Steelheart

Steelheart

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Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

4 of 5 stars

In a near-future world where superhuman Epics rule by force, David joins a group of rebels known as the Reckoners to bring down the dictator who killed his father.

“The heroes.  You said they’ll come.  Let them stop him!”

“Sometimes, son,” my father said, prying my fingers free, “you have to help the heroes along.”

This book was, in a word, Epic.

Between the original superheroes-are-all-dictatorial-baddies premise to the clever main character who can’t form a decent metaphor to save his life — but tries often, with humorous results — I felt like I’d been waiting for a book like this for a long time.  The characters, even the minor ones, were well-written, the Epics were awesome and I loved that each one has a weakness, so it becomes more of a puzzle to figure out what it is, rather than just a “go in there guns blazing” kind of story.

This book kept me up, wanting to read “just one more chapter,” and although it is supposed to be part of a series, I felt satisfied by the resolution of this book.  The ending took a couple twists that were very well done — the hints were there, but it came together in a way that was still unexpected.

I’m already looking forward to the sequel coming out next fall, called Firefight.

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