Reveiw – Kingdom of Heroes

Kingdom_of_Heroes_Cover_for_Kindle(1)Kingdom of Heroes written by Jay Phillips Description:

Years ago, a gene virus ran rampant across the planet, leaving a small percentage of people gifted/ cursed with extraordinary abilities and humanity itself forever changed. Suddenly, there were people with super strength and speed, people who could read minds, people who could teleport themselves from place to place with but a single thought.

Several of these people joined together to form The Seven, the most powerful group of supers the world had ever known. Led by the enigmatic Agent America, The Seven kept the country safe from threats both foreign and internal. That is until the United States government decided the threat of the supers outweighed any protection they could offer.

After a war between the super powered and the normals (as non-powered humans are now referred), The Seven have placed themselves as the nation’s rulers, controlling the country through fear and intimidation. But now, someone or something is murdering The Seven one-by-one, single handedly attempting to make them pay for all of the sins they have committed.

To stop a killer, The Seven turn to a man who hates them as much as anyone. An imprisoned man known only as The Detective finds himself in the unenviable position of helping the people he despises in exchange for his freedom.

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THE REVIEW – 3.5 out of 5

Kingdom of Heroes is an adult novel revolving around a murderer seeking revenge over a group of seven super heroes. It contains a mix of action and mystery, however I had mixed feelings about this novel.

The concept of the novel is quite interesting, including many of the characters within it. I liked the seven, their personalities and even their ties with already known super heroes. Their impending death was quite intriguing as I turned the pages eagerly awaiting to find who their revengeful killer was. I also quite liked how Jay Phillips switched between past a present all without the obvious chapter swap.

The novel reached a point where I couldn’t put it down, but as it came to It’s peak I noticed it was only halfway through. Everything Jay Phillips had built up to was over and I can’t lie by saying this wasn’t a letdown. The plot continued, but at a much slower pace. I think the book could have been much better if the second half was shorter and the first half extended. I continued to read on the hope that it would pick up again, and though it did during the final confrontation it took way too long to get to there and it just wasn’t as captivating as the first half of the novel.

It took me a really long time to decide what to rate this novel because I truly did like the first half, but I couldn’t get into the second half. Ultimately I decided to meet at the halfway point. Wildly fantastic first half. Disappointing second half. I would still recommend it to anyone who loves a book with copious amounts of action, but if you are turning the pages for the mystery and the characters then be prepared for the peak mid way.


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