Review: Brandon Sanderson – Firefight (Reckoners #2)


Brandon Sanderson: Firefight, narrator: Mcleaod Andrews, audible studios, 11:39h, €22,95

This is just a brief review, but don’t let this stop you from listening to this great trilogy. No fantasy story, as Brandon Sanderson fans might expect, but a dystopy.


This is the second volume in the Reckoners trilogy, and it was another great listen. MacLeod Andrews does a fantastic  job at bringing the characters to life, and the story has a lot of surprises, too. You really don’t know who to trust, and what to believe. David himself doubts that killing the epics is the right thing to do. He’d rather try to save them, but this idea isn’t fancied by anyone else in his team. The situation seems hopeless, a small team of people are fighting against men with superpowers — yet there’s humour to be found, especially when our hero uses his badly chosen similes, which he himself calls metaphors. The language is very good, demonstrating once again that you can write a book without resorting to cussing and cursing and yet portray the most difficult and hopeless situations in a convincing manner.

In the end, the line between friends and foes starts to blur, and the result is surprising. I can’t wait to listen to the third and last book in this fantastic series.




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