Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Book of the Month - October

We are hosting a monthly event called "Book of the Month". This is done to highlight of one the books that you have read in the previous month.

 This will enable us to comment form one blog to another. Books you recommend for others to read. Hope you guys will join us. We would love to see your favorite book of the month. 

"Book of the Month" is a monthly event hosted by Book Whales 

My Book of the Month (October): My Book of the Month was Agents of Light & Shade by S.L. Pineda.

Anton Gregory, aka “The Eclipser,” is a middle-age ex-villain, essentially a lost boy who wound up with the wrong crowd. He was an “honorable” bad guy who followed the rules and etiquettes of hero-villain encounters. He never expected to win an encounter and felt slightly offended when heroes themselves didn’t play by the rules. After all, he did. Fifteen years ago he lost the big one because he expected the hero to save a little girl in danger. But instead the hero opted for glory over the life of the innocent so The Eclipser had no choice but to save the girl himself, spelling disaster for him. After fifteen long years in prison he had finally adjusted to life behind bars only to be let out for good behavior. The world that greets him on the outside is far different from what he remembered. The new heroes of the city look as vicious as the villains and they trample each other without care for innocent bystanders.

Life is indiscriminately hard all around. While Anton ponders his future, or lack thereof, Craig Smith, aka “Captain Splendor,” a middle-age egotistical hero, wonders about the same thing. Craig is a guy who thinks the world owes him a comfortable life because he spends his time fighting crime. He is a good guy, make no mistake, but has issues like any other person and these issues get the better of him sometimes. One such issue is his gambling, making him indebted to everyone including his long-suffering girlfriend, parents and the mafia—especially the mafia. Craig spends his time drinking with old super friends (those that can be bothered to talk to him) and gambling. The gambling becomes a heavy-duty problem when his debt gets big enough to garner the attention of Don Ricardo, the Monster, mafia godfather and paraplegic.

Two superbeings. One, an agent for Good desperately longing for a break that could save his life and sanity. The other, Evil’s son, seeks only to redeem himself from a past he was never fully comfortable with. In other words, two desperate schmucks locked in eternal struggle against cruel Life itself.

My review can be found here.

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