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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Very interesting take on a slightly more realistic kind of xmen.
Some of the teen romance was clunky and annoying but most character interaction worked. I found myself constantly annoyed by the boy being madly in love with a cold and rude girl that treated him poorly.
The attention to David making "bad metaphors" throughout the story always made me grind my teeth.
Annoyances aside it was an enjoyable book with some very interesting world building and rules.
Was not up to Elantris par.
excellent. with engaging characters and plenty of action. enjoyed the. narrators and the accents immensely. 10
not a bad story, but not an epic one. there was a lot of repetition of the same works and phrases. by the end I cringed whenever I heard son or calamity.
I am a hardcore Sanderson fan, though all of his books have very similar characters and scenarios, the way he presents it in the plot will always continue to blow my mind! Steelheart was no exception!
About to start the second one. Don't even have the patience beforehand to write an exhaustive review. This book is exciting, clever, and rich with visual detail. My first experience with the author. Highly recommend!
MacLeod does an amazing job of swapping between voices throughout the story. It kept the story flowing and entertaining. A great story with interesting and fun character's, and a heartfelt undertone. Picking up the sequel now!
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