Published September 2013
First and foremost, I am new to Brandon Sanderson books. Why? I can honestly say I have no freaking idea. Not only is he a bad ass storyteller, we share a last name….and that has got to count for something.
Steelheart was such a fun read, or in my case, a fun listen. I solidly, and without hesitation give this book 5 stars. It was entertaining from start to finish, balancing action, humor, suspense, and a teeny bit or romance.
A quick synopsis: Ten years ago, Calamity came. A bursting event in the sky that gave ordinary men and women super powers. But these people are far from what we would call super heroes, instead, they are called Epics.
It seems though, that no person granted with epic powers uses them for good. Instead, the Epics kill and take what ever they wish, feeling they are entitled with their god-like powers. What’s more is the government has stepped aside to let them do as they wish. What’s the point, right? Regular people can’t stand up to those with epic powers, so nobody fights them…nobody but the Reckoners. A shadow group of ordinary humans who spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. This book revolves around the Epic Steelheart, and the plot the Reckoners have to come up with to bring down his tyrannical rein of Newcago, the post-Epic Chicago. Continue reading “Steelheart”