WHEN INJUSTICE BECOMES LAW, RESISTANCE BECOMES DUTY. The Second Great Depression In the future, misery scars the land. Democracy is dead. Corporations take control through what they cynically call the Freedom Council. They have the police, the courts, the military, the gangs. They are everywhere. They protect their wealth by any means necessary. A Man Who Stands Against AWHEN INJUSTICE BECOMES LAW, RESISTANCE BECOMES DUTY.The Second Great DepressionIn the future, misery scars the land. Democracy is dead. Corporations take control through what they cynically call the Freedom Council. They have the police, the courts, the military, the gangs. They are everywhere. They protect their wealth by any means necessary. A Man Who Stands Against ArmiesBut one man rises to stand in their way. A one man army. A perpetual soldier. His name is The Revolution and he's the world's first superhero. The Suns of LibertyInspired by his rebellion, the Suns of Liberty, a team of unique heroes, each with their own special skill, are born. They will restore the American republic. Or die trying....
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The Suns of Liberty: Revolution Reviews
The author couldn't help himself. On page 81 he quotes the Beatles song he pinched for his book title: "You say you want a Revolution--" (Uppercase Revolution, of course). A pretty good dystopian novel featuring superheroes, mad science, and over-reaching businessmen. We can all be thankful the book wasn't called The Suns of Revolution: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da. Full review here: http://superheronovels.com/2014/04/05...
The Suns of Liberty: Revolution is a superhero fable that takes place in an alternate time stream where the Great Recession has turned into a new Great Depression. As a result, power has been handed over to the most potent remaining corporations to run the country. Dubbed the “Freedom Council” they control things while the government remains in control in name only. Rising up in the aftermath of this transition in power is a superhero dubbed “The Revolution” who is an armored warrior willing to fight to stop the tyranny of this new form of despotic government. Others rise as well; copy-cats who want to be heroes who fight crime and give the people hope. Some have legitimate talents, like Paul Ward, who has crafted an armored flight suit and can fire darts that knock his enemies out, while others are less impressive. Some, like Lithium, are state sanctioned and fight crimes that are set-ups made for the TV audience-they support the new government and while they have real superpowers, they are more-or-less at war with The Revolution and those who would oppose this new form of government.The main character of this tale, for all intents and purposes, is Paul, who has been dubbed the “Spider Wasp” after a confrontation with a gang of bank robbers. He is seeking revenge for the death of his son at the hands of thugs, which also caused his wife to commit suicide. He is a doctor and a former Harvard Professor who is fascinated with The Revolution and the mythology surrounding the rebellious hero. This tale follows Paul’s experiences with The Revolution and the group of underground heroes that work with him fomenting a new American Revolution.Michael Ivan Lowell has written an intriguing tale of new superheroes for a world where corporate power has gotten out of control-with a shimmer of our reality mirrored on its pages. Taking place mainly in Boston, the reflections of the original Revolutionary War are easily recognized within the story. The author has crafted a set of heroes that mostly utilize technology rather than having any innate superpowers, except in one particular case. In some ways, this story reminds me Watchmen with its alternate history (though this takes place in the near future rather than in the near past). Superheroes that aren’t quite immaculate in how they operate and how they function-while they may wish to do well, they are far from perfect.The story is fun and the creation of a set of heroes is creative-while there are similarities to other superheroes the reader already know and recognize, they do have their own unique flavor and take on things, especially in a world where the United States has essentially turned into a dictatorship. It is easy to see where this saga could carry forward with several additional volumes by the author. It will be interesting to see what new characters (both good and evil) he can craft to carry the story forward beyond this tome.As I always attempt to do, I try to point out any issues or concerns I had with a book, and with The Suns of Liberty: Revolution it came down to the fact that the author spends much of the book telling the reader things rather than showing them. The history of many of the characters is revealed not through interactions with them, but by a synopsis of their past and their personality type. This is a bit distracting-I tend to prefer characters being revealed by inches and often not knowing everything about them right away. I realize that with a book that has this many complex characters it would be difficult to really dig deep without the book being twice as long, but as mysterious a character as The Revolution is, the rest of the cast was much more of an open book. Again, it is clear with a book such as this, it is often hard to let the characters do a slow reveal-especially those destined to become superheroes or villains-unless it is an origin story. Instead, we are introduced to what amounts to The Justice League or Avengers in full swing here, so it’s not surprising that a few liberties with the story telling style were taken to get the reader up to speed.The Suns of Liberty: Revolution provides a solid new world filled with darkness and a new hope for the downtrodden, and was a fun read. It will be interesting to see where the author takes this tale in future volumes.
The Suns of Liberty series is set in a future America that has undergone a second Great Depression. This economic crisis resulted in a takeover of the American government by a coalition of businesses. These businesses have veto power over the government and through that power have de facto control of everything. They have brought America back from the brink of chaos but at the cost of most civil liberties. They have even outlawed the American flag because it symbolizes a time when freedoms led to chaos.A mysterious armored superhero named Revolution works in Boston fighting crime and corruption. Sometimes he hacks into communication system and airs "commercials" that remind people of the way things used to be and the rights they used to have. No one knows anything about him, but he has inspired others to fight back as well. Some fight against the crime that has gone out of control in some areas, some push back against the government.This story is mostly told through Paul Ward, a scientist who lost his child to street violence and, then, his wife to suicide. Ward quit his teaching job at Harvard to develop his own armored suit and fight crime. He has a connection inside the government that gives him inside information...Read more at: http://dwdsreviews.blogspot.com/2013/...
This is one of the best books I have read in a long, long time. Its starts with a bang, drags a bit for a chapter or two (which are really short) and then just takes off! There are lots of plot twists you don’t see coming. A previous reviewer mentioned Fiona and the Revolution, but they should have kept reading (why review a book you've only read half of?) because there is a HUGE plot twist right after that which changes everything you thought you knew about their “romance.” No spoilers here, so let’s just say it’s NOT what you think at all. Agree with previous reviewer that the writing is very visual and kind of choppy. Might not be everyone’s taste, but I found it really fun. Overall a great read and a book that is just begging to be a movie!
i did enjoy the first part of the Suns of Liberty series. Lowell did a good job of world building and does a good job of pacing. The flash backs and forwards at the beginning threw me off but Lowell moves on from this device which allowed me to get into the story. The Revolution is also an interesting character a merging of Captain America and Batman and not knowing his true identity made him fascinating. If you like your super heroics set in an alternate America Suns of Liberty: Revolution is your type of book.
Started OK, but got more and more contrived as it went on. It probably could have been written from excerpts from Tropes.com by the end. A good try, however. I'll not be buying the next in the series.
Superheroes Meets 1984This is a dystopian future novel with superheroes. It's a combination of the novel 1984 and superhero story where a group of super powered people unite to battle a totalitarian government that has taken over America.
Books should be proof read before they are published
Returned (Kindle Unlimited). I couldn't get past the opening. The writing just didn't jive with me.