Friday, March 11, 2016

Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

Title: Calamity

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Published: Gollancz, February 2016

Pages: 432

Series: Book 3, Reckoners Trilogy

Summary: May contain spoilers! 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 Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners’ leader, 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)

Thoughts: I have been waiting for this book to be released ever since I read Firefight last year. There were so many reveals and twists and turns in Firefight that I have been itching to get my hands on this book.

I felt as though this book didn't have as many surprises or interesting action sequences that kept me flicking from page to page.  In fact, I felt that even though this book was the biggest of the three, there were a lot less events happening. It wasn't until the last few pages that everything just sort of came into place.

I feel like I don't have a whole lot to say about Calamity. I really enjoyed it but I just felt as though it wasn't as amazing as the first two books in the series.  I think this was partly because the book took a completely different direction to what I had thought it would be.

Overall, I thought that Calamity was quite a good ending to the series. It was definitely different to how I thought it would end but it was still good. I am definitely looking forward to reading the next series Brandon Sanderson writes set in this universe.

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