Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It’s his hallucinations who are mad.

A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or art in a matter of hours. However, to contain all of this, his mind creates hallucinatory people—Stephen calls them aspects—to hold and manifest the information. Wherever he goes, he is joined by a team of imaginary experts to give advice, interpretation, and explanation. He uses them to solve problems . . . for a price.

His brain is getting a little crowded and the aspects have a tendency of taking on lives of their own. When a company hires him to recover stolen property—a camera that can allegedly take pictures of the past—Stephen finds himself in an adventure crossing oceans and fighting terrorists. What he discovers may upend the foundation of three major world religions—and, perhaps, give him a vital clue into the true nature of his aspects.

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds includes LegionLegion: Skin Deep and the brand new, shocking finale to Leeds’ story, Lies of the Beholder.


“Sanderson’s contemporary fantasy is populated with superb characterizations (as evidenced by the multiple depictions of Legion’s aspects) and is surprisingly thought-provoking.”


“Readers will get drawn into the fascinating world of Stephen and his friends—real and imagined—as they work together to solve the seemingly unsolvable.”

Publishers Weekly

“Stephen Leeds is a genius with a problem with multiple personalities […] This collection combines three novellas featuring this fascinating character.”


“LEGION: THE MANY LIVES OF STEPHEN LEEDS by Brandon Sanderson was fantastically, amazingly brilliant.”

SF Crowsnest

“If you haven’t checked it out yet, LEGION: THE MANY LIVES OF STEPHEN LEEDS is the perfect opportunity to read Brandon Sanderson’s beloved series featuring everyone’s favorite schizophrenic genius detective.


“The last novella is newly published and serves as a conclusion to the series. Each is a captivating story with humor, suspense, and drama.

SciFi Chick

“The real pleasure is [...] reading about Steve and his hallucinatory alter egos. Sanderson handles it all with a deft, humorous hand.”

Fantasy Literature

“Legion is a wonderfully clever, compelling story with a brilliant emsemble of characters that just won’t leave you alone.”

Suzanne Palmer, Hugo Award Winning author of The Secret Life of Bot

“Brandon Sanderson’s Legion is a marvellously entertaining collection of linked stories, that build on each other to a fascinating conclusion. Stories that are so much fun, you almost need your own bunch of alternate personalities to appreciate them.”

Simon R. Green, New York Times bestselling author of Night Fall