This is the first novel in the H.E.R.O series by Kevin Rau.
The story focuses on three main characters, Stephanie Quinn, Lance Casey and Rael Stromm who are at first normal students who have been best friends for the last ten years. They all live in a place called Metrocity and in Metrocity ‘Supers’ which are super heroes are quite normal and they help and work along side the law enforcement, working through an organisation called H.E.R.O.
When a meteor storm hits the shopping mall that, Stephanie, Lance and Rael are shopping in, they are all turned into ‘Supers’ and the story is mainly about how the three main characters adapt to the change, getting use to their super powers and such dilemmas such as having to decide on their super name and choosing a super hero costume and them joining the H.E.R.O programme.
Good versus bad, heroes and villains all the ingredients in the mix for a good super hero story. I could not help but really like this novel. I just found it fun. The main reason I liked this book is although all the main characters all end up with super powers the author very much portrays the characters as normal human beings underneath all the super power and super hero bravado. You experience the feelings the characters have more on a human level experiencing the new situation the characters find themselves in. My favourite part of the book is when the characters can buy their super costumes on a payment plan!
This is a great idea for a series of novels. What the author has done is by taking an old idea of comic super heroes and built on the stories and made an old idea into an original idea. That comic and super hero fans will really enjoy. The novel is quite long but I was kept entertained and interested all the way to the end. Sometimes the story could be a little repetitive and at times too descriptive but that did not stop a good story shining through. There are some scenes of violence and sexual scenes so I would say that these super heroes are for adults only.
This will make a great read for all comic and super hero fans.
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