Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds, is #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson's novella collection of science fiction thrillers that will make you question reality--including a never-before-published story.
Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It's his hallucinations who are mad.
A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or art in a matter of hours. However, to contain all of this, his mind creates hallucinatory people—Stephen calls them aspects—to hold and manifest the information. Wherever he goes, he is joined by a team of imaginary experts to give advice, interpretation, and explanation. He uses them to solve problems . . . for a price.
His brain is getting a little crowded and the aspects have a tendency of taking on lives of their own. When a company hires him to recover stolen property—a camera that can allegedly take pictures of the past—Stephen finds himself in an adventure crossing oceans and fighting terrorists. What he discovers may upend the foundation of three major world religions—and, perhaps, give him a vital clue into the true nature of his aspects.
Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds includes Legion, Legion: Skin Deep and the brand new, shocking finale to Leeds' story, Lies of the Beholder.
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Through a compilation of three novellas, Sanderson (The Stormlight Archive) takes readers on a science fiction thrill ride through the life and mind of a schizophrenic genius as he solves high-tech mysteries. Stephen Leeds has 47 different hallucinations people that only he can see with each representing a different part of his brilliant mind. As he investigates cases, he takes his hallucinations with him as though they're living people; always included are J.C. (his protector), Ivy (his psychologist), and Tobias (his philosopher and historian). Others come along as their specific knowledge is needed. In the first story, they are called upon to find a stolen camera that can take pictures of the past. In the second, they seek the stolen body of an engineer that has vital information encoded into its cells. The final story answers why Stephen's love, Sandra, left, and whether she needs to be saved, possibly at the risk of his hallucination friends. Readers will get drawn into the fascinating world of Stephen and his friends real and imagined as they work together to solve the seemingly unsolvable.