REVIEW: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson


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.


This was my first Brandon Sanderson book and I really enjoyed it!

He surely is a fenomenal world builder and the Epic World Steelheart takes place in is very well constructed with many story possibilities.

The protagonist David and his story were really captivating and I liked it that throughtout the book his theories intertwined with the ones of the others. I think that his past really made him who is is in the book and even though it is very dark with his fathers brutal death it made him believe in many things. I found it quite sweet how much he informed himself about epics and his determination towards Steelheart getting killed. And he really grew in the story as in to what he believes and how things are.

The Reckoners were quite a funny lot of people with many differences but I believe that is what made them so unique and work well together. They all had their topics to deal with but still were a great team which took care of its members.
I really loved their relationships within the group and their open minds.

Steelheart and the other Epics were great villans and although bot all were really bad they made an amazing cast of the enemies with their powers and all.

The storyline wasn't mayve that unique with a rebel group wanting to fight the bad guy but Brandon Sanderson made it look unique, which it was in some aspects.
There were so many little and some big plot twists (especially at the end (the big ones)) which made the book very fastpased.

All in all, I very much liked this book and it won't be my last Brandon Sanderson one for sure!

I recommened it to every fantasy lover who hasn't read it already!


xo Anne

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