One of the first books I read in 2014 was Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart, which was a lot of fun and oomph, so it’s nice to know the sequel Firefight will be out in early January 2015. I could make a January tradition out of it, right?
I haven’t read anything else by Sanderson yet, except the short Legion, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be entertained if or when I ever pick up Mistborn or the Stormlight Archives.
Anyway, Firefight blurb:
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 realise 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.
(Right, I’d forgotten about it being called Newcago. The only appropriate response to Newcago is to stop eyerolling and step over into the it’s disgustadorable!-camp. Or maybe it’s just me.)