Delacorte Press has announced the acquisition of a new young adult book trilogy by Brandon Sanderson under the title “Apocalypse Guard,” to be published beginning in spring 2018.
The description for the trilogy notes that “Apocalypse Guard” is set “in a world parallel to that of the Reckoners [trilogy].”
Which makes one wonder…is Sanderson building a second Cosmere?
From Delacorte’s press release:
The Apocalypse Guard series is set in a world parallel to that of the Reckoners, and an organization of superpowered individuals is at its center. Their collective objective is to save doomed planets, until the day something goes horribly wrong and it is up to one young member of the guard to fix things before time runs out for her and the planet she calls home.
Publication of the first book in the series is planned for spring 2018.
“Parallel” to the world of the Reckoners, i.e. Earth? Interesting. Is this set in Earth’s future, beyond the events of The Reckoners, or before? Or both? Sanderson has stated before that The Reckoners isn’t part of the Cosmere that Stormlight Archive, Mistborn, and other books take place within, but that doesn’t preclude Sanderson from expanding the universe he’s begun with The Reckoners series. And since Apocalypse Guard is about a collective that saves doomed planets, it seems as if we’re about to see a much larger Reckoners universe, almost like a second Cosmere!
This is pure speculation on my part, but that’s part of why Sanderson’s books are so much fun, because they make room for wide speculation. We’ll see for sure come spring 2018!
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