From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Mistborn Trilogy, Brandon Sanderson, comes the first book in a new, action-packed thrill ride of a series - Steelheart. Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics.
But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.
Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.
And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning - and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.
He's seen Steelheart bleed.
And he wants revenge.
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I like a story that I cannot predict the ending to, yet still makes sense and is satisfying. This is one of those stories.
Great characters that you love to follow and a story that keeps you interested until the end. I just bought the next one.
Mr. Sanderson has created a fantastic new world for our young hero, Jonathan, to spread his wings and soar. Although he loses his father at a tender age, Jonathan develops the character and attitude of a winner; grow stronger in mind and body and one can overcome tremendous obstacles. His story unfolds in this action packed and entertaining novel.
This book is highly recommended for science fiction enthusiasts of all ages.
Very near the top!
I liked Abraham and Cody the best -- the reader really developed the characters through the voices he used.
I am thrilled to recommend this new author to my friends! I was so surprised to find new ideas in fiction, a very engaging and compelling story that was clean and decent AND a very satisfying redemptive ending! Happy endings still live, but not in a Disney, cheesy romance kind of way .....Sanderson's happy endings are a whole new world for me!
This was my first taste of Sanderson and I am HOOKED. The world he has created is so detailed it's like he's really been there. And the narration brought me along for the ride effortlessly. The action was wild and exciting, but even the "slow" parts kept me riveted. If I could have one super power it would be to never need sleep so that I could have listened to the entire book without stopping. I can't wait to dive back into world of Newcago with Firefight!
The narrator was excellent, very well read. The story could of used more depth in details but maybe that was intentional to buy the second book. I liked it.
Shiloh Bound Doc! University of Iowa graduate. Iowa Writer's Workshop fan. Hawkeye Fan! Believer. Husband. Father. Physician.
OK for young ones.
Typical Demi-god with an Achilles heel.
Plot inconsistency with nuanced distinction between "unintended" attack and attack by the non-fearful.
Poor handling of interpersonal emotional interplay.
Probably will read next in series so that "I will have done it."
Suggest Lois McMaster-Bujold and Vorkosigan Saga was an author who is mature with her characters emotional development.
This book surpassed my expectations. The playful banter between characters keeps the story light while also dealing with some serious moments. Masterfully told. I loved it!
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