Summary: From 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, Brandon Sanderson presents the second book in the Reckoners series: Firefight, the sequel to the #1 bestseller Steelheart.
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.
Ship: David & Megan
Fave Cinnamon Rolls: None
Needed BROTP: None
This story is the sequel of Steelheart where we follow a teenage boy named David who is absolutely terrible at Metaphors. And boy does he keep that tradition alive in this one. He also keeps alive his penchant for terrible,stupid decisions and reckless heroism. The setting is a few months after Steelheart has been taken down and David is now basically a full member of the Reckoners in Newcago.
The scenery is absoultely epic. THere’s glowing spray paint, glowing fruit and it’s like an atlantis but halfway submerged. As a swimmer and lover of water, this place sounded just up my alley. It is however not David’s, he can not swim.
David, Tia & Prof all go on an expedition to Babilar/New babylon which is old New York to potentially stop another High Epic that has been sending other Epics to try and kill the Reckoners. They meet up with other Reckoners that are all unique in their own way, but TBH not as awesome as Abraham & Cody ( i missed them). With them missing, it did kinda feel a little less full of friendhsip and more like David was on his own in this story. And for me, it definitely made the story feel a bit slower.
The plot was decently interesting and I loved the extra plot twists concerning Epics and Calamity ‘itself’ but i dunno, bits of the story just didn’t grab me the way Steelheart did.
It did not fall under the MIddle Book SYndrom even though it had a somewhat terrible cliffhanger at the end >:/ (i hate cliffhangers) that has left me semi wanting the next book. I am extrememly interested in David’s story and the cause he now believes in.
Also in case any one was wondering Megan does make an appearence.