Firstborn - Brandon Sanderson


By Brandon Sanderson

  • Release Date: 2010-07-20
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 320 Ratings


In Brandon Sanderson's riveting "Firstborn," a Original short story, much glory is expected of the son of a High Duke of the interstellar Empire.

And expected. And still expected, despite endless proof that young Dennison Crestmar has no talent whatsoever for war. But the life Dennison is forced to live will have its surprising lessons to impart.

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  • Glad I got it

    By Durbcity
    So Brandon Sanderson is now not only writing brilliant fiction books, but he's writing brilliant sci-fi as well. Of course it's just a short story, so it doesn't go into as much glorious detail as it could in a full-sized book, but it's also pretty cheap, so I definitely recommend.
  • Engaging, well-written SF

    By kepredding
    Enjoyable, quick read...I'm pretty picky about the quality of writing in my sci-fi, and Sanderson, as usual, remains both unpretentious and engaging, while also intelligent and creative. I didn't love Mistborn, unlike many others, but I adored Way of Kings, and this little story felt a bit more like that new series in style and substance (though about 700 pages shorter, haha!). Highly recommended.
  • Well done!

    By Haywardmj
    One of the best wifi short stories I have read in a long time! I hope Brandon returns to this universe someday!
  • Draws You In

    By HB Stucki
    Great read. Pulled me in right away and kept me up way too late in order to finish.
  • Great!

    By Chubax
    Im a massive Brandon sanderson fan. Read almost all of his books. This isnt his best work but its pretty good. Its nice to see him work with sci fi and try something diferent and he obviously knows what to do. Its a good filler while waiting for his next books.
  • What writing should be . . .

    By Ryan A Taurant
    Brandon Sanderson has this amazing ability: he can bring characters to life in a way that most authors can't. When I first heard that he was taking over to complete the Wheel of Time, I have to admit that I was skeptical. Robert Jordan left some very big shoes to fill. But after experiencing the way that Sanderson handled my favorite series, I was an instant fan. I have since purchased, read, re-read, and then re-re-read all of his works. Firstborn is a masterpiece. A short, simple story that showcases all of the amazing talent that Sanderson possesses. I would love to see more SciFi from this author, but even if he wrote a pulp romance, I would probably still read it. 5 stars is not enough!!
  • Good afternoon read.

    By UberG33K
    An interesting short story with a twist.
  • Good story

    By ETGPressINC
    Good main character. Flowed very nicely.
  • Firstborn

    By DrJody
    A nice little read. A short book, but it had interesting twists and turned. It had a nice set of teaching points. There was an interesting subtext. There were some nice unexpected turns, all in 69 pages. Nice.
  • Great short story!

    By Wasted $.99
    I've read every book printed in paperback by Sanderson. By far!!!!, my all time favorite author. Can't wait for his next series, and the final books of "the wheel of time" to hit paperback!