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- Publisher: Bolt Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (December 29, 2015)
- Publication Date: December 29, 2015
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B018XQAGTW
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It reads like a comic book coming to life, as some of the other reviewers have said as well. The story is peppered with gritty action sequences. I would compare this novel to the DC and Marvel films that have dominated Hollywood in recent years. The Dark Lion is called to protect Pacific Station. The story introduces a group of villains – “The Aces” – who have been enacting a crime spree which the Dark Lion must address.
The fictional metropolis Pacific Station is his backdrop for this hero’s tale…a fictional city not unlike Gotham or Metropolis, and immediate thoughts of a sprawling city with skyscrapers, busy streets filled with pedestrians. Jericho is the narrator, an investigator, and IT extraordinaire who develops a relationship with a blonde bombshell.
This book reads like a blockbuster summertime popcorn movie. The kind where you would watch the heroes fight it out on screen, eyes glued to the screen, while nibbling on a Twizzler. This book is a page turner. And maybe there will be a film soon? Hopefully so!
First, the good: The best part was the grittiness of the superhero fights. This is not like the old Batman TV show where the villain escapes every time, in this story people die and I liked that the consequences made the story feel more dark and realistic. The plot is interesting for the most part, but it does lose it's way towards the end.
The bad: Unfortunately the surprise "twist" in the story is so bad it practically ruins the experience. It doesn't fit in with the other 90% of the book and its presented in a way that seems insulting to the readers intelligence. When I looked back at certain characters actions in the earlier parts of the book they made no sense in light of the "twist." What's worse is I figured out the twist much earlier in the book but then I reconsidered because so many things that happen in the book would make no sense if I was right, so I figured that couldn't be it. Sadly, it was.
The author's portrayal of our protagonist's relationship with his sexually attractive coworker was off-putting. It read like nerdy wish fulfillment. Oh, the large breasted blond just happens to like the IT guy protagonist? And she's so down to earth she loves sports and beer? There is more but I'm trying to avoid spoilers so I'll leave it at that, but overall the relationship was so perfect it seemed fake and awkward to read.
This book has a number of typos. It's clear it was not professionally edited. Most likely it was just run through spellcheck. It contains words that are misused or in the wrong place, some words are pluralized when they shouldn't be, the author uses "you're" when it should be "your" and more. I try to ignore these types of errors when I am reading kindle books like these, but the mistakes were common enough that they took me out of the story.
Despite my complaints I'm still awarding this 3 stars because I liked the grittiness, some of the action scenes were fun and overall the author has a creative view of this world he created. With some focus on the complaints I've outlined above I think this author has some real potential but I suspect casual readers will have many of the same complaints i do about this book. Readers who are especially into superhero stories might be able to look past some of the book's shortcomings and find something to enjoy here.
The story was full of fun action, violence and plot twists that kept my rapt attention as I wondered with everyone in Pacific City; who is Negative Man and what's his agenda? Everything is not what it seems...and everyone's motives are suspect. I loved this book and it is well worth your time to read. Morganna Williams