Fire­fight

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Epic win

Re­lease Date:

8 Jan­uary

432 pages | Hard­back/ ebook Au­thor: Bran­don San­der­son Pub­lisher: Gol­lancz

Bran­don San­der­son’s

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

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