Paperback Õ Rebirth eBook Ü

Paperback  Õ Rebirth eBook Ü Nick Klein s grandfather was the RocketFor three decades, the Rocket and his team were the Heroes League a team of superheroes who fought criminals in the years after World War IIBut Nick and his friends have inherited than their grandparents costumes and underground headquarters they ve inherited the League s enemies and unfinished businessIn thes, Red Lightening betrayed everyone, creating an army of supervillains and years of chaos The League never found out why Now, Nick and the New Heroes League will have no choice but to confront their past 3.5 stars I encountered this story first of all on Podiobooks, and it s a testament to how engaging a story it is that I listened to the whole thing, despite what I would have to rate as the worst audiobook performance I have ever heard The reader s delivery wasn t just flat what emphasis he did put in was reliably in the wrong place Second time around, several years later, I read the ebook, and again, the story kept me engaged despite the fact that it needs a good editor There are missing words, ad I encountered this story first of all on Podiobooks, and it s a testament to how engaging a story it is that I listened to the whole thing, despite what I would have to rate as the worst audiobook performance I have ever heard The reader s delivery wasn t just flat what emphasis he did put in was reliably in the wrong place Second time around, several years later, I read the ebook, and again, the story kept me engaged despite the fact that it needs a good editor There are missing words, added words, missing commas, added commas, and inconsistent or incorrect apostrophes most notably, the author doesn t seem sure whether to put one in Heroes League or not Nothing truly egregious, and I only spotted one minor homophone error, but there are quite a few instances of the same issues He credits two editors, and many online readers who ve spotted a great many typos, so I hate to think what it started out looking like More proof, if proof were needed, that the best predictor of a clean book is a clean manuscript, since even a very good editor will miss things if there are too many errors to begin with.So, what was this story that kept me so engaged It s a young superhero s first person story of the revival of the Heroes League yes, the apostrophe should be there , started by his grandfather along with some others, whose grandchildren are now also teenagers and are also ready to join the new League The narrator is Nick hero name the Rocket , who has inherited his grandfather s powered armour and, apparently, his interest and skill in engineering though not his grandmother s phasing ability, it appears It s not clear why, in most cases, the powers and other abilities have skipped a generation assuming that they have only one of the fathers is a super, as far as Nick is aware, though I presume there may be others unrevealed But it leaves the teens with limited guidance and supervision from their elders, and they have to figure out the moral dilemmas of superheroism for themselves Nick is often not sure what to do, and ends up doing nothing, which isrealistic, though less exciting than the usual headstrong character one often gets in these stories There s a good deal of mundanity in his life and his description, alongside the hero issues I think that, on the whole, this is a feature rather than a bug it highlights the hero stuff by contrast The plot gradually builds, and the action scenes are well distributed and well handled The characters are mostly distinct and well drawn I never could get a handle on Marcus, but he s the one Nick knows least well Overall, an entertaining story, and if I could get some kind of reassurance that it would go past a good editor I would definitely want to read the next one I read this all on the web version which does have a few extra words and missing words on occasion I have not really seen many spelling problems So really Jim Zoetewey does an excellent job of keeping his ongoing work on the web in both tight story and excellent grammar For me though what really helps is that this all take place in Michigan Being a native of Michigan the story brings a slice of home into the world building.The Legion of Nothing is mostly the story of Nick and his struggle to I read this all on the web version which does have a few extra words and missing words on occasion I have not really seen many spelling problems So really Jim Zoetewey does an excellent job of keeping his ongoing work on the web in both tight story and excellent grammar For me though what really helps is that this all take place in Michigan Being a native of Michigan the story brings a slice of home into the world building.The Legion of Nothing is mostly the story of Nick and his struggle to live up to his grandfathers expectations while trying to complete high school and stay in his parents good grace His friends and co heroes are all too helpful, which is probably really no help until he finally commits to being a hero.I don t want to call him a reluctant hero It s justdifficult when all his friends, Haley, Cassie, Daniel, Vaughn, Rachel and Travis have real super powers while he s quite normal If he can be normal having a grandfather who taught him how to make super armor and a martial arts trainer who is an enigmatic mercenary.Going out to fight crime the first time seems like a great idea on a boring night It quickly turns into a dangerous and deadly turn of events that exposes them to a wide range of super and not so super villains who really don t want anyone interfering with their comfortable lives of crime.It goes without saying that school is going to interfere with their crime fighting work, a lot.This story has it all along with a cast of thousands that I have to admire Jim for being able to keep up with If you liked those old comic heroes and or want to see a little something different then this book is for you There s a lot of that sly humor you get in those books And Jim does such a good job of description and keeping things moving that you hardly notice that there are none of those pictures in each panel.Can t wait for the next book And I won t because I ll just keep up with his web site.Thanks for a fun read Jim.J.L Dobias author of Cripple Mode Hot Electric Michigan s finestBeing a native of Michigan myself I couldn t resist reading this Sick of New York being the only place that has superheroes This is a group of legacy heroes in high school Their parents or brand parents were the predecessors to the Legion I have a soft spot for golden and silver age heroes This story takes place in Grand Lake Michigan There isn t a city in Michigan called Grand Lake I m assuming this takes place in southwest Michigan There is a Grand Lake body of water b Michigan s finestBeing a native of Michigan myself I couldn t resist reading this Sick of New York being the only place that has superheroes This is a group of legacy heroes in high school Their parents or brand parents were the predecessors to the Legion I have a soft spot for golden and silver age heroes This story takes place in Grand Lake Michigan There isn t a city in Michigan called Grand Lake I m assuming this takes place in southwest Michigan There is a Grand Lake body of water but that is in northwest Michigan Both very nice areas of Michigan The main character is Nick better known as the Rocket Iron Man like armor He inherits everything from his grandfather the original Rocket Money, HQ and the Rocket armor Plus accessories His teammates are also descendants of former leaguers They slowly humble along as heroes because they all lack any experience It is well paced and There is action as well as back stories I won t say any If you like DC s Young Justice or Marvel the Champions you will like this Looking forward to the next book

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