STEELHEART by Brandon Sanderson


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 will.
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 experience.
He has seen Steelheart bleed.
And he wants revenge.






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Naughty Little Tidbits: Disrespect Rules/Laws, Gambling, Greed


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Comments: This was a very clean book! This author really cares about that sort of thing. He is one to trust. I loved this book from the first scene on. Loved the fantasy/sci-fi aspects. I loved that the hero was not stupid. He was so clever, and heroic. I loved that the bad guy was conflicting. It really was all good. Excited to see where this goes.


  1. J Williamson says

    Good morning, & Merry Christmas! I discovered your website the other day & was excited to see so many of the books I have enjoyed reviewed favorably, with suggestions for similar reads as well!

    I wanted to point out that, while you gave Steelheart, which is the 1st in a great series, a glowing review, your site indicates that you would NOT recommend it to teens or adults. I thought this might be a mistake, so I wanted to point it out.

    Thank you again for all your efforts to help others find good book options, & again, I hope you have a blessed Christmas!

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