It's a big day!
At long last, I can reveal the cover for the newest Reckoners novel! Not only that, but you can also check out the first chapter on Brandon Sanderson's website and YouTube channel, and pre-order the book on Audible. It launches July 22nd!
Set in Texas, "Lux" follows the story of a small group of Texas Reckoners — the survivors in many battles against the High Epic Lifeforce. Here's Audible's summary:
When the great red star Calamity appeared in the sky, some believed the end had come. They were right.
Calamity created the Epics: humans with incredible powers they didn't deserve.
They could have saved mankind. They could have lifted us into harmony and prosperity. Instead they burned. They slaughtered. They conquered. And then they ruled.
Jax has learned all of this the hard way. Orphaned at an early age, he's spent most of his childhood training to be a Reckoner - determined to find the Epics' weaknesses, unlock their secrets, and protect those of us who are still left.
But now, the mysterious High Epic Lifeforce has arrived with his flying city, Lux, to plunder what's left of Texas. So Jax and his ragtag team - the few who remain of the once-mighty Texas Reckoners - must take their battle to this floating fortress of riches - and defeat the invincible.
To avenge what has been lost. And rise anew.
It's a frustrating thing to sit on the most exciting news you can imagine for more than a year, but at long last, the world knows:
In August 2019, Brandon Sanderson and I teamed up to begin expanding the Reckoners universe established in his best-selling novels, Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity, as well as his short story, "Mitosis".
The expanded universe follows, as Brandon himself put it, "a new group of Reckoners in the same universe" as beloved characters like David, Prof, and Mizzy.
If you're here looking for more information... well, I obviously know more, but I can't give you anything more than Brandon did in his "State of Sanderson" post. Suffice it to say, I'm honored and proud of the forthcoming project, and I hope, beyond hope, that fans of Brandon's writing love it just as much as they've loved the original novels.