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Arcanum Unbounded

The Cosmere Collection
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Welcome to New York Times and Sunday Times best seller Brandon Sanderson's first collection of short fiction.

These wonderful works, originally published individually, have been collected for the first time and convey the true expanse of the Cosmere. Telling the exciting tales of adventure Sanderson fans have come to expect, Arcanum Unbounded includes the Hugo Award-winning novella The Emperor's Soul and the never-before-published Stormlight Archive novella Edgedancer.

The collection includes nine works in all:

  • Edgedancer (Stormlight Archive)
  • 'The Hope of Elantris' (Elantris)
  • 'The Eleventh Metal' (Mistborn)
  • The Emperor's Soul (Elantris)
  • 'Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania' (excerpt, Mistborn)
  • 'Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell' (Threnody)
  • 'Sixth of Dusk' (First of the Sun)
  • 'Mistborn: Secret History' (Mistborn)

This superb collection also includes essays which offer insight into the numerous worlds in which the stories are set.

©2016 Brandon Sanderson (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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Novellas with varying, but overall high quality

I enjoyed most of the extraordinary stories and wonderful characters. Especially the ones of worlds and places not explored before in Sanderson's main books.
It was very engaging to get some in depth views of the Cosmere and its inhabitants, filling in some gaps in the main story lines.
However, there was one story (on Elantris) I really couldn't get into and the big revelation on Kelsir felt a little bit like cheating, diminishing the efforts, sorrows and successes of the other characters in the first Mistborn trilogy.
Overall, this was an awesome read.