Published by Random House Children's Books on January 6th 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Boys & Men, Dystopian, General, Young Adult
BOOKHOUNDS YA is super excited to give you an opportunity to win both FIREFIGHT AND STEELHEART
Brandon Sanderson is back with a vengeance in FIREFIGHT, the follow up to the #1 New York Times bestselling Steelheart. In the book that Kirkus Reviews is calling a “rare middle volume that keeps the throttle open,” Sanderson takes readers on another a thrill ride and “presents a Marvel Comics-style mix of violently destructive battles, fabulous feats and ongoing inner wrestling over morality and identity.”
David Charleston still can’t believe it. Steelheart is dead, and he died by David’s own hand. Even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic, but the invincible has fallen and now Newcago is free. Despite attaining revenge for the murder of his father and living his dream as a team member of the most elite Reckoners cell, David finds he has more questions than ever before, and he won’t find the answers in his home city.
Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as Manhattan, could hold the key. Ruled by the mysterious and ambivalent High Epic Regalia, Babylon Restored is a place flooded with water and painted in neon, where the inhabitants spend most of their days lounging and nights partying. David can’t seem to understand the complacency of the city and its residents, but what he does understand is that being positioned here, risky as it may be, could lead him to the answers he so desperately seeks. Because there is an emptiness in him, one left behind after killing Steelheart, that was filled unexpectedly by Firefight, who is just plain Megan to him. And David will stop at nothing to find a way to understand Epics and bring her back to him. Hopefully for good this time.
Firefight (The Reckoners) on Amazon
The second book in the Reckoners series and follow up to the highly acclaimed Steelheart, which Publishers Weekly called “an absolute page-turner,” FIREFIGHT is filled with spine-tingling adventure and heart-racing action that promises to satisfy fans both new and old.
READ AN EXCERPT here
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 sen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.
Steelheart (The Reckoners) on Amazon
PRAISE & ACCOLADES FOR STEELHEART
- #1 New York Times Bestseller
- IRA Young Adults
- ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
- ALA-YALSA Teens Top Ten
- Amazon Best Book of the Year
« “Sanderson has written a riveting dystopian adventure novel . . . Snappy dialogue, bizarre plot twists, high intensity action, and a touch of mystery and romance; it’s a formula that sucks readers into the prologue, slings them through on tension-filled encounter after the other, and then . . . leaves them panting for the sequel.” —Booklist, starred
“Sanderson’s whiz-bang imaginings, and a fully realized sense of danger (the brutal opening scene alone will hook many) make this an absolute page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly
“Perfect for genre fans who love exciting adventure stories with surprising plot twists. Readers will be rooting for David.” —School Library Journal
“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.” —Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times bestseller The Name of the Wind
“Fantastic! The suspense is relentless and the climax explosive, with a resolution that I’ll be thinking about for a long time.” —James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series
“A tense, fast-paced adventure. Brandon Sanderson is one of the best fantasy sci-fi writers working today.” —Christopher Paolini, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller Eragon
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
BRANDON SANDERSON is the author of the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy. In 2007, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series following the author’s death. The concluding book in that series, A Memory of Light, was released on January 8, 2013, and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction List., just as his two previous Wheel of Time books had done. His work has been published in over 25 languages and his books have sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives and writes in Utah. Visit him at BrandonSanderson.com or connect with him on Twitter @BrandSanderson.
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EPIC READS prize pack.
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Deanne Patterson says
The last book I read was, A White Christmas in Webster County by Laura V. Hilton. Thank you for the opportunity to win these awesome books. I have 3 teenage sons who who would love to read these.
I read a lot of YA and I’m sure some were Epic Reads. I just don’t know which ones!
Linda Townsend says
I LOVE EPIC READS! I CAN THINK OF TWO RIGHT AWAY: THE WINTER KING BY C.L WILSON, THE GODS’ TRILOGY BY DEBRA HOLLAND,
Aerilng and Destroyer’s Trilogy by DelSheree Gladden.
Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) says
Red Queen was the last one I enjoyed the most!
Linda Kish says
Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer
Amy P. says
The Raven Boys by: Maggie Stiefvater
Well non-fiction but still pretty epic The Lost Treasure of the Concepcion by John Grissim.
I actually haven’t had a recent “epic” read… I also haven’t read a lot of YA. I think the last I read was Cinder? And I did really like it. Thanks for sharing!
172 Hours on the moon! lol:D
I finished A Game of Thrones at the beginning of this month. It is definitely an epic read and one that I really, really enjoyed.
the king by JR Ward
Evette T. says
Actually my last epic read was Steelheart. 🙂 I am so excited to read what happens next in Firefight.
I finished Stone Cold Touch by JLA not too long ago and I LOVED it! XD
Danielle Schneider says
Last one I read was “Into the Still Blue” by Veronica Rossi.
I just finished relistening to The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. In terms of Epic Reads, the YA imprint, I’m not sure…probably Cress by Marissa Meyer.
katiria Rodriguez says
I have to say my last epic book I read is the book that I just finished tonight and that is The Program by Suzanne Young I just loved it and I am so glad I will get to read The Treatment next because the ending in The Program just wow! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
I just finished Angelfall by Susan Ee, it was amazing!
Marni J says
The Book of Ivy by Amy by Amy Engel was one of the most epic and satisfying reads I’ve had in a long time. The next book in the series comes out in Nov 2015 and I can’t wait!
HIllary R. says
I read Duplicity by N.K. Traver not too long ago and really enjoyed it. I can’t stop thinking about the story and I can’t wait to read the sequel. The main character is also pretty memorable! 😀
Mary Bearden says
The Cassie Scot series
Crystal Rose says
I loved the game of thrones series.
One of my son’s favorite authors. He even met him when he was on a Wheel of Time tour for the last book. A fairly recent epic read for me was Outlander. One of those I’ve been meaning to get to, now on to Dragonfly in Amber.
Bridget Hopper says
The Hollows series by Kim Harrison
I loved The Rithmatist by Brandon! Not sure what that last Epic read was. I read way too many books to keep track of them.
I read gone girl and it was brilliant. I loved it!
Karen D. says
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Luisa benavides says
My last Epic Read is Falling Kingdoms by m
Luisa benavides says
My last Epic Read is Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhode. This high fantasy book reminds me so much of Game of thrones that it’s impossible not to love!
Big fan since Mistborn. I still can’t believe how well written that series is. BTW spoilers in this article ruined this series for me! Why did you have to do that?
Um, I didn’t mention any thing about Mistborn. And, the book synopsis for Steelheat and Firefight can be found anywhere online. They are from the author and publisher and also appear on the back covers (or inside the jacket) of each book.
The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine! Loved that series!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
Kim Johnston says
as a child, I survived 3 house fires…
Diane Elizabeth says
The Game of Thrones series was my last epic read.
The Red Queen was my epic read.
The last amazing book I read was Hidden by Selena Laurence!