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ISBN: 0385743564

Title: Steelheart

Author: Brandon Sanderson

KDL Description:


“The book is about a young boy who sees his father murdered by one of the Epics, a human with superpowers.  He is determined to find the Epics weakness and fight with the Reckoners to bring down all Epics.  The book was a great read, full of action and suspense!”—Beth at KDL’s Gaines Township branch

Amazon Description:

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.