Thursday, February 4, 2016
Steelheart (The Reckoners Book 1) by Brandon Sanderson
The only people who fight Epics are the Reckoners, a group that wants justice. They are not exactly accepting applications, but David has information that nobody has. Along with weaknesses of almost every Epic there is, David has seen Steelheart (who is supposed to be invincible) bleed.
Steelheart is pretty much Superman as a villain. They have the same powers, however the weakness is different. He made an interesting villain, and his weakness was very surprising when they finally figured it out.
I loved David. He was so determined and never gave up. He is such a funny character, and even with all the anger in him, he still gets a laugh here and there. He walked into danger instead of away from it, even more so than the Reckoners. David is obsessed with metaphors, almost as much as he is with Steelheart. His metaphors are so unpredictable and hilarious. My favorite was "like a brick made of porridge." It's something you would never think of, but with David's funny explanation, it made sense. While this could be used for comedy purposes, it actually helped explain how the character felt.
I highly recommend you read this book. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series, Firefight.
Title: Steelheart (The Reckoners Book 1)
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Pages: 384 Pages
Series: Yes, book 1
Rating: 5 Stars