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Verified Locations for Unpublished Content, Sample Chapters, and Published Short Fiction

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Welcome to the official thread for all sample chapters, unpublished books, and short stories that Brandon has put out on the internet. He has been gracious enough to allow people the opportunity to get to know his different works by providing these samples and short stories for free.

Please note that unpublished works are not necessarily canonical. If you know of anything we might be missing, please let us know; we will try to keep this as up to date as possible.

Full Published Works:

Books:

Warbreaker

Short Fiction:

The Hope of Elantris

Firstborn

 

Unpublished Works:

Full Books:

The Way of Kings Prime

Aether of Night

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There are physical copies of Dragonsteel Prime at Brigham Young University as part of Brandon's Master's Thesis, which can be checked out from their library.

Unfinished Books:

Mythwalker

Adamant scene 

Mistborn Prime

Some Liar of Partinel scenes

The Silence Divine scene 

Full Short Fiction:

The Traveler

Centrifugal

Defending Elysium

Unfinished Short Fiction:

I Hate Dragons (Extended Version)

 

Sample Content:

Books:

Elantris

Mistborn: The Final Empire

The Well of Ascension

The Hero of Ages

Shadows of Self

The Way of Kings

Words of Radiance

Oathbringer

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

The Scrivener's Bones

The Knights of Crystallia

The Shattered Lens

Steelheart

The Rithmatist

Short Fiction:

The Emperor's Soul

The Eleventh Metal

Legion

Perfect State

Infinity Blade: Awakening

 

Please follow the 17th Shard's spoiler policies when discussing this content. Enjoy your reading!

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@AonEne, the Liar of Partinel links are no longer active. But the pages themselves have been preserved on the Wayback Machine, perhaps you can link that.

Mistborn Prime & The Final Empire Prime are separate, both have a free prologue/first chapter available. The former is distributed by the Dragonsteel team.

Here's the TFEp link: https://www.brandonsanderson.com/final-empire-prime-vin-scene/

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3 minutes ago, Honorless said:

@AonEne, the Liar of Partinel links are no longer active. But the pages themselves have been preserved on the Wayback Machine, perhaps you can link that.

Ah, thanks, I didn't actually click on the links past TWG because I assumed it'd already been verified. I'm not sure how to link to the Wayback Machine.

4 minutes ago, Honorless said:

Mistborn Prime & The Final Empire Prime are separate, both have a free prologue/first chapter available. The former is distributed by the Dragonsteel team.

I know they're separate. I don't have a link to TFE Prime, or to wherever Dragonsteel distributes it. Do you?

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On 7/14/2020 at 9:54 AM, AonEne said:

I know they're separate. I don't have a link to TFE Prime, or to wherever Dragonsteel distributes it. Do you?

Already added :)

You need to go Brandon's site, click the “about” tab on the top of the page, then go to “contact” and write him a message asking for it. They're not distributing Final Empire Prime or White Sand Prime: Lord Mastrell though!

Edit: White Sand Prime and Lord Lord Mastrell, the latter was a sequel to the former. Both were incorporated into White Sand prose

Mistborn Prime Chapter 1 is also up on the his site.

Edit: It was available but looks like that's no longer the case, it's been taken down. Though Brandon still mentions it as being available in the Final Empire Prime. Looked up all the keywords and searched manually, hopefully just be a glitch and the chapter would be back up again.

Edit: more @Pagerunner wizardry, here it is:

http://web.archive.org/web/20170716103216/http://brandonsanderson.com/drafts/warbreaker/MistbornPrime-pro.doc

(clicking this will auto-download the file)

Oh, and as Eternal Khol says below, Mistborn Prime was not an unfinished book, it was completed.

 

Part of the Eleventh Metal available here: 

https://www.brandonsanderson.com/mistborn-the-eleventh-metal/

All the era 2 broadsheet are also available on his site and on the Coppermind.

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Ah thanks, I didn't actually click on the links past TWG because I assumed it'd already been verified. I'm not sure how to link to the Wayback Machine

http://web.archive.org/web/20170716102712/http://brandonsanderson.com/drafts/warbreaker/LiarPt12.doc

https://web.archive.org/web/20170716093039/http://www.brandonsanderson.com/drafts/warbreaker/LiarCh1v3.doc

(clicking the above links will automatically download the files)

This is all that was made available of the Liar of Partinel. We don't have anything more than mentions of the Lightweaver of Rens, its intended sequel. 

 

I think Elantris deleted scene The Mad Prince, The Emperor's Soul deleted prologue are also on his site

Edit:

https://www.brandonsanderson.com/the-emperors-soul-deleted-prologue-imperial-fool/

Hmm, is the Mad Prince only available on the 10th Anniversary Edition?

Edit: Ah no, found it:

https://www.brandonsanderson.com/elantris-deleted-scenes-the-mad-prince/

I think the Hoid & Skaze post script is not available on the site though.

 

Plus, there are Mistborn deleted scenes

https://www.brandonsanderson.com/mistborn-deleted-scene-1/

 

The Jasnah deleted scene from WoR:

https://www.tor.com/2014/08/06/stormlight-archive-scene-after-words-of-radiance/

Stick deleted scene:

https://www.brandonsanderson.com/words-of-radiance-deleted-interlude-stick/

Ikraa deleted interlude:

https://www.brandonsanderson.com/words-of-radiance-ikraa-interlude/

 

Warbreaker deleted scene

https://www.brandonsanderson.com/warbreaker-deleted-scenes-mab-the-cook/

 

The Dragonsteel chapters start from here:

https://www.brandonsanderson.com/dragonsteel-prime-chapter-25-bridge-four-1/

Brandon has only made available the chapters focusing on the Shattered Plains, which has been moved to the Way of Kings. So, no heavy Cosmere endgame spoilers.

 

There are also several non-Cosmere works sample chapters available on his site.

https://www.brandonsanderson.com/firefight-prologue/

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4 hours ago, AonEne said:

Mistborn Prime

This one was completed. You just gotta request it from Brandons email 

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