Books The Never Hero stars How would you feel if you were fated to shoulder the responsibility of saving mankind f
Books The Never Hero 3.5 stars.How would you feel if you were fated to shoulder the responsibility of saving mankind from violent inter-dimensional creatures and yet have to remain anonymous to the point that no one even remembers it? This is the origins story of Jonathan Tibbs, a reserved college student whose life was literally seized by the throat and changed permanently. There isn't very much plot development in this debut except for the growth of Jonathan into a role that he did not volunteer for. Being forced to harness an off-world power built into the very cells of his body to enable him to stand a chance of fighting these otherworldly enemy, he was thrust into a situation where he had no choice but to train and hone himself into a weapon. But there's a difference , he will not be remembered as a hero for saving anyone nor will anyone even recall that they needed saving. To make an allegory from of the book itself, Tibbs will never be known as the Batman who fought Superman. No one but he could see or remember. His story could never be like theirs; his alter ego could never be unmasked. He would never be the hero revealed, and therefore, never the hero.While the book's genre is kind of a current day science fiction, the story at this point was not predominantly so. Even though we have all the weird time paradox as the fight between Tibbs and the aliens happen in another plane of existence and inter-dimensional travel, the bulk of the story was focussed on his development into becoming the "never hero" that he needs to be in order to survive. It dealt with him coming to terms with his destiny and how he was going to balance his need to be a strong and skilled fighter while maintaining his friendship with his housemates whom he had to keep in the dark (not that they can even begin to comprehend). You may not have chosen this, but it has chosen you. Fearing it will not save you from it.A promising debut, although it might not be for everyone. When I say this is an origins story, I really meant it in its truest sense. There were only two action scenes, one which occurred fairly early on when our main protagonist had no clue what was happening and the other towards the end after he had sufficiently trained to properly use the powers given to him. However, I find Jonathan's very human journey in becoming a hero captivating enough for me to keep turning the pages. I will finish this review with a little snippet which humourously summarises what training was like for our reluctant hero.It must have been like watching Batman run down to the Batcave and jump into the Batmobile, if Batman had the salary of a part-time hardware store employee.This review can also be found at Booknest. The Never Hero is Books Librarian Notes Alternate cover edition for ASIN B00NK1GLM2At the gates between worldsIn a war outside of timeHe fights for us.Reclusive college student Jonathan Tibbs wakes in a pool of blood, not a scratch on him His life is about to undergo a massive shift A violent and merciless otherworldly enemy unleashes slaughter in the streets, calling out in a languageLibrarian Notes Alternate cover edition for ASIN B00NK1GLM2At the gates between worldsIn a war outside of timeHe fights for us.Reclusive college student Jonathan Tibbs wakes in a pool of blood, not a scratch on him His life is about to undergo a massive shift A violent and merciless otherworldly enemy unleashes slaughter in the streets, calling out in a language only he understands.And it is seeking its challenger.In order to defeat the threat, Jonathan must become a temporal weapon while remaining completely anonymous Unfortunately, harnessing off world powers has its own special challengesThe Never Hero is the first installment in The Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs a mind bending, genre crossing, action adventure trilogy.. T Ellery Hodges was born in Sacramento, Ca in 1981 He moved to Seattle at nineteen and received his Bachelors of Science from the University Of Washington Somewhere in high school and early college, he gravitated toward writing Then he forced unsuspecting students, who had made the mistake of taking creative writing during the same period as him, to endure the reading of his short stories During his twenties he worked in a laboratory performing drug trials, traveled most of Washington State fixing computers for Apple, sold gym memberships, and helped manage an international supply chain for a chemical distributor Yet, much like the rest of his generation, he found that he wasn t well suited to doing any type of work for long So, he brushed the metaphorical dust off the novel he d been writing in his head for the last six years Then, he looked up the definition of metaphorical because he was pretty sure that people who called themselves writers knew that one He found that there was at least one thing he could endure doing for forty hours a week for the rest of his life There is a lesson in all that about ignoring what you want to do for what you think you should, but this is a biography not a lecture.Currently, he lives with his wife, sons, and daughter, in Seattle He has two dogs, a Border Collie and a Doberman, Darwin and Dharma, respectively In the 2015 Reader s Favorite book award contest, T Ellery Hodges debut novel, The Never Hero, was awarded an honorable mention in the category of Science Fiction In 2017, the sequel, The Never Paradox, was awarded a Bronze Metal for the category of YA Urban Fantasy.. The best Book The Never Hero Holyy Crap. I can't explain how much I liked this book.Well, anyways, I got this in exchange for an honest review. All I can say is: This book was sooo epic. I agree with some people that it started out slow and confusing but as the story unfolds, it gets even better. This is one of the best books that I've read this year and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.