🎧 Evershore by Brandon Sanderson @BrandSanderson #SuzyJackson @LLAudiobooks #LoveAudiobooks

Posted January 22, 2022 by Robin in Book Review / 6 Comments

🎧 Evershore by Brandon Sanderson @BrandSanderson #SuzyJackson @LLAudiobooks #LoveAudiobooksEvershore by Brandon Sanderson, Janci Patterson
Narrator: Suzy Jackson
Series: Skyward #3.1
Published by Listening Library on December 28, 2021
Genres: Science Fiction Fantasy, Space Opera, Young Adult
Length: 6 hours, 54 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
AmazonAudibleAudiobookBarnes & NobleApple
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

With the government of Detritus in disarray because of Superiority treachery, and with Spensa still away on her mission in the Nowhere, Jorgen must work together with the alien Alanik to pick up the pieces. They intercept a strange transmission from the planet Evershore and its Kitsen inhabitants, who say they have some of Jorgen’s people and want to return them - but can the Kitsen be trusted? And can Jorgen learn to master his increasingly erratic cytonic powers before they spiral out of control and destroy all hope of forming an alliance against the Superiority?

Evershore is the third novella in the Skyward series and even though it is listed as 3.1 all the events in it happen before book 3 chronologically so I would read it then.  Jorgen, call sign Jerkface, has so many new challenges ahead of him.  With the disappearance of Cob he is on a rescue mission to save one of the only Detritus leaders left.

The Kitsen are a species of small foxlike creatures.  They are considered lesser by the Superiority, meaning they aren’t an official part of the collective.  The humans need allies and the Kitsen just might be able to help them in more ways than one since they seem to have a few humans that belong to Detritus.

This was a really well done novella.  Jorgen is dealing with a lot since the last novella and he is trying to focus on the now so he doesn’t really have to deal with the ramifications from ReDawn.  Spensa is still missing and who knows where in the nowhere she really is and if she can make it back.  Jorgen is left with all the responsibilities of the people of Detritus and he has just figured out that the special cytonic power he has had his whole life is much bigger than he ever could have imagined.  With the help of a Kitsen master, he will go through a type of Jedi training to master some of its powers.

Novellas can add a lot of depth to a series.  There is a lot going on in this world and since Cytonic focused solely on Spensa I’m glad the three novella really fill in the gaps from different PoVs on what is happening while she is in the Nowhere.  I think these are must reads for the series.

If Spensa were listening to this, she would embellish on it. I laughed.

“Is something funny?”

“No,” I said. “Just imagining the ocean running red with the blood of my enemies.”

Juno sounded startled. “Is that some kind of…cytonic premonition?”

“Nope,” I said. “A memory of my girlfriend. Never mind. Go on.”


Suzy Jackson is really phenomenal in this series.  She does such a great job portraying all of the characters and I love her interpretation of the story.  I would listen to almost anything she was narrating.  I was able to listen to this at my normal 1.5x speed.

Listen to a clip:  

About Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson was born in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested to him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it. This changed when an eighth grade teacher gave him Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly.

Brandon was working on his thirteenth novel when Moshe Feder at Tor Books bought the sixth he had written. Tor has published Elantris, the Mistborn trilogy and its followup The Alloy of Law, Warbreaker, and The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance, the first two in the planned ten-volume series The Stormlight Archive. He was chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series; 2009’s The Gathering Storm and 2010’s Towers of Midnight were followed by the final book in the series, A Memory of Light, in January 2013. Four books in his middle-grade Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series have been released in new editions by Starscape, and his novella Infinity Blade Awakening was an ebook bestseller for Epic Games accompanying their acclaimed Infinity Blade iOS video game series. Two more novellas, Legion and The Emperor’s Soul, were released by Subterranean Press and Tachyon Publications in 2012, and 2013 brought two young adult novels, The Rithmatist from Tor and Steelheart from Delacorte.

The only author to make the short list for the David Gemmell Legend Award six times in four years, Brandon won that award in 2011 for The Way of Kings. The Emperor’s Soul won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novella. He has appeared on the New York Times Best-Seller List multiple times, with five novels hitting the #1 spot.

Currently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.

Rating Breakdown
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Narration (Audio)
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Posted January 22, 2022 by Robin in Book Review / 6 Comments

6 responses to “🎧 Evershore by Brandon Sanderson

    • His Flagship series is probably the Stormlight Archives. But he was the author that finished out The Wheel of Time series after Robert Jordan died. He is one of those authors that normally he has a few books out every year so you know you won’t be left hanging on waiting for a series to finish with him.