Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

3 Jul

Cover_of_Brandon_Sanderson's_book_-Firefight-Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Delacorte Press
Copyright: 2015

Book Two of The Reckoners series

The first book in this series is Steelheart, a heroic adventure in a world where Calamity has come and given super powers to some ordinary citizens.  And those ordinary citizens become Epics.  The Epics take over cities, kill thousands of people and become rulers of their own areas.  Chicago is gone and Newcago has risen.  In such a world, a group of Reckoners appear.  These are the every day people without talents who fight the Epics.  If it sounds straightforward, then you haven’t been reading Brandon Sanderson lately.  Not all Epics are evil and not all Reckoners are ordinary.  The first book is highly recommended.  (Steelheart is a Georgia Peach Book Honors Winner 2014-15.)

In Firefight, David goes with the Prof to what used to be called Manhattan.  David misses Megan, known as the Epic Firefight.  She was an Epic, infiltrating the Prof’s group of Reckoners.  Is she evil, trying to infiltrate and destroy the Reckoners?  Or something else?  Whatever else she is, Megan is in the city too.   David has shown he can kill Epics in cold-blood.  But at the same time, he starts to question what he knows of Epics, their weaknesses, and their loyalties.  And just what is Calamity? A new star on the horizon or something different?   In the submerged city of Babylon Restored, David faces his fears of water.  But what will happen to the city when he learns the truth about the Epic ruler Regalia?

Since I normally assume that book two in a trilogy is a boring, data-filled book, I did not rush this to the top of my To Be Read shelf.  But I found time to start the book and could not put it down.  I could not put it down.  The bummer is that I have to wait til 2016 for the next book.

Recommended: Grades 7 & up

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