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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If you're looking for a cheap sappy copy-cat young adult, this is not it. Steelheart is complex. The storytelling is brilliant. The plot moves quickly, there's no way you could be bored. I can't wait to read the next one.
This is the first book I've listened to from this reader... He did a wonderful job.
I enjoyed the reader and the story.
A fantastic novel showing the struggle between good and evil and the effects power has
I usually set the timer when I listen to my books and let them lull me to sleep. Not this one!! I found myself listening to this until 5:30 AM!! It gets your adrenaline going!! I had to force myself to shut it off!! Can't wait to start the next one!
Steelheart is a great story with many plot twists towards the end. However I truly appreciated the voice performance of MacLeod Andrews - his voicing of the cast of characters was fabulous: From the Indian accent of Comflux to the French accent of Abraham. A truly enjoyable book- easy on the brain. I was able to listen to it for 7 hours in a row during traveling time. Next day I was curious to finish in one sitting.
The story is left open obviously- but not in a painful cliffhanger way.
Nevertheless I decided to read the second book in the series, because I think it can still hold some surprises.
50 something, retired professional, mother, grandmother, wife.
Well told story with some twists. I will continue this series. I have more questions now than I did half way through.
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