Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Book Review: Crimson Son By Russ Linton

Crimson Son
By Russ Linton
Genre: Superhero Fiction/ Fantasy/ SciFi

His mother kidnapped, his superhero father absent, powerless Spencer Harrington faces a world of weaponized humans to prove himself and find the truth.

Nineteen-year-old Spencer is the son of the Crimson Mask, the world's most powerful Augment. Since witnessing his mother's abduction by a psychotic super villain two years ago, he's been confined to his father's arctic bunker. When the "Icehole" comes under attack from a rampaging robot, Spencer launches into his father's dangerous world of weaponized human beings known as Augments.

With no superpowers of his own save a multi-tool, a quick wit and a boatload of emotional trauma, Spencer seeks to uncover his mother's fate and confront his absentee superhero father. As he stumbles through a web of conspiracies and top secret facilities, he rallies a team of everyday people and cast-off Augments. But Spencer soon discovers that the Black Beetle isn't his only enemy, nor his worst.

My Review:

For me, a good book keeps me entertained and keeps me engrossed until the last page. Russ Linton did just that for me with Crimson Son. He opens up the story with action and a rich plot containing well-developed characters.

Spencer is a quirky young adult who is on the run and collecting himself quite a cast of characters to surround himself with. The kidnapping of his mother haunts him and the hunt for his father seems never ending. Robots, drones, hacking, and non-stop adventure can all be found inside the pages of Crimson Son. Fantasy & SciFi readers this is a must read!

Author Bio 

In the fourth grade, Russ Linton wrote down the vague goal of becoming a “writer and an artist” when he grew up. After a journey that led him from philosopher to graphic designer to stay at home parent and even a stint as an Investigative Specialist with the FBI, he finally got around to that “writing” part which he now pursues full time.

Russ creates character-driven speculative fiction. His stories drip with blood, magic, and radioactive bugs. He writes for adults who are young at heart and youngsters who are old souls.

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