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 loved reading the Mistborn trilogy years ago, and grabbed this book on an Audible deal a few weeks back. After the first several chapters, I was hooked, and am going to be grabbing the rest of the Reckoner series once I place this period.
Based on the concept and description of the book, I was intrigued. It sounded like nothing I had ever read before. I do admit the story has potential and I like the concept behind the story. I just really couldn't get into the book or the story line. I made it half way through the book and found myself so annoyed and bored, that I couldn't bring myself to finish it. The narrator was great, but there was just something about this book that didn't pull me in and keep me interested.
I had a great time reading this book. Loved the world of epics the author created. Really great job by the narrator as well. If you liked The Matrix you'll love this book.
Thank you for a riveting story! The only things lacking in this tale are foul language and inappropriate moments - and that's NOT a criticism. This proves a well written book does not need the above mentioned content to hold the attention of the reader. I want more books like this that I can enjoy with my son without embarrassing moments and awkward skipping ahead. Thanks again! Encore!
Fun! Intriguing! Anti-hero!
The vast array of Epic powers
The passion in his voice.
A wonderful and exciting book. Well worth the listen! A great new twist on the vision of super powers.
Thrilling to the very last page. Fast paced with unforgetable characters. Plot was very inventive with surprizing and unforeseen ending. Thanks for the rollercoaster ride!
The book was written with very juvenile copy. This book might be suitable for a 10-14 year old, but not for an adult (words like "Sparks" and "Calamity" substituting swear words as examples).
Sure, but not this series
Not really...childish in nature and somewhat predictable.
This is a must read from Sanderson. Very cool story, and it's a nice change of pace for him. The only reason I didn't give it a full 5 stars is because I reserve that for something truly special (like Mistborn). I can't wait to read the sequel
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