free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ By Brandon SandersonLove Sanderson s other books so I had high expectations for this novel and I wasn t disappointed
He Knows How To Deliverknows how to deliver stunning take your breath away ending and this book was no exceptionThe whole book turns the superhero genre on its head Everyone with superpowers is a villain and the world is crying out for heroes to fight themWithout giving anything away Sanderson even provides plot twists for his own premise and this turns the whole book into a rollercoaster rideThe main character is believable given his circumstances and I look forward to meeting him again T
*the next booki *next bookI the rest of the series is as good Steelheart is the first book of the Reckoners trilogy It is set in the future after a comet now named calamity was seen in the sky and gave a bunch of people superpowers But the epics as they are referred to are not heroes instead they see themselves as a godlike beings America is destroyed as they jostle for power and assert themselves Steelheart takes Chicago and it is here in the renamed city Newcago that we find David He wants to destroy Steelheart and reclaim the city so he seeks out the only people fighting back the ReckonersI liked this book it was written well in the sand that it was written in a very engaging and easy to read style It s written in first person which I m always a bit way of but it was OK A few things David said grated on me a bit the metaphors and such But generally it was OK The story was good it moved I really enjoyed this one Sanderson has taken an exhausted theme superheroesmeta humans and has turned it into something new and frightening than I m sed to seeingSteelheart takes place on Earth in the future where a mysterious anomaly named Calamity appears in the sky and seemingly creates meta humans The twist here is all the superheroes appear to be evil and so in typical villain fashion they try to make themselves ruler over everything The titular villain Steelheart is the self appointed Emperor of Newcago future Chicago and the focus of this novel is a renegade group called The Reckoners trying to defeat him and bring peace back to their homeThat s pretty much the gist without spoiling anythingThere s a couple twists and turns that caught me by surprise that I really liked A couple I thought I knew where Sanderson was leading the reader but then he d add an extra twist at the end to throw me off I really liked that fact and it further added to this meta human story being different than the restThere are some dark moments some bloody moments but they re all wrapped p in a lot of awesomeness and don t take over the senses I never really lose that hope of victory for The Reckoners though I come close at timesThere s also a lot of humor throughout mainly with the protagonist
David and his extreme lack of skill creating metaphors a lot of this happens throughand his extreme lack of skill creating metaphors a lot of this happens through dialogue and it s just hilarious watching him trying to reason out metaphors in his headCover the edition I have has the original cover with the darker tones I liked that one than the current covers as I feel it conveyed of the dark atmosphere I will say though that the current covers appeal to a YA audience but I would have definitely went with darker hues on this first book there s a meta human that essentially shrouds Newcago in darkness foreverOther than that I dig everything else A YA Superhero or rather Supervillain Dystopian Fantasy that maintains a skillful blend of character and actionBOOK DETAILSSteelheart by Brandon Sanderson read by MacLeod Andrews published by Audible Studios 2013 Length 12 hrs. Ted 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 the Epicsnobody but the Reckoners A shadowy group of ordinary humans they spend their lives studying Epics finding their weaknesses and then assas. It might be odd to refer to a book as having lots of potential when there are already two seuential books out but I mean this in that I look forward to reading the follow p books and that they meet my expectations The characters were great as always with Sanderson and the story had a little intrigue There were a few loopholes that I hope are filled in and made a little tighter but other than that it s a great
and easy first book in the series I enjoyed this Usually first book in series I enjoyed this Usually find first person novels too irritating why are they talking directly to me without any explanation and there are a lot of poorly written ones around At times this jarred but it was such good storytelling that it didn t pull me from the narrative too muchSanderson has a good imagination and constructs workable mythologies everything makes sense and fits together which is actually The Spy's Reward The Couriers uncommon I find in sci fi novels Spoilers This is however basically the Matrix in structure and characters The Matrix itself was compiled from other sources I know so can t complain but the lack of originality amongst the great originality isite noticeable You have a small team of revolutionaries in a sci fi setting trying to take down some super powerful bad guys There is a muscley black dude who carries machine guns a wise mysterious leader in a long black coat a nerdy one who orchestrates the operation a hot girl and our hero the outsider who becomes crucial to the team and learns superpowered skills They all run around Пегий пес бегущий краем моря underground tunnels speed around on motorcycles etc etcThere is too much dialogue throughout and seeing as each team member has one main character trait we keep hearing about it begins to get a little tiring but you do root for them and it s a page turning read I downloaded the next novel