Thursday, February 12, 2015

Firefight: Excerpt + Giveaway


Today I have the pleasure of offering up an epic giveaway to help celebrate Firefight, book two in The Reckoners series by Brandon Sanderson. While I haven't read Steelheart yet (I have it waiting for me!), I've heard from innumerable people how amazing this series is, so it's flown to the very top of my list and I can't wait to dive in. Before we get to the giveaway though, you have a chance to read a very lengthy excerpt (if it wasn't 23 pages I would have posted it here ;-)) which will undoubtedly only make you crave more. First, a little about Firefight:

Brandon Sanderson is back with a vengeance in FIREFIGHT, the follow up to the #1 New York Times bestselling Steelheart. In the book that Kirkus Reviews is calling a “rare middle volume that keeps the throttle open,” Sanderson takes readers on another a thrill ride and “presents a Marvel Comics-style mix of violently destructive battles, fabulous feats and ongoing inner wrestling over morality and identity.”
David Charleston still can’t believe it. Steelheart is dead, and he died by David’s own hand. Even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic, but the invincible has fallen and now Newcago is free. Despite attaining revenge for the murder of his father and living his dream as a team member of the most elite Reckoners cell, David finds he has more questions than ever before, and he won’t find the answers in his home city.
Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as Manhattan, could hold the key. Ruled by the mysterious and ambivalent High Epic Regalia, Babylon Restored is a place flooded with water and painted in neon, where the inhabitants spend most of their days lounging and nights partying. David can’t seem to understand the complacency of the city and its residents, but what he does understand is that being positioned here, risky as it may be, could lead him to the answers he so desperately seeks. Because there is an emptiness in him, one left behind after killing Steelheart, that was filled unexpectedly by Firefight, who is just plain Megan to him. And David will stop at nothing to find a way to understand Epics and bring her back to him. Hopefully for good this time.

The second book in the Reckoners series and follow up to the highly acclaimed Steelheart, which Publishers Weekly called “an absolute page-turner,” FIREFIGHT is filled with spine-tingling adventure and heart-racing action that promises to satisfy fans both new and old.




Find Firefight:


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STEELHEART
(The Reckoners Book One)


Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. 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. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning - and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He's seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.


Find Steelheart


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BRANDON SANDERSON

 Credit: Isaac Stewart

BRANDON SANDERSON is the author of the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy. In 2007, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series following the author’s death.  The concluding book in that series, A Memory of Light, was released on January 8, 2013, and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction List., just as his two previous Wheel of Time books had done.  His work has been published in over 25 languages and his books have sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives and writes in Utah.


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GIVEAWAY: EPIC READS PRIZE PACK


Thanks to the generosity of the folks at Random House, I have copies of both Steelheart AND Firefight to give away on the blog today. One lucky winner will be able to start this series from the beginning. Woot! To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is open to US addresses only.

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26 comments:

  1. I am so curious about this series! Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. I tried a book by the author and really loved it, I need to read more now!

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  3. wow I'm actually planning to read all the published books by this author this year, it is one of my 2015 goals :)

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  4. There are so many cool powers to have!! I really wouldn't know what I would want to have. Maybe weather manipulation... No! I think I changed my mind... Cosmic manipulation would be a really cool power to have.

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  5. The ability to make people sneeze pepper. It's kind of a useless power, but still kind of evil.

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  6. I'm determined to read something by Brandon Sanderson soon. Everyone just loves his books and I need to experience for myself. Thanks for sharing, Jenny! :)

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  7. My superpower--is have my library have all the books I want when I wanted them :) (These would be part of that list LOL)

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  8. I love this series on audio...good luck to everyone it is a fun series :)

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  9. I have got to try this author. Everyone is loving this series... Great giveaway. hmmm super power I think teleporting.

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  10. Oooh, 23 pages of excerpt?? Me likey!!! I still haven't read Firefighter and I have it in my Kindle library, I really need to start reading 2015 releases before they gang up on me! Steelheart was amazing, so I cannot wait to hear what you think, Jenny!

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  11. Oh I have been hearing great things about this series, so I really hope that you end up liking it! Thanks for sharing this excerpt with us Jenny!

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  12. I haven't read this series yet either. If I could have an ability I would like to be psychic. It's just nice to know what is going to happen before it happens. :)

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  13. Mind control!! Such a great power! ;)

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  14. THANKS FOR SHARING SERIES. THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  15. To control an/the elements! :D
    Mary G Loki

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  16. I'd like the power to heal. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. to see the future and be able to help pick the best path for everyone

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  18. luck so I could win the lottery :) Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I still have read the first book (b/c LAME), but I'm going to. I have it on my kindle and everything. Thanks for sharing, Jenny!

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  20. I would love to be able to teleport or time travel. I am almost done with Mistborn, which is my first Sanderson and I am loving it. I can't wait to pick these up!

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  21. Time traveling! Or maybe invisibility, that might be fun.

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