Steelheart by Bandon Sanderson
Published : September 24, 2013
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.
I haven’t read a book this good in a while (aka October when I read Queen of Shadows). I loved this book from start to finish. There was always some sort of action going on, something that kept me on my toes. I still cannot believe how great this book was!
Super well written the whole team was an array of different walks of life who come together to take down one of the biggest, strongest, most enigmatic epics out there. For one boy who is searching for revenge and a better world. I enjoyed David as a character although at times I felt like he acted much younger than 18 and which he’d mature a bit, seeing as he was a man who essentially raised himself for 10 years in an crazy dystopian place.
The plot and continuity of it was great. I loved the progression of the whole thing. It was more of an up and down up and down plot line. There were the climactic and then a mellow out, and then moments later you’re reading a super action packed scene again. It was super action packed.
The writing was wonderful too. I never expected to like this book so much. I’ve had trouble with high fantasy and just regular fantasy books, but Brandon Sanderson does amazing things. I found it to be a good read, somewhat challenging at times, but not as challenging as I thought Mistborn was (at least the first chapter of it that I’ve read), in the aspect of content. This was much easier to read.
I really recommend this book to anyone, it’s almost written in a way that you could imagine it as a TV show or a really good action movie. It was really easy to visualize the setting and the characters and the scenes.