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Team Ups and Crossovers [Ebook] ➠ Team Ups and Crossovers By Marion G. Harmon – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Astra was done traveling or so she thought Benched for physical rehab and retraining she’s in LA dating movie stars not as fun as you might think when the Department of Superhuman Affairs asks for h Astra was done traveling or so she thought Benched for physical rehab and retraining she’s in LA dating movie stars not as fun as you might think when the Department of Superhuman Affairs asks for help catching a superhuman serial killer When what should be a simple job developscomplications she finds herself catapulted into another reality—one with its own history and superheroes As her teammates scramble to find out where she’s gone and what’s become of her Astra embarks on a cross world journey in search Team Ups Kindle - of a way home It’s going to be a long trip Team Ups and Crossovers follows Astra and her teammates through multiple stories on multiple worlds and includes a story co written with David Barrack writerartist of Grrl Power an original story by KF Lim and the graciously permitted use of Velveteen and friends by Seanan McGuire.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 359 pages
  • Team Ups and Crossovers
  • Marion G. Harmon
  • English
  • 10 August 2016

About the Author: Marion G. Harmon

Marion G Harmon picked up a Masters of History degree because he likes stories He resides in Las Vegas where he dabbles in various aspects of financial planning while trying to get the people in his head onto the page so they’ll stop pestering himAddendum MGHarmon still lives in Las Vegas but has ceased telling other people how to invest their money to become a professional author whate.



10 thoughts on “Team Ups and Crossovers

  1. C.T. Phipps C.T. Phipps says:

    I am a huge fan of Marion G Harmon's Wearing the Cape series and it was actually a major influence on my Supervillainy Saga books Before Supergirl was on television I was a huge fan of the character and felt she was overlooked So fiction starring a Supergirl alike ala Hope Corrigan was something I eagerly devoured I've been a bit back and forth about the past couple of volumes because the forward momentum seemed a bit stalled I was really hoping we'd get some insight into the idea of the Teatime Anarchist's hellish future and why events are accelerating toward bringing it about but the past few volumes have mostly been about slice of life characterizations This doesn't get rectified in the book but there is a pretty entertaining storyline which covers one of my favorite types of comic book story the parallel universe Back before DC Comics drove the concept to the ground some of the interesting stories were about the Flash traveling to alternate universes to deal with the heroes of other worlds while also seeing how reality played out differently there The Flash series is doing the same thing with the Supergirl series and we've also seen the concept examined in depth by sci fi series like Sliders The concept is a difficult one to pull off because while interesting you have to develop the whole world as well as make sure things feel like they actually have stakes Other realities aren't usually going to impact the main universe and can be shrugged off as essentially just a dream So you can tell I was leery of this particular story and whether or not it would be any good So what did I think? It was actually pretty good Hope Corrigan takes awhile to get trapped in another dimension it's a series of very entertaining short stories set in other superhero universes This includes the Velveteen universe which I'm going to check out because of this and a number of others which have intrigued me As advertising for other superhero fiction I have to say I'm impressed and kind of annoyed she didn't visit my world Really I'm not sure what to say about this book other than it's just consistently entertaining throughout There's a section in Oz a section in a post apocalypse Iron Age world and places where Hope meets Santa Clause I even liked the parts which weren't from Hope's part which includes a really good section with Artemis I think my favorite part was set in a comic book convention where Hope and the superheroine Astra are fictional characters on a popular TV series I admit there's one element of the book which bothers me and that's the fact I absolutely hate the Kitsune and Hope romance I'm not a big fan of really pushy characters to begin with but Kitsune which I can best describe as a shape shifting Japanese Gambit really annoys me I was interested in the AstraSeven romance and it seems that's not going to go anywhere In conclusion this is an enjoyable story and I recommend it to fans of the Wearing the Cape series or even as a stand alone to check out However nothing really of conseuence happens in this book and I wish there would be of a metaplot in Hope's life Right now it seems like the series is mostly just putting out enjoyable filler810

