If, like me, you were a fan of Marvel comics and graphic novels back in the 80s, Paul Batteiger has written a book for you. The Union of Heroes is a largely unique world filled with unique heroes and villains (no mean feat considering how many have gone before him) that are equally likeable and/or hate-able, depending on which side of the fence you happen to be on. The writing is accessible and the pacing, after the first couple of chapters, is crisp and engaging. I found myself caught up in the story very quickly and would often read way more than I intended to in any given sitting. The end came far too quickly and I am looking forward to the next book of Heroes adventures.
Want a story that will make you think twice about turning a corner in a dark hallway or jump every time a shadow appears to move? Then you need to read Cold Lady. The characters are quite real and I quickly found myself sharing their feelings of dread and foreboding. The level of detail achieved in a short space is amazing. My only "complaint" is that it is over too soon. I look forward to more from the author and I will definitely have a light on. Actually, I'll probably have ALL the lights on.