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No Darker Fate (Scions Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

John Corwin
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

X-Files meets the X-Men

Since the murder of his parents, Lucas Fowler has been avoiding death more than living life. But when a mind-controlling rogue forces him to kill people, an underground society wants him dead, and the police want him behind bars, Lucas has no choice but to plunge into a deadly world he never knew existed.

Lucas discovers that he's a Scion. He has superhuman speed, strength, and the ability to enter an alternate dimension called the Blight. He wants to use his abilities for good but a rogue Scion is making him kill other Scions in a twisted experiment to gain entry into the afterlife.

Without allies or even an instruction manual, Lucas fights back. To survive, he'll have to find and stop the rogue before the other Scions hunt Lucas down and end him.

Product Details

  • File Size: 487 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004OA6E66
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #262,345 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A twisted X-men adventure July 4, 2011
By Rick G
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take a deep breath... 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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Scions have come to Atlanta August 20, 2011
By Karen
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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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1.0 out of 5 stars I tried March 22, 2014
By Mike
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I really wanted to like this then the Authour messed up everyone I came to like and there was no way he could fix it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good read July 24, 2013
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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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More About the Author

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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