Knit & Read

Adventures in knitting and reading. With cats.


Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson

I have mixed feelings about Steelheart.


I liked the writing and the general premise of the book. As a reader of comics and lover of anything X-men related, I enjoyed the power vs goodness debates between the characters. I thought Brandon Sanderson handled it well and gave something more to the Super tropes.


The plot was great and action packed and I even had troubles putting it down! The ending was fantastic. There were things that I didn't see coming.


That said, my main problem with the book is the narrator.


I know he is supposed to be a teenager but I really, really disliked David. I don't think he could be any more of a Mary Sue if he tried.


His relationship with Megan is Nice Guy (TM) at best, bordering on harassment at worse.


It got so ridiculous that it made me want to stop reading.


The only thing that kept me going was the Reckoners. I loved how they interact with each others and it was good enough that I could read past David and focus on something else.


I just can't help thinking it would have been a fantastic book if Prof had been the narrator.


I will still read the sequel when it comes out, though. The last chapters gave me hope that David will grow and be a more interesting character.


P.S: Headcanon for Prof? Jeffrey Dean Morgan (aka Papa Winchester). I don't know why but I kept imagining him as Jon.