- File Size: 2899 KB
- Print Length: 76 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Riptide Publishing (April 25, 2015)
- Publication Date: April 25, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00WQ3YHGW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #504,318 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Where There's Smoke (Panopolis Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I also think the world building could have benefited from a little more explanation and care. I was never really clear if Panopolis is just a city in modern day USA or if it's in the future or what. I think the concept of the corporations backing the superhero/super-villain industry is really interesting, but it did feel just a smidge under-developed.
But I really did enjoy, and I'm definitely planning on reading more.
Interesting premise and a good start to the world building, but it needed more time to build.
It also lacked in the relationship building. Edward and Raul had so much of their relationship off page. I would have liked to have seen more time with them as a couple doing couple things around town, etc.
Mostly though, I can't say I loved the cliffhanger ending. Grr.
What I did love was Nick J. Russo's narration. 5 Stars for the narration! His character voices brought this short story to life and definitely kept me enthralled.
I'm looking forward to the next story in the series, and finding out all the wicked truths about Panopolis...but I'll definitely catch it on audio.
I would have liked to have had some of the moral consequences of dating a villain expanded upon, this part seemed very rushed. Edward and Raul's relationship could have been flesh out a little more, it fell too close to insta-love for me, which struck me as strange since Raul is a super-villain so wouldn't Edward have needed a tiny bit more encouragement from Raul?
This is still a engaging read and it will make you curious about a lot of things that are happening in the city of Panopolis. I'm looking forward to the next book in hopes of having some of my curiosity satisfied.
We meet Edward, a bank manager who goes about his daily activities until one day his bank is robbed by the Mad Bombardier (the names for the villains and heroes are hilarious). Instead of being scared of the bomb-wielding villain, Edward is enticed by him.
After narrowly escaping the heist, the Mad Bombardier ends up asking Edward out on a date, and we have the set up for our story. Where There's Smoke was an excellent introduction to the Panopolis series. I'm intrigued enough to dive into the next few books in the series and see what happens as Edward navigates the major changes in his life.
What makes a Hero, what makes a Villian, and just who should be held responsible... All this and other fascinating questions get provoked in this introductory novella.
JJ is off to grab the next book...
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This world called Panopolis that Cari Z has created.Read more
An intriguing premise of a story that fell short on delivering.
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