Steelheart Review

Hyrum Devenport

Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart is a book that was published in September of 2013. It was met with considerable success, and, since then, has only grown in popularity.

Steelheart is the story of David Charleston, an 18-year-old set on getting revenge on the immortal, deity-like “epic” known as Steelheart, who killed David’s father. Along the way to his lofty goal, David must overcome many challenges, including Steelheart’s minions, his unidentifiable weak point and David’s own feelings.

Steelheart achieved 4.15/5 stars on, and 4.4/5 on James Dashner, a prominent fantasy writer, in regards to Steelheart, said, "the suspense is relentless and the climax explosive."

At Salem Jr High, Steelheart is just as big a trend as it is anywhere else. Ashton Gardner, a ninth-grader who bought Steelheart, said “[it] is one of the best books I have ever read.” Another ninth-grader, Natalie Johnston, says that “everyone should read it.” Steelheart has even been used as a guided reading book at our school.

Two sequels to Steelheart, Firefight and Calamity, have since been released, along with a novella, Mitosis. Author Brandon Sanderson has not yet revealed any intentions of continuing the trilogy.