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Wearing the Cape [Kindle Edition]

Marion G. Harmon
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Who wants to be a superhero?

Hope did, but she grew out of it. Which made her superhuman breakthrough in the Ashland Bombing, just before starting her freshman year at the University of Chicago, more than a little ironic. And now she has some decisions to make. Given the code-name "Astra" and invited to join the Sentinels, Chicago’s premier super-team, will she take up the cape and mask and become a career superhero? Or will she get a handle on her new powers (super-strength has some serious drawbacks) and then get on with her life-plan?

In a world where superheroes join unions and have agents, and the strongest and most photogenic ones become literal supercelebrities, the temptation to become a cape is strong. But the price can be high—especially if you’re “outed” and lose the shield of your secret identity. Becoming a sidekick puts the decision off for awhile, but Hope’s life is further complicated when The Teatime Anarchist, the supervillain responsible for the Ashland Bombing, takes an interest in her. Apparently as Astra, Hope is supposed to save the world. Or at least a significant part of it.
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WEARING THE CAPE BOOKS:
Wearing the Cape.
Bite Me: Big Easy Nights (an Artemis adventure).
Villains Inc.
Omega Night (a WtC short story).
Young Sentinels, (available mid-2013.)
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About the Author

M. G. Harmon is Marion George Harmon, a former financial advisor in Las Vegas. He has a bachelors in literature and a masters in history, which he earned for pleasure rather than profit.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 595 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463539657
  • Publisher: Createspace (1 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XRCC1G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #65,832 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It 26 Dec. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was recommended to me by Mark Williams, who published it, so I decided to give it a go. I'm about the right age for the target audience, I think - I'm 15, going on 16, so only a couple of years younger than Astra (or Hope).

And can I just say, this book was amazing.

It puts a whole new spin on the superhero thing while still being hilarious, and poking fun at the traditional ideas like the costumes and the skimpy ones that girls always end up wearing in comics! What's more, I could relate to Astra. Her problems, though blown up and with the added issue of the media, are still the sort of problems that people go through in their heads, especially folk of my age, so I appreciate reading something that told me how other people cope :)

I'll admit that I was a little annoyed when romance entered the story, but now that I'm getting into the sequel (Villains Inc. Episode 1) I'm thinking perhaps it wasn't such a bad thing, as it allows for the story to take other directions. What's more, I can't talk - my characters always end up falling for each other. And Marion G. Harmon did exactly what I would have done and made sure it wouldn't work out.

I won't give away any plot details (although if you're anything like my friend and you cry easily, take some tissues. I didn't, I was rather pleased, but I'm like that and should not be taken as the normal) but I want to encourage you to read this book. And don't be put off by my age, as I'm pretty sure it could be enjoyed by adults and teens alike!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Come in, Spiderman! Your time is up! 29 April 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you love comic-book superheroes, you'll love this.

If you hate comic-book superheroes you'll still love this!

The author takes a tired genre graphic-novel superhero concept and tranforms it into a very readable, thought-provoking and throughly enjoyable book that I cannot recommend highly enough.

Not just a fresh take on an old idea, but written with insight and intelligence, not to mention a mastery of the English language.

This was recommended to me by a Kindle UK best-selling author and I was not disappointed. Nor will you be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly entertaining read 26 April 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I thoroughly enjoyed 'wearing the cape' and found it easy to read.
I thought to start with, it was going to be a fairly simplistic story, for a younger-teen age group, but I was wrong. It is an enjoyable fast-paced story that is hard to classify. In retrospect, this is one of the points I most enjoyed; at times seeming to appeal to completely different demographic. It has love scenes, deals out some geeky physics, quite a bit on costume and dress, and lots of super powers If your brain is coded to only enjoy specific genres of books give this a miss, but if you like a bit of fun and are literately open minded, I would recommend giving this a go.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good superhero read 23 Dec. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
What I Thought:

I did find this book rather enjoyable. Instead of the typical story of someone just becoming a superhero, and bam, they are already good at everything and know the ropes, we are given a story where superheroes happen everyday. We read along as they learn the ropes, get trained on how to control their powers and ultimately decide where they fit in, in the grand scheme of hero business.

Sure, most of them either choose to be a part of the main league of heroes or to help part time, but there are some who ultimately choose to do bad with what they have been given. The Teatime Anarchist is one of those such people, or at least we believe he is.

Throughout the story, we are hit with surprises, mishaps, fun and events that will change the world. All the while, we are learning these things from the perspective of a newly turned hero. She is caught in the middle of major events, whilst she is trying to learn about herself and decide who and what she wants to be. Ultimately, she has to make the decision of a lifetime- whether or not to trust what is in front of her. Can he be trusted?

I like the pace and style of this book. I also found the little snippets at the beginning of the chapter fun and interesting. It gave the book a different feel. I think the way that the book was written adds to it as, as mentioned, it gives the superhero world a new look, especially as we see them when they are completely new to the business.

I thought the pace was great, though at some moments it was slow, it did pick up and gain a lot of momentum thereafter. It is a unique book, with twists that you definitely won't expect and the characters are fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book - you must buy it 5 April 2013
Format:Paperback
Without exception the very best book I have read in ages. I could hardly put it down, and I'd give it more stars if I could.

Below are the two other books in the series. Buy them! I will!

Villains Inc.: (Wearing the Cape)
Omega Night (Wearing the Cape)
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