Coming Soon: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson


I’ve been doing these “Coming Soon” posts since I started the blog last September, but it only recently occurred to me that I could convert them into the Waiting on Wednesday feature hosted by Breaking the Spine and Should be Reading. I already do the Top Ten Tuesday feature, and it’s one of my favorites – partly because it gives me the opportunity to connect with other book bloggers, but mostly because it gives you guys a solid feature to look forward to every week. Here’s one of the books that has me excited:

15704458Title: Steelheart

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Series: Reckoners #1

Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: September 24, 2013

The Overview: 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.


Nik’s Notes:

Brandon Sanderson amazes me with how many quality fantasy novels he puts out every year. He has so many projects going that we’re left guessing what he’s going to work on next. I love his originality when it comes to magic systems – especially those found in Warbreaker and Mistborn. As this is the start of a new series, I can only imagine what he’s going to come up with next – whatever it is, I’m sure it’s going to be exciting! If any of you fantasy buffs haven’t picked up a Sanderson book yet, you are sorely missing out. :-)

I will probably nominate Steelheart as one of our possible book club options in my Your Pick for Nik! feature. December’s pick was Warbreaker, and it was an excellent book. (click the cover below for the full review).


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