Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson is one of those times.
Here is the synopsis:
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 one of the best writers working today. He has an amazing breadth of imagination and every book he publishes is different in scope and sub-genre. With Steelheart, he tackles young adult and yet makes it remarkably relevant to adult readers. James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner (soon to be a motion picture), says about the book, “Fantastic! The suspense is relentless and the climax explosive, with a resolution that I’ll be thinking about for a long time.”
And not to be outdone, Patrick Rothfuss says:
“Unfortunately for my ego, Steelheart is another win for Sanderson, proving that he’s not a brilliant writer of epic fantasy, he’s simply a brilliant writer. Period.”
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