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What was the first Sanderson Cosmere book you read?

What was the first Sanderson Cosmere book you read?    96 members have voted

  1. 1. What was the first Sanderson Cosmere book you read? (If it was a non-cosmere one, pick the first Cosmere one and the Non-Cosmere option too)

    • Way of Kings (SA)
      22
    • Mistborn
      56
    • Elantris
      15
    • Warbreaker
      1
    • Ars Arcanum/Short Stories
      2
    • Non-Cosmere
      14

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Just curious! I read SA first, but I know people who read others first.

We'll see I guess

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Elantris, I got in early when it was just that and Mistborn on the shelf. I got them both at the same time and read Elantris first since it said it was his first book!

I loved those covers and the back blurbs...

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There's a lot of Mistborn up there.

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Mistborn, though in retrospect it was actually probably Wheel of Time so I should have hit non-Cosmere. Im pretty sure that is what introduced me to his writing and made me seek out his other works. 

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I picked up Elantris when I found out he was finishing WOT. Haven't looked back since.

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I read Elantris without knowing anything about Brandon, the Cosmere,or anything else.  I liked it, but didn't look for more.  I heard about Brandon taking over WoT and looked him up.  Then I realized I'd already read one of his books.  

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I was browsing the fantasy section of my bookstore (funny thing: I now work in said bookshop :D) in 2010 and saw Mistborn 1 standing there ... looking rather generic with its German titel and German cover, but I was intrigued, bought it and didn't regret it.

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I was finishing the wheel of time series, so when he did the towers of midnight I wanna say? I discovered the WoK and I've been hooked ever since. The fact that he was able to match Robert Jordan's writing style pretty damnation well sold me on Sanderson 100%

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I’d read the Reckoners and I wanted to see what else he wrote. And honestly looking at the blurb of Mistborn it seemed pretty generic, so I researched and found he made this huge epic called the Way of Kings, read it and loved it. My first Cosmere book, and my first Fantasy book, and what got me into it.

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Elantris.

Back when there was only Elantris I needed a book for my english class. I was (and still am) only reading fantasy, so I simply browsed for any english fantasy book, discovered Elantris, liked the cover and bought it. And since then I simply read whatever he published.

Actually there's no book I've reread as often as Elantris. It helped me through some bad times.

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I put Mistborn in there but actually I read his Wheel of Time books first... I think that's how I learned of him. Or did I read Way of Kings first? I seriously can't remember. I borrowed WoK from a local library so maybe that was the first one... yeah, actually, I think my first one was Way of Kings. It took me a few months to really get going in it, like I was stuck in the first few chapters, but when I sat down and read it for a solid hour or so it just hooked me.

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Seems to be that like most, I read Mistborn Era 1 first. I remember reading The Final Empire and being blown away (and being absolutely ruined by the ending). I immediately picked up Well of Ascension and whilst it didn't blow me away like TFE I ended up buying Hero of Ages straight away and that just floored me. It was a slow burner but in true BranSan fashion, the avalanche crumbled me.

 

I then read Stormlight Archive, beginning with Way of Kings and then I just fell in love. I immediately bought the rest of the series and have been nitpicking every little details since!

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Elantris was my first cosmere book, but I'd already read The Rithmatist (and possibly Steelheart) at that point.

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The first Sanderson book I read was Steelheart, and that was either 7th or 8th grade. After that, I read Firefight, and was disappointed to learn the Calamity wasn’t out yet. Then my school librarian pointed out that there was another book by this Sanderson guy in the library called the Rithmatist, which I read and loved. Then, I kind of forgot about him for awhile until Calamity finally came out, but I wasn’t able to read that for awhile because my public library didn’t get it for months after it came out. Once I was able to read it, (this was at some point in 2016, presumably the start of my sophomore year), I was like “cool” and forgot about Sanderson for awhile. Then, one day, I looked up stuff about Reckoners online (probably because my little brother and I used to roleplay stuff, and I tended to base my characters off of Epics, which probably made me think about Reckoners and want to see if there was a Fansite for it), and discovered the 17th Shard. At first, I basically just looked at the Reckoners section, but I finally made an introduction post asking about the Cosmere and what order I should read it in. The most common suggestion of where to start was Mistborn, so I checked it out (along with lots of other books I wanted to read) the next day. I didn’t read it for a couple weeks because I was scared of its size, and I only had the first book and wanted to read that book last out of the huge stack of books I had checked out. However, some of the other books looked boring in comparison, so I caved in and started reading it. I immediately got hooked and went and checked out WoA and HoA and read those really quickly (I probably finished Mistborn Era 1 either in February or March of 2017). 

I read the rest of the Cosmere throughout the course of the rest of the school year, but I really pushed off reading the Stormlight Archive because those books were massive. Once I finally read WoK, however, I was hooked. I read WoR over the course of about 3 days, and I even had to spend time practicing and performing for my State Solo Contest that weekend.

Wow that was a lot longer than I meant it to be.

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I started Elantris a year after it came out but I went on deployment and forgot to bring it with me. First full book I read was Way of Kings then WoR right after. 

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The first Sanderson work I read was The Gathering Storm the first Cosmere book I read was The Way of Kings.

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The first Sanderson work I read was the Alcatraz Series. The first Cosmere book was Elantris.

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Mistborn: The Final Empire for me.

It was just a random "what if i try reading this". That was a really good RNG that i had that day.

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Elantris was my first. I was taking an english class and we had to pick books to report on. I, being one of the Ten Fools, chose Gulliver's Travels. My sister chose Elantris, really liked it, and gave it to me to read. We conveniently forgot to give it back at the end of the semester. She was 11, I was 13. 

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Mistborn, because I heard of this random Sanderson guy was taking over Wheel of Time and I wanted to know if he was good or not.

:D

Yeah, we know that answer.

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Elantris.  I forget how I heard of the book, though it was probably due to the news that he was taking over The Wheel of Time.  I remember looking into it and having my choice of Elantris or the Mistborn trilogy.  I decided that rather than commit to three books all at once, I'd give the standalone novel a shot first.  I thought it was pretty good, so I went on to Mistborn and largely enjoyed it (though I still think that Well of Ascension is probably Sanderson's weakest book).  I didn't get into Stormlight until way, way later.

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I started with the mistborn books. I only heard of Brandon Sanderson when I found out he was going to be writing the last WoT books, so thought I better check out what his own books were like first. I had to get the box set with the 3 mistborn books imported from the US as I couldn't get them in the UK at the time. It was definitely worth the effort though.

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Arcanum Unbounded, which in hindsight was probably a mistake. Granted, I was hooked from Emperor's Soul, but Secret History of Mistborn was just weird and confusing.

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