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Firefight by Brandon Sanderson Review

*SPOILER ALERT*

So we are now onto book 2 of the reckoners series and I am now happy to say that my reading slump is over and I’m back reading and loving it just as much as I always have.

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Story

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.

Taken from Goodreads.

My Opinion

This book has got everything that I like a book, especially with the genre of Sci-Fi. It has got the powers from the epics, the love romance between David and basically any girl he sees and the amazing storyline that makes sure you don’t want to stop reading. Before reading Steelheart I didn’t know who Brandon Sanderson was and I am starting to regret that fact now.

We are shoved straight into the fast pace from the very beginning with a new epic that is needing to be killed as they are causing more problems for the city of newcago, it is not long after this that the reckoners are needing to move to Babylon in order to help out another faction of the reckoners with their own high epic. For me this story did what any good story does in my opinion it changed the pace very few times and when it did it made sure that I wanted to keep on reading the book to find out what was going to happen next. The beginning for the book, and the ending where both really fast paced and made me want to keep reading, I will admit between 20%-75% of the book it was slow paced but I could tell that it was all leading up to something important. I loved the story line in this book and in my own personal opinion this story was so much better than in the first book of the series.

We get to keep some of the same main character in this book such as Prof, David and Tia but we are also introduced to 3 more which are Val, Exel and Missy and I have got to admit, I really liked Exel and Missy but I didn’t find myself liking Val at all. I think it was because she wasn’t really in this book and she won’t be in the next one so we won’t be hearing of her again anyway. I loved the progress that David made in this book and this just made me like him all that much more.

I love the writing of Brandon Sanderson as it just makes the reader want to keep reading and want to find out what is going to happen with a specific character. As I said above I am regretting now starting to read Brandon Sanderson until this month.

Overall I think that if you were a bit unknown if you wanted to keep reading the series then, belive me when I say that this book is a lot better than the first and makes you want to know what is going to happen next in the series. That is also why when I finished reading on my kindle and the final book of the series was offered to me I didn’t even think about it and downloaded it straight away.

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