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Crimson Son Paperback – June 16, 2014
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Crimson Son formed out of that basic idea melded with iconic stories such as Moore's Watchmen and Busiek's Marvels. I wanted to build an intriguing superhero world but focus on the normal people that get thrust into that realm and who deal with seemingly insurmountable odds. Ultimately, they're the real heroes.
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Now Spence is on the run from The Black Beetle, the bad guy- with nothing but his wits and the help of friends. Along the way he stumbles upon some amazing secrets- the kind people will kill to keep secret.
Spencer is a wonderfully written character, at times an acerbic and arrogant smart-aleck, at others a hurting and painfully young man who desperately misses his mother.
Crimson Son's plot is well developed and alternates nicely between action and narrative. The dialogue is strong and realistic and the book packed with drama and humor.
Assisting our reluctant hero-in-training is a nice ensemble: the rich and handsome doctor, the leggy biologist, the overweight computer nerd best friend, and a trio of forcefully retired, over-the-hill super-heroes (including a speedster with one leg who believes he’s fighting Nazis). Sometimes on his own, sometimes with his friends, Spencer manages to land on his feet as he comes face to face with his parents’ kidnapper, the Black Beetle.
There are many, many delightful details in this book, but the most enjoyable for me was the retelling of Swiss Family Robinson. Wherever he goes, Spencer carries the last book his mother read to him even though he knows how unlikely it is, sort of like his own life story.
In the end, it’s Spencer’s bravery, dogged persistence, and lack of powers that enable him to give the bad guys their just deserts and perhaps reach a new understanding with his father.
A nice easy read with enough convolutions to make it interesting (including the power behind the Black Beetle). I’d recommend it to everyone.
Which brings me to my next point - it looks professional because it is. If you're a self-published author, you should talk to this guy, because he did this right and he did it well.
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