By Brandon Sanderson
(Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385743563, 400pp.)
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn Trilogy, Brandon Sanderson, comes the first book in a new, action-packed thrill ride of a series—Steelheart.
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.
BRANDON SANDERSON is the author of the international bestselling Mistborn trilogy. Recently, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's the Wheel of Time series based the late author's notes. His books have been published in over 25 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives and writes in Utah. You can visit him at brandonsanderson.com.