Ex-Heroes: A Novel
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The narrative toggles between showing us the origins of the main band of superheroes and revealing how they're faring once the "ex-living" (aka "zombie") plague spreads. I admit I enjoyed these origin-snippets more than the present-day problems, but all in all the story came together nicely, with lots of humorous pop-culture references mixed with increasingly-dangerous situations. The variety of superpowers - which sometimes come with serious drawbacks - is fascinating and lots of fun. Might make a dandy movie in the right hands...
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WILD RELEASE NOTES:
"Did you carve this?"
Tas did not turn. "Yes," he said, reluctantly. "I have to leave it."
"But, Tas, why?"
Tas squared his shoulders as though firming some resolve. But still he did not turn. "Because the shepherd said that it could only be used once. Thats why I can't get the pipe to play that song-or any song. I've used the magic." He took a deep breath and went on. "And he said that once I found the magic I had the pass the pipe on." he paused and then he did turn, a scamp's humor in his long brown eyes. "It's going to be a long winter. I'm going to leave it here for someone else to find." "Snowsong" by Nancy Varian Berberick
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