League of Superheroes by Stephen Leon Rice – My Review

Originally Posted at Bibliophile’s Retreat by Melissa Meeks

Writers Cafe Press, The (October 1, 2008)
Knowing this author’s style from reading his blog and some other writing I was prepared to enjoy this and have a truly fun read of it. I was not however quite ready for how much fun it ended up being. This was a good thing since I’d been in need of something lighterhearted than some of my recent reads and with the weather being a bit gloomy here at the moment.

I’m more of a Strawberry Shortcake and Smurfs fan than comics and superheroes however this was a great story and in the end the fact that it centered around Superheroes didn’t diminish my enjoyment of a story filled with intrigue, twists, adventure, subterfuge, faith and many other elements that kept me turning pages like there was no tomorrow. The humor injected into many scenes and sometimes merely through thought or dialogue snippets kept the story lighthearted yet there are so many deep themes as well including God’s unique purpose for each one of us, His unconditional love for His creation and a few very timely social issues addressed from a Biblical perspective. I eagerly await Mr. Rice’s next installment of this saga. (ISBN#9781934284056, 168pp, $9.95)

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  1. It was an excellent book, wasn’t it? I loved the way Steve kept some things hidden from us until the last minute, but other things, such as male puberty tripping over its feet, really made for a magnificent work. I am, however, somewhat partial since, unlike you, I am a comic book superhero fan. Yet there are not super serums, no radio active wastes that people are exposed to (I’ve always wondered how that could make some one super). Here we are talking about using technology to achieve a perceived super power. That’s incredible, and believable. Steve has proven himself to be one great writer. I can only imagine his follow up stories, because this was just supposed to be the foundation on which the series is built. Some foundation.

    David Brollier

  2. Looks like we all agree, whether we like Strawberry Shortcake, the Hulk, or Superman. Steve has written a delightful book. I’m glad to hear that it appeals to others like you who weren’t into the Justice League and the Wolverine.

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