- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 165 KB
- Print Length: 18 pages
- Publisher: Marion G. Harmon (1 Jan. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AVQ1250
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #330,422 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Omega Night (Wearing the Cape Series) Kindle Edition
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While I adored the first book of the Wearing the Cape series, this short installment really doesn’t add that much to the series in terms of character development or even overall storyline. This felt like writer indulgence to give Astra a chance to claim in future books that she saved the world and added a quick kiss by a fellow hero to give her a possible romance in future books. This one felt like almost like a rewrite of the torpedo run at the end of the first Star Wars movie (complete with references like naming each of the superheroes doing the run with names like “Omega Five” and Astra was even itching to say “May the Force be with you” at one point). The series just seems like it’s getting too bogged down in the action, technical, and gadgetry rather than actually bothering to do any character development (or even bothering to describe/differentiate to the audience the other superheros on board other than to tag them with names).
An Omega-level Event (i.e. potentially world-ending) happens, and Hope / Astra is one of the heroes responding to it.
While the event itself is mildly interesting, the story's main purpose is to set up two of the sub-plots for Young Sentinels (a romance and a government oversight threat). Secondarily, it continues to develop some of the tertiary characters from the Wearing the Cape series.
The story is fairly well written, but there's no real tension. The reader knows that things will work out fine (there's a subsequent book in the series, and it's not focused on the aftermath of this disaster), so the main threat isn't a threat. The story is too short to develop any other plots, so it's mostly "a slice of life" vignette.
If you're a fan of Hope's stories and need to complete your collection then pick this up. If you can live with a small gap in your Wearing the Cape library then skip this.
Having read the other three Wearing the Cape books, I had certain expectations for this book, and aftrer concluding it, have decided it met all of them.
Yes, you will get a better feel for the characters if you have read "Wearing the Cape" (WTC) and "Villian's Inc", but the if you haven't, there is enough here to flesh them out without being overly redundant for the folks already knowing them. Unlike many amazon shorts, this is not just a teaser, it is a fully developed story that just happens to be of short duration. It follows the main character, "Astra" through single event, from beginning to end. While I would encourage anyone to actually read all the stories under the WTC series, as well as this short, this is a nice stand-alone that can be read at any time.
The only thing, I wanted more. But that is my flaw not the books. As Goldilock's would have said, the length was "Just Right". Not too long, not too short. When I read about this book I was also happy to read that the next book in this series "Young Sentinels" is on its way. This short has served as a nice little taste while I wait for that new installment.
I still hold out the hope that Harmon will some day record these as Audio-stories or pod-casts. Until then, I'll just have to keep looking for the next WTC adventure.
This book and the rest of the series I found so enjoyable, I have purchased a second copy of the first book as a gift for my daughter. This is the first time I've ever done that, and I'm hoping she enjoys them so I can share the rest of the series with her as well.
When I bought this short story i didn't realize that it wasn't another novel so I was a little disappointed that it was short. This didn't take away from the enjoyment I got from visiting my fantasy friends yet again. While I would have loved to see this be expanded into a full sized novel I am still happy with the story.
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