of next year—among other places.)

THE ALLOY OF LAW presents an update and transformation of the Mistborn world. I’m really hoping you all find a chance to look into it. Sample chapters can be found on Tor’s website right here.

This book is something of an experiment for me. I plan to return to the Mistborn world in future years to do more trilogies of deep, involved epics. However, for now, I’m so caught up in the Wheel of Time and the Stormlight Archive that I didn’t want to start another long series in the Mistborn world too. However, I also didn’t want the series to languish for years while I finish the Stormlight books.

The result of this conundrum is THE ALLOY OF LAW, a faster-paced, shorter standalone novel in the Mistborn world. I’m hoping it will give you everything you love about Mistborn in a more self-contained package. I think of this book more as a “fun adventure” rather than a deep epic. I hope you’ll approach it with that mindset. In a way, I’m hoping books like these will balance the Stormlight Archive. Sometimes, you want a 1000-page book with hundreds of different characters. Sometimes, however, you want a quick, fun book with compelling lead characters, good action, and fun banter. That’s what this book is.

I’ve done a simultaneous ebook, audiobook, and hardcover release—trying to get the book out for everyone in the formats they like. I hope you enjoy it, and please tell your friends!

I did an interview over at Neth Space about the release of this book and my plans for the future of the Mistborn world.


About the RPG: The Mistborn Adventure Game tabletop RPG will be released by Crafty Games on December 15th. As well as being an adventure game, it includes a ton of information on the Mistborn world and my long-promised Kelsier prequel story, entitled “The Eleventh Metal.” For more information, see the Crafty Games website.

Mistborn Movie: The Mistborn film is still coming along, though we’re not yet out of the script writing stage. No real news as of now. Hopefully soon.

Mistborn Video Game: I’ve signed a deal to do a video game in the Mistborn world. It will be a prequel to the original trilogy, and I should be heavily involved in the writing of its story. It will be cross-platform. Other than that, I can’t say anything right now.

Great Hunt: During the tour I’ll be holding another Great Hunt for Wheel of Time fans, revealing something cool that readers will enjoy. For more details, see my blog post about the hunt.

Infinity Blade: Awakening: I’ve been working on a few novellas. See this link for more information on the first one I’ve released. It’s a tie-in to the Infinity Blade iOS game from ChAIR Entertainment, and it was a fun project to be involved in. Expect to see a few more things like this next year.


For more event details (especially when it says it’s a ticketed event), see the complete list.

Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego
Wednesday November 09, 7:00 p.m.

Barnes & Noble, Huntington Beach, CA
Thursday November 10, 7:00 p.m.

University Books, Seattle
University Temple United Methodist Church
Friday November 11, 7:00 p.m.

Chapters, Burnaby BC, Canada
Saturday November 12, 2:00 p.m.

Joseph-Beth, Lexington, KY
Monday November 14, 7:00 p.m.

Murder by the Book, Houston
Tuesday November 15, 6:30 p.m.

Barnes & Noble, Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday November 16, 7:00 p.m.
***Signing only. No reading or Q&A.***

Forbidden Planet, London, UK
Saturday November 19, 19:00

Waterstones, Guildford, UK
Monday November 21, 12:30
***Signing only. No reading or Q&A.***

Waterstones, Milton Keynes, UK
Monday November 21, 18:30

Waterstones, Birmingham, UK
Tuesday November 22, 12:30
***Signing only. No reading or Q&A.***

Waterstones, Nottingham, UK
Tuesday November 22, 19:00

Waterstones, Liverpool, UK
Wednesday November 23, 12:30
***Signing only. No reading or Q&A.***

Waterstones, Manchester, UK
Wednesday November 23, 19:00

Waterstones, York, UK
Thursday November 24, 12:30
***Signing only. No reading or Q&A.***

Waterstones, Edinburgh, UK
Thursday November 24, 18:30

Waterstones, Newcastle, UK
Friday November 25, 18:30

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