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Sanderson, Brandon, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Delacorte Press, 2015.
Physical Description:
419 pages ; 24 cm.
"David and the Reckoners continue their fight against the Epics, humans with superhuman powers, except they may have met their match in Regalia, a High Epic who resides in Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan"--
General Note:
Sequel to: Steelheart.
Reading Level:
HL 700 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 5.1 16.0 171445.

Reading Counts RC High School 5.3 24 Quiz: 65409.

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Y FICTION Young Adult Fiction Young Adult
Y FICTION Young Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Y FICTION Young Adult Fiction Popular Materials-Young Adult
Y FICTION Young Adult Fiction Science Fiction/Fantasy

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A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Words of Radiance , coauthor of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn Trilogy, presents the second book in the Reckoners series: Firefight , the sequel to the #1 bestseller Steelheart .
   Newcago is free.
   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 simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers.
   Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic Regalia, Babylon Restored is flooded and miserable, but David is sure it's the path that will lead him to what he needs to find. Entering a city oppressed by a High Epic despot is risky, but David's willing to take the gamble. 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 now he will go on a quest darker and even more dangerous than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers.

Praise for the Reckoners series

"The suspense is relentless and the climax explosive."--James Dashner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series
"Another win for Sanderson . . . he's simply a brilliant writer. Period."--Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind
[ STAR ] "Snappy dialogue, bizarre plot twists, high-intensity action, and a touch of mystery and romance...leaves [readers] panting for the sequel."- Booklist , starred
"An absolute page-turner."-- Publishers Weekly
"Compelling. . . . Sanderson uses plot twists that he teases enough for readers to pick up on to distract from the more dramatic reveals he has in store."-- The A.V. Club

Author Notes

Brandon Sanderson was born on December 19, 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He received a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in creative writing from Brigham Young University. His first book, Elantris, was published in 2005. His other works include the Mistborn series, the Stormlight Archive series, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians series, and the Reckoners series. In 2007, he was chosen by Harriet Rigney to complete A Memory of Light, book twelve in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. He has continued the series with Towers of Midnight and A Memory of Light. In 2018 his title, White Sand Volume 2, made the Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

To the public, Epics, and Reckoners alike, David Charleston is now Steelslayer, assassin of Steelheart, the High Epic who ruled Newcago. Having rid that city of its virulent overlord, the Reckoners have infiltrated Babylon Restored, formerly Manhattan, where their new target, High Epic Regalia, rules a flooded city inhabited by devil-may-care Babilarans. David, however, is becoming uneasy with the Reckoners' goal of slaying Epics. If indeed the Epics' fears are the keys to their weaknesses, as he speculates, perhaps they are not destined to destroy; perhaps they can learn to control themselves and their evil compulsions. His first target for salvation? His secret love, Megan, aka Firefight. But Prof is sure Megan is playing David in order to infiltrate the Reckoners' base and so plans to destroy her in spite of David's protests. This lacks the constant tension and edgy technology of Steelheart (2013), but this second in Sanderson's Reckoners series concludes in true, violent, high-action Steelslayer style, promising not only more of the same in the still-to-come Calamity, but hinting of future romance as well. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Sanderson will receive the expected five-star treatment: a pre-pub school tour, major social media campaigns, a scavenger hunt tour, and much more.--Bradburn, Frances Copyright 2015 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-In Steelheart (Delacorte, 2013), David and the Reckoners liberated Newcago (once Chicago) from the tyranny of the murderous High Epic. Since Steelheart's death, other Epics have entered the city, seemingly sent to draw out the Reckoners and, in particular, their founder and leader Prof. He suspects it is a message from the Epic Regalia who rules Babylon Restored (formerly Manhattan), and heads for the city, taking David with him. David hopes to find Megan, aka Firefight, there, despite Prof's vehement warnings that she is a murderer who can't be trusted. With a new team of Reckoners, they seek to discover why Regalia has brought Obliteration, the destroyer of Houston and other cities, to Babylon. Meanwhile, David secretly searches for proof that Epics can overcome the corrupting nature of their powers in his quest to save Megan from becoming another of the Reckoners' targets. MacLeod Andrews delivers another excellent performance of this intense, action-packed, and engaging series. He excels at David's first-person narration and skillfully differentiates among characters, both familiar and new, and fully engages listeners in action scenes as well as introspective moments. VERDICT As the narrative builds to another "epic" conclusion when Regalia's ultimate plan is finally revealed, listeners will be begging for the finale.-Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.