Calamity (#3)

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When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned Prof, his closest ally, into a dangerous enemy.

David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners’ leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He’s disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there’s no turning back. . . .

But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics—Megan proved it. They’re not lost. Not completely. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying.


“A whirl of raids, chases, rescues, and spectacularly destructive displays of both magic and high-tech gadgetry ensues, bringing David face to face with Calamity [...] Adeptly done.”


“Sanderson has always been a fantastic craftsman of plot and pacing. He has an almost superhuman ability to keep the reader reading, paired with that single quality that truly enervates the work of such an author: his plots work. They’re well-considered, well-executed, and hang together almost perfectly. Watching a Sanderson book come together — especially in a final book in a series like this one — is like witnessing the workings of an intricate and exquisitely functioning machine.”

Fantasy Literature

“CALAMITY represents another strong installment in the series [...][Reckoners] proved to be a really enjoyable series with good action, characters, worldbuilding and revelations. Even when juggling multiple series, Sanderson remains a master of the craft.”

Fantasy Faction

“Those who really love thoughtful, action-packed superhero stories will be delighted by Sanderson’s masterful take on the genre. It’s an odd, intriguing but superlative mashup of superhero and post-apocalypse storytelling.”

SF Revu

“Sanderson creates a well-balanced novel of character development, frightening revelations and dramatic fights to ensure the reader is hooked into the storyline and creates a satisfying conclusion [...] an excellent and tense conclusion to a remarkable fantasy series.”

Starburst Magazine

“CALAMITY is as good as or better than its predecessors. It ends with a hard choice for David, and a surprising and stunning conclusion. Don’t miss this fantastic series.”


“This finale doesn’t disappoint. With impressive technology and even crazier superpowers, the adventure is bigger and even more intense [...] It’s thrilling and action-packed. The characters are complex and the story is exciting and unique. I highly recommend this series.”

Sci-Fi Chick

“I love Brandon Sanderson’s works and CALAMITY is just one more proof that he is the preeminent Author in all of fiction. I’m not just saying that because I like him, it takes supreme skill to pull off some of the literary stunts he pulls in just the Reckoners. Now as for the actual plot it is wonderful, and a satisfying conclusion to his latest Young Adult series [...] For those who like: Amazing Plots [and] Fantastic Casts of Characters.”

Game Industry

“CALAMITY is everything I was hoping it would be. It was full of ridiculous humor thanks to David’s peculiar personality, but that was balanced by incredible fight sequences which had me holding my breath [...] This book is about strength of character, love, friendship, humanity, finding beauty in the smallest details, and faith, and each one of those aspects meld together to form a larger picture and a larger solution. I truly am sad to see this series go. My love for Steelheart manifested quickly, and the two sequels did nothing but enhance that feeling. I can only hope we’ll be getting more stories in this world eventually. But if we don’t, at least I have these three books (and the Mitosis novella!) to revisit any time I want.”


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