Mitosis: A Reckoners Story

Mitosis: A Reckoners Story

by Brandon Sanderson

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   From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Words of Radiance, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn Trilogy, Brandon Sanderson comes Mitosis, a short story set in the action-packed world of Steelheart: the Reckoners series, exclusively available in the digital format. Epics still plague Newcago, but David and the Reckoners have vowed to fight back. Catch all the action before, Firefight, the exciting sequel to Steelheart, hits shelves in fall 2014.

Praise for Steelheart, book on in the Reckoners series:

[STAR] “Snappy dialogue, bizarre plot twists, high intensity action, and a touch of mystery and romance; it’s a formula that sucks readers into the prologue, slings them through one tension-filled encounter after the other, and then...leaves them panting for the sequel.”—Booklist, Starred
“The near-constant action, Sanderson’s whiz-bang imaginings, and a fully realized sense of danger… make this an absolute page-turner.”—Publisher’s Weekly
“Perfect for genre fans who love exciting adventure stories with surprising plot twists.”—School Library Journal
“A straight-up Marvel Comics–style action drama featuring a small band of human assassins taking on costumed, superpowered supervillains with melodramatic monikers.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fantastic! The suspense is relentless and the climax explosive, with a resolution that I’ll be thinking about for a long time.” —James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series and The Eye of Minds
“Unfortunately for my ego, Steelheart is another win for Sanderson, proving that he’s not a brilliant writer of epic fantasy, he’s simply a brilliant writer. Period.” —Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780449818435
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Series: Reckoners Series
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 15
Sales rank: 55,746
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Brandon Sanderson is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners series: Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity, as well as the internationally bestselling books in the Stormlight Archive and the Mistborn trilogy. He was also chosen to complete Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series. His books have been published in more than twenty-five languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives and writes in Utah. To learn more about Brandon and his books, visit him at and follow @BrandSanderson on Twitter.

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Mitosis: A Reckoners Story 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Lucy-neesan More than 1 year ago
A great "now what?" story to follow up Steelheart. I liked seeing what happened to Newcago without waiting for book two in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mitosis is an excellent short story by Sanderson that serves both as a tense, concise adventure and to bring to light a new piece of the puzzle in humanities struggle to freethemselves from the tyranny of the Epics. Bring on Firefight!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great. :)
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
Exciting little story! 4 Stars! I joined a large group of people in a buddy read of Steelheart earlier in this month and absolutely loved it. I love to listen to audiobooks while I workout. The problem is that I don't really love to work out so it can take me forever to finish a book just because I have a hard time getting to the gym. With the next book in the Reckoners series coming out soon, I thought that this short story would be great for today's trip to the gym. I was completely entertained by this story. This story should only be read after Steelheart as there are some spoilers to that book within this story. This was a fun story that focused on David. I hadn't really given a lot of thought as to how the city would have changed after the events in the first book. This story really shows how much has changed and how fearful the residents still are. This town is actually quite vulnerable when you stop to think about it. This story started with the simple act of grabbing a hot dog. It really is the little things that can really make a difference. David soon encounters an Epic. This epic is called Mitosis and he is very dangerous. He has the unique ability to make copies of himself. During some of the description of Mitosis's abilities, I found myself thinking about that Micheal Keaton movie from the 90's, Multiplicity. Things get exciting and David finds himself in quite a bit of trouble. He does some quick thinking and with some help from others he is able to deal with the situation. He even gets help from a large group of everyday citizens before the story is over. I did miss some of the group in the story. Prof has a very brief appearance and Cody is completely absent in this one. This is really David's story. I would recommend this story to anyone who has read Steelheart and has an hour or so worth of free time. I should note that I grabbed this audiobook from audible for free. Audible
Arrat More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome book. It's a shorty story approx. 35ish. pgs. It's a story of the Reckoners's series. I like how they are trying to help the city after Steelheart has been defeated, & the biggest challenge now come from other epics wanting to kill the "Recknoners" & take over the city. It has a great beginning & cool ending. (I don't want to give too much away) My only complaint was a felt the story was rushed. I love his work & encourage others to check it out.
da_BOOK_devourer More than 1 year ago
Sanderson once again shows his ability to craft a funny and action-packed story despite the fact that this is a short story. It fits the pattern of Steelheart and only make me more anxious to get Firefight when it comes out. For people new to Sanderson: You will get hooked no matter which series you read.
TimothyRook More than 1 year ago
As someone who loved Steelheart this book is the perfect hold over until the next book comes out. It is short but when you are reading you won’t feel that way. It is like an episode of a television show. I was enthralled from the minute I started reading, dropped directly back into the world of the Reckoners and Epics. I loved this book. You will find your $1.99 well spent and if you haven’t already bought and read Steelheart you will want to do that before you buy this book. Can’t wait for the full sequel but even if the author decided to put out a couple more of these in the mean time I wouldn’t complain. It is a spectacular effort.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. All it really is is when they deafeat Mitoses.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mitosis is mentioned in the trilogy, but his full story is unfortunately left out, so it is worth the read to know what happens. Plus the ending foreshadows what is to come in Calamity, after the fact of course... unless you read Mitosis before Calamity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mitosis is such a fun little interlude before jumping into the next full novel.
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Just like all of Brandon Sanderson's books!!!!
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RaquelGabrielle More than 1 year ago
Ok yes if you don't want spoilers to this book read this before you read Firefight. In Firefight it doesn't explain much but once you have read that and go back and read this one you already know the ending after the first few pages. Other than that though it was really good. A little snippet of them taking out Mitosis another epic right after Steelheart. This is also the turning point for David I think where he starts to go more into each Epic's past to see what makes them tick and find connections.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it. The plot flowed nice and it complimented Steelheart novel.
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