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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: Marcher Lord Press
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1935929488
ISBN-13: 9781935929482
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Series: Failstate

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Publishers Weekly STARRED Review: "Otte nails the concept . . . He balances fantasy with teen hormones in a clever and page-turning debut . . . The amusing noirish atmosphere of the setting draws older readers . . . A TV show full of sequel possibilities." Why did Robin Laughlin (a.k.a. Failstate) think being a superhero on a reality show would be a good idea? Things seemed so simple: Win the show, become an official, licensed hero. But with his brother, Ben (a.k.a. Gauntlet) stealing America's heart-and with Rob's own powers proving too unwieldy for TV-Failstate begins to wonder if he's going to live up to the failure in his name. Until one of his friends and fellow competitors is murdered. Robin vows to find the killer, and he sets out on a very real quest to unmask the hidden villain. Can Failstate find justice? Or will his lunk of a big brother ruin everything-including taking the girl who has stolen Rob's heart? Very soon, Failstate and Gauntlet will come to blows. Which has been the villain's plan all along. John W. Otte leads a double life. By day, he's a Lutheran minister. He graduated from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a theatre major and then from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. By night, he writes weird stories. He lives in South St. Paul, MN, with his wife and two sons. Find John online at www.johnwotte.com. "A

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    A surprise hit!
    December 26, 2013
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    Quality: 5
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    I originally bought this book because I was bored and thought that this book, with its rather silly sounding premise would at least be worth a few laughs. Boy was I ever wrong! And I say that in the best possible way!

    What I found was a surprisingly serious, realistic and well thought out story world that, while it was still full of your typical overblown superhero action scenes it almost felt as though it could happen.

    Some parts read more like a good mystery novel. There was plenty of investigating to be had and it was great to see Failstate using his head and not just his powers. The characters were very realistic and likeable and I love how the author subtly weaves his faith into the plot without shoving it in your face. This book is also very clean and this reader appreciates that a great deal.

    This book was a surprise gem that has set John Otte high on my list of new favorite authors. I am very much looking forward to reading the sequel.
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