Brandon Sanderson’s Firefight Hits #1 on the New York Times YA Bestseller List

Firefight, the second volume in Brandon Sanderson’s young adult Reckoners book trilogy, out recently from Delacorte Press, has debuted at #1 on the January 25 New York Times Young Adult Bestseller List! Congrats to Brandon and his team on the top placement and for what is, by most reader accounts, a relentlessly exciting and surprising apocalyptic superhero sequel.

Firefight picks up after the consequences of Steelheart:

They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart—invincible, immortal, unconquerable—is dead. And he died by David’s hand.

Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers.

Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic Regalia, Babylon Restored is flooded and miserable, but David is sure it’s the path that will lead him to what he needs to find: Firefight.

But what is Calamity, the source of all the Epics power (and the title to the forthcoming concluding volume in the trilogy)? Could the answer to that lay within the pages of Firefight? You can ask Brandon on his Firefight tour right now!


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