The Reckoners

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The Reckoners is a young adult fantasy trilogy consisting of the following books:

  1. Steelheart
  2. Firefight
  3. Calamity

and a short novelette, Mitosis that takes place between the events of Steelheart and Firefight. [1]

A second trilogy set in the Reckoner's universe entitled "Apocalypse Guard" has been announced, with the first entry scheduled to be released in the spring of 2018.[2]


The setting of The Reckoners series is a twenty-first century alternate Earth. Visible in the sky is a large red object called Calamity (a high-powered Gifting Epic), which appeared twelve years before the events of Steelheart. One year after the emergence of Calamity, the Epics, super-powered humans, appeared.


Year Book Order Length Notes Refs
2013 Steelheart #1 Novel [3]
Mitosis #1.5 Novelette [1]
2015 Firefight #2 Novel [4]
2016 Calamity #3 Novel [5] [6] [7]


  1. a b "Two shorts released!" blog post
    Brandon's website - Dec 3rd, 2013
  2. Brandon Sanderson Announces New Apocalypse Guard Book Trilogy - 2016-03-01
  3. Steelheart release announcement
    Brandon's website - Sep 24th, 2013
  4. "Firefight is Out!" blog post
    Brandon's website - Jan 6th, 2015
  5. State of the Sanderson: December 2014
    Brandon's website - Dec 18th, 2014
  6. "Calamity is Done" blog post
    Brandon's website - May 29th, 2015
  7. Peter confirms Calamity release date
    17th Shard forums - Jul 3rd, 2015
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