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The Rithmatist

by Brandon Sanderson
Illustrator Ben McSweeney

Tom Doherty Associates | May 13, 2014 | Trade Paperback

The Rithmatist is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

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

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.19 × 5.51 × 1.02 in

Published: May 13, 2014

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0765338440

ISBN - 13: 9780765338440

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story in a fabulous world Thoroughly enjoyed this story. It is a great mixture of fanatsy, steampunk and mystery. Neat twist in the hero's story and great side-characters.
Date published: 2014-09-05

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The Rithmatist

by Brandon Sanderson
Illustrator Ben McSweeney

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.19 × 5.51 × 1.02 in

Published: May 13, 2014

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0765338440

ISBN - 13: 9780765338440

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  CHAPTER 01 "Boring?" Joel demanded, stopping in place. "You think the1888 Crew-Choi duel was boring ?" Michael shrugged, stopping and looking back at Joel."I don’t know. I stopped reading after a page or so." "You’re just not imagining it right," Joel said, walking up and resting one hand on his friend’s shoulder. He held his other hand in front of him, panning it as if to wipe away their surroundings— the green lawns of Armedius Academy— and replace them with the dueling arena. "Imagine," Joel said, "it’s the end of the Melee, the biggest Rithmatic event in the country. Paul Crew and Adelle Choi are the only two duelists left. Adelle survived, against all odds, after her entire team was picked off in the first few minutes." A few other students stopped on the sidewalk to listen nearby as they passed between classes. "So?" Michael said, yawning. "So? Michael, it was the finals! Imagine everyone watching, in silence, as the last two Rithmatists begin their duel. Imagine how nervous Adelle would have been! Her team had never won a Melee before, and now she faced down one of the most skilled Rithmatists of her generation. Paul’s team had shielded him at their center so that the lesser players fell first. They knew that would get him to the end practically fresh, his defensive circle almost completely untouched. It was the champion against the underdog." "Boring," Michael said. "They just sit there and draw." "You’re hopeless
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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

About the Author

BRANDON SANDERSON grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. In addition to completing Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time®, he is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn trilogy, Warbreaker, The Alloy of Law, The Way of Kings, Rithmatist, and Steelheart. He won the 2013 Hugo Award for “The Emperor’s Soul,” a novella set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris.

 

Editorial Reviews

A New York Times Editors'' Choice Selection

A New York Times Notable Children''s Book 2013

An American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults 2014

A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books of 2013

Summer 2013 Kids'' Indie Next List "Top Ten"

“Fantasy readers should devour this well-crafted mix of action and setup, enriched by thoroughly detailed cultural and historical background and capped by a distinctly unsettling twist.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Featuring ingenious magic (complete with profuse chalk drawing–style diagrams and illustrations from McSweeney), feisty characters, and a complex plot likely to unwind over several volumes, this high-spirited, exciting story will appeal to readers of all ages.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The Rithmatist, while it’s definitely as clear and exciting as a YA novel should be, is every bit as deep and richly invented as the best of Sanderson’s adult novels.” —Orson Scott Card, New York Times bestselling author of Ender’s Game

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