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Elantris was the capital of Arelon: gigantic, beautiful, literally radiant, filled with benevolent beings who used their powerful magical abilities for the benefit of all. Yet each of these demigods was once an ordinary person until touched by the mysterious transforming power of the Shaod. Ten years ago, without warning, the magic failed. Elantrians became wizened, leper-like, powerless creatures, and Elantris itself dark, filthy, and crumbling.

Arelon's new capital, Kae, crouches in the shadow of Elantris. Princess Sarene of Teod arrives for a marriage of state with Crown Prince Raoden, hoping — based on their correspondence — to also find love. She finds instead that Raoden has died and she is considered his widow. Both Teod and Arelon are under threat as the last remaining holdouts against the imperial ambitions of the ruthless religious fanatics of Fjordell. So Sarene decides to use her new status to counter the machinations of Hrathen, a Fjordell high priest who has come to Kae to convert Arelon and claim it for his emperor and his god.

But neither Sarene nor Hrathen suspect the truth about Prince Raoden. Stricken by the same curse that ruined Elantris, Raoden was secretly exiled by his father to the dark city. His struggle to help the wretches trapped there begins a series of events that will bring hope to Arelon, and perhaps reveal the secret of Elantris itself.

A rare epic fantasy that doesn't recycle the classics and that is a complete and satisfying story in one volume, Elantris is fleet and fun, full of surprises and characters to care about. It's also the wonderful debut of a welcome new star in the constellation of fantasy.

About the Author

Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University and lives in Utah with his wife and children. He has been chosen to complete the concluding volumes of Robert Jordans bestselling Wheel of Time® series.

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Bluefastakan, February 26, 2013 (view all comments by Bluefastakan)
As far as first novels go this is definitely one of the better ones I have seen. If you've read any of the other books by Sanderson then you'll definitely feel some familiarity to his characters, while at the same time finding them distinctly different. It is a bit heavy on exposition, but when you're dealing with creating an entire world and telling a story in one book then you're expected to get bogged down with some of the details. Still, very enjoyable with great characters, action, suspense, and a unique magic system.
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ambernesia, January 3, 2013 (view all comments by ambernesia)
It is amazing that this is his first book!!! Brandon creates a fast moving, thoroughly believable and enjoyable story! Even if you don't think that you like Fantasy, this book will catch you...I am just hoping that he will grace us with more of his creation.
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j- san, June 24, 2008 (view all comments by j- san)
i loved this book. you can relate to the characters and it entrances you. it was so popular with my friends that they all finished it before i had time enough to get to chapter 5 without them stealing it from me. full of mystery, death and magic Elantris is an amazing read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765350374
Author:
Sanderson, Brandon
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Princesses
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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