  2. Gilbert Stack Gilbert Stack says:

    One of the hallmarks of the great super hero series is the team up with other heroes and another is the cross over either into other superhero universes or into alternate versions of the hero’s reality In Team Ups and Cross Overs Harmon gives us a lot of each These are uick short stories that not only give Astra the chance to rub shoulders with heroes from other authors’ imaginations but to learn just how important her efforts have been by showing her what would have happened if she’d died back in the beginning of the series I wasn’t familiar with any of the other authors’ superhero worlds but they were self explanatory enough that I had no problem jumping into the action Probably the best short story in the collection was Grimworld in which Astra discovers a reality in which she died at the Whittier Base Attack and so wasn’t around to stop the EMP attack that was the focus of the Omega Night short story That future is bleak and it was fascinating to watch Astra deal with the tragedy that had become the planet While I encourage every fan of the series to read this book I also note that it is the weakest of the series In my second reading of the collection I found that many of the short stories no longer interested me at all Obviously that’s not good And it’s not something I’ve found with the other novels Yet I am still glad Harmon experimented with this multiple realities event and I think you will be tooI have been working my way through the audio book versions of this series and found that a good narrator improved my enjoyment of this volume immensely If you’re going to read it think about trying the audiobook version If you liked this review you can find at wwwgilbertstackcomreviews

  3. Bart Welch Bart Welch says:

    Praise from an unabashed fanI bought this book and happy I did instead of getting it on Kindle UnlimitedI'm a huge fan of Mr Harmon and the Wearing the Cape series so please though I will tell you to buy this know I am far from unbiased Buy this book Buy all of the booksThe series is refreshingly Honest It is pretty and hopeful and so painfully emotionally honest Hope Corrigan is a shining white knight to the people of her world but no Pollyanna There are no simple answers and the author deftly looks at all the facets of the problems His characters think as hard as they hit Astra carries the weight of her powers with aplomb but acknowledges what she is carryingAlso as a fan this very readable work is not in my opinion his best Mr Harmon is great at the long form and these novellas are great but could be betterThat being said as a reader of two to three books a week Mr Harmon is one of the top 1% of authors you probably never heard of but should have that you will find in the Kindle storeStart out at Wearing the Cape the book one of the series Buy it love it and work your way back here and find a little Hope in your lifeNow a uestion for the author should he read thisLiving within 30 miles of Braidwood Dresden and LaSalle nuclear generating stations and working for a different division of the company that owns and operates all of those stations; what happened to the other reactor at Braidwood?

  4. Cloak88 Cloak88 says:

    Enjoyable Superhero fluff 45Team ups and Crossovers is a collection of short stories that weave into a single narrative at the end Astra our heroine goes about her daily superhero life when things go sideways and she ends up accidently jumping to another dimensions Now she has to continue dimension hopping to hopefully eventually end up back home and in the right dimensionIn all a wholly fun novel to read Seeing Astra in various settings interacting with widely varying people is a treat Especially if those people include superheroes created by other authorsIn short the sixth novel is a winnerThis novel includes contributions of Seanan McGuire Velveteen vs The Junior Super Patriots David Barracks's Grrl Power webcomic and new autor KF Lim

  5. G33z3r G33z3r says:

    A set of related stories for fans of the Wearing the Cape series The main storyline sends the superheroine Astra through another interdimensional rift allowing her to have a short story in each of a dozen other parallel worlds most variants of her own universe a few set up so she could interact with superheroines from other authors' worlds Velveteen Halo Santa Claus I thought the better ones were the variants on Astra's usual world some better some grim The Midsummer Nights' Dream parody was just dumb I also thought the GrrlPower teamup went pretty well with a strange visit to comicon an actual crossover with a webcomic rather than prose characters The last story of the collection isn't directly related to the main story and didn't work very well First this book only makes sense if you read the previous books in the series Harmon seems to have a consistent policy of low exposition expecting his readers to remember all the characters and relationships from the previous novel without re cap this collection also isn't very forgiving for those who haven't read the stories of the characters it teams up with I thought the short story approach kept the storytelling from building up any momentum and the longer stories Grimworld GrrrlPower thus worked best

