Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1 (Unabridged)
by Brandon Sanderson
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From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Mistborn Trilogy, Brandon Sanderson, comes the first book in a new, action-packed thrill ride of a series - Steelheart. 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.
Fantastic story, and great audiobook!
This was my first book by Brandon Sanderson, so I was not sure what to expect. But shortly into this story, and I was completely hooked! It is very well written, and enjoyable from start to finish. For those who have not yet read it, it is about a not to distant future where "Epics" (essentially supervillains) rule the Earth, and a small band of regular humans ("Reckoners") are fighting back against their tyranny. Although that might sound like it could easily turn cheesy or silly, it does not and the story brings you into this world and makes it all believable. Best scifi story I have read in a long time, and I have now moved on to Firefight (Book 2)!
Entertaining start to finish
Great narrator as well.
What you wanted from the start!
Great story, great narrator, and the fun never stops with this book