The Rithmatist

Brandon Sanderson

No. of pages 384

Great for age 12+
More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings.?Rithmatists are humanitys only defense against the Wild Chalklingsmerciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles. As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students study the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearingkidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discoveryone that will change Rithmaticsand their worldforever.


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The Rithmatist was written by Brandon Sanderson. It was created especially for YA readers.

Genres: fantasy and science fiction