Saturday, February 11, 2017

Crown Review #29 - Firefight

Firefight - Brandon Sanderson

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: Reckoners, #2
Length: 416 Pages
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They told David it was impossible—that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet, Steelheart—invincible, immortal, unconquerable—is dead. And he died by David's hand. 

Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And there's no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs. 

Babylon Restored, the old borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. 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.

In the second book in the Reckoners series, David and the Reckoners move onto to New York, now called Babylon Restored, after a mysterious pattern of Epics come to attack the team.

In Babylon Restored, it is like another world. Imagine New York flooded to the highest points possible, only leaving a couple floors for each of the highest towers. The main mode of transportation are by bridges and by boats. This is all due to the work of the new Epic brought in, Regalia. Regalia is a water epic, an epic who can control water and see through waters as well like a Seer. 

Now, the second book wasn't a good as the first book was, but it was still relatively enjoyable to read and it continued to hold onto the mass amount of action and suspense. I remember in the first book, I had great excitement for every scene and every scene drew me in. This book, not all of that scenes had that excitement.

The new characters were brought in were interesting to read about. I loved Mizzy, a Reckoner, and Dawnslight, an Epic with the abilities to grow plants, highlight colors, and send messages in the form of fortune cookies, despite his unfortunate condition he is currently in. If there was a thing in this world called Good Epics, Dawnslight would probably be the only one (with that official title).

Overall, this book was just as good as the first, but fell short in a couple of areas. I still can't wait to see how the series ends. I do have a few theories of my own.

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