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No Darker Fate (Scions Book 1) Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 807 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Publication Date: February 16, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004OA6E66
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John Corwin is the bestselling author of the Overworld Chronicles.

He enjoys long walks on the beach and is a firm believer in puppies and kittens.

After years of getting into trouble thanks to his overactive imagination, John abandoned his male modeling career to write books.

He resides in Atlanta.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rick G on July 4, 2011
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If you're a fan of either sci-fi action movies or comic books then you'll enjoy this book. The author brings to life a dark underworld that exists just out of our sight in which super powered beings live and operate amongst us. The problem being that super powers does not equal super ethics. Despite their power, these beings are just as petty and cruel as normal humans, and due to this our entire world is at risk.....and we don't even know it.

A good setup novel for an ongoing series. Answers a lot of things, but leaves plenty of questions for future novels to address.

Overall a good, engaging read. I'm looking forward to the next installment of the series.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Karen on August 20, 2011
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I don't want to say anything that will give away too much of the story since I hate reviews full of spoilers. The main character, Lucas Fowler is a reluctant super-hero which is a staple of the Sci-Fi genre, but in No Darker Fate is handled with a fresh approach. The world of the Scions is dark and hidden in plain sight in Atlanta. I've lived in Atlanta for the past 11 years but never looked at the city in the way it's depicted in this book (unique perspective on the underground scene). At times, a trip to Little 5 Points can make one almost believe that Scions do exist.

This book is such a page turner that I was able to workout (elliptical) without looking at the clock, which is my personal gauge for rating books. A good book makes me forget I'm working out and that is what No Darker Fate was able to do.

Bottom line, No Darker Fate is a fun read for anyone who likes Sci-Fi. The book does a good job of building characters and definitely appears to be a setup for a series. I hope so, and will be on the look-out. I liked the book enough that I'm now reading another John Corwin novel, The Next Thing I Knew - review to follow.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By UngettableDS on February 18, 2012
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Corwin's complex vision stretches over a wide landscape in a growing, then running, and sometimes raging, battle of super powered factions. He evolves his story deftly, forming strong and sympathetic characters as well as evil genius antagonists with frightening abilities that can dig into a person's very neurons. Set some time aside and get ready to keep up with plot twists, strange realities, and superpowered superhumans among the large cast of unique characters.
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By Sheri on November 6, 2011
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I love it when the first few pages of a book draw you in and make you want to keep on reading...with this book, it was the first sentence.

"One year to the day after dying, Lucas decided to go home."

Of course I had to find out more.

The main character in this book is Lucas. When we first meet Lucas, he is reminiscing on his past, haunted by the death of his family a year before. Very soon into the story he gets a picture message on his phone, which turns his life upside-down. Lucas finds himself the unwilling pawn in a very dangerous and scary game. At first he thinks he's dreaming, then going crazy, and finally he realizes that an unknown force is controlling him, forcing him to kill people. Lucas is remorseful of these killings but unable to stop them. In his fight for control of himself, he is taken deeper into a strange new world of superpowers, translocation, murder and mayhem.

A couple of mentionable supporting characters in this book are Alexia, an FBI agent who is thrown into Lucas's X-Files quality world and soon discovers secrets of her own; and Tolle, a young girl who is being manipulated and also used as a pawn, although a more willing one than Lucas, ultimately seeing the error of her ways and wanting to try to fix things.

This story was humorous, and the characters' thought process made me laugh out loud a couple of times. Though sometimes a bit confusing at times with all of the Scion politics, everything was straightened out by the end of the book. This would be a great first installment of a series. I loved the character of Lucas and would love to see more of him!
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I have to say that Corwin tends to be a bit of a slow burn for me, in the sense that for about the first 10% of his books (at least the first ones in a series), I'm not sure whether I'm going to continue reading. No Darker Fate was especially like that for me, for a good while I was having a difficult time getting into the storyline and really enjoying myself. Once he started to kind of explain things, however, like what the Scions were and laying out the plot, the book got quite good. I will say this, however, I wouldn't really call this an "X-Files meets the X-Men" book. The X-Files reference is valid, there are definitely shadow world and conspiracy themes all throughout the book, but a superheroes reference like X-Men wasn't really accurate to me. Sure, the characters are stronger and faster than humans and they can do some neat things, but there's not the variety of powers like you'd expect in a superhero genre book. In reality, No Darker Fate reads more like an urban fantasy starring vampires, werewolves or that sort of supernatural beings. That doesn't really take away from the story, but the X-Men reference skews one's expectations.
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