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Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere CollectionCtion brings together tales spanning the known limits of Sanderson's universe including the never Arcanum Unbounded PDFEPUB or before published Edgedancer a thrilling new novella of the Stormlight Archive along with charts illustrations notesand secrets The Cosmere Collection encompasses six worlds in all explored across nine astonishing works of short fiction Sel The Hope of Elantris and The Emperor's Soul Scadrial The Eleventh Metal Allomancer Jak and the Pits of El. Brandon Sanderson is cannon than man He fires out works than any other author of fantasy Not only does he write an awe inspiring amount of novels but he also writes various short fictions that go alongside them And in here for the first time all the major ones are collected togetherThere is new material too 'Edgedancer' has never been published before It's the fastest short story in here with its food obsessed heroine despite it being one of the longest Lift is a clever little rogue and uickly gets into many scrapes as she plays with her magic She is a character I think we'll be seeing much of in the future Of particular note for myself was 'Mistborn A Secret History' This has only been available previously on kindle format It is such an incredibly clever resurrection of storytelling The Mistborn trilogy is driven by mysterious powers; it's not until the end that we were given the full facts Or were we In this Sanderson reveals of what happened beyond the mistsIf that was not enough reason to praise this collection there's also the first issue of a comic called 'White Sand' in the middle After I read the Reckoners series a few years back I knew his writing would be perfect in this form It just carries with it such flair and style The issue is adapted from the first novel he ever wrote one that remains unpublished But that doesn't overly matter In these first few pages is enough material to launch an entire series one I'd gladly readI've read many of Sanderson's works though not each and every last one So I was very impressed to find spoiler warnings at the start of each story informing me of what series or book plots were exposed I read them anyway but I know some readers will be grateful for such warnings Before this was also a preface situating the story in relation to the rest of the cosmere At the end of each was a postscript explaining the process behind the work along with hints for the future I feel like I've just gone on a guided tour across Sanderson's universe and it was certainly a very good trip I'm likely to go again sometimeThe collection showcases much of what the author does best though as a returning reader I already have a working knowledge of his world building The stories I enjoyed the most were those that depicted characters I'd already read about Readers who have never picked up a Sanderson book before will miss much of the subtlety and complexity of the situations They have so many layers and are always constantly expanding You'd get out of this if you read a few of his other books first I would suggest starting with the Mistborn trilogy before moving on to other works

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Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere Collection characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ ❮BOOKS❯ ✺ Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere Collection ✰ Author Brandon Sanderson – Brandon Sanderson creates worlds and those worlds are linked His universe spans the StoTania Episodes Twenty eight Through Thirty and Mistborn Secret History Taldain White Sand Threnody “Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell” First of the Sun “Sixth of the Dusk” Unbounded The Cosmere PDFEPUB #227 and Roshar EdgedancerThese exciting tales will catapult you onto an unprecedented journey across a cosmos only Brandon Sanderson could have envisioned Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere Collection is an indispensible volume no Sanderson fan can do witho. 45 stars Final review first posted on Fantasy Literature This gorgeous nearly 700 page book takes nine short stories and novellas from Brandon Sanderson‘s COSMERE universe and giftwraps them with hand drawn maps of six different solar systems in the Cosmere pen and ink illustrations and enlightening comments from Sanderson on the history and characteristics of each planet and how they all tie together Each system and world is uniue in its physical features societies plant and animal life and magicLong ago in the Cosmere Adonalsium a god or power of creation was shattered into sixteen shards whose power was assumed by sixteen individuals Each shard is named after a particular trait such as Preservation Ruin Ambition Devotion Honor and so on and they contribute to if not cause the magic on each system and world in it The people who hold the power of a Shard are effectively gods but they can with difficulty be destroyed and the Shard’s power assumed by a new personThe different solar systems and the stories set in these systemsThe Selish System Elantris The planet Sel originally attracted two Shards of Adonalsium Dominion and Devotion but they were destroyed long ago and their powers now permeate the lands of Sel powering the many types of magic on that planet which are highly connected to physical locations and to language The Emperor’s Soul This novella like Elantris is set on the world Sel but its connection to the novel is only incidental the events here take place in a different country on Sel Wan ShaiLu a magical Forger with a capital F is captured while stealing a priceless scepter from the emperor’s palace and replacing it with one of her own magical Forgeries created using a stamp system She’s put under sentence of death for her crimes of forgery and theft considered an abomination