Thursday, January 10, 2013

Covering the Cover - Steelheart, by Brandon Sanderson

Earlier this week, Entertainment Weekly revealed the cover for a new novel by Brandon Sanderson that is due out in September 2013.  "Steelheart" is the first novel of Young Adult dark dystopian trilogy. 

The blurb from Goodreads:
"Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics.

But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics... nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart—the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning—and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He's seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge."

I'm crazy excited for this novel to come out; the story sounds intriguing, and I'm a big fan of Sanderson's other works, so I can't wait to read this.  The cover is interesting, but doesn't speak much to me about the story itself.  I don't hate it, but I don't love it, either.

What do you think?


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