SciFi Book Review: Calamity

Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

Synopsis:
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.

Review:
Calamity is the third and final installment in The Reckoners series. David and the few remaining team members are hunting Prof in order to save him – even though most would believe killing him would be the better option. Along the way, the team of Reckoners make some unlikely allies, and Prof knows they’ll be coming for him.

This finale doesn’t disappoint. With impressive technology and even crazier superpowers, the adventure is bigger and even more intense. I loved this trilogy set in a future dystopian world where individuals were given superpowers who all became villains instead of heroes. It’s thrilling and action-packed. The characters are complex and the story is exciting and unique. I highly recommend this series to comicbook and science fiction fans from teens to adults.

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