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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Exceeded my expectations. Excellent narrator. You really felt like there were multiple characters and not just one monotone narrator. Loved the character development. Can't decide who's my favorite!
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.
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.
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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Performance is amazing, just wow! Thank you so much! What a passion, what a drama! It made the story shine!
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.
Yes, other Sanderson reads, and he does great.
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.
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.
Megan... what guys would like a girl like that... Even my girlfriend likes her... Just saying she's cool.
I love the combat scene, all of them. The detail just makes the whole thing come together.
Superhero's have nothing on these villains...
This was a great book and I cant wait to read/listen to the others.
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
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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