The #1 New York Times bestseller from Brandon Sanderson, the author of Oathbringer, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy. And don’t miss the rest of the Reckoners series: Firefight and Calamity.
How far would you go for revenge if someone killed your father?
If someone destroyed your city?
If everything you ever loved was taken from you?
David Charleston will go to any lengths to stop Steelheart. But to exact revenge in Steelheart’s world, David will need the Reckoners—a shadowy group of rebels bent on maintaining justice.
And it turns out that the Reckoners might just need David too.
Look for book two in the Reckoners series, Firefight, available now.
Praise for the Reckoners series
#1 New York Times Bestselling Series
“Another win for Sanderson . . . he’s simply a brilliant writer. Period.” —Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind
“Compelling. . . . Sanderson uses plot twists that he teases enough for readers to pick up on to distract from the more dramatic reveals he has in store.” —The A.V. Club
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Steelheart is the most thrilling revision of the superhero world that we’ve seen since Watchmen. Teenager David Charleston can barely remember a time when superhumans didn’t rule over the shambles of America, but his father’s murder by Chicago’s brutal ruler, Steelheart, has him bent on retribution. As he seeks to join a covert group dedicated to destroying their near-omnipotent overlords, David’s personal knowledge of Steelheart’s weakness could change everything—or push him over the edge. Brandon Sanderson has created a genre-defying dystopia that’s both philosophical and exciting.
On the heels of his YA debut, The Rithmatist, Sanderson opens another series for teens with an ultraviolent yet playful entry into the superhero genre. More than a decade ago, a mysterious event known as Calamity created Epics powerful beings straight out of the comics, complete with both incredible abilities (invulnerability, illusion, transmutation) and silly weaknesses (smoke, UV light, being attacked by someone exactly 37 years old). Thus far, the Epics appear to be wholly corrupt, with villains rising up to subjugate humans and take over the world. David's father was killed by a ruthless Epic named Steelheart, and David, now 18, has waited 10 years for revenge, certain that he holds the key to Steelheart's weakness. Hooking up with a ragtag group of rebel Epic-killers, David and crew knock off Steelheart's subordinates and lure him out. Although readers may not be surprised at the twists that arise, the near-constant action, Sanderson's whiz-bang imaginings, and a fully realized sense of danger (the brutal opening scene alone will hook many) make this an absolute page-turner. Ages 12 up.
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I loved it!!
There was so much action and it kept you on your toes. It’s one of the only books I’ve fully enjoyed:)
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I purchased and read this entire book because my best friend told me it was excellent and he really enjoyed it. Because he’s my best friend, I took him at his word, and despite the slow laborious process of finishing this book, I believed the whole time that it would eventually get better. It did not. That’s worth stating twice. It did not. This book reads like it was written by a junior high student. I was so disappointed when the book continued to disappoint throughout. I would only recommend this book to those who are under the age of 12. If you are an adult considering this book, I highly recommend that you choose something else.
I am extremely picky about what I read, and I read this book in less than a week. It’s an awesome read! So much excitement, and it seems as if the suspense never ends. Mild short breathers of some drama, but just wow! Incredibly impressed. I can’t wait to read the rest in the series! 15/10 recommend! (yes you read that correctly hahaha)