Oct 2 2013 5:20pm

Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart Debuts at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List

Steelheart Brandon Sanderson New York Times bestsellerBrandon Sanderson’s new young adult novel Steelheart, out now from Delacorte Press, has debuted at #1 on the New York Times Young Adult Bestseller list for the week of October 13th!

Steelheart imagines our world as taken over by superpowered humans dubbed Epics, the most evil of whom is the eponymous Steelheart himself, a seemingly invincible Epic. But our hero, David has seen Steelheart bleed, and if he can discover what Steelheart’s weakness is, maybe he can avenge the death of his father and make things the way they used to be.

We’ve been talking a lot of the book, and the various tropes and mysteries it contains, here on You can see our coverage collected here.

Congratulations to Brandon on the debut!

Robert Dickinson
1. ChocolateRob
I've read a few times here that Steelheart is the most evil of the epics, I just want to point out that he is the most powerful/dangerous epic, not the most evil.
Sorry, it was bugging me.

Oh yes, and congratulations Mr Sanderson on the book's success too.
Walker White
2. Walker
Wait, so he got #1 the same week as a Stephen King release? And the sequel to The Shining at that?

Walker White
3. Walker
Oh, The Young Adult Bestseller list. Silly me.
Sean Tabor
4. wingracer
Just finished reading it and wow, what a great ending. Yeah I saw most of it coming but not all of it. Fantastic read.
Andrew Barton
5. MadLogician
'Most evil' could be judged in several different ways, but by simple bodycount Steelheart may well qualify. He's shown as regularly destroying entire inhabited buildings in his own city with no apparent motive.
David Foster
6. ZenBossanova
I had heard about Sanderson's bet with another author, as to who would sell more. Loser had to replace their social media picture with Justin Beiber. My daughter tells me that Beiber isn't that bad, but I am still glad to see it sounds like Sanderson is winning the bet.

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