Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times
author of Words of Radiance
, coauthor of Robert Jordan's
Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally
bestselling Mistborn Trilogy, presents Steelheart,
first book in the Reckoners series, an action-packed thrill ride
that will leave readers breathless.
Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the
sky that gave ordinary people extraordinary powers. The awed public
started calling them Epics.
Epics are no friends of man. With incredible gifts
came the desire to rule. And to rule man, you must crush his
Now, in what was once Chicago, an astonishingly
powerful Epic named Steelheart has installed himself as emperor.
Steelheart possesses the strength of ten men and can control the
elements. It is said that no bullet can harm him, no sword can
split his skin, and no fire can burn him. He is invincible. Nobody
fights back . . . nobody but the Reckoners.
A shadowy group of ordinary humans, the Reckoners
spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and
then assassinating them. And David wants in.
When Steelheart came to Chicago, he killed David's
father. For years, like the Reckoners, David has been studying, and
planning, and he has something they need. Not an object, but an
He has seen Steelheart bleed.
And he wants revenge.
"A tense, fast-paced adventure. Brandon Sanderson is one of the
best fantasy sci-fi writers working today." -Christopher Paolini,
author of the New York Times and USA Today
"Fantastic! The suspense is relentless and the climax explosive."
-James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of the
Maze Runner series
"Steelheart is another win for Sanderson, proving that
he's not a brilliant writer of epic fantasy, he's simply a
brilliant writer. Period." -Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New
York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of
[STAR] "Snappy dialogue, bizarre plot twists,
high-intensity action, and a touch of mystery and romance; it's a
formula that sucks readers into the prologue, slings them through
one tension-filled encounter after the other, and then . . . leaves
them panting for the sequel." -Booklist,
"The near-constant action, Sanderson's whiz-bang imaginings, and a
fully realized sense of danger . . . make this an absolute
page-turner." -Publishers Weekly
"Perfect for genre fans who love exciting adventure stories with
surprising plot twists." -School Library
"A straight-up Marvel Comics-style action drama."