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.
4/5 stars (really liked it)
I finally started reading some Brandon Sanderson books and love them. He keeps me on the edge of my seat. This book series is aimed at older teens. There are innuendos and violence. That did not stop me from reading this book, my husband and my 12 year old son. All of us loved this book. I kind of guessed something about one of the characters. Also I had many theories on Steelheart's weakness. I can't wait to finish the series.