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After the mysterious Calamity, powerful Epics now rule the world, each with their own unique strength… and downfall. David Charleston must discover the weakness of Steelheart, the leader and most powerful of all Epics, banding with fellow outlaws. But will he survive this fast-paced and thrilling venture? (Katey)
The #1 "New York Times" bestseller that James Dashner called fantastic, with relentless suspense and an explosive climax. And don t miss the rest of the Reckoners series, including "Firefight" now a #1 "New York Times "bestseller and "Calamity," coming soon
Brandon Sanderson, the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Words of Radiance," coauthor of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy, presents "Steelheart, " the first book in the Reckoners series, an action-packed thrill ride that will leave readers breathless.
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
The suspense is relentless and the climax explosive. James Dashner, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Maze Runner 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"
STAR] Snappy dialogue, bizarre plot twists, high-intensity action, and a touch of mystery and romance leaves readers] panting for the sequel. "Booklist," Starred
"Nuance and complexity alongside the action and intrigue...will have readers counting the days to the final volume."-"The Bulletin"
An absolute page-turner." "Publishers Weekly"
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.
About the Author
Brandon Sanderson is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Steelheart, the first book in the Reckoners series, and the internationally bestselling books in the Stormlight Archive and the Mistborn series. He was also chosen to com-plete Robert Jordan s The Wheel of Time series. His books have been published in more than twenty-five languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives and writes in Utah. To learn more about Brandon and his books, visit him at brandonsanderson.com and follow @brandsanderson on Twitter.
[STAR] “Snappy dialogue, bizarre plot twists, high intensity action, and a touch of mystery and romance; it’s a formula that sucks readers into the prologue, slings them through one tension-filled encounter after the other, and then...leaves them panting for the sequel.”—Booklist, Starred
“The near-constant action, Sanderson’s whiz-bang imaginings, and a fully realized sense of danger… make this an absolute page-turner.”—Publisher’s Weekly
“Perfect for genre fans who love exciting adventure stories with surprising plot twists.”—School Library Journal
“A straight-up Marvel Comics–style action drama featuring a small band of human assassins taking on costumed, superpowered supervillains with melodramatic monikers.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fantastic! The suspense is relentless and the climax explosive, with a resolution that I’ll be thinking about for a long time.” —James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series and The Eye of Minds
“Unfortunately for my ego, Steelheart is another win for Sanderson, proving that he’s not a brilliant writer of epic fantasy, he’s simply a brilliant writer. Period.” —Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind