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When I think about everything we've been through together, maybe it's not the destination that matters, maybe it's the journey, and if that journey takes a little longer, so we can do something we all believe in, I can't think of any place I'd rather be or any people I'd rather be with.

—Ens. Harry Kim
(Garrett Wang)
[Star Trek: Voyager]
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Steelheart

(2013)
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 386
Personal Rating: 8/10
Amazon: 4.5/5
Goodreads: 4/5
Bindings:Hard Bound
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Classifications:Fantasy
SciFi
Action
Drama
Synopsis:
Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will.

Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He's seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.
Reaction:
This kicks off a quite unique take on the superhero genre and the main character is interestingly awkward. There's humor, action, mystery, and developing relationships. Good book.