At first glance, this book seemed like a mash-up of the most popular tropes of the day. However, when I read it, I found that the heroes of the story had interesting powers and the unique characters carried the story with their distinct personalities. I recommend this title to those interested in horror or sci-fi or superheroes because the setting and plot have interesting pieces from all of those genres. Recommended By Zoe S., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes, using their superhuman abilities to make Los Angeles a better place.
Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Billions died, civilization fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland.
Now, a year later, the Mighty Dragon and his companions protect a last few thousand survivors in their film-studio-turned-fortress, the Mount. Scarred and traumatized by the horrors they’ve endured, the heroes fight the armies of ravenous ex-humans at their citadel’s gates, lead teams out to scavenge for supplies — and struggle to be the symbols of strength and hope the survivors so desperately need.
But the hungry ex-humans aren’t the only threats the heroes face. Former allies, their powers and psyches hideously twisted, lurk in the city’s ruins. And just a few miles away, another group is slowly amassing power... led by an enemy with the most terrifying ability of all.
"I loved this pop culture-infused tale of shamed superheroes struggling to survive a zombie apocalypse in the ruins of Hollywood. It's The Avengers meets The Walking Dead with a large order of epic served on the side." Ernest Cline, New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One
About the Author
Peter Clines has published several pieces of short fiction and countless articles on the film and television industry. He currently lives and writes somewhere in southern California. Ex-Heroes is his first novel.