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The Never Hero (Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs Book 1) by [Hodges, T. Ellery]
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Book 1 of 2 in Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs (2 Book Series)

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2015 Reader's Favorite Book Awards 
The Never Hero received an Honorable Mention in the category of Science Fiction.

"An imaginative amalgamation of genres!" ~D.L. Denham || SFBook Reviewer
Hodges's writing style is clear and appropriate for the genre; his dialogue is fluid. The characters are well rounded and meaningfully contribute to the story, providing a few subplots that add instead of distract from the main plot. The action sequences are well composed and easy to visualize. Overall, Hodges's writing is solid.
This is definitely a new creative series for fans of Science Fiction, Superhero, and Alien Invasion. An imaginative amalgamation of genres!

"It's that very formula." The Quest writ large. ~Leila Smith || The Kindle Book Review
For the comic book fans, there are plenty of "kaboom" and "kapow" moments and the writing is quite cinematic (no actual pictures necessary). For the action fans, there are battles. For the science fiction fans there are teleportation and transformation. For the romance fans, you will find romance. But for serious readers willing to sidestep the implications of a comic book trope, there is some fine writing contained in The Never Hero.

Reader's Praise For The Never Hero:
"In a landscape which is dominated by poorly written stories that are slaves to formula, Hodges has managed to bring a new voice and life to the genre." ~Charles | Audible Reviewer

"I feel like I've gotten a hit of some magical drug. I want more, and I want it NOW! Who do I have to throw money at to get book 2? Please start a kickstarter campaign! Lock the writer in a cell! Do what you have to do... just for the love of all that is holy, give me the next book!"~Heath D. | Audible Reviewer

"You will live this adventure. You will become this awesome, albeit reluctant Hero. You become the protagonist. You are Him." ~S. Clarke | Audible Reviewer

"I highly recommend this book. It's unlike anything I have read, ever. I've fallen into this world and I don't want to get out." ~E.A. Walsh | Amazon Reviewer

"The story was a web being weaved, not yet knowing it's own design until the final word. Hodges' insight into the human psyche under the portrayed circumstance was surprisingly thorough, and his presentation of the protagonists moral dilemma and how it was overcome was beautiful in its own, dark, way."~Jeremiah Jackson | Goodreads Reviewer

"It is interesting because I don't know how to classify it exactly. Contemporary SciFi? It kind of sits in its own niche but it definitely sits at Number 1 in that Niche." ~David | Audible Reviewer

"Jonathan Tibb's journey from weakness to strength is so very painful, so very believable, and so very human. I grew to respect this character immensely before the end of the book."~Calen Schlamp | Amazon Reviewer

"All the elements of a traditional comic superhero story, but with the human thoughts and emotions that make it so much more believable than any superhero story I've ever seen, heard, or read." ~Marina Hanbury | Amazon Reviewer - Australia

About the Author

T. Ellery Hodges was born in Sacramento, Ca in 1981. He moved to Seattle at nineteen and completed a Bachelors of Science at the University Of Washington. 
Somewhere in high school he gravitated toward writing. Then he forced the unsuspecting students who had made the mistake of taking creative writing in the same period endure the reading of his short stories. 
In his twenties he worked in a laboratory performing drug trials, traveled most of Washington State fixing computers for Apple, sold gym memberships, and helped manage an international supply chain for a chemical distributor. Much like the rest of his generation, he found that he wasn't well suited to doing any type of work for long. 
In 2013, he brushed the metaphorical dust off the novel he'd been writing in his head for six years. He looked up the definition of 'metaphorical' because he was pretty sure that people who called themselves writers knew that one. He found that there was one thing he could endure doing for forty hours a week for the rest of his life. 
There is a lesson in there about ignoring what you want to do for what you think you should do, but this is a autobiography not a lecture.
Today, he lives with his wife and sons in Seattle. He has two dogs, a Border Collie and a Doberman, Darwin and Dharma, respectively.

Product details

  • File Size: 917 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Foggy Night Publishing, LLC.; 1 edition (September 12, 2014)
  • Publication Date: September 12, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00NK1GLM2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,399 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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