The Rithmatist

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Tom Doherty Associates, May 13, 2014 - Young Adult Fiction - 384 pages

The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson's New York Times bestselling epic teen adventure is now available in paperback.

More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity's only defense against the Wild Chalklings. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing—kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery—one that will change Rithmatics—and their world—forever.

A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013

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User Review  - aarondesk - LibraryThing

Before I read this book, I thought - chalk magic, that's weird. Wasn't really interested. But I'm so glad I read it. Loved it. The concepts were cool. The plot, ending, and vibe of the book were great. The biggest problem is that the series probably won't get finished for 10 years! Read full review

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User Review  - CSDaley - LibraryThing

Sanderson really has a knack for creating interesting worlds with crazy fun magic. I loved this book. It also didn't exatly end like I thought it would. It is rare a book surproses me anymore but this one did several times. I am looking forward to seeing where it goes next. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. He is the author of such bestsellers as the MistbornŽ trilogy and its sequels, The Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, and The Bands of Mourning; the Stormlight Archive novels The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance; and other novels, including The Rithmatist and Steelheart. In 2013, he won a Hugo Award for Best Novella for The Emperor's Soul, set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris. Additionally, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of TimeŽ sequence.

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