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When David’s father is killed by an Epic, he spends the next 10 years studying Epics obsessively. Each Epic has their own fatal flaw, which they desperately try to hide, but David’s meticulous research allows him to destroy them (with a little help from a group of rebel assassins). Steelheart is geared toward a Young Adult audience, but fangirls and fanboys of all ages will love David’s focus. --Christine, Chicago
Sanderson's re-imagining of the superhero genre is dark and unique. I love the premise that supers are not mankind's saviors but the destruction of society as we know it. Steelheart is a fast-paced adventure that readers won’t be able to put down until they have read the very last page. I cannot wait to see what is next for this series.--Justin, Atlanta
#1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, who was chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series and created the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy, presents Steelheart, the first book in the Reckoners series, an action-packed thrill ride that will leave readers breathless.
When 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 will.
Nobody fights back. 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.
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’s seen Steelheart bleed.
And he wants revenge.
Look for book two in the Reckoners series, Firefight, available in 2014.
“Snappy dialogue, bizarre plot twists, high-intensity action, and a touch of mystery and romance . . . leaves [readers] 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.” —Publishers Weekly
“Perfect for… 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
“Steelheart is another win for Sanderson, proving…he’s simply a brilliant writer. Period.”—Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind
About the Author
BRANDON SANDERSON is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Steelheart, the first book in the Reckoners series, the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy, and he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's 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 look out for Firefight, the exciting sequel to Steelheart and the second book in the Reckoners series, available from Delacorte Press.
Praise for Steelheart…
Starred Review, Booklist, September 1, 2013:
"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, at the strange and marginally hopeful conclusion, leaves them panting for the sequel, Firefight, due in 2014."