Steelheart
Steelheart (The Reckoners)
Steelheart
Brandon Sanderson
The #1 New York Times bestseller from Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Oathbringer, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy. And don’t miss the rest of the Reckoners series: Firefight and Calamity!   Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary people extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics.   Epics are no friends of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man, you must crush his will.   Now, in what was once Chicago, an astonishingly powerful Epic named Steelheart has installed himself as emperor. Steelheart possesses the strength of ten men and can control the elements. It is said that no bullet can harm him, no sword can split his skin, and no fire can burn him. He is invincible. Nobody fights back . . . nobody but the Reckoners.   A shadowy group of ordinary humans, the Reckoners spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in.   When Steelheart came to Chicago, he killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David has been studying, and planning, and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.   He has seen Steelheart bleed.   And he wants revenge.Praise for the Reckoners Series: #1 New York Times Bestselling Series “Another win for Sanderson . . . he’s simply a brilliant writer. Period.” —Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind   “Action-packed.” —EW.com   “Compelling. . . . Sanderson uses plot twists that he teases enough for readers to pick up on to distract from the more dramatic reveals he has in store.” —The A.V. Club

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Science Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Steelheart is about a boy named David, who has been forced to live in the steel caverns below what is known as Newcago. He was raised by his father, who had been his sole caretaker and rolemodel for his childhood. That was before Camamity. Calamity, which had been reduced to a glowing red sphere in the sky, was still a mystery. It had appeared out of nowhere, and at the same time, ordinary people became more than ordinary. They had been granted extroadinary powers, but as they became more ahead of the rest of humanity, they gradually lost their humanity altogether.

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After having recently finished the book, I think that it is one of the best books I have read. Its storyline is creative, its protagonist amusing, and other characters very well thought out, from the personality to the accents. Its beginning very well sets the mood for the rest of the story, which gradually develops into an action-packed story of loss and redemption. All in all, Steelheart is an amazing book, and if I had to rate it, 9.75/10. If you are thinking about getting this book, do. It will be well worth your time.
5 years 12 months ago
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Thanks for the recommendation. I'll definitely look into it!
5 years 12 months ago
 
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