I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
Series: Reckoners #2
Published by Gollancz on January 6, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Babylon Restored, formerly Manhattan, may give David answers. 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.
Yay! David is back in Firefight, with his amazing metaphors and, actually I can’t think of anything else because the mere idea of his metaphors is making me giggle. Also the rest of the Reckoners are back and we are expanded the world by moving from Newcago to Babylon Restored.
We get to meat some excellent new characters – we have the needed baddies – Obliteration, Newton and Regina who you can never be really to sure what they want except to destroy things/society. And then there are awesome new Reckoners most notably Mizzy who seems to bounce around a lot and never lets anything get her down, she very nearly beat David as favourite character, but she just doesn’t do metaphors. It was a deciding factor.
In Steelheart everything was much simpler, kill Steelheart, avenge father, save city, end off. But nothing is ever that simple and now David knows more about the Epics he is conflicted. Nothing is as simple as it seems and how do you know if you are making the right choice?
This expands on everything that was in Stealheart and it is so good. We still have the familiarity of the old, along with the new. We began to find out more about Epics, their weaknesses and what created them, but there are still so many questions left unanswered. And so many new questions waiting for answers.
In Firefight there is everything that you want in a book – great friendships, a budding romance, action, dilemmas and betrayal, big reveals and moral conundrums. This was an amazing book! Which has an absolute cliff-hanger of an ending (so be prepared!). Bring on the third and final book of the series. I’m waiting…