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 will.
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.
How was it?
I stumbled upon this book by chance. I’m not sure what made me pick it up, maybe it was the cover? Or the first few lines of the synopsis? I have no idea, I’m just glad I did.
The beginning did not grip me but much like David, the story kind of grew on me as I went along, even if at times I was rolling my eyes. What I like most about Steelheart are the twists and turns. The breadcrumbs were there but I didn’t fully put the pieces together. The book kept me guessing and it’s a nice change of pace from what I’ve been reading lately. I was entertained and can’t wait to read the rest, but I’m going to take my time, savor them.
Steelheart is a great take on Superheroes, with a nice world building and excellent plot. Overall it’s a very good book.