Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly awaiting. This week I’m choosing Calamity by Brandon Sanderson which is the third and final book in The Reckoners trilogy. I really love Steelheart which is the first book in the series and I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. I still have to read Firefight but since I’m planning on picking that up as one of my first 2016 reads, I’ve already preordered Calamity so I can jump right into it and finish the trilogy. Without giving any spoilers, the series is about people who wake up with powers one day but instead of becoming superheroes, they rule over regular people through fear. The gifted people are called Epics and there are different degrees of power. The book follows a group of rebels called The Reckoners who are fed up with being treated poorly by the Epics so they plan and carry out assassinations of minor Epics. You can read my full review of the first book here and you may want to avoid the summary below so things aren’t spoiled for you!
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. (via Goodreads)