Firstborn: A Original – Kindle edition by Brandon Sanderson. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features. Firstborn is a non-cosmere short story written by Brandon Sanderson published by Tor on their website. Summary[edit]. Dennison Crestmar. Firstborn by Brandon Sanderson – book cover, description, publication history.

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Upon arriving at the Stormwind, Dennison is escorted to a simulation room where High Admiral Kern is observing the what Dennison instantly recognizes as the battle of Seapress ; his brother’s first victory fresh out of the academy that begun the Reunification War.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Firsrborn comes to a serious battle between the two, of course. The ending felt abrupt but if I give it some thought, it does line up with the character portrayal and makes for a satisfying read nonetheless. Because of the retreat Dennison’s fleet had been the only one to survive, a fact that the Emperor considers worthy of a medal.

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In 47 pages he managed to create characters I wanted to know. He might not be good at acting out his theories but he relates, with perfect precision, what is happening on each monitor and what Varion’s next move will be.


This is Sanderson’s first published story, and it shows. Kindle Edition47 pages. Is there anything he can’t write? How to write a great review. We appreciate your feedback. Amazon UK Kindle Share this: But the life Dennison is forced to live will have its surprising lessons to impart.

Apr 11, Meret Punk rated it liked it Shelves: The first is that Sanderson has this creepy “predestined for greatness” vibe in all of his stories. A side that can write short! Noticing Denisson for the first time Varion approaches his brother and clearly states that the empire had managed to clone him after all, before taking off in his drop-ship.

Arriving in a spaceport he is greeted by his father, the High Duke Sennion Crestmarwhom Dennison notes they share firsgborn their height and nothing else in common. Would I recommend it? The review must be at least 50 characters long. The Wheel of Osheim.

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His moral may be that you have to work hard to be worthy of your destiny, but it’s still a destiny that was handed to you. The Rose and the Thorn.

Dennison wonders about being Varion’s clone and about the morality of his brother’s actions and if fighting for the Rebels is as morally just as sandeerson for the Empire, to which Kern counters with his own logic.


So, failure upon failure, as you could have guessed. Tor once again proves to be masterful at putting out science firstbonr shorts.

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But as Firstborn is a short story for free at Tor. The High Emperor expects great things of him that Dennison can hardly reciprocate beyond his own lack of self-esteem.

Earlier this year he released Calamitythe finale of the 1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners trilogy that began with Steelheart. Dennison is not Varion. This wasn’t particularly bad, but I expect more from Sanderson, even out of his genre.

I realise that the two brothers were at the center of the story, but with all those commanders, wasn’t there anyone else who had an idea of how to handle the situation?

View all 3 comments. Sanderson has yet to dissapoint me. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!