Firefight (#2)

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Newcago is free.
   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 simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers.
   Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic Regalia, Babylon Restored is flooded and miserable, but David is sure it’s the path that will lead him to what he needs to find. Entering a city oppressed by a High Epic despot is risky, but David’s willing to take the gamble. 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 now he will go on a quest darker and even more dangerous than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers.


“Big in size and vision, this is the rare middle volume that keeps the throttle open and actually moves the story along significantly.”


“FIREFIGHT is a non stop action packed wet and wild rollercoaster ride that you don’t want to miss out on. Though this is marketed as a young adult book I know that the majority if not every adult reader who reads the Reckoners books will enjoy them just as well. Brandon Sanderson is a master storyteller and his books should be made compulsory reading material.”

Book Plank, “Best Young Adult Novels of 2015”

“Compelling […] Much like in STEELHEART, 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. While Sanderson devoted his first Reckoners book to bringing readers into the world, FIREFIGHT digs deeper into its mythology—beginning to answer the questions of where the Epics come from and what makes them so terrible.“

A.V. Club

“This is a fun, action-packed novel, especially if one enjoys superhuman abilities as much as Sanderson does […] Sanderson has interesting things to say about the superhero genre, and his imagination is vivid. Babliar is a fun setting, and in general the book operates quite well. A fun, exciting superpower romp.”

Fantasy Literature

“FIREFIGHT is another winner from Brandon Sanderson […] There are even more twists and turns here than in STEELHEART […] I loved the unpredictability of the plot, since it’s so rare that a Young Adult novel can capture my attention and keep me in suspense from beginning to end […] I for one would recommend this to young adult and adult readers alike. Seriously worth your time.”

Bibliosanctum, 5/5 stars

“I enjoyed this sequel even more than the first. With creative and complex characters and backstories, an unpredictable and twisted plot, and plenty of action – this book is hard to put down. I highly recommend this fantastic series to fans of superheroes (and villains). It’s a captivating and inspired series of which I can’t get enough.”

SciFi Chick

Awards & Accolades


#9 USA Today Bestseller List


#3 Bookscan Juvenile Bestseller List


#10 Children’s Fiction Series Indie Bestseller List


Book Plank: “Best Young Adult Novel of 2015”


The Quill To Live: “Best of 2015”


ScifiChick: “Best of 2015”


Geffen Award Finalist: “Best YA novel of the year”