Stephen Leeds, AKA ‘Legion’, is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialised skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his ‘aspects’ are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society. The action ranges from the familiar environs of America to the ancient, divided city of Jerusalem. Along the way, Sanderson touches on a formidable assortment of complex questions: the nature of time, the mysteries of the human mind, the potential uses of technology, and the volatile connection between politics and faith. Resonant, intelligent, and thoroughly absorbing, LEGION is a provocative entertainment from a writer of great originality and seemingly limitless gifts.
In August, Gollancz will also publish the highly-anticipated sequel, LEGION: SKIN DEEP. Here’s the synopsis…
A man with a multitude of personalities, a personality for every expertise. A madness that makes him a nightmare for criminals everywhere.
Leeds is a genius, his mind contains too much information. And to cope it his split his skills off into individual personalities. They crowd his head and he lives with them in a vast empty mansion. While he can call on any one of them to solve a problem he also walks a line across an all-consuming madness.
Brandon Sanderson is the best-selling author of the Mistborn series, the Reckoners series, the Stormlight Archive series (published by Gollancz in the UK), and THE RITHMATIST (published in the UK by Tor). Brandon also completed and wrote the final volumes in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series (published in the UK by Orbit).
Zeno represents Brandon Sanderson in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.