In news that has been 2 years in the making… Dynamite has announced the upcoming release of a new trilogy of graphic novels from Brandon Sanderson, author of the Mistborn series of novels. The series is based on an unpublished novel White Sands and is the missing part of Sanderson’s sprawling Cosmere universe. The series was initially announced two years ago at Book Expo America 2014.
Welcome to Taldain, a planet like no other. Taldain has no rotation; instead it is forever locked in place, one half in brilliant sunlight, the other in eternal night. The most powerful figures on Dayside are the Sand Masters, harnessing arcane powers to magically manipulate sand for construction, transportation, and spectacular displays of attack and defense. The weakest of their number is Kenton, whose paltry abilities pale in comparison to his peers and to his father, the powerful Lord Mastrell Praxton.
However, a conspiracy is afoot on Dayside that threatens the stability of the whole planet. When the Sand Masters are ambushed and slaughtered, Kenton believes himself to be the sole survivor. With enemies closing in on all sides, Kenton finds himself in an unlikely partnership with a mysterious Darksider called Khriss — who hides secrets of her own.
White Sand has been adapted by Rik Hoskin, scripter of the Mercy Thompson graphic novel, with art by Julius Gopez and colors by Ross Campbell. White Sand Vol. 1 will be on sale at comic shops and bookstores everywhere this June, and features 160 pages of art in a deluxe hardcover format for $24.99.