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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Interesting plot, but narration is cheesy and struck me as geared more for teens. Lots of repetitive words like sparks, calamity are severely overused and become irritating.
I loved this book. it was well written, well narrated, and has great pacing. I'm excited for the next books in the series.
I really enjoyed the book and appreciate that it kept the language clean so that my girls can listen to it.
I really enjoyed the anti superhero world created in this novel. It was exciting and interesting. The characters were fun. The narration was good.
And an awesome story to go along with it. Fast paced, amazing characterization a, a wholly unique world. Great book all around!
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gripping is a good word to describe this book. The play on "bad metaphors" made me smile. This is a great read for anyone who has ever felt like the "little guy. "
I love everything Brandon Sanderson has written, from Elantris to Misborn to his Wheel of Time contributions. I just could not like this book. The story seemed simplistic, the characters one dimensional and most of all the violence was excessive and off-putting. In addition, I found the characters' almost worshipful attitudes towards their guns to be offensive. The idea that a book targeted at teens spends pages describing young people's attachments to their weapons as if they were their best friends seems very unhealthy to me. The fact that these are (or very similar to) currently available rifles and handguns makes this different than is usually the case in the fantasy genre. Having romance flourish around a discussion of which handguns work most accurately or whether handguns or rifles are better weapons disgusted me.
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