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Omni - History Begins Paperback – December 15, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
The author has successfully created an alternate existence where superhero teams regularly help out with natural disasters, super villains and the odd "cat up a tree" problem. Along with superpowers, students are taught super responsibility (without a direct, Stan Lee-ripoff, with super powers come super responsibility) and making sure that they will not be swayed by greed, power, fame...all the trappings of the super villain.
The characters are great, the plot twists enjoyable, and it really sets the stage for a series of books. This is a tremendous effort for a first novel, and the end product is well worth the read.
I recommend this book to anyone who reads comic books, enjoys superheroes, science fiction, fantasy or just wants a really good book to read. Pick this up!! You won't be disappointed!!
I don't even have words to say what a good read this was. I can't wait to be able to get the final copy. It started out like a superhero Harry Potter. A bunch of super kids all show up at this academy where are going to learn to be superheroes. Then it grewup and started to become more epic like. My take on this is the author bringing you into his world. In this book there are new superpowers and all different superheroes. It has a highly detailed science fiction feel to it.
Once the reader gets drawn in the book takes off. War breaks out all over the world and the heroes end up being in just about every country.
I've been reading comic books my whole life and I walked away from this book knowing a whole new superhero world. This book gave me the same feeling I got when I first started reading comic books. I definitely recommend this book to science fiction guys who like action and adventure. Plus the book totally sets up a second book <or more>.
OMNI is not just about action and displays of otherworldly abilities. The young heroes grow as friends and experience unique social situations that really make a person think about the difference of everyday happenings when super powers are involved. I now have new super heroes to add to my list of favorites and really look forward to reading the next book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book chronicles the rise of young superheroes to their potential with great promise of more to come. Read morePublished on June 28, 2010 by Kevin E Yost
I'm a bit influenced, as I'm a friend of the author and an amateur editor of the book, but as a sci-fi/fantasy/superhero buff, I was impressed with how the story encompasses our... Read morePublished on March 6, 2010 by H. Seitz
It is an amazing read. "OMNI - History Begins" is for those that are young and young at heart. Remember your superheroes and think, "Where did they learn it all? Read morePublished on July 19, 2009 by Tina Swearingen
From the start of time, Authors have sought to bring stories to a reader's eyes that would bring them joy, sadness, and just pure adventure. Read morePublished on June 14, 2009 by Justin M. Wasson
This book was PERFECT! As I read it I found I could NOT put it down. It was an amazing story that wasn't just about going out and fighting crime. Read morePublished on March 23, 2009 by Victor A. Champagne