Buy the #1 New York Times bestselling sequel -- Firefight -- today!
Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of
Words of Radiance, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time
series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn
Trilogy, presents Steelheart, the first book in the Reckoners
series, an action-packed thrill ride that will leave readers
breathless. 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.