THEY ARE THE ONE PERCENT. In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in. Written In Fire The Conclusion to the bestselling. Brilliance Trilogy. ON SALE NOW! logo-amazon logo-barnes-noble indieBoundx51p. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey. Brilliance book cover. logo Amazon. com logo. Rating / A thoroughly enjoyable book that explored the problems .

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And I honestly hope this guy makes some money.

They fear for their families, they want to protect their countries and they realise that never is anything but black and white. If anything the sci-fi aspect made the superlative skill more understandable. The cover’s cool, too. This gives Nick a big advantage in hostile mzrcus, and he has tracked down and assassinated many abnorm criminals and extremists.

Domestic terrorism has become a common occurance, and the country is on edge.

Cooper is himself a Brilliant, with a special talent for tracking down terrorists. The Life of a Boo In fact Nick comes off as quite a hypocrite, wanting his daughter to be treated differently than other abnorms. Dec 23, Sherwood Smith added it Shelves: The first issue, as other reviewers have noted, is that if you’ve read an X-men comic before you’ve read a story with a premise very similar to this book’s, which makes the quote by Lee Child on the cover marrcus annoying.

Although its a little simple to say Brilliance is Brilliant — that really is entirely the truth. Functional savants “abnorms,” c’mon Sakey, could you have picked a term with less euphony and pizazz? But at the mxrcus time, he discovers, much to his dismay, that his four-year-old daughter is almost certainly a Tier One Brilliant.

Apr 13, Heather Brinkerhoff Burdsal rated it did not like it. As a result, Nick will acquire street cred that helps him infiltrate Swkey inner circle marcue hopefully kill the terrorist.


Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book. Nick is also a divorced father with two children that he dearly loves.

Some of the writing was also clunky, with stilted dialogue, a surprise considering this isn’t Sakey’s first novel but, predictably, the first in a series.

Some normal people are afraid that if abnorms are allowed free reign, that they will soon greatly surpass them to the point that normals will become slaves. The apoplectic apathy is real. Highly recommended for fans of sci fi thrillers and action films.

The basic setup involves one of my favorite sf tropes, the next gen of humans, with gifts. When I was a small maggot, I read a lot of thrillers. And this HAS to be a movie surely?

You can read it fast or slow and there’s something for both of those reads.

Jun 11, Barbara rated it liked it. Refresh and try again. Yet when he finds himself unable to prevent a major catastrophe, and he realizes his own children are in more danger than he can imagine, he needs to find a way to track down the mastermind behind the brilliants’ vengeance—no matter what the cost.

Author Marcus Sakey instills his thriller with deft writing and rich characterization conveyed with simple strokes.

Book review: ‘Brilliance’ by Marcus Sakey

Surveillance video of the attack went viral, and the American public, stirred by the media, demanded revenge. All books by Marcus Sakey”. The other characters, though not as developed, are interesting and entertaining. I only guessed one of the plot brilliancd. Before she dies, she tells him a war is coming, and he will have to pick sides.

Book review: ‘Brilliance’ by Marcus Sakey – JD Lasica

Nick Cooper, the main character, is great. Two negative takeaways here, however. We have prodigies, geniuses, the “gifted,” etc. When is it okay to bug your own citizens? I should feel something for the characters good or bad.


This book is apparently the first in a series and I absolutely cannot wait for the next book to be released next year. This comment form is under antispam protection. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in – and betray his own kind. Ironically, Nick just discovered that his four-year-old daughter is a high-level abnorm whose abilities have attracted attention.

The Brilliants lobbied and marched for the maintenance of their rights, but a handful of them were ready to take more violent action in support of their rights.


Due to its high cliche content and complete lack of original ideas, your novel has been selected for optioning as a major Hollywood film. Apr 30, Skip rated it really liked it Shelves: The abilities of the Brilliants is the most unique aspect of the book.

Sakey does a superb job of depicting this family man. Most are five-star books that lower their price for a short period. One issue I had marcua the book seemed to brilliancs a little too much on the Brilliants, the counter point of the ‘normal’ population always seemed a little distant as a whole, whereas the individuals often appeared extreme in their perceptions of Brilliants.

It was just that she had the honesty of someone with nothing to prove. He has to save the world AND his family from the clutches of evil. Why I Stopped Spoilers: From time to time, Nicks mind would race as he processing the patterns and his train of thought would abruptly end and action would occur.

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