What is Steelheart?

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.

How is Steelheart killed?

He was killed by himself in a trap set by the Reckoners. David Charleston hid a small detonator inside the barrel of his pistol before dropping it, anticipating that Steelheart would attempt to use the gun to kill him.

What happens Steelheart?

The story is told through the perspective of David, an orphaned teenager living in Newcago (formerly known as Chicago). Newcago is ruled by the extremely powerful Epic named Steelheart, who has created a society run by other powerful Epics, with normal people living with normal jobs.

How many pages is steelheart?

AuthorBrandon Sanderson
SeriesThe Reckoners
Publication date24 September 2013
Pages386
ISBN978-0385743563

What are Steelheart’s powers?

  • Invulnerability: Steelheart is extremely resistant to harm.
  • Enhanced Strength: Steelheart’s strength is immense and exceeds that of many other Epics.
  • Energy Creation: Steelheart can create and manipulate energy in his hands, using it as a weapon and launching it at his foes.
  • Flight: Steelheart can fly.

What age is skyward for?

Although dark, the humor really balances the book out. I think a mature 10 year old could handle the book, and it would be appropriate for 8 or 9 year olds to read with a parent.


Videos

Steelheart – Interview in New Haven 1991

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

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