Zephyr I: (Adult Superhero Action Adventure series)
Today’s Free Kindle eBook: Zephyr I: (Adult Superhero Action Adventure series)
“I absolutely loved this book. The author is whip smart and dissects this genre like a surgeon” –Joe Gazzam, author of Uncaged.Zephyr is an ongoing serial fans compare to Alan Moore’s Watchmen and other classics of the adult superhero genre. By journalist and cultural theorist Warren Hately, Zephyr now runs to eight books and counting.Zephyr is the story of a cynical, smart-assed superhero kicking butt as the whole world goes mad around him — told in his own words. The place is Atlantic City: a sweeping longitudinal metropolis rebuilt following widespread devastation in 1984. Superhumans are not only real, they’re human. All too human, as Nietzsche would say…With his daughter getting into the business and his wife showing him the door, it’s easy to wonder if Zephyr’s life might be easier without his ever-growing powers as supervillains, extradimensional invasions and city-shaking calamities derail his best efforts handling life in a celebrity-mad alternate universe where Manhattan’s a mutant-infested ruin and the Beatles were a superhero team.Zephyr I is a sardonic, cinematic and intelligent take on the standard Marvel/DC-type superhero genre. Imagine if American Psycho was about costumed vigilantes rather than stockbrokers and you have half the idea.In Volume 1, Zephyr faces financial pressure to reform his old superhero team, saves his best friend Twilight, endures sexual blackmail, reconciles his daughter’s expulsion from high school, and deals with a close betrayal at the same time the star-god Hariss as-Sama prepares for its assault on Atlantic City.Editorial reviews“It’s a skilfully-written superhero fantasy resonant with emotion. Expect to feel your soul move as the swaggering narrator bears comic and often poignant witness to the vagaries of a life both bizarre and very like our own” –AA Attanasio, author of the Radix tetrad and The Dragon and the Unicorn series.“The book deconstructs the superhero in the most entertaining, cynical and interesting ways” –Michael Ivan Lowell, The Suns of Liberty series.“There are so many subtle yet brilliant liberties that Hately takes with reality that makes his world pop as a unique, fun, unpredictable sand box in which he hatches super human adventures on par with anything else on the market” –reader Greg McCubbin.“Here is a brutally honest look at a superhero for a mature reader. A darkly humorous look at the strains and excesses of a hero who is past his prime” –reader Keiran Jones.“I strongly recommend this book and can’t wait to read the others in this inventive, entertaining series” –reader Mike Flota.
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