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Firefight Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Sanderson, Brandon
ISBN: 0385743599     ISBN-13: 9780385743594
Publisher: Ember
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: January 2016
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Annotation: The #1 New York Times bestseller and sequel to Steelheart—a novel that James Dashner called “fantastic.” Brandon Sanderson, the author of Words of Radiance, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy, presents the second book in the Reckoners series: Firefight. And don’t miss Calamity, the exciting conclusion to the Reckoners series available now!
    David Charleston has lived for one purpose: to kill Steelheart, the supremely powerful, seemingly invincible Epic who murdered his father. Now Steelheart is dead and David is beginning to question everything that he—and the world—understands about the superhumans they call Epics.
    David’s suspicions are the reason he follows Prof to the flooded city once known as New York. But what he finds there could be what ultimately ends him. The truth might just burn deepest of all. . . .

Praise for the Reckoners Series:

#1 New York Times Bestselling Series

“The suspense is relentless and the climax explosive.” —James Dashner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series

Another win for Sanderson . . . he’s simply a brilliant writer. Period.” —Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind
 
Action-packed.” —EW.com
 
Compelling. . . . Sanderson uses plot twists that he teases enough for readers to pick up on to distract from the more dramatic reveals he has in store.” —The A.V. Club
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Supervillains; Fiction.
Guerrilla warfare; Fiction.
Science fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2015057742
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Reckoners
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.50" W x 1.00" (0.78 lbs) 417 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 171445
Reading Level: 5.1   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 16.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q65409
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 24.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2015 Fall)
In a devastated near-future America, David and his fellow resistance fighters stand against another Epic (once-human supervillain): Regalia, who rules a submerged NYC. Further exploring the Epics' origins, limits, and potential for redemption, this sequel to Steelheart complicates the dichotomy of good humans versus evil Epics and shifts David's motivation from revenge to reconciliation, deepening his character amid multiple inventive action sequences.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 April)

Gr 7 Up—A nonstop, explosive sequel to Sanderson's epic series opener, Steelheart (2013). With Steelheart dead, David returns to the city to fight three seemingly indestructable Epics. With smart-aleck dialogue and humorous descriptions balancing the violent battle scenes, Sanderson manages to explore deeper themes and character development along with the blockbuster plotline.

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