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Author Lisa M. Green

Stories of Myth and Magic

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Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson Posted on my blog

This series straddles the line between science fiction and fantasy at times, but I would certainly classify it more as science fiction based on the technology aspects (despite some elements of fantasy being involved, such as "superpowers" and some other things that come up later in the series).

Steelheart begins with a traumatic event in the early life of the narrator, continuing into the current state of affairs that involves a world shattered by the darker side of humanity. The main character, David, has a vendetta to pursue, and he will do whatever it takes to get his revenge. But things aren’t as simple as they seem. The entire series revolved around a lot of questions, most notably how and why this happened. What caused the world, and the people in it, to be affected? Why do some have powers and others don’t? Is this a fluke, a science experiment gone wrong, or something else? All of these questions come to a head, particularly in the last book. You won’t be disappointed, and you won’t be able to stop reading.

The characters in this series are just fantastic. The locales and descriptions of settings create an alternate version of our world that seems so incredibly made-up and real at the same time. The action is almost non-stop, and the twists just keep coming. Book one is phenomenal, and the series just keeps getting better. There are three books, plus one novella called Mitosis (Reckoners #1.5) that can be read between books one and two.

If you have ever heard the term “un-put-down-able,” this is it. Guys, you WILL like this one!