432 pages | Hardback/ ebook Author: Brandon Sanderson Publisher: Gollancz
Reckoners series has a compelling hook. What if normal people gained superpowers, and what if these new “Epics” didn’t use them for good?
After defeating Steelheart in the fast- paced first book, Steelslayer David Charleston and the Reckoners return to face another superpowered villain. Leaving the steel city of Newcago, they journey to old New York where the Epic Regalia, a powerful hydromancer, rules the flooded, glow- in- thedark remains of Manhattan island.
Like Steelheart, Firefight challenges the Reckoners to kill the villain and save the city. But how do you fight an Epic that can manipulate water? How do you defeat a man who can teleport away? It’s another brisk YA fantasy from Sanderson – inventive, action- stuffed and surprising until the end. Dean Evans