Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Steelheart Customer Review

steelheart brandon sanderson“Graphic Novel Comes To Life!” – Steelheart was off to a bit of a slow start for me, but I’m really glad I hung in there. I enjoyed the book a lot – it was very fun, a little campy and a great commuter-time escape. At the beginning, I felt the narration was a bit overdone – too cartoonish. If it had continued that way past the first chapter, I would have given up on it. But the book and the narrator quickly find their pace and the story picked up and kept moving along from start to finish. I like the way the author creates his own vocabulary for this future world, to keep a sense of otherness. The scenery and the people are also very well described. The book maintained a bit of a comic book atmosphere without overdoing it. Definitely a fun, light read and I will look forward to the next book in the series!

Publishers Summary

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.

  • Written by: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Macleod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Series: Reckoners, Book 1
  • Format: Unabridged

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