straight away and am looking forward to seeing what happens in the next installment The Lunatics are running the asylumIt s been a while since a Fantasy novel has truly engrossed me but Brandon Sanderson is a magician amongst mere mortals It ssually within pages that I will be able to determine whether a novel is going to submerge me within its world whether I mould between its pagesI was a goner by page two Brandon Sanderson had my heart beating at a staccato rhythm and my imagination on red alert He is the master of foreshadowing a breaker of wills and the puppet master of emotion This book was all kinds of awesome Why on earth has it taken me so long to read Brandon Sanderson s workCalamity has visited the earth and brought with its cataclysmic effects It has How do you kill someone who can t be killedThe Epics came to being Though endowed with superpowers they were anything but heroesDavid Charleston lost his father at the hands of the*mightiest of them *of them Steelheart as a boy Watching and studying the Epics for the last ten years he s figured out each has a weakness He just needs the help of the Reckoners to enact his revengeThe day Calamity appeared in the sky the world changed Or rather it seemed to have caused some people to change and not for the betterAs the saying goes Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely Could any of Complete Somerset Maugham Of Human Bondage Moon and Sixpence Trembling of a Leaf Magician Liza of Lambeth Circle Bishops Apron Hero Explorer Mrs Craddock Orientations Merry go round Making of a Sa us resistsing newfound superhuman abilities for personal gainWhat I likedSteelheart is a wonderful spin on human nature Could any of Cursed us honestly say we wouldn t be tempted tose newfound superhuman abilities for personal gain Wealth Status Vengeance We grow through struggle But how would we improve if we were suddenly endowed with god like power Would we even want to Or is power too seductiveWhat I didn t likeNothing 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 star. 14 minSERIES INFOThis is Book 1 in the Reckoners Trilogy All 3 books and a novella 15 are available in audioSUMMARYThis book is a bit action oriented than my sual read Yes I am one of those people who actually skip or fast forward the fighting car chases etc To me those are the boring parts I d rather read about the characters Thankfully a lot of the action is very character based which is goodCHARACTERSDavid An adorkablenerd just don t call him that to his face Totally obsessed he spends all his free plotting to takejust don t call him that to face Totally obsessed he spends all his free time plotting to take Steelheart One of his biggest strengths is his ability to think on his feet and act ickly although this improvising drives Megan crazy His complete hopelessness with metaphors is cute but does occasionally get a bit tiresome after 3 booksMegan The newest and youngest member of the Reckoner team that David runs into Hypercompetent smart slightly older very attractive and blows hot I respected her for that Sparks I was liking her and And though she hadn t been particularly affectionate toward me lately she wasn t openly hostile and cold any longer That left me room to work some seductive magic I wished I knew someThis is one romance that I was really pulling forThe Prof cranky founder of the Reckoners the only one as as obsessed as DavidTia the brains and the one who holds them all together when everything is falling apartAbraham the wise man of faith who always seems to have the best gun and he s not French you slontze he s CanadianCody the comic relief whose sense of humor just didn t click with me I m not fond of people who can t be seriousWORLDBUILDINGThe post apocalyptic Chicago cityscape is introduced well as David races through it at the beginning It is a city where the sun hasn t shone for nearly 10 years and where most people live in a steel catacomb dug out below the transformed city It is a place where anyone can be killed at any time for no reason And yet it is an oasis of civilization in the Fractured States since it has power and some sort of orderThe Epics Supers each have 1 or abilities of various strengths And each has a single weakness that negates their ability and may be Der rote Kampfflieger uite bizarrePLOTI LOVE the first line I ve seen Steelheart bleed We then get a great prologue that gives the history of how the world came to be the way it is I always prefer to know rather than be strung along and doled out bits pieces and of why David hates Steelheart Followed by I ve seen Steelheart bleed And I will see him bleed again This is a trilogy so the world s problems aren t resolved by the end Plus there are some fairly sharp twists that leave plot points dangling But I found the end to be satisfyingNote Sanderson is very skillful at foreshadowing without making the twists too easy to guess I love going back and finding all the places that was doneHIGHLIGHTS CAUTIONS I like how despite it s comic book origins plot to take down the villain the book doesn t ignore the implications and possible conseuences of their actions David recognizes that what they are doing is the euivalent of terrorism and that all terrorists feel justified He is also forced to consider what will happen in the resulting power vacuum if they succeed I also like how when meeting his heroes he is forced to recognize that they are regular people with strengths weaknessesCAUTIONS This book contains some intense scenes of violence including the death of at least one childNARRATIONThe narrator is skilled and gives each character their own voice Accents are well done David s personality shines I listened on 125 speed my Pursuit usua. Sinating 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 reven.
By Brandon Sanderson