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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But the creepiest bit of all? The same kind of theme is seen in Maarcus, Heroes, and numerous superhero tales. One such agent is Nick Cooper.

That is, until a mobile phone hurtled through the air and hit him squarely on the head, embedding fra In Brilliance, the government has decided that microchipping the brilliants is actually a good way to go, to keep track of them. If they were found to have this, they were sent to schools and not seen until graduation and then often they didn’t come home.

Book review: ‘Brilliance’ by Marcus Sakey

In truth, she was one of the warmest people he had ever met. Marcus Sakey My rating: I should feel something for the characters good or bad. And the world hasn’t come crashing down.

They know they should embrace these special gifts, yet how would “regular” people fare when matched against the brilliants in every aspect of life? In the years following the emergence of the brilliants, society is uneasy. That’s about all I can say without giving too much away. Plot Around 30 years before the commencement of the story, “Brilliants” began to appear in the human population.

Accordingly, the American government created a new agency, the Department of Analysis and Response the DARto gauge the potential brilliace posed by the Brilliants and to react to it.


Brilliance by Marcus Sakey book review

This book is up for sale on Amazon so often I honestly wonder how the author makes any money. Paperbackpages.

Read a free preview of Brilliance by Marcus Sakey. I would speed through them in a day and daydream about car chases. So, in my eyes, Brilliance dakey intelligence. The treatment meted out to non-troublesome brilliants has the feel of discrimination and segregation apparent from our own recent history. Apr 30, Skip rated it really liked it Bfilliance Peters will announce that Nick is responsible for the bombing, and Nick will go on the run.

The plot was cookie-cutter predictable, and the premise on which the plot hinged fairly inane.

Brilliance (Brilliance Saga, #1) by Marcus Sakey

Note on the Audiobook My final rating was reduced in part due to the narration of Luke Daniels. It’s the yearand the real world has become an ugly place. Tom looks as if Each of the abilities sa,ey quite varied and it was interesting to see how each was used.

The ultimate decision is marcux the reader. After one brilliant brought down the stock market after sensing patterns and making hundreds of millions of dollars, and one took action against society by masterminding a massacre of innocent people in a D. Sakey, don’t change a thing. Gee, a book about a small minority of people tapped with extraordinary abilities who are feared and oppressed by ordinary society and must choose to use their abilities for good or evil?

And third, the ending is like something Hollywood woul If you can get past a couple minor issues, this is an excellent book. Tier 1 abnorms are the sharpest of the sharp, and so on…you get the idea. Apathy is a killer. The conceit of the novel is excellent, too — in this version of the world, a small but growing population of the world has been born “brilliant,” blessed with preternatural pattern recognition marcua somesuch thing, and the world is on fire with the shock and revolution of it.


Sakey writes crime novels set in the blue collar world of the south side of Chicago.

The pacing is brisk, the military action vivid and believable, mrcus stakes high. In fact, there was a lot of awareness of male gamesmanship that had me laughing out loud at points, before the tension line rocketed skyward. Retrieved from ” https: Fans of superhuman abilities and fans of books with Libertarian themes. The basic setup involves one of my favorite sf tropes, the next gen of humans, with gifts. All books by Marcus Sakey”. And third, the ending is like something Hollywood would love, which is to say predictable and much too briilliance and happy-feeling.

Nick and his ex-wife – who have an amicable relationship – don’t want this to happen.

Since many readers are also p DNF for many, many reasons marcud the top three are: It’s an interesting concept but flatly presented, and I agree with you on all points. Where should I send your freebie? The premise here isn’t very gripping or believable. He was really quite bad at voicing women and at brrilliance the audiobook seemed to have male characters and female puppet characters.

But there is action and espionage.

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Such is the premise behin Savant syndrome is a known condition in which a person demonstrates profound and prodigious capacities or abilities far in excess of what would be considered normal. No one can fly or move objects with their minds but rather use their ability to excel in all areas of society.

Apparently this is the first of a series, since it did say end of book one.