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About the Author
- Publication date : December 23, 2013
- File size : 2930 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 481 pages
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Publisher : Fey Dreams Productions; 2nd edition (December 23, 2013)
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- ASIN : B00GPZFWL6
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #39,134 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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But C.J. Carella has done it with -style-. The dialogue is snappy, the action moves along well, and the characters are varied and gripping. The nerd-girl doesn't stop being a nerd-girl (or scarred by her teenage encounters with cheerleaders) just because she can fly.
Which brings up the second point: it's done -cleverly-. The worldbuilding is solid, the alterations to history credible, and the downside shown too. Having superheroes is cool, but what do you do when the superhero is a dick? What about the collateral damage from the battles between Good and Evil -- have you ever imagined how many people died when the Avengers ripped up NYC?
There are a lot of touches like that. For example, there's the "neo" Mafia boss. He isn't terrifically powerful... but he doesn't age. He just goes on getting more and more entrenched; in -his- world, Little Italy should stay Italian... and he sees that it does. That is a subtle and intelligent extrapolation of what having people who -don't age- around would do.
If you like SF/Fantasy/comics pop culture and alternate history and great superpowered fights, buy the book!
Obvious mention to the superb character, world building and story line - which is outrageously good - you have to give props to CJ Carella vast scope of knowledge. I'm a person that when I read if I haven't seen a word before or heard of a historical character before or can't remember the details of that character, I usually look them up. I like to learn as I read, expand all that useless trivia in my brain. Well, my X-Ray feature on my Kindly is getting over worked and pleading for mercy with all the knowledge that Mr. Carella is including in his novel. I am simply floored that he is mentioning people from history that were barely even covered in my high school and college history classes. Not just WWI and WWII figures, but he also uses names from mythology, not just one cultural's mythology. He cover's a gambit of culturals from German, Japanese, Chinese, Egyptian...well, I think you get the idea - I'm usually pretty up on my mythology but he throws curve ball after curve ball. No making up races for this author - he knows his history and uses it - for that alone I would love to give him 10 stars.
I 100% recommend all 4 of the books in this series and any further that are written. I think I've found another favorite new author in CJ Carella. Any author that can write an outstanding book that is entertaining AND allows me to learn all types of facts about history......well, I want to become one of his best buds!!! (okay, I don't mean that in a creepy way)
Book 1: You're going to love it. It's entertaining AND interesting. The character's are really well done and the various and sundry references to DC/Marvel comic book hero's are really funny. And the story's pretty good too.
Book 2: Geez, we seem to have to talk an awful lot about feelings in this book. Do we really need to know about how she likes this guy and maybe loves this other guy? And maybe she doesn't need to stay with the first guy... And if we do need to know this do we have to KEEP talking about it? Oh and what's up with the fixation on the massively unhealthy relationship with a couple supporting characters? But hey, it's still pretty good.
Book 3: So wow. We're going to talk some more about feelings and doubts and dysfunctional relationships and... Christ, Dude. You really had a good idea here and you're wasting it. I skipped a good bit of this book.
Book 4: I just gave up about 25% of the way in. Jumped to the end to see who lived and died.
The whole story idea was excellent. The concept was fun and interesting. But then like so many contemporary authors he had to jump to how horrifically flawed everyone is.