‘Steelheart’ by Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners 1)
This review may include spoilers
Science Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy |Genre
400 pages |Kindle Edition
September 26th 2013 (first published January 1st 2013) |Published
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.
I really enjoy the premise. People who have no powers are fighting against the oppressors. I really like that the Reckoners have no powers or aren’t epics. It’s exciting and fast paced. It’s not perfect, but Brandon Sanderson’s story telling abilities are what make his books so great.
I really like the characters, especially Abraham. I didn’t like how David was being treated and how he was reacting. I wanted him to not care so much about what the reckoners thought about him but if he did that he’d probably have no reckoners to help him.
David is patient and very smart. It soon became obvious that the reckoners needed him more than he needed them. The powers that the villains have are cool or as Brandon Sanderson would say ‘awesome’.
I absolutely love David’s metaphors. I thought I’d get tired of them but they made David endearing.
This is fantastic. Read it.
5/5 |Scriber Rating
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