  6. K.F. K.F. says:

    So it's a little weird reviewing a book that I actually contributed tobut I'll trySo first of all I'm going to say that the four star rating I give this book excludes my own short story Historical Accuracy although it was really REALLY hard to come up with one rating for all the stories 1 Dating Games I was a little disappointed in what was emphasized here since it was 100% about the fact that Kitsune WOULD be creepy only he's hot and Hope not so secretly enjoys his weird mind games and attention which is probably the only reason why Kitsune acts the way he does I get the feeling that if he was actually creeping Hope out he'd stop and apologize Which is funbut also gets old What I WANTED to hear about was the frickin' mirror walking killer clown COME ON Maybe I am biased and old though2 Killing Sleeping Beauty To be honest a bit unremarkable and I kept thinking OMG I NEED TO REREAD BITE ME SO BAD TO GET THIS I love Jacky I love New Orleans butnothing really stood out beyond the usual solid writing A good set up for a future Jacky novel though? Please?3 Velveteen vs the Crossover THIS is where the book really started to get into a good story arc swing I've been putting off reading Velveteen mainly because I prefer cohesive novels vs separate short stories but this made me really want to dive into the world I didn't feel alienated for not reading Velveteen earlier which is a rarity in cross overs Plus hey I love diversity in sci fi since it's such a rarity and justyes I'm a Seanan McGuire fan girl basically and I didn't need yet another unfinished series of hers to whine after Incryptid 4eva yo4 The Oz Job every time MGH writes some backstory for Ozma and Grendel I think Oh man I should really read all the Oz books And then I'm torn because I know they're basically political metaphor and also were written in the early 20th century so thedifferent standards re racism sexism etc would probably be pretty jolting But damn I love the dynamic between Ozma and Grendel andgod Heartbreaking Ozma being like a little lost girl after the Wizard says no to her is just so delicately done Lovely5 Through a Bright Mirror Screw you MGH The feels I'm done I'm so done Probably the hardest short story to get through it certainly felt the longest for the sheer emotional drainage and the textual explanations of universe hopping But seriously critical I think not just to the plot of this collection but for Hope's character development in general She's been getting consistently self aware in ways that are eroding her innocence and general Joie de vivre and this really seals that in and sets her up for some real maturing and evolution 6 The Travelers Tale OK confession time I am total TOTAL Shakespeare English major trash and this was the BEST I literally found myself going oh no Oh NO Oh NONO Which is basically the most praise worthy reaction I can think of when reading something based off of Midsummer's Night Dream Mad props for the blank verse bro I expected to hate this I really did but honestly it's the standout story of the entire lot 7 Grimworld definitely tied with Through a Bright Mirror for emotional drainage and length Also pivotal and I'm sort of excited to see if cyber Hope pops up in future books but godso exhausting Probably the only story in the entire book that made me take a short break to read something else BTW the something else was a novella about a badass stuffed teddy bear who fights evil monsters soyeah Oddly similar really and not really a break The awkward make out scene was soooooo cringe worthy but it was cringe worthy because it was accurate8 Wargames definitely disorienting at first but fun once I realized what was going on I'm sure there are references I missed but then again I'm not a gamer or at least not a FPSalien shoot em up gamer I'm a gamer girlfriend meaning I play couch co opts with my boyfriend that are generally about really cute things like arctic foxes and laser ships powered by love9 Astra Gets Grrl Power OK so I'm not familiar with Grrl Power as a web comic but as a piece co written with a web comic creator I felt reallylost without the visuals I think it would have been easier for me to slip into this world with some cool art panels added in and I really just felt disoriented to the point of thinking about skipping through it before I thought no I don't want to miss out the plot But it was definitely fun in parts and my inner geek girl was suee ing uite a bit Definitely a little deus ex machina ish at the end but what super hero story isn't?10 everybody vs the team up cute and satisfying and terrifying and a good ending to the entire arc Makes me want to read Velveteen As for Historical Accuracy I don't think that it's fair for me to review my own work but I did want to address some of the uestions I've been seeing about it in other reviewsA first of all this story was really never meant as a true epilogue per se I wrote this around the same time when MGH was first starting and he made the decision to stick at the end of the book less of a way of wrapping up the story but like bonus material in the same way you get extras when you read a trade paperback version of a comic book story arc It's 100% pure fluff B as for some of the uestions about the authenticitystereotypes of certain characters I would just like to say on the record that I am ChinesePinoyFilipino and most of the dialogue is 100% lifted verbatim from several Titas I know C Re The relative youth of the Nauticals MGH and I did actually discuss youthful breakthroughs and what that would be like in a big major city as opposed to a less urbanized environment I wanted to write about a CAI team that was around Astra's age and was maybe mature in certain aspects but less mature in others I also was basing my age related decisions on the fact that you can become a certified lifeguard at 15 and join the ROTC at 17 so having a 25 year old CAI member who had been practicing for ten years already seemed feasible But also too before I really delve too deep into this whole thing I should just go on the record and admit that my main impetus for writing this story was How do you get Hope Corrigan to drop the F Bomb? And this story was born

