DAWNSHARD: New Stormlight Archive Novella on the Way!

In case you missed the news, we wanted to draw your attention to Brandon Sanderson‘s new Stormlight Archive novella that is on the way! Due to be published in March 2022 by Titan Books in the UK, it takes place between the third and fourth novels in the epic series (OATHBRINGER and RHYTHM OF WAR). Here’s the synopsis…

Discover how Rysn Ftori becomes a Dawnshard…

When a ghost ship is discovered, its crew presumed dead after trying to reach the storm-shrouded island of Akinah, Navani Kholin must send an expedition to make sure the island hasn’t fallen into enemy hands. Knights who fly too near find their magic suddenly drained, so the voyage must be by sea.

Years ago, shipowner Rysn Ftori lost the use of her legs but gained the companionship of Chiri-Chiri, a stormlight-ingesting larkin, a species once thought extinct. Now Rysn’s pet is ill, and any hope for Chiri-Chiri’s recovery can be found only at the ancestral home of the larkin: Akinah. With the help of Lopen, the formerly one-armed windrunner, Rysn must accept Navani’s quest and sail into the perilous storm from which no one has returned alive. If the crew cannot uncover the secrets of the hidden island city before the wrath of its ancient guardians falls upon them, the fate of Roshar and the entire Cosmere hangs in the balance.

The novella will be available in three versions: the “regular” edition, as well as exclusive covers for Forbidden Planet and Waterstones (see below). All three are available to pre-order now.

Here are a few of the great early reviews the novella has received so far…

‘I believe the magic within DAWNSHARD‘s pages resides in Lopen and Rysn, as together they create a fantastic journey of unlikely heroes with so much heart and humour. Once more Sanderson also delivers a high-octane ending, one which is full of action and suspense. He leaves his readers with tantalising revelations and copious amounts of questions. This is certainly another crucial book for all Cosmere fans to dive into.’Fantasy Hive

DAWNSHARD is about to stun you with many mindblowing insights… an amazing novella.’ — Novel Notions

‘The story does a great job of digging into one of the more mysterious corners of this fascinating world and satisfying the reader while still leaving so many questions for the larger novels to explore.’ — No Strong Opinions

Brandon’s Stormlight Archive novels are published in the UK by Gollancz, the first four of which are now available: THE WAY OF KINGS, WORDS OF RADIANCE, OATHBRINGER, and RHYTHM OF WAR.

Zeno represents Brandon Sanderson in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

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