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Verified Locations for Unpublished Content, Sample Chapters, and Published Short Fiction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Welcome to the official thread for all sample chapters, unpublished books, and short stories that Brandon has put out on the internet.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Please note that unpublished works are not necessarily canonical.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. PMing Ene is likely the quickest way to have a change made. Thank you for your assistance in helping us create a comprehensive list!

Full Published Works:



Short Fiction:

The Hope of Elantris



Unpublished Works: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.

There is a chapter of The Final Empire Prime available on Brandon's website, and through the Contact form, you can ask for a copy of TFE Prime.

Unfinished Books:


Adamant scene 

Some Liar of Partinel scenes

The Silence Divine scene 

Dragonsteel Prime

Mistborn Prime

Final Empire Prime

Full Short Fiction:

The Traveler


Defending Elysium

Unfinished Short Fiction:

I Hate Dragons (Extended Version)


Sample Content:



Mistborn: The Final Empire

The Well of Ascension

The Hero of Ages

Shadows of Self

The Way of Kings

Words of Radiance


Rhythm of War

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

The Scrivener's Bones

The Knights of Crystallia

The Shattered Lens



The Rithmatist

Short Fiction:

The Emperor's Soul

The Eleventh Metal


Perfect State

Infinity Blade: Awakening



Deleted Scenes:


Elantris scenes

Mistborn scenes (includes a TFEP scene)

Jasnah scene from Words of Radiance

Words of Radiance interludes

Warbreaker scene

Short Fiction:

The Emperor's Soul prologue


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


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