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'Once upon a time, there was a man as great as the gods...... But even the great can tremble with fear. Even the great can Fall.

Mary E. Pearson, Kiss of Deception

Monday, January 5, 2015

Predictions and Hopes: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

In honor of the release date of Brandon Sanderson's new book, Firefight, the sequel to Steelheart I have written a P & H post. I know in technicality this post is late, but I still wanted to post it and so I am.

Warning, Don't read any farther if you haven't read Steelheart. There will be spoilers!!!

Release Date: January 6th 2015
Series: The Reckoners #2
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Author: Brandon Sanderson

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.

The summary makes me think this book's plot will be heavily driven by the romance that occurred in Steelheart since it basically said David is "willing to go on a quest darker, and more dangerous even, than the fight against Steelheart to find her.". So, the main Prediction for this book is that the plot will be driven and focused on the romance that bloomed in the first book. That everything David does will be with the intention to find Firefight. 

The summary also makes it seem like David will find out more about the Calmity and what, how, why it happened. This would be really interesting to learn, because you as a reader has seen the devastating effects of the Calmity and it would be really interesting to learn why it happened. It would also be very interesting to learn about why the people become horrible when they use their powers, but that kind of ties in with learning about Calmity.

It also seems like we'll see more of the world and Sanderson's amazing world building and I can't wait! One of the reasons I love Sanderson's books is because of his brilliant ability of world building. It will also be very interesting to see the rest of this world and society.

Okay, so I hope my first prediction will not be right. I really, really hope that the main focus in this book will not be the romance and David pining for Firefight. I don't want this to happened because that romance was the only thing in Steelheart that I didn't like. I thought it was shallow and that they didn't really 'love' each other and was really baffled when Fiefight and David were making such a big deal about it. So, I'm really nervous that it will be about the romance and that I won't like the book as much as I like Steelheart. 

What I really hopes happen is that we are introduced to more characters. It seems like we will, obviously since it's a new book, but I hope we are introduced to more people who have powers that don't want to use them. I really liked that aspect with the Professor and I really hope we get to see more of it in this book. 

So, those are my predictions and hopes for this book, what do you think/hope will happen?
Happy reading

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha, I'm the exact opposite of you - l I hope that there will be more romance in Firefight. I definitely won't be upset with that because I always need my books to have a sprinkle of romance! ;D