Elantris by Brandon Sanderson is an epic fantasy novel originally released in 2005. It is a special book because it is the very first published novel by Sanderson. Set in the kingdom of Arelon, the book pictures the points of view of Raoden the Prince of Arelon, Sarene the Princess of Teod, and Hrathen the high priest. The experiences of these persons reveal what actually happen behind the fall of Arelon’s magical, sophisticated capital city, Elantris, and the decline of its people, Elantrians, from gods to cursed beings.
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Cover and Details of Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (PDF)
- Title: Elantris
- Author: Brandon Sanderson
- Publisher: Tor Books
- Date Published: May 1, 2005
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765311771
- ISBN-13: 9780765311771
Summary of the Book
Arelon’s new capital, Kae, crouches in the shadow of Elantris. Princess Sarene of Teod arrives for a marriage of state with Crown Prince Raoden. She finds instead that Raoden has died and she is considered his widow. Both Teod and Arelon are under threat. So Sarene decides to use her new status to counter the machinations of Hrathen, a Fjordell high priest.
But neither Sarene nor Hrathen suspect the truth about Prince Raoden. Stricken by the same curse that ruined Elantris, Raoden was secretly exiled by his father to the dark city. His struggle to help the wretches trapped there begins a series of events that will bring hope to Arelon, and perhaps reveal the secret of Elantris itself.
Reviews of Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
I loved this book so much that I have read it multiple times. It is one of the best stand-alone novels and introduces you to a great author, Brandon Sanderson. He is am amazing author and supreme world builder. His magic systems are robust yet simple and precise, a magic you can almost believe in. Another great trait of this particular author is his book are clean, books I can give to my kids as soon as they are old enough. These are stories that families can share. (by Chris Gore, amazon.com)
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