Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection

An all-new 40,000-word Stormlight Archive novella, “Edgedancer,” will be the crown jewel of Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection, the first book of short fiction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. A must read for fans of the series.

The collection will include nine works in all. The first eight are:

“The Hope of Elantris” (Elantris)
“The Eleventh Metal” (Mistborn)
“The Emperor’s Soul” (Elantris)
“Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania, Episodes 28 through 30” (Mistborn)
“White Sand” (excerpt; Taldain)
“Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell” (Threnody)
“Sixth of Dusk” (First of the Sun)
“Mistborn: Secret History” (Mistborn)

These wonderful works, originally published on and elsewhere individually, convey the expanse of the Cosmere and tell exciting tales of adventure Sanderson fans have come to expect, including the Hugo Award-winning novella, “The Emperor’s Soul” and an excerpt from the graphic novel “White Sand.”

Arcanum Unbounded will also contain the Stormlight Archive novella “Edgedancer,” which will appear in this book for the first time anywhere.

Finally, this collection includes essays and illustrations for the various planetary systems in which the stories are set.


“There are some standout stories here […] a treat for superfans.”


“This collection is required reading for Sanderson fans, offering plenty for new readers who are undeterred by learning too much.”

Publishers Weekly

“This was an excellent collection that has me eager to dive into the unread Brandon Sanderson novels sitting on my personal Mount Toberead. Highly Recommended.”


“As one expects from Sanderson, his stories are meaty, well-developed adventures, even the shorter works demonstrating an impressive (but never overwhelming) amount of thought about how the worlds they’re set in work. On top of that, of course, he is expert at swift-moving stories with engaging characters.”


“Overall, ARCANUM UNBOUNDED is a lengthy and mostly engaging collection; certainly one for completists who are determined to learn all they can about the Cosmere and its hidden secrets, and also people who just love well-crafted fantasy tales.”

Starburst Magazine