because she also Forges people temporarily changing a person’s looks personality and skills But Shai is given an opportunity to escape her sentence Emperor Ashravan was attacked by an assassin who killed the empress and severely injured the emperor His body has been repaired by healers but he has complete and irreparable brain damage Shan is charged with magically forging a new soul for the kingdom’s assassinated emperor matching as closely as possible the emperor’s actual mind and personality She is given only a hundred days to accomplish this near impossible task And there are those waiting to kill her if she makes a wrong step or to try to subvert her task for their own selfish purposes The Emperor’s Soul won a well deserved Hugo Award for best novella in 2013 It’s a fantastic and enchanting story combining two intriguing central characters and an imaginative intricate magical system based on Chinese type stamps These stamps can change the nature of an object or a person but the change will take only if the Forger finds and respects the connection between the nature of the original and the new aspect that the stamp is imposingThere are some fascinating touches that add depth to the story When Shai needs a break from figuring out how to Forge a new soul for the emperor she uses her Forging talents to turn her grim prison room into a lovely chamber including a cracked glass windowAttempts to Forge the window to a better version of itself had repeatedly failed; each time after five minutes or so the window had reverted to its cracked gap sided self Then Shai had found a bit of colored glass rammed into one side of the frame The window she realized had once been a stained glass piece It had been broken and rather than repairing it as it had been meant to be someone had put ordinary glass in the window and left it to crack A stamp from Shai in the bottom right corner had restored the window rewriting its history so that a caring master craftsman had discovered the fallen window and remade it That seal had taken immediately Even after all this time the window had seen itself as something beautiful Or maybe she was just getting romantic again The Emperor’s Soul has some thought provoking insights into the nature of art how individuals’ desires and actions form their souls and how people can permanently affect each other Brandon Sanderson packed a marvelously imaginative story in the pages of this novella I would have loved to have read about Wan ShaiLu’s escapades but this novella feels perfect at its length complete and fully realized I found The Emperor’s Soul enormously appealing; it may be my favorite Sanderson work so far This one is an easy 5 stars for me I’m much enthusiastic about this novella than the other four reviewers who have reviewed it on Fantasy Literature“The Hope of Elantris” This short story is set near the end of the events described in Sanderson’s novel Elantris showing a key battle in the city of Elantris from the point of view of a minor character in the novel Matisse a girl who is charged with taking care of the children in Elantris When soldiers attack Matisse scrambles to protect them as best she canLike several of the other works in this collection “The Hope of Elantris” hinges on one of Sanderson’s previously published novels and contains major spoilers for events in the novel More it’s extremely difficult if not impossible to fully understand and appreciate the short work in this book without having read the related novel “The Hope of Elantris” is in the nature of a bonus extra scene that sheds some light on the events that took place in the novel rather than a fully realized story in itself I’d recommend reading it while the details of the characters and plot of Elantris are reasonably fresh in your mind; personally it’s been a few years since I read the novel and I struggled a bit with trying to remember details about this world like what seons are and why they’re importantThe Scadrian System Mistborn The planet Scadrial has repeatedly suffered cataclysmic events in its history It was created by the Shards Ruin and Preservation who have been in conflict ever since Perhaps than any other planet in the Cosmere on Scadrial humans can gain access to vast amounts of magical power The different types of magic on this planet ― Allomancy Feruchemy and Hemalurgy ― show Sanderson’s power of creativity with respect to complex magical systems at its height“The Eleventh Metal” This short story is a preuel to the MISTBORN series showing Kelsier just coming into his powers as a Mistborn one who can swallow flakes and bits of various metals and burn them at will to give himself brief bursts of magical powers with different powers corresponding to different metals Kelsier is being trained to use his Mistborn powers by Gemmel an aging unkempt man who seems to have a total disregard for whether Kelsier survives his training or not As Sanderson mentions in the postscript this story was originally written as a sweetener for fans who bought the Mistborn Adventure Game pen and paper role playing game It’s a good introduction to the MISTBORN world for newcomers and a reasonably interesting story about Kelsier’s life for those already familiar with the series“Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania Episodes Twenty Eight Through Thirty” A tongue in cheek retelling of one of the many adventures of Jak an intrepid explorer of dangerous lands and places Jak narrates and publishes his adventures in local newspapers and periodicals for the fans of his sensationalized escapades; his dour Terris steward Handerwym edits Jak’s writings and makes snide remarks in footnotes After a battle with a koloss one of the monstrous beings on the planet Scadrial Jak awakes to finds himself imprisoned in a remote inaccessible cavern But escape from the cavern only leads him into further danger And what have the koloss