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.Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson
Series: Reckoners #1.5
Published by Gollancz on October 23, 2014
Genres: Dystopia, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Young Adult
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An action-packed Reckoners story from Sunday Times Bestseller Brandon Sanderson that bridges the action in Steelheart with the all new adventure Firefight, in a collectible HB edition
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Words of Radiance, co-author of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn Trilogy, Brandon Sanderson, comes Mitosis, a short story set in the action-packed world of Steelheart: the Reckoners series, exclusively available in a HB collector's edition. Epics still plague Newcago, but David and the Reckoners have vowed to fight back. Catch all the action before Firefight, the exciting sequel to Steelheart, hits the shelves.
Mitosis was a brilliant action-packed short story! It had everything packed into it that made Steelheart such a great book.
You could read this book as a stand-alone but then it would spoil the outcome of the first book. So if you haven’t read Steelheart then read it! You will enjoy it, promise 😉
The villan of the piece is Mitosis, an epic who doesn’t believe the Reckoners are ordinary humans. There’s no real explanation as to why Mitosis is in Newcago or what his motive is. But that didn’t bother me. He’s an Epic and their powers do crazy things to their emotions, so does he really need a reason?
Mitosis gave us a view on how Newcago has changed since Stealheart. Is it for the better? And will the changes be permanent? Also despite everything that happened in Steelheart the problems of the Epics remain. How will the Reckoners defeat them? And how will they find their weaknesses?
And the was a sneak preview of Firefight which I enjoyed and which has made me look forward even more to the next book in the series!