Synopses & Reviews
It has been ten years since the great battle that wiped out all the superhumans. Whether they all died that day or simply lost their powers and blended back into society, only one thing is certain: They are gone. Or are they? Thirteen-year-olds Danny and Colin have recently begun changing. How can they explain Dannys newfound ability to move at the speed of light, or Colins surprising strength? They cant, but their parentsthe lost generation of superhumanscan. They have been watching and waiting for these changes. So have othersand not everyone is happy about the boys new powers. Some will do anything to stop them.
Michael Carroll delivers an action-packed story in the tradition of the Alex Rider Adventures and the X-Men, with enough twists and intrigue to keep the pages flying by.
"This first volume in Carroll's Quantum Prophecy trilogy builds quickly on an intriguing premise. Ten years ago, all of the world's superheroes and supervillains vanished in a massive, climactic battle. As the 10-year anniversary of 'Mystery Day' approaches, friends Danny and Colin discover that they are developing superpowers-Danny can move very fast and Colin has unusually sensitive hearing. The boys learn that their parents are in fact retired superheroes; moments later they are kidnapped and taken to a hidden retreat where a genius named Cross works on a giant machine that strips those with superpowers of their abilities. Central to it all is the hero formerly known as Quantum, whose ability to foresee the future slowly drove him mad-and who had one particular vision of Danny, becoming the ultimate supervillain. Much of the action strains credibility, but appropriately so for a superhero story; the action is rigorously fast in places, making this a book easily read in one sitting. Carroll also does a good job shifting focus, keeping the reader wondering who exactly the good guys are for most of the story, which closes with a gem of a cliffhanger. More than a little reminiscent of The Incredibles, this is a fun start to a promising franchise. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Carroll delivers an action-packed story in the tradition of "X-Men" that asks the question: Where have all the superheroes gone?
Fans of the hit TV show Heroes will love Quantum Prophecy!
Ten years ago, all the superhumans vanished. No one knows what happened to them?until now. Thirteenyear- olds Danny and Colin are shocked to discover that they are in fact the beginning of a renewed superhuman race. As they rise to take the place of the lost generation, the unimaginable truth behind the explosive final battle that occurred ten years ago between the superheroes and the supervillains is exposed. And when the past resurfaces, Danny and his fellow superheroes must face the new challenges that threaten their survival. On the run from everyone, and not knowing who is friend or foe, the one ability the new heroes are going to need most is the power to distinguish good from evil.
About the Author
Michael Carroll lives in Ireland.