The Syndicate

by BKWildenberg

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Romance Sci-fi Male Lead Multiple Lead Characters School Life Slice of Life Super Heroes Supernatural
Warning This fiction contains:
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  • Profanity

For as long as he can remember, Ronnie Nolan has loved superheroes. He’s inspired by their feats of heroism, and still has a sense of awe every time he sees one spring into action. After a violent event awakens abilities in Ronnie, he’s given the opportunity to join the Syndicate of Heroes, the organization he has always admired.

Taran Webber grew up as superhero royalty, and saving the world is in his DNA. He strives every day to be stronger, faster, and better than before. He’s committed to the cause and no stranger to sacrificing for the greater good. But at what cost? 

When a disaster strikes the inner workings of The Syndicate, Ronnie and Taran will need to work together with their friends to save the day.

 

(This book contains LGBT themes, violence, and a brief depiction of assault)

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Superheroes in Soft Focus

Reviewed at: Chapter 12 - Ronnie

This is a thoughtful and fun superhero coming of age story although I will be honest that I wasn't ready for the low grade sexual assault that happens almost immediately (emphasis on 'low-grade.')  

Even reading it, it feels like a brightly colored CW esque superpowered drama.  That feeling really works well with the way that the author writes the story.  At first I started reading expected super powered beat em ups right away, but I came away satisfied that it would instead be a story about the friendship (or more?) between the main character and his crush/mentor.  I'm sure super powers will factor in more later, but right now I don't feel like I need them to enjoy this story.

Style:
The story has a very light feel to it.  There are two POV characters, but the plot is still moving along nicely without major distractions.

Grammar:
A couple errors here and there but nothing super noticeable/serious

Story:
The story hasn't really progressed.  Instead the story is about both of the MCs finding themselves in different ways.  I would be disappointed if there were major progression in the characterization at this point given the relatively short length of the story.  This 4* should be considered more of an 'incomplete' or 'placeholder' while we wait for more to be written.

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The characters are well written and likeable.  I know what their motivations and fears are, and they are understandable.


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The author has captured the fun spirit of a comic book world in an engrossing and enjoyable way that keeps me coming back for each newly posted chapter. The characters are vibrant and distinct and I already find myself caring about their self-discovery. 

I am excited to see how it all goes.

-Beeqs