Author: Brandon Sanderson
Series: Steelheart (#1)
Release Date: 24 September 2013
Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics.
But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.
Nobody fights the Epics... nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.
And David wants in. He wants Steelheart—the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning—and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.
He's seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.
Everybody knows I'm a sucker for high fantasy. I have a soft spot for Sanderson - he took over writing the Wheel of Time series after Robert Jordan passed, so while I haven't read any of his original work, I do like him from what I know of him.
And this sounds... awesome.
What do you guys think?