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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 25/09/2014
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780575104044
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Review by reading_fox
Not what I was expecting! This is Brandon's take on the Superhero niche sub-genre of urban fantasy. And as ever he does very well in the inventiveness stakes, and you just kind of accept the rest of it. Ten years ago the Calamity occurred a strange space event, and a random selection of people turned into Superheroes, with all sorts of amazing powers. Naturally most of these then also turned into egotistical power mad maniacs and civilisation broke down. TBC