On 14 November, Oathbringer, the third book in the Stormlight Archive, was released and earned the number one spot on the NYT Bestseller list for hardcover fiction.
Brandon Sanderson tweeted that he was “humbled and honoured”, and thanked his “wonderful readers” for reading his book.
I'm humbled and honored to say that because of all you wonderful readers out there, Oathbringer is the #1 New York Times bestselling hardcover book on the 12/03 list. I hope you've enjoyed reading it! pic.twitter.com/MLnLQcwv7I
— Brandon Sanderson (@BrandSanderson) November 22, 2017
The 41-year-old fantasy author is best known for being the somewhat controversial choice to finish the late Robert Jordon’s Wheel of Time series after the author sadly passed away in 2007. It was Sanderson who said that the supposed final book would be too long, and decided to use three books to tie off the series.
Sanderson’s own works include Elantris, The Mistborn Series, Alcatraz, Warbeaker, and many others as well as the White Sands graphic novels.
His works are well known for their rigorous worldbuilding, in-depth magic systems, and a diverse cast of characters and creatures.
When not on tour around the world, creating weekly podcasts with other authors, or teaching creative writing, Sanderson resides in Utah with his wife and three children.