Overview (No Spoilers):
The Reckoners series continues with Firefight as so many secrets regarding this fascinating literary world are slowly revealed, much like an (insert amusing, off the wall metaphor that David would be proud of). David’s metaphors started out entertaining, edged into annoying before making the surprising return to the realm of amusing to level I found myself looking forward to this unique, cheesy quirk. Reflecting back upon the all of the action contained within this one novel, I keep remembering scenes shunted aside by each ever increasingly stressful situation our Reckoners had to fight their way free. Aside from learning about new Epics and their remarkable powers, the secrets regarding the essence of Calamity and the source of the Epics powers are unveiled, albeit leaving more questions in their wake. This book contained quite a bit more politicking and maneuvering than its predecessor, although it served to significantly expanded this dystopian world as our troop of heroes adventure to a new city to encounter a dangerous new foe. Sanderson stays true to form with his fantastic weaving of new realms and multidimensional, intriguing characters. Overall, Firefight was a wild ride that kept the reader constantly guessing as to allegiances and ulterior motives right up until the last page. I can’t wait to see how this story continues to develop as the Reckoners face an even more dire future than yet experienced.
Additional Insight (Spoilers Abound):
- What happened to Obliteration?
- Can Prof be saved? How did he suddenly go from a minor to a high epic?
- Could all Epics be gifters?
- David is an epic! Is he still an Epic after rejecting his powers? Did he figure out how to defeat the evil contamination? What is his weakness?
- Can Megan stay good? Love her character!
- Who else is an Epic? Or better yet, who will become an Epic?
- Will David and the Reckoners stay in Babilar to save Prof or move to a new city?
- What is Prof’s history? Did he destroy his school when he first gained his powers? What is Tia’s history as well?
- Will Dawnslight show up again? His powers have been my favorite so far due to their whimsical, dreamlike nature.
Acerbic: sharply or bitingly critical, sarcastic, or ironic in temper, mood, or tone