  7. Paul Wilcox Paul Wilcox says:

    Although I've learned to mostly enjoy this series despite it's very rough start Team Ups and Crossovers just didn't work for me The author admits in the forward that it's experimental and an homage to the decades old tradition of superheroes either teaming up to work together or crossing over into other superhero settings Unfortunately for me the execution didn't live up to the premiseFirst off the overall plot thread just didn't come together for me It jumped around a lot and felt like a very forced excuse for all of this universe jumping the protagonist is doing Secondly I'm not at all familiar with some of the settings that the protagonist jumps to; perhaps fans of those other authors' settings will get a kick out of it but unfortunately for me it was entirely lost on meFortunately the next book in this series which as of this writing has just come out is a vast improvement perhaps my favorite in the series so far So although book 6 didn't work for me my enjoyment of the overall setting has been restored with its seuel

  8. Cwsmythe Cwsmythe says:

    DisjointedI've been a fan of the Wearing the Cape series for years now and this book just didn't work for me The initial premise was interesting but the storytelling was disjointed interesting ideas were ignored and dull ones seemed to drag on and on This book would have been much better as a series of short stories released separately and possibly with a little care and attention given to each rather than jammed together into a single book Even if you're a fan of the series you can probably skip this one

  9. Scott Wozniak Scott Wozniak says:

    Creative deviationThis wasn’t a normal addition to the series The author uses a multiple dimensional adventure to include a bunch of fun characters and styles That part was awesome—even the tied Shakespearean section But I dinged a star for the anti climactic ending The overarching story lacked a through line or even a lesson learned at the end Fun but pointless interlude Everyone was the same at the end unlike the other books which had real change Oh well Fun anyway

  10. Matt Matt says:

    Another winYet another fun and action packed superhero story in the Wearing the Cape universe Or should I say stories as this collection of Novellas and Shorts follow Astra through yet another adventure across a number of universes including other established indie superhero worlds As a result I'm now set to read a few new series as well If you haven't already gotten into this series then do yourself a favour and buy them all at once You won't be disappointed

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10 thoughts on “Team Ups and Crossovers

  1. C.T. Phipps C.T. Phipps says:

    I am a huge fan of Marion G Harmon's Wearing the Cape series and it was actually a major influence on my Supervillainy Saga books Before Supergirl was on television I was a huge fan of the character and felt she was overlooked So fiction starring a Supergirl alike ala Hope Corrigan was something I eagerly devoured I've been a bit back and forth about the past couple of volumes because the forward momentum seemed a bit stalled I was really hoping we'd get some insight into the idea of the Teatime Anarchist's hellish future and why events are accelerating toward bringing it about but the past few volumes have mostly been about slice of life characterizations This doesn't get rectified in the book but there is a pretty entertaining storyline which covers one of my favorite types of comic book story the parallel universe Back before DC Comics drove the concept to the ground some of the interesting stories were about the Flash traveling to alternate universes to deal with the heroes of other worlds while also seeing how reality played out differently there The Flash series is doing the same thing with the Supergirl series and we've also seen the concept examined in depth by sci fi series like Sliders The concept is a difficult one to pull off because while interesting you have to develop the whole world as well as make sure things feel like they actually have stakes Other realities aren't usually going to impact the main universe and can be shrugged off as essentially just a dream So you can tell I was leery of this particular story and whether or not it would be any good So what did I think? It was actually pretty good Hope Corrigan takes awhile to get trapped in another dimension it's a series of very entertaining short stories set in other superhero universes This includes the Velveteen universe which I'm going to check out because of this and a number of others which have intrigued me As advertising for other superhero fiction I have to say I'm impressed and kind of annoyed she didn't visit my world Really I'm not sure what to say about this book other than it's just consistently entertaining throughout There's a section in Oz a section in a post apocalypse Iron Age world and places where Hope meets Santa Clause I even liked the parts which weren't from Hope's part which includes a really good section with Artemis I think my favorite part was set in a comic book convention where Hope and the superheroine Astra are fictional characters on a popular TV series I admit there's one element of the book which bothers me and that's the fact I absolutely hate the Kitsune and Hope romance I'm not a big fan of really pushy characters to begin with but Kitsune which I can best describe as a shape shifting Japanese Gambit really annoys me I was interested in the AstraSeven romance and it seems that's not going to go anywhere In conclusion this is an enjoyable story and I recommend it to fans of the Wearing the Cape series or even as a stand alone to check out However nothing really of conseuence happens in this book and I wish there would be of a metaplot in Hope's life Right now it seems like the series is mostly just putting out enjoyable filler810

