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Steelheart: Reckoners, Book 1 | [Brandon Sanderson]

Steelheart: Reckoners, Book 1

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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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    Amber 02-26-15
    Amber 02-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the best but...."

    When I say not the best I don't mean that in a bad way. What I mean is that it's not the best of Brandon Sanderson's work. The best way to interpret that sentence is to understand that Brandon Sanderson's work is above so many other authors. this is a fulfilling book.

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    Joseph Scott Lawter 02-26-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Sometimes you need to help the heroes along."

    The thing that most impresses me about Sanderson's work are the plot twists. I'm pretty good at catching plot twists, but I rarely get his. Beyond that, this is an amazing book that really explores a facet of Superhero literature that hasn't been fully explored. A world of only villains. This book is amazing, it will change your life. Get after it.

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    A United States 02-25-15
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    "Creative genius!"

    This is a great story with a unique and compelling plot. Loved it! Hope a sequel is coming. Well done!

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    Ross Peery 02-24-15
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    "Excellent YA novel"

    A bit dark at 80% of the way through, with a triumphal ending.

    The narrator was so enjoyable, and did such a good job with the main character in particular, that I waited until I could listen rather than opening the book.

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    Amazon Customer Vancouver, WA 02-24-15
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    "Incredible performance, amazing story"

    Performance is amazing, just wow! Thank you so much! What a passion, what a drama! It made the story shine!

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    Will 02-23-15
    Will 02-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I love Sanderson the best, and this is my favorite"
    What made the experience of listening to Steelheart the most enjoyable?

    Sanderson is the master. He does such a great job of making sure "power" has strengths and weaknesses (at least limitations) and no other story captures this better than this one. His characters are diverse, amazing, fun, funny, and you really feel connected.


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, other Sanderson reads, and he does great.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both


    Any additional comments?

    The worst part of this story is the ending... because then you have to go find something else to try and enjoy as much for a while.

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    Stuart New York, USA 02-23-15
    Stuart New York, USA 02-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "As a young adult, worth the time"
    Where does Steelheart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed Steelheart and so did my girlfriend. We both didn't know what to expect, but once we got started we couldn't stop. The story is really fresh and fun and makes for a good read/listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Megan... what guys would like a girl like that... Even my girlfriend likes her... Just saying she's cool.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love the combat scene, all of them. The detail just makes the whole thing come together.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Superhero's have nothing on these villains...


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great book and I cant wait to read/listen to the others.

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    Dean 02-23-15
    Dean 02-23-15 Member Since 2009

    a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.

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    "fun teen fiction"
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    great post apocalyptic sci-fi. The main character has lots of potential. I first real a reckoners short, and it got me hooked. I have already started the second book in the series. great plot, characters are interesting too, plus the book has enough plot twists to make it bearable. mid-teens in difficulty.

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    Donnamar Bolton Jamaica 02-22-15
    Donnamar Bolton Jamaica 02-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I story that will keep you on the edge imagine."
    Would you listen to Steelheart again? Why?

    Yes yes and more yes this an epic story as to characters are. this book is definitely deserve and required multiple times, cant wait for the other books in this series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Steelheart?

    The most memorable moment if the final fight where prof, david and the reckoner defeat Steel heart that was an epic battle.


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    Sharai 02-20-15
    Sharai 02-20-15 Member Since 2015

    SEVERELY DYSLEXIC. When I was young my mom would read to me of a world that was just out of my reach. thank you Mom, the Authors and Audible

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    "ANYTHING BRANDON SANDERSON IS 6 STARS AND MORE"
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    What can I say, I love his writing. Always well picked narrator's and all his books, large and small worth every credit.

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