Where there are villains, there will be heroes. Just wait. They will come.
I'm blown away. This was such an amazing book on so many levels. I
would say it is "epic," but that is just a little cheezy for this book
I went to Brandon Sanderson's book signing for this book
on September 25th along with one of my buddies. It was a blast;
Sanderson is as good of a person as he is a writer. The 40 minute Q
& A/readings of upcoming releases was amazing. But when I actually
got to meet him as he signed my book... well, let's just say I could
have talked to him for hours had it not been for the uber line behind
Where to start? The book is non-stop action. Just when you
think things are starting to slow down, BAM! something even crazier
happens. This happens all the way to the very last page of the book. The
characters are easy to relate to, particularly David, the main
character. Cody is hilarious, and can't really decide what nationality
he is. Then there is Prof, the main man of the Reckoners (the group
fighting against the Epics)... not gonna give up any spoilers here, but
some of his moments had my jaw dropping. Megan plays an essential role,
particularly for David, throughout the book. Abraham is pretty cool, and
the last member of the team, Tia, is probably the Reckoner I would want
to be most like.
Then there are the Epics, the mad, crazy
superhumans that have been given so much power, they can't think about
doing anything but control others. Steelheart, obviously, is the main
bad guy. You learn to really hate him. Then there are other "high Epics"
like Nightwielder and Conflux.
Then there is Firefight (the
title of the next book, too...). Dang. I want to go back and reread the
entire book just because of Firefight! That's all I'm saying here.
up a copy. You won't regret it. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if
Hollywood picks this one up. A movie version of this story (ok, I'm
gonna get cheezy) would be so EPIC!