The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England (#2)

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson—creator of the smash-hit science fiction and fantasy series Skyward, The Stormlight Archive, and Mistborn—comes a new science fiction adventure.

A man awakens in a clearing in what appears to be medieval England with no memory of who he is, where he came from, or why he is there. Chased by a group from his own time, his sole hope for survival lies in regaining his missing memories, making allies among the locals, and perhaps even trusting in their superstitious boasts. His only help from the “real world” should have been a guidebook entitled The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England, except his copy exploded during transit. The few fragments he managed to save provide clues to his situation, but can he figure them out in time to survive?


"With The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook, you can simply sit down with your hot or cold beverage of choice and read the book from cover to cover, set it down with a contented sigh, and know you’ve come to the end..."

"A solid book that blends different genres and plays with the reader’s expectations."

Pages Unbound

"I loved it. The way Sanderson mixes the seriousness of the mystery with the lightheartedness of the premise and the marketing materials of the Guide is nothing short of brilliant. It's a testament to his talent that he can balance all of it so effectively, and it's one of the many things I'm really enjoying about his more recent work."

Alexito's World

"But what was again extraordinary in this book is – how could it be otherwise with Sanderson – the world building. Sanderson is once again doing what he does best. Even better, he doesn’t just create one new world, but two! And both were unique and fascinating and I wouldn’t mind at all to read more stories in both new universes."


"[T]here’s plenty of intrigue and mystery to pull you along, and the story really pays off towards the end."

Trey Stone, author of the Consequence of Loyalty

"The ending was also well executed and satisfying"

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