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The Second Super (The First Superhero Book 1) by [Rutherford, Logan]
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The adventure begins in Book 1 of this #1 Bestselling series that has sold over 40,000 copies...

When the first superhuman is a villain, it's up to the second to become a hero...

Seventeen year old Kane Andrews is just another one of the billions of people on Earth who watch as Richter, the world's first superhuman, goes on a rampage. All the worlds military cannot stop him, no matter what they throw his way.

Until, with the whole world watching, Kane surprises himself by flying up to catch someone the supervillain has thrown off a building.

The second superhuman is born.

With no idea of the extent or magnitude of his powers, Kane has a long way to go before becoming the first superhero. He must stay one step ahead of both Richter and the rest of the world while he figures out how to take down his nemesis. Time is running out though, and Richter will do whatever it takes to make sure he's Earth's only superhuman.

Book Two, The Siege of the Supers, is out now!

A #1 Superhero and Kindle Top 250 Bestseller, with tens of thousands of copies sold!

Editor's note: A new version has been uploaded addressing various typos.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6711 KB
  • Print Length: 194 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00W851ZWC
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,739 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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This story focuses on a young man faced with a world in which he sees what happens to someone when they misuse their super powers for their own gain, the impact on the world, the lives of those directly around them, and ultimately directly related to them.
When he suddenly gets powers of his own (possibly the only flaw in this book as its not explained how he gets them?) he is faced with these questions himself.
Now he must ask the question that we would all face - Hero or Villain?
The story is brilliantly written and does a fantastic job of exploring these and other related questions.
There is also the expected battles between Super Powered beings as they battle for supremacy, and this is described with magnificent detail, bringing this alternate world to life.
This is a wonderful book that will make every reader question themselves, but also provide a great amount of enjoyment whilst you ponder the questions it raises.
I can't wait for the next book 'The Siege of the Supers'
Don't miss this story...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Want to love it, grew to be frustrated with it 31 August 2015
By TRAVIS - Published on
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I want to love it. It has a great premise, fast pace, and engaging characters. Unfortunately, so many details are contradictory that it comes off as a story idea in the making as opposed to a well thought out, decently edited, functional story. SPOILERS here: the main character doesn't feel the punches from his childhood bully once he gets his powers, but when he gets punched or assaulted at any other time his body is hurt, then repairs itself. The main character has bones broken and skin torn as easily as anyone else, but he can toss a tractor around for training without it breaking the bones in his hand and ripping his skin off? He can be thrown through buildings without having limbs ripped off? And this other super is somehow stronger than him but has the same powers? There's just so many things like this that don't add up That I was frustrated at the wasted potential of such a story. Not sure if I'll give the next book a try or not, hoping that these details are somehow accounted for, or if I'll just write this series off as a poor execution of an inspired story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant surprise. 31 May 2015
By SCWillson - Published on
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In a superhero genre that is steadily increasing in both material and the proportion of junk published, this book was a nice discovery. I read a lot of superhero fiction, and this book is definitely in the top tier. In fact the only only series I'd rate better are Marion Harmon's brilliant Wearing the Cape and Richard Roberts' Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain.

The first book was excellent; the author will have his work cut for him making the sequels as good. I wish him luck.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a story about a super hero done well 28 June 2015
By Corey - Published on
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So two hours ago, I bought this. I am now done reading. The Second Super was both the quickest and most satisfying read I've had in a while. I'd like to read a sequel, but I don't feel the usual cliff-hanger aggravation; there was a real end to the story. Logan was able to capture the battle of morals in this book better than any other I've read or seen in a long time. Logan doesn't lean on the typical plot crutches we see in other movies/books. It's quite impressive. There were a few grammar/spelling issues, but they were totally overshadowed by the story-telling quality of the book (IMAO). I really felt like I was reading a story, not reading the description of some fictional events.

Also, I am very impressed with details like negligible senescence and AI/IOT that set up the scene as the future in the intro and conclusion chapters. Way to go, Logan!
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff! 21 August 2015
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Quite enjoyable, but also, other than some of the character development, not all that deep. The details need (for me) to be fleshed out a bit more.

Story and fight scenes are pretty dang good, then main character is quite a nice kid and very likable as well. The story is deeper than it seems at first from the opening prelude/chapter and end chapter as well.

Hey, its like a super hero book, has a cliff hanger ending. Shocker!! And that's actually a good thing. If you're new into this genre, its a good starting book and I'm definitely looking forward to getting book 2 as well.

Not sure if this is this authors first book out, but if so, it's excellent.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast and shallow 17 November 2015
By Denae C - Published on
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This was a light read, fun, but not substantial. The characters are one-dimensional, and some things don't match up. Like, could they just chop of a super's head? They can be hurt, and losing a head would kill anyone, I think.
Why do Macy and Kane like each other? It's a romance with nothing in it. They aren't witty, they aren't particularly kind, we don't know if they have common interests! They help out at the shelter, which is neat, but they do nothing interesting with their group of friends. (And get drunk, which is a point against them.)
Richter wasn't that interesting of a bad guy, and he let days pass without doing anything. Why? You'd think he'd be faster. And, dud, why didn't he just stick around Ebon causing havoc until Kane was dead?
No typos. Fast action. Not a very elegant confrontation, though it was fitting. The government was overly dumb.
The powers were standard and unimaginative. The speed thing was inconsistent, which felt forced. Oh, let's make this harder by saying Kane has to concentrate to go fast, and he is losing his concentration!
Read this if you're in the mood for some action and nothing else.

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