From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson comes a new novella collection, including a brand new, never-been-published story.
Stephen Leeds is schizophrenic (. . . probably . . .) and he's in demand. But not for his own skills - his clients want to tap into the imaginary experts that populate his mind - and it's getting a bit crowded in there.
One of his many 'aspects' is a trained soldier, another a psychological expert, a third is a librarian, and all of them want to help him solve problems, making him an exceptionally versatile intelligence agent. If you need a stolen corpse retrieved or a missing inventor found, Stephen Leeds is the man - or rather, the team - for the job. But managing a team is a challenge in itself, all the more so when some of the team feel they know better than Stephen himself . . .
The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds is an omnibus edition of the three amazing Legion novellas: Legion, Legion: Skin Deep and Legion: Lies of the Beholder.
'An absolutely fantastic read' Fantasy Book Review
'The pulse of a thriller and the hook of a fascinating hero balancing on the edge of psychosis' Library Journal
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.