Thursday, January 8, 2015


by Brandon Sanderson
44 pgs  (The Reckoners series #1.5)

Mitosis is a very short novella that takes place chronologically between Steelheart and Firefight in Sanderson's Reckoners series. It was originally published only as an e-book, but a small number of copies were printed by his publisher in the UK.

In it David, and the other Reckoners are up against the Epic known as Mitosis, another of the many people who were changed when Calamity occurred and obtained a unique super power. Mitosis, as his name implies, obtained the ability to divide into as many different copies of himself as he chose. He's come to Newcago searching for the person who killed Steelheart, one of the most powerful and ruthless Epics ever known.

Mitosis continues the action-packed pace that Sanderson established for the series in Steelheart and it's a great primer for the just-released Firefight. Only read it if you've read Steelheart, and it's available for free on Sanderson's website. It's worth the few minutes it takes to read.

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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