Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cliffhangerbook's "Gods of Justice" Review

Gods of Justice, all original stories published by Cliffhangerbooks, is a GREAT read. It has such talents as DC writer Ricardo Sanchez ("Resident Evil" and "Telara Chronicles") and Star Trek author Dayton Ward ("Star Trek: Vanguard: Declassified"  and Star Trek novel "Paths of Disharmony").
Each stroy is a fresh and new way of looking at superheroes and the detailed writing makes you feel as though your actually there. The dramatic stories leave you wanting more and Gods of Justice is all around amazing.

One story featured is The Mass Grave of John Johnsons, don't let the title fool you because it is a thrilling and suspenseful story with twists and turns and an unexpected conclusion. Without giving out any spoilers, you won't believe WhoDied and his,and his sidekick's, very unique powers.

With nine stories in all:
The Mass Grave of John Johnsons by Micah Urban
The unearthing of several bodies prompts a doctor to summon a "super" forensics team. But he questions his decision when he realizes they may be stranger than the mystery they're investigating.  ( I give it a 5/5 )

Daughter of Nyx by Kelly WIsdom
In a dystopian future, Veronica must hide her unique ability from a regime that hates those who are different. Then she is attacked and must make a choice--remain in hiding or rise up and fight. ( I give it a 5/5 )

Going My Own Way by Dayton Ward
Though endowed with a unique power, young Daniel chooses not to follow in the footsteps of his famous superhero father. That is a decision that may ultimately cost him his life. ( I give this one a 4/5 but not because its not entertaining but because I don't feel as though the story was completely original )

Identity Crisis by Lisa Gail Green
After the superhero, SolarFlare, is injured, her twin sister, Leslie, takes her place. Leslie soon discovers that it will take more than just a flashy costume to save the city from a mad man. ( Another 5/5 )

Blunt Force Trauma by Kevin Hosey
When his ex-partner's daughter is murdered, retired superhero, PsyKore, goes after her slayer with a vengeance. What he ultimately discovers is even more devastating than the murder itself. ( Another 5/5 )

Neutral Ground by Jordan Taylor
During World War I, a British corporal hears rumors of a mysterious man saving wounded soldiers on the battlefield. He vows to uncover who or what is out there, even at the risk of his own life.( Another 5/5 )

Breaking The Circle by Derek Tyler Attico
When the hero, Vitruvian, vanishes in a massive explosion, his wife, Kendra, resolves to discover his fate. Yet her search leads her through nightmarish deceit to the very edge of her own sanity. ( Another 5/5 )

The Dodge by K. Stoddard Hayes
Sheriff Wilder owes his fearless reputation to a secret ability to phase through bullets. But when his rash younger brother follows him into a deadly standoff, Wilder's secret may get them both killed.
( I give this one a 3/5 because it wasn't a very good story to me. Sure it was entertaining and original, but compared to the other stories the characters and the ending just seemed a little predictable.)

The Justice Blues by Carla Lee Suson
As the wife of a beloved superhero, Angelica seems to have the perfect life. Then she learns of an evil secret that threatens her marriage--and her life. ( Another 5/5 )

Death and Life of The Hero by Ricardo Sanchez
Decades ago, The Hero gave his life while protecting The City. Now reporter Laura Halsey thinks she's discovered what really happened. But revealing the truth may cause more harm than good. ( Another 5/5 )

I suggest getting "God of Justice" when it is releaed at San Diego Comic Con or any time after, it is VERY good and I was entertained the entire time, it is completely original and my final verdict is a

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