done with Jak’s beloved the fair Elizandra Sanderson affectionately mimics the old pulp stories with this Allomancer Jak tale It’s a slight but amusing piece particularly Handerwym’s annotations and reveals some secrets about the koloss for MISTBORN fans Mistborn Secret History is a novella that is closely tied to the original MISTBORN trilogy and contains major spoilers for that trilogy and in any case would not in my opinion be particularly interesting for those who haven’t read at least part of that trilogy Mistborn Secret History begins near the end of the first book in that series The Final Empire and follows a particular character’s adventures in parallel with the events of the remaining two books in the trilogy This novella like the character’s experiences dragged in places but the pacing and interest level improved for me as the story continuedThe Taldain System The planet Taldain is tidally locked between two stars in a binary system a weak white dwarf and a blue white supergiant Darkside the half of Taldain that faces the dwarf star is in a constant twilight state with many luminescent plants and animals The other half Dayside is primarily a great sandy desert with most plants and animals living below the surface of the earth The Shard Autonomy gives Taldain its magic“White Sand” is a draft of a novel Sanderson wrote in the 1990s but never published as such It’s now being published as a graphic novel and this collection includes an excerpt from both the graphic novel and the 1999 draft covering the same scenes in the life of Kenton one of the inhabitants of Dayside In Kenton’s society those with the power to magically command sand are called sand masters As the story begins the mastrells those who have the highest level of ability are testing boys for their magical ability with sand Those with power are permitted to join the Diem to be trained as sand masters Kenton youngest son of the Lord Mastrell barely has enough ability to join the Diem His insistence on doing so sets him at odds with his father But as Kenton grows older he faces his father and other challenges head on learning to use finesse to offset his lack of magical power The scene culminates in a magical test for Kenton a type of obstacle course where the object is to find and collect five small red sandstone spheres within a set time period The artwork in the graphic version of this story was attention grabbing but I enjoyed the detailed written version of this story Hopefully Sanderson will polish it and turn it into a novel someday I agree with Bill's point that this story reads young and simple than Sanderson’s other work in this collection but as a presumably coming of age story the young adult approach makes sense to meThe Threnodite System The Threnodite system was warped long ago by a conflict between the Shards Odium and Ambition and the entire system has been affected by the resulting ripples of destruction and change The smaller of Threnody’s two continents is a frontier with vast unexplored areas People on Threnody also often become a destructive ghost or shade upon death Sanderson explains this as a result of excess magical Investiture“Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell” Madam Silence is the widowed owner of a waystop on the edge of the Forests where shades lie in wait She runs the inn and tavern with the help of her fourteen year old daughter William Ann Silence is secretly a bounty hunter who stealthily hunts down criminals for the bounties on their heads needing the money to keep her inn and her independence When she spots a particularly dangerous criminal and four of his men in her waystop she embarks on a risky plan to try to defeat them and collect the valuable bounties on their heads Doing so means she will have to enter the Forests to follow them ― and William Ann refuses to let Silence go alone The lurking shades will kill people who fail to assiduously follow certain Simple Rules Don’t kindle flame Don’t shed the blood of another Don’t run at nightOne of the most compelling stories in this collection “Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell” has the magical creativity that marks the best of Sanderson’s work along with a particularly suspenseful plot I’m with Bill in considering this tale and The Emperor’s Soul the best stories in this collectionThe Drominad System The Drominad system has three planets with human societies and water as a dominant feature There are no Shards currently residing in this system but there is magic nonetheless through the existence of what Sanderson calls a “perpendicularity”“Sixth of the Dusk” Sixth of the Dusk or “Dusk” is an old fashioned trapper on his world where his Polynesian type of culture conflicts with the advanced society on the mainland Dusk travels with two Aviar which are birds endowed with different magical talents that help to protect Dusk from the numerous deadly dangers on the islands and in the waters that surround them Trappers are loners who cling to their traditions but when Dusk runs into a lone woman on the island of Patji where Dusk traps the magic of one of his birds makes it clear to him that he needs to work with Vathi to save their world from a grave dangerThis story is also among my favorites with several thoughtful layers of intriguing conflicts ― between the humans and the natural dangers of their world between Dusk and the civilized people from the mainland and between the people of this world and the offworlders from other stars who wish to trade with them Once again Sanderson’s trademark creativity with magical systems adds greatly to this story I particularly liked the uniue powers of his bird Sak which gives Dusk highly realistic visions of his own dead body to warn him of dangers that will kill him if he doesn’t take careThe Rosharan System Stormlight The Rosharan system with three habitable planets and ten gas giants has an ecosystem that includes self aware Splinters called spren which can bond with humans Life on the planet Roshar has been shaped by the spren and by the planet’s many massive magically Invested storms Edgedancer a 230 page novella in the STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE series first published in Arcanum Unbounded takes place after the second book in that series Words of Radiance and contains spoilers for that novel Edgedancer follows the adventures of Lift a young teenage girl with a magical power that she calls “awesome” in ways than one Turning on the awesome enables Lift to make her body frictionless gracefully or not sliding uickly over the surface of the planet as well as other magical powers though it uses a lot of energy As the story begins Lift is leaving the city of Azimir to go to Yeddaw reluctantly accompanied by her spren Wyndle where she plays a deadly cat and mouse game with a man she calls DarknessI took a chance on Edgedancer since I haven’t read the STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE novels yet I could tell I was missing out on a lot of background but Edgedancer still worked reasonably well as a stand alone read Lift is a rather frustrating character often stubborn and childish with the street smart behavior and attitudes of an orphaned waif but she’s also courageous and intelligentAs a group I would probably rate the stories in this volume as four stars average but the impact of all of the bonus information and materials including the strikingly illustrated end papers the solar system maps and the explanatory introductions and postscripts from Sanderson impel me to bump this up to 45 stars The whole is greater than the sum of its parts Arcanum Unbounded is absolutely a must have for any Sanderson fan I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a review

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Brandon Sanderson creates worlds and those worlds The Cosmere eBook #180 are linked His universe spans the Stormlight Archive the Mistborn series the tales of Elantris and others comprising a uniue constellation of vividly imagined realms known as the CosmereNow for the first time anywhere stories representing each of these planets and their fully realized and distinct magic systems have been collected in a single spectacular volume Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere Colle. 55BESTBOOKEVER Cosmere Solar SystemIt was so fabulous That I died This review was written from my grave I swear I say this with every Sanderson book but this one was actually incredible I originally was given this book as a gift the person who brought it for me brought the UK edition Don't get me wrong I'm not usually this mean or selfish but I asked the person to return it and get the Tor hardcover instead I know I'm a terrible person But I just needed the addition with the illustrations the person agreed oops and I got my wish I'm so glad I'm a mean person because the Tor hardcover is honestly a lovely edition to any book shelf and I'm so grateful to own such a piece of treasure Honestly one of my favourite owned books because of the cover and content I love everything about it like it couldn't be any PERFECT It's so wonderfully glorious that everyone should feel honoured for its existence I'm an pernickety book hoarder and i like reading my hardcovers with the dust cover off and upon taking the dust cover off this book my mouth gaped It is so freaking beautiful The pattern carved into the front is so goddamn gorgeous and I even gaped at the title on the spine I know I'm a freak but I stroked the front of the cover for like an hour Everytime I picked it up to put the dust cover back on I needed one last touch Even thinking about stroking it makes me want to stroke it Oh and it smelt like heaven I may or may not have cried tears of love at a few of the illustrations Sanderson is a God and he is the God I worship I'm changing my religion to BS I'm not even sorry for talking incoherent shit because this book is worthy of all admirationThis book is an anthology of short stories in The Cosmere I highly suggest reading Mistborn 1 6 Elantris Stormlight Archive 1 2 before starting this book Some of the novellas are continuations of the above series so you must read this book last This book was like a gift that just kept giving Every story had a new secret And in the edition I own of this novel at the start of every chapter there is an illustration for the story Sixth of DuskI loved this book Just incase you needed to hear it again One thing I just can't get over is Sanderson writing like it is NEXT LEVEL GREATNESS Every little thing in the plot has meaning and it's mind blowing good I can't flail my arms and fangirl enough over it I have done reviews for all the short stories within this anthology and you can find them here;Emperors Soul The Eleventh Metal Allomancer Jak and The Pits of Eltania Mistborn Secret History Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell Sixth of Dusk Edgedancer I must say I loved all novellas but definitely had four favourites; Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell Emperors Soul Mistborn Secret History and my favourite was definitely Edgedancer I love anything set in Rosher so this book was like a special treat for a starving fan before Oathbringers release in Nov 2017 I suggest reading this novel before Oathbringer as it is pretty much a continuation of Words of Radiance only from Lifts POV Note there is also two other novellas including Hope of Elantris a Whitesand Excerpt Brandon's graphic novel I haven't written a review for either however I will say I loved the Whitesand excerpt and I am definitely rushing out to purchase the graphic novel Recommended to all Sanderson Cosmere fansThis was a Buddy read with my children who are also voidbringersWhorefart Dewi Breadstick Wifey My brother from another mother