Calamity (Reckoners #3) By: Brandon Sanderson
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.
The last book in the series.
Sanderson really knows how to end a book. It’s always really exciting and has a ton going on, he’s not afraid to kill characters but he doesn’t go around killing everyone. I enjoy that, however, looking back, I’m not sure if I liked the Reckoners series.
I know, I know, I’ve given the previous two books 5 star ratings, but now looking back I’m not so sure. Maybe it was just Calamity that left me wanting, but I distinctly remember in Firefight, when Sanderson basically wiped out an entire team, not feeling anything. I guess it boils down to, I like the story in the Reckoners series, but I haven’t grown attached to the characters. Which, honestly is crazy because I get attached fairly quickly, I at least cry when people die, but each time someone died in this series the living characters didn’t really mourn so the impact of the loss didn’t hit me.
David was better in this book, he didn’t act like an idiot then have a flash of brilliance, but he wasn’t inspiring to me like he was to the other characters. He was supposed to be the new leader of the team and they certainly followed him, but why? He was smart and knew more than they did about the Epics, which is weird since their entire job was taking them out. Oh well, he was the brains they were the brawn.
The world was expanded and the ending opened up a whole slew of new possibilities which made me wish this wasn’t the last book. I liked the series, maybe I’m just down on it right now because I’m sick. I don’t know. It was good, but left me wanting.