Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fition/Dystopia
Length: 432 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: February 16, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Reckoners trilogy
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 5/5 stars
“When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.
David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when the Reckoners’ leader struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He’s disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there’s no turning back…
But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics—Megan proved it. They’re not lost. Not completely. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying. “
This was a fast-paced and entertaining read. David and what’s left of the Reckoners travel to the city of Illithia (a future version of Atlanta). Illithia is a city made completely of salt that constantly moves; the city unbuilding and rebuilding itself in a continuous march across the plains. I loved the concept of this city, it was really quite unique.
Prof is trying to take over the city from the current Epics that run it and David is determined, not only to stop Prof from taking over, but to save Prof from the hatred and evil his Epic powers have infected Prof with.
There is a ton of action and we meet some great new Epics. Megan is in the book a lot; we learn her backstory and history and also get to see her bend realities in some truly awesome ways. Alternate realities play a big role in the story this time and that added an incredibly interesting aspect to the story.
I loved the Epilogue it did such an awesome job of tying up the story in an upbeat way. I also really enjoyed all the witty dialogue and humor throughout. The addition of the character Knighthawk, also livened things up quite a bit. I also really continued to enjoy David and his constant mixing of metaphors.
Overall this was an excellent conclusion to a superb series. I would recommend to those who like action packed science fiction type stories full of superhero goodness (or would it be badness in this case…). Can’t wait to see what Sanderson comes up with next.