  2. Gilbert Stack Gilbert Stack says:

    One of the hallmarks of the great super hero series is the team up with other heroes and another is the cross over either into other superhero universes or into alternate versions of the hero’s reality In Team Ups and Cross Overs Harmon gives us a lot of each These are uick short stories that not only give Astra the chance to rub shoulders with heroes from other authors’ imaginations but to learn just how important her efforts have been by showing her what would have happened if she’d died back in the beginning of the series I wasn’t familiar with any of the other authors’ superhero worlds but they were self explanatory enough that I had no problem jumping into the action Probably the best short story in the collection was Grimworld in which Astra discovers a reality in which she died at the Whittier Base Attack and so wasn’t around to stop the EMP attack that was the focus of the Omega Night short story That future is bleak and it was fascinating to watch Astra deal with the tragedy that had become the planet While I encourage every fan of the series to read this book I also note that it is the weakest of the series In my second reading of the collection I found that many of the short stories no longer interested me at all Obviously that’s not good And it’s not something I’ve found with the other novels Yet I am still glad Harmon experimented with this multiple realities event and I think you will be tooI have been working my way through the audio book versions of this series and found that a good narrator improved my enjoyment of this volume immensely If you’re going to read it think about trying the audiobook version If you liked this review you can find at wwwgilbertstackcomreviews

  3. Bart Welch Bart Welch says:

    Praise from an unabashed fanI bought this book and happy I did instead of getting it on Kindle UnlimitedI'm a huge fan of Mr Harmon and the Wearing the Cape series so please though I will tell you to buy this know I am far from unbiased Buy this book Buy all of the booksThe series is refreshingly Honest It is pretty and hopeful and so painfully emotionally honest Hope Corrigan is a shining white knight to the people of her world but no Pollyanna There are no simple answers and the author deftly looks at all the facets of the problems His characters think as hard as they hit Astra carries the weight of her powers with aplomb but acknowledges what she is carryingAlso as a fan this very readable work is not in my opinion his best Mr Harmon is great at the long form and these novellas are great but could be betterThat being said as a reader of two to three books a week Mr Harmon is one of the top 1% of authors you probably never heard of but should have that you will find in the Kindle storeStart out at Wearing the Cape the book one of the series Buy it love it and work your way back here and find a little Hope in your lifeNow a uestion for the author should he read thisLiving within 30 miles of Braidwood Dresden and LaSalle nuclear generating stations and working for a different division of the company that owns and operates all of those stations; what happened to the other reactor at Braidwood?

  4. Cloak88 Cloak88 says:

    Enjoyable Superhero fluff 45Team ups and Crossovers is a collection of short stories that weave into a single narrative at the end Astra our heroine goes about her daily superhero life when things go sideways and she ends up accidently jumping to another dimensions Now she has to continue dimension hopping to hopefully eventually end up back home and in the right dimensionIn all a wholly fun novel to read Seeing Astra in various settings interacting with widely varying people is a treat Especially if those people include superheroes created by other authorsIn short the sixth novel is a winnerThis novel includes contributions of Seanan McGuire Velveteen vs The Junior Super Patriots David Barracks's Grrl Power webcomic and new autor KF Lim

  5. G33z3r G33z3r says:

    A set of related stories for fans of the Wearing the Cape series The main storyline sends the superheroine Astra through another interdimensional rift allowing her to have a short story in each of a dozen other parallel worlds most variants of her own universe a few set up so she could interact with superheroines from other authors' worlds Velveteen Halo Santa Claus I thought the better ones were the variants on Astra's usual world some better some grim The Midsummer Nights' Dream parody was just dumb I also thought the GrrlPower teamup went pretty well with a strange visit to comicon an