Last week, Gollancz unveiled four new Anniversary Editions. One of which (above) is for Brandon Sanderson‘s best-selling, critically-acclaimed first Mistborn novel, THE FINAL EMPIRE. Due to be published on September 15th, 2016, here’s the synopsis…
A beautiful, collectible new hardback edition of one of the greatest fantasy novels of the past decade which revolves around a simple question: What if the Dark Lord won?
Brandon Sanderson’s epic fantasy trilogy overturns the expectations of readers and then goes on to tell the epic story of evil overturned in a richly imagined world.
A thousand years ago evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand ever since. The sun shines fitfully under clouds of ash that float down endlessly from the constant eruption of volcanoes. A dark lord rules through the aristocratic families and ordinary folk are condemned to lives in servitude, sold as goods, labouring in the ash fields.
But now a troublemaker has arrived and there is rumour of revolt. A revolt that depends on criminal that no-one can trust and a young girl who must master Allomancy — the magic that lies in all metals.
Gollancz has published all six of the Mistborn novels (to date), as well as a multitude of Sanderson’s other series and stand-alone novels, including the epic fantasy Stormlight Archive series, the Reckoners super-hero dystopia series, and ELANTRIS, his debut.
Zeno represents Brandon Sanderson in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.