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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The vocabulary. Its like it was written for pre-teens. I like Brandon Sanderson and that's why I got this book but, its very different from his previous works. Sorry, It just wasn't for me.
Nothing from this series.
No problem with the narrator.
No - this is the wrong storyline for a movie - IMHO
This book may be good to YA's but for me, not so much. I like fantasies... Game of thrones, WoT, Neil Gaiman etc... The characters were just not built up enough. The main character had a life long vendetta against the bad ass epic that killed his father but got sidetracked by things like cool guns, motorcycles and a pretty girl. I really did not care about the main characters and therefore did not really care if any died. In fact I may kill a few characters off myself in my mind tonight.
The " world" of newcago was not built up enough to imagine it. There are made up curse words that are annoying such as " slontz" and " calamity" . . Perhaps the most annoying thing in this book is the use of metaphors that don't work but are supposed to be cute/funny. I can assure you they are neither cute or funny . Also there are little annoyances such as in this dystopian world of darkness and steel there is little attention paid to daily life, what things cost, what is the currency etc...at a loss for why this book is getting such good ratings.
I have read many of Brandon Sanderson's books ("Mystborn Series" "Way of kings" (currently reading "Words of Radiance", etc.) and I have loved all of them so I thought I would give another one of his books a shot. Let me start off by saying the narration was great and he did wonderful with the inflection and voices. The story on the other hand was not great and very predicable. A bit of a disapointment but not all books are going to be amazing. For my money (or credit) I would spend it on "Way of Kings" or "Mystborn"
"Words of Radiance"
Not read the next book whenever it is released.....
EveLynn in Kissimmee
I am not sure it would ever work for me. Very dark and violent and I could not get past the first couple chapeters
a variety of possibilities
Poor Mr Andrews - I do not rate his performance I think he probably is a great narrator. I just did not like the story or overall style
All of them
Just not my style - am not big into violence.
No clue. I just listened to it so I can't compare it to the print version.
David. He was the protagonist and it would be weird not to chose him.
Haven't listened to any other Macleod Andrew performance. He was pretty good.
Probably something like "shit just got real" or some other nonsense.
Ok - those other review topic prompters were crap. Here is all you need to know. This is a really good book. I've gone through about a dozen or so "mediocre" books recently looking for something this good. You should get it.
A protagonist who's not so whiny? At times, it was as though Jay Baruchel was right there in the car next to me.
I was expecting something a LOT more substantial.
The narrator sounded too much like a whiny, annoying brat (again, Jay Baruchel). I found myself rooting against the protagonist and his cohorts.
It could possibly make a decent comic book series that my pre-teen son might enjoy - but then again, I might be selling the tastes of my pre-teen son WAY too short.
Don't waste your time or money on this drivel.
In the top 5. I listen to about 2-3 books a month. This is only the second review I have done. I felt it deserved to be recognized. Hopefully this developers into a great series.
Main character. Without question. You spend the entire book pulling for the underdog. He's well developed and very few moments that you don't find yourself connecting with him.
The final battle was very well done. You had to continue until it's conclusion. I lost a lot of sleep trying to finish it.
Without a doubt. I found myself sitting in my car after I got home just to see what happened next.
This book really took me by suprise. It was nonstop action from beginning to end. I have listen to a few Superhero books in the past but this one really made you connect with the main character. If you want a truly fun book this is the one. I broke my golden rule when I bought this book. I never start a series until there are a few books already out and this book proves why I have that rule. Now I have to wait for book #2? I have the patience of a nat.
In my opinion, a good story evokes emotion. It'll make me laugh, angry, or cry. But it can't just be words on a page. It has to do something
Great book! I fully recommend. Not like anything out there. And that's why its so cool and interesting. Brandon always delivers. Well thought out and I'll be waiting for the next one, if there is one.
All that needs to be said is it is defiantly worth the credit and that you will LOVE this book. The only regret I have, is I wish I would of waited until there were more books to the series out. I can't wait till the next book.
great story line
I don't like super hero stories... too hard to suspend reality. However, this was a great story and I bought into the story and really enjoyed the book.
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