The first book in a new, action-packed thrill ride of a series, from the No.1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Mistborn Trilogy and THE WAY OF KINGS.
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.
What if superheroes were bad instead of good? Sanderson presents a fantasy tale where the 'epics' terrorise towns and a team of 'reckoners' must pull all stops to bring them down. A mesmerising landscape and a full set of multi-faceted characters makes Steelheart a must read for adventure junkies. - Layla (QBD)
Two years ago a bright red ball of light appeared like a star in the sky. Calamity. Slowly, regular men and women began to gain inhuman powers, and with power comes great tyranny. From the broken walls of a bank in Newcago where the Epic Steelheart reigned, David witnessed his father's murder at the hands of the great, impenetrable and immortal Epic. David escaped the brutal murder of hundreds that day with his life and a secret. David had seen Steelheart bleed.
For years David devotes his life to the Epic's, attempting to uncover Steelhearts weakness and join the rebellion known as the Reckoners, a group dedicated to erasing the Epic's who have caused destruction and oppression. Soon, David's path to avenging his father begins to form.
There will be a reckoning. The heroes will come.
A tale of revenge and hero's like no other, Brandon Sanderson's 'Steelheart' is the first in the Reckoners series and lays the foundation to a truly thrilling mini series full of love, loss, betrayal and power. - Tayla
Brandon Sanderson has outdone himself in his latest venture into sci-fi fantasy and young adult fiction. With the third book in the trilogy (Calamity) released and a movie deal in development, there's no better time to meet David and the rest of the Reckoners.
Set in a universe where a strange comet enters Earth's orbit and grants a small number of humans super powers, the world descends into chaos when these "Epics" prove to be exclusively cruel, selfish and despotic. Steelheart explores a fantastical post-apocalyptic world where super villains have taken over, and humans are fighting back. With vividly imagined cityscapes and a cast of memorable (and often utterly goofy) characters, Steelheart will mesmerise you until the very end. - Tomasz