Illustrated version of Elantris published for 10th anniversary

Endpaper illustration in the 10th anniversary edition of Elantris

Endpaper illustration in the 10th anniversary edition of Elantris

The award-winning and much-loved epic fantasy novel Elantris has been taken to a whole new level of wonderfulness. Author Brandon Sanderson has announced that a 10th anniversary edition, illustrated and leather bound, is now available in his store and few select stores around the USA.

As a fan of illustrated novels, I cannot tell you how happy this makes me. Sure the price tag is steep, and I certainly won’t be buying a copy soon, but it doesn’t matter. I have faith that there are sufficient numbers of people who will buy the novel because they have the money to do so and because it is a classic piece of fiction that deserves to be produced in a form that endures.

In this new edition, Sanderson has also included Michael Whelan’s painting “Passage: Verge”, which the author credits as the original inspiration to write Elantris. Isaac Stewart has provided some map work in the new edition, but I am not sure whether other illustrators are included.

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