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About the Author

Brandon Sanderson is the multiple #1 New York Times best-selling author of the incredible Mistborn and Stormlight Archive adult fantasy series. In 2013, he won the Hugo Award for Best Novella for The Emperor’s Soul, set in his acclaimed, interconnected Cosmere literary universe.
Brandon has also published several New York Times best-selling books aimed at younger readers including Skyward, The Rithmatist, the Reckoners trilogy, and the five-book Alcatraz series.
Since his first novel was published by Tor Books in May 2005, Brandon’s books have been translated into thirty-five different languages and sold over 21 million copies.

About the Co-author

Steven Michael Bohls lives inside a head of fairy tales and magic. He is a dreamer first, a thinker second, and a writer last. He sculpts, illustrates, builds, creates, and designs. Early in his career, he went on a quest to write 12 novels in 12 months, all of which still live, unpublished, on his hard drive. However, his thirteenth novel became his first published book. Jed and the Junkyard War was picked up by Disney and released in 2016. The sequel, Jed and the Junkyard Rebellion, came out in 2018. Since then, he has been working to continue the New York Times best-selling series The Reckoners, as well as build his own fantasy universe in his upcoming book, Song of Steel. When he’s not writing, he’s complaining his way through metroidvania video games, annoying his friends with blue control decks in Magic the Gathering, playing make believe with his kids, or being a dragon.

About the Executive Producer and Editor

Max Epstein is the co-founder of Mainframe LLC with Brandon Sanderson. Mainframe is a spoken word entertainment and production company. The goal of the company is to tell compelling original stories in audio-first formats. Max has spent the past decade in Hollywood working in development and production, including on a number of Brandon Sanderson properties and films like Iron Man 3, Transcendence, and Collide, among others. He is a graduate of the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

About the Performer

MacLeod is a multiple Audie, Earphones, and SOVAS award-winning narrator with hundreds of credits to his name. Perhaps best known for a cinematic approach with full characterizations and intimate deliveries, in series such as The Reckoners, Sandman Slim, and Warriors, he's also been noted for his straight reads ranging from memoir to modern classics such as The World According to Garp and, more recently, The Story of B by Daniel Quinn. Outside of the booth he has produced four feature films, 2015's festival hit and New York Times spotlighted psychological thriller They Look Like People, The Siren, A Ghost Waits (four stars from The Guardian), and another that will be hitting the festival circuit in summer 2021. Fun fact: he's been the voice of Whole Foods on TV in 2020 and 2021.

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Not as good as the usual Sanderson imo

The first half of this book felt like a rehash of Steelheart, and the second half was like a strange series of loosely connected, overly edgy, vignettes (which took priority over the story :/). I usually enjoy a good bit of blood n guts, but in this book it just felt melodramatic.
The best part was the setting, and even that was significantly less interesting than the city of salt from the third Reckoners book, or the shadowy city of steel from Steelheart.
Great narration though 👍

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A fun read enjoyed getting back to the reckoners

The first 1/2 of this book is superb and really deserves a 5 start. unfortunately the Second half was a bit bizarre and fell flat for me. I would still recommend that fan of the series give this book a chance. The characters are interesting. I was hoping for a cameo from the Main team but they did not show up.

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Great continuation!

Highly recommend to anyone! Great book, can't wait to continue the journey. Listened through and couldn't stop.

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The Best of Sanderson, Bohls is Brilliant!

Bohls and Sanderson are magic together. Bohls shows his understanding of this epic series and grows it beyond imagination.

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As usual a spectacular novel narrated wonderfuly

Loved this book, Sanderson is my favorite author and rarely disappoints, I read steelheart, firefight and calamity as a kid (I skipped mitosis sry Mr Sanderson) and this new addition brings just as much joy to my adult self as it did to the kid I once was, thank you Brandon Sanderson and all contributing influences for fostering my love of reading my entire life.

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great Reckoners audiobook

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I love anything Brandon Sanderson writes, but I wasn't sure if I would like the co-writing. this is still an excellent book even by Brandon's standard

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Masterful Story Tellers

I’ve been hooked since discovering Steelheart 8 years ago. The entire series is interwoven. I absolutely love the Easter eggs between the stories. Sanderson is a master of story telling and his collaborations from Jordan to Bohls have always been phenomenal, award worthy literature.

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An ok book, but just that

I liked the other Reckoners novels, but this one just made me bored. The story started out interesting and i liked the development of the characters even if it feels a bit of a rehash of the archetypes, but as it progresses it becomes a bit of a slog, a tad boring.
Not gonna give out spoilers, but be warned that everything ends in a huge cliffhanger.

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Welcome back to the Reckoning!

Obviously if Brandon Sanderson touched it then strap in for a ride! He also had a co-author and from what I can see Steven Michael Bohls was outstanding. As usual, Macleod Andrews was impeccable with the narration. So dive in with zero hesitation fellow needs!

Fantastic writing. Amazing characters. Incredible narration. Epic book!

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Don't worry about it being co-authored!

I was reluctant when I saw that this isn't purely from Sanderson's mind, I worried that co-author Bohls would be a weak link in the writing and lower the quality of the storytelling, or that this wouldn't *feel* quite like Reckoners 1-3. I was relieved to find that both fears were unfounded. You can barely tell the difference between writer voice in Lux vs. Steelheart.

If you were entertained by the first trilogy and enjoy exploring the world of Reckoners killing Epics, you will be pleased to have spent a credit on this.

I'm also a sucker for MacLeod Andrews' voice though, so maybe I was just hypnotized by his beautiful narration.

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  • 08-01-21

Love it

Just love it. As a Brandon Sanderson fan, this one does not disappoint. Enjoy how we get small insights to the precious books in the series.

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  • 08-01-21

A great follow up to the original trilogy

The timeline follows the original trilogy and by the end of Lux were up to date with what happens at the end of Calamity. if you enjoyed the original trilogy, you'll definitely enjoy this.