Firefight by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review

“My name is David Charleston.
I kill people with super powers.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

Synopsis: They told David it was impossible—that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet, Steelheart—invincible, immortal, unconquerable—is dead. And he died by David’s hand.

Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And there’s no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs.

Babylon Restored, the old borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic, Regalia, David is sure Babylon Restored will lead him to what he needs to find. And while entering another city oppressed by a High Epic despot is a gamble, David’s willing to risk it. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David’s heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic—Firefight. And he’s willing to go on a quest darker, and more dangerous even, than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers. – via Goodreads

There is nothing like finishing a good book. Seriously, I will never forget how much I love the feeling of putting a book down and going, “Holy cow.”

That’s what “Firefight” did.

I finished “Firefight” and when I put down the book went, “So, could I put off our book club book a few more days while I jump into ‘Calamity’?”

Obviously I didn’t do that because I’m responsible and Jenn and Caitlynn would probably kill me if I did, but it was so close to happening and even as I write this review I’m contemplating it.

“Firefight” starts off a few months after where Steelheart ended. Firefight is still missing — and public enemy No. 1 with the Reckoners — and nobody knows what to do with Steelheart gone.

From there our nerdy little protag, David, and the rest of the Reckoners reshape what they’re mission is.

From beginning to end I was wrapped in “Firefight’s” world. There wasn’t, “I’ll finish this tomorrow,” because tomorrow wasn’t soon enough.

For Brandon Sanderson fans, you’ll love this. It’s very Sanderson and if you were a fan of Steelheart, this is just building to the next stage of the series, which feels like it’s going to be colossal (Is that an Epics name? If not, that’s a good one).

My only gripe with “Firefight” which goes with “Steelheart” as well is that Megan is your typical manic pixie dream girl. I was really disappointed when I realized, but I think Sanderson also recognized it from “Steelheart” and attempted to change her image in “Firefight”.

If you’ve read “Steelheart” but haven’t gotten to “Firefight” yet, I strongly suggest you pick up this book today and get to reading. You won’t be disappointed.


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