Calamity By Brandon Sanderson Review

For some reason when I am reading a series, I seem to think it is a good idea to stop reading one series even though I am enjoying it and then moving onto another series and keep doing the same thing again and again. So I have finally come back to The Reckoners series after 4 months away from the series.


The Story

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.

David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when the Reckoners’ leader struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He’s disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there’s no turning back…

But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics—Megan proved it. They’re not lost. Not completely. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying

Taken from Goodreads

So even though I was away from the series for 4 months I could still remember the story as if I had just finished the book, which for me was a good sign that the finale was going to be amazing. And it was except for the ending. I personally feel that the last 50 pages were extremely rushed as it felt like they just wanted the series to end instead of making a 4th book which I would have preferred. More happened in the last 50 pages then it did in the whole rest of the book which was a bit of a disappointment.

I did find myself putting the book down a lot while reading as I wanted to do other things which are something I haven’t done for a while especially when reading a finale to series I have currently loved the whole way through. I do love the idea of superheroes and powers but I just think if you are going to do something like this then you need to make the finale of the series fast paced and making the reader just want to fly through the book so they can see how everything is going to end. What did happen at the end wasn’t explained which is what I hated the most, this is the reason I could tell it was seeming to be a bit more rushed. I know people wouldn’t like the idea of what was in the final 50 pages to be spread out into another book you could of least added another 100 pages to this book to add explanations or explained more in details of how certain things happened

The writing was amazing and is probably the only reason I kept reading the whole way through, I know I said I was putting it down a lot but I was playing far cry primal at the time which took up a lot of my time but when it came too late at night I would stay up that extra hour in order to make sure I had read as much as possible.

After reading through this series it has made me want to read the other major series by Brandon Sanderson so expect a review of that sometime in the future, even if the finale did leave a little bit of a bad taste in my mouth. Some authors can make finales great while others can just have good which is what Brandon Sanderson seemed to of done.


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