Reading Level: Young Adult and Older
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopia
Length: 1 hour and 3 minutes (35 pages)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Release Date: September 19, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 1.5 book in The Reckoners series
Source: Audiobook from Audible.com
Rating: 5/5 stars
This was a very good addition to Steelheart, but DO NOT READ BEFORE STEELHEART! This book picks up where we left off at the end of Steelheart. Newcago is trying to rebuild and restructure after the events of Steelheart.
I listened to this on audiobook, which I got free from Audible.com. This is a very short listen (1hr) but I was impressed by how engaging this short story was.
We get to meet a new Epic named Mitosis. Of course an “epic” battle ensues. In addition we also get to see how Newcago is handling its new rule and structure.
At the end of the short story we get a little teaser about what Firefight will be about as well.
The narration for the audiobook was excellent and this little story packs a lot of punch and was highly entertaining. In fact I liked listening to this story better than I liked reading Steelheart, so I think I will listen to the next book in this series on audiobook.
Overall I really enjoyed this short story and I definitely recommend reading this if you read and enjoyed Steelheart and are planning to pick up Firefight.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– Audio Book Reading Challenge