Brandon Sanderson Gives Update on Fifth Stormlight Archive Book

Brandon Sanderson’s critically accclaimed The Stormlight Archive series won’t be getting a fifth book in the series until 2024 according to the author. 

Fans will have to be patient and wait a little longer than usual for Sanderson to add to the Stormlight Archive. The author has been busy with his Kickstarter campaign as well as the newest Mistborn book The Lost Metal which is set to come out in November.

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Sanderson Gives Update on Fifth Stormlight Archive Book

Sanderson wrote on Reddit “When will the book come out?  I’m looking at fall 2024.  I have tried to be very forthcoming about this one—warning people for a while that 2023 might be too optimistic.  And, as I feared, I have been forced to let the date slide quite far into 2024 because of three issues.  The first is that I set myself up for a TON of revisions this year, and they’ve been taking more time than expected.  I still have two books to revise, though I’ve been spending all of August on Stormlight.”

This isn’t the only reason the novel has been pushed back.

“That isn’t the primary reason I’ve ended up pushing back the book,” wrote the author. “I’d planned for these revisions, and could have done those while working on Stormlight.  The second reason I pushed the book back is that I knew this book, of all the ones in the sequence, deserved a little extra time and attention.  It will likely be the longest of the series to date, and I have to be careful to juggle all the storylines properly.  I didn’t want to be rushed on it, and—though it may shock you—an 18-month production cycle wasn’t going to cut it.” 

“The third reason is one I haven’t been able to gauge as easily as the first two—something new to my life.  Lately, I’ve needed to dedicated more and more of my time to running a company.  I still reserve three days a week solely for writing, but that’s down from four days a week in previous years.”

Sanderson is Busy But Still Taking his Time with his Books

It is good to know that Sanderson is taking his time to make sure the book is perfect. Taking a year longer than normal is fine. If it is more like ten years or more, then that is something to complain about. It also helps that Sanderson is giving us updates and keeping fans in the loop.

As Sanderson gets more and more famous, he will have more responsibilities. It is amazing that Sanderson does get out as many books as he does. Not only does he have the Stormlight Archive and the Mistborn series, he is also working on a bunch of other projects and recently released the third book in the Skyward Flight series.


Have you read the Stormlight Archive series? If so, what do you make of the news? If you haven’t read the series, you can read our series guide and read individual reviews for each book in the series. Happy reading!

20 thoughts on “Brandon Sanderson Gives Update on Fifth Stormlight Archive Book

  1. Anonymous says:

    this nigga needs to stop working on these skyward books and random other series outside of cosmere bruh

  2. Anonymous says:

    It’s been 11 years since the last song,of ice and, fire book so three years or maybe four between these books is not bad

  3. Anonymous says:

    Really looking forward to the next book. It’s such a good series. Wish he would focus on it more than some of the other stuff like Skyward but I know sometimes you need to release your brain from a task you have been working on non stop. Injust hope this isn’t going to turn into another Patrick Rothfuss: King Killer Chronicles or Game of Thrones type of disappointment and never get an ending to the series 😕.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Reading number two now but have number three when I finish two. I love these stories. I recently quoted from two about the statement of power. I love that statement. “ power is the illusion of perception “.

  5. KAMIL says:

    “… as well as the newest Mistborn book The Lost Metal which is set to come out in November.”

    But The Lost Metal came out on the 15th November 2022, please clarify? Are you sure it’s not the info from last year?

    1. Anonymous says:

      Read the linked reddit post. This article is citing an update from a year ago. Anything for clicks

  6. Anonymous says:

    The sanderson post referenced was made in 2022. This post is marked as new, but there are 4 month old comments. Shenanigans, much?

  7. Anonymous says:

    How they gonna write an article based on information from last year? The Lost Metal came out last November…

  8. Anonymous says:

    I love all of Sanderson’s books. I know, because I have read them all.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It’s about time! Stop writing that other crap and continue with your magnum opus! You wrote 5 bad books since then. Ugh.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Don’t pull an RRMartin on us, I quit on him for taking to long too. Didn’t watch the series either because I knew it was to blame.

  11. Anonymous says:

    When a person spreads their bandwidth too thin, my concern is the quality of the result is degraded. I’m willing to wait, assuming it’s worth waiting for. That said, we are seeing a pattern of Sanderson trying to spread himself so thin that I worry the creative content will suffer. I hope I am wrong. Perhaps he should pick a series he really wants to support (Mistborn or whatever), and just fully support it. In my opinion The 11th Metal really didn’t need to be written. In fact at the time, I was thinking “dude, why are you even dedicating time to a series that has long past met it’s conclusion, when you are neglecting another series that is still developing”. Is it business? Then it’s bad business. It’s like he just stuck together a few things from his bag of tricks to get something published. Well, I guess that’s business. I hope he gets back to what he does best. Writing from his creative heart.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Take your time my friend. The rhythm of war lost a bit of tempo in the middle so best you get everything you wish perfect for the next one. It’s a world almost without compare and deserves your time. We will read everything else you publish in the mean time.

  13. Anonymous says:

    An extra year is no problem. Even if it isn’t out until 2025 I’d be fine with that too as long as the extra time allows for the series to end properly. There are A LOT of new characters in book 4 and I’m sure that just added a whole new layer of complexity and loose threads to tie up

  14. Anonymous says:

    This post was posted 1 week ago but there are comments from months ago, and references comments from Brandon and books that came out a year ago. Brandon literally gives % progress updates on the progress of all his books EVERY WEEK. It is not a surprise when his books are coming out.

    This website is clearly just a click farm. I’ll be adding it to my ignore list.

  15. Anonymous says:

    You have the timeline wrong. Lost Metal has been out for a year bro.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Just so you’re all aware, this was written by chatGPT, and the free version too! The lost metal came out last year, AFTER he announced book 5 was pushed last year. The free version of chatGPT doesn’t know the books are out because it’s outdated by 1 year


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