How many novels has Brandon Sanderson written?

Stormlight 5 Finished! + Weekly Update
Stormlight 5 Finished! + Weekly Update / Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson, best known for writing The Stormlight Archive series, the Mistborn series, and authoring the final three books in The Wheel of Time series after original author Robert Jordan died, is one of the most prolific writers working today. How prolific? By our count, he's written 33 full novels. Check out the list below:

The Wheel of Time

  • The Gathering Storm
  • Towers of Midnight
  • A Memory of Light

The Stormlight Archive

  • The Way of Kings
  • Words of Radiance
  • Oathbringer
  • Rhythm of War


  • The Final Empire
  • The Well of Ascension
  • The Hero of Ages

Wax and Wayne (a continuation of Mistborn)

  • The Alloy of Law
  • Shadows of Self
  • The Bands of Mourning
  • The Lost Metal


  • Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
  • Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones
  • Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia
  • Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens
  • Alcatraz Versus the Dark Talent
  • Bastille Versus the Evil Librarians


  • Skyward
  • Starsight
  • Cytonic
  • Defiant

The Reckoners

  • Steelheart
  • Firefight
  • Calamity

Standalone novels:

  • Elantris
  • Warbreaker
  • Tress of the Emerald Sea
  • Yumi and the Nightmare Painter
  • The Frugal Wizard's Handbook for Surviving Medieval England
  • The Rithmatist

And keep in mind that this doesn't include all the short stories, novellas, novelettes and graphic novels that Sanderson has written over the years; this is just full novels. The man is a machine.

The Rithmatist is the first book in a planned series. And there are more novels planned in several of these series, including The Stormlight Archive. In fact, Sanderson recently gave an update on the fifth book in that series:

dark. Next. brando sando. Brandon Sanderson finishes writing fifth Stormlight Archive novel, Wind and Truth

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