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Action and depth of characters beyond most superhero stories

H.E.R.O. - New Markets is another great superhero novel by Kevin Rau.  A criminal mastermind is capturing heroes to reprogram their minds and sell them to the highest bidder.  How will the young heroes escape and who will they bring in to help them?

H.E.R.O. - New Markets is the second book in the series by Kevin Rau with the first book, H.E.R.O. - Metamorphosis available as an ebook for free on Amazon.  New Markets starts off just a few days after the adventures in the first book.  The young heroes are still learning about their powers and adjusting to their new lifestyles as superheroes.

In this book Lance and Rael find themselves captured by highly trained soldiers working for an unknown mastermind who plans to wipe their minds and sell them as bodyguards to the highest bidder.  I won't spoil the whole story of what happens to them but can tell you there is plenty of action in this book.

One of the things I really enjoy about Kevin Rau's super hero series is the time he spends on what does and doesn't change in the young heroes lives.  In this second book Stephanie goes back to college but finds it hard to attend classes since her mindreading powers are always on and can overwhelm her.  She quickly finds it impossible to keep her new alter ego and secret with her friends and classmates.  There are other fun scenes in this book such as Firebane, who doesn't want to be a superhero full-time and keeps needing to leave to get to her normal job in time.  I found this additional character development refreshing because you don't get to see the "normal" part of a superheroes life in many comics books.  Of course superheroes are not always flying around saving people or fighting super villains.  They have normal lives also.

I rate this book 5 out of 5 because I love the characters and want to continue to see them develop as both people and superheroes.  These stories are highly recommended to anyone who likes superheroes from the comic books and movies.  I also think that fans of urban fantasy or fantasy in general will find this series enjoyable and fast paced.

At $2.99 as an ebook the price is excellent and you can get the first book in the series entirely for free so what do you have to lose?  Try them, you will like them!

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