Calamity – Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners series has been a mixed bag for me. Good characters and interesting ideas, but a tired genre (superheroes), and some muddle plotting. Sadly, this last book didn’t redeem the trilogy. I read the previous book, Firefight, not that far back, yet I had a little trouble finding my …

Firefight – Brandon Sanderson

I don’t care much for superhero stories, but I generally like Brandon Sanderson’s writing, so I followed up on this series. It was disappointing. The writing seems to lack Sanderson’s usual flair. There’s quite a lot of clumsy prose, especially at the start. The action is simplistic and over-explained, and …

Steelheart – Brandon Sanderson

I don’t get too excited about superhero stories, but Brandon Sanderson has done his usual thing with the concept – likable characters, decent storyline, and a carefully thought out magic [superpower] system. The story is competently put together, but the book often feels more like a logic puzzle than a …