by Brandon Sanderson
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0765311771
Date: 01 May, 2005 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From Inside Jacket:
Elantris: gigantic, beautiful, literally radiant, filled with benevolent beings who used their powerful magical abilities to benefit all the people of Arelon. yet each of these god-like beings had been an ordinary person until touched by the mysterious transforming power of the Shaod. Then, ten years ago, without warning, the magic failed. Elantrians became wizened, feeble, leper-like creatures, and Elantris itself dark, filthy, and crumbling. The Shaod became a curse.
(Source: Tor Books)