26. January 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Mike

Invasion by Lackey, Mercedes , 405 pages, read by Mike, on 01/13/2012

InvasionThis is the first book in a series that began in an interesting way: It’s not based on a computer game, but originated from a computer game. The authors were all playing a Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game based around the idea of super powered heroes and villains. Most players now days just play these games and don’t delve into the Role Playing aspect. Not these people. The authors/players started creating back stories for their characters. Then role playing these characters in the game creating more complex stories to go along with actions in the game. Then they stated doing pod casts as these characters, story telling their stories. These became so popular that a book of their stories was almost inevitable.

Invasion follows several “Meta-humans” – humans with heightened strength endurance and some kind of super power, before, during, and after an world-wide invasion of an unknown enemy in huge armored suits that are capable of taking down even the best of the Earth’s Meta-human defenders. After the initial attacks these heroes are left trying to help rebuild while dealing with public outcry against their failure to successfully defend against these invaders while also trying to answer all the questions: Who are these invaders? Where did they come from? What do they want? And most importantly, what can be done to stop them?

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