New YA Series on the Way from Brandon Sanderson!


BrandonGray-smallOur friends at Delacorte press just announced that we’ve got a new YA series on the way from Brandon Sanderson! The first novel in the planned trilogy, Steelheart, will be published in Fall 2013

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn trilogy, Sanderson’s novels have been published in over 25 languages, with millions of copies sold. Steelheart follows David—a teenager in the city that was once called Chicago—as he searches for the extraordinarily powerful Epic named Steelheart, who killed his father.

Delacorte will publish Steelheart in North America in Fall 2013 with simultaneous publication as an ebook.

Steelheart possesses the strength of 10 men and can control the elements. It is said no bullet can harm him, no sword can split his skin, no explosion can burn him. Nobody fights back . . . nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, the Reckoners spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then taking them out. For the death of his father, David wants in. For years, like the Reckoners, David’s been studying and planning, and has something they need. Not an object, but an experience. He’s seen Steelheart bleed. Steelheart takes an action-heavy plot, layers in complexity, and delivers twists and a breathtaking conclusion, as David and the Reckoners try to undo the dystopia the Epics have created.

According to Sanderson’s agent Eddie Schneider, Steelheart has entered preliminary negotiations for a major Hollywood deal. Brandon’s fiction has been nominated for more than a dozen awards in the last decade, and his Alcatraz series was a finalist for state awards in Florida, Hawaii, Nebraska, and North Carolina. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians was previously optioned for film by DreamWorks Animation, Mistborn was optioned by Paloppa Pictures, his forthcoming novella Legion is under option to Lionsgate, and a Mistborn video game will be released by Little Orbit in 2013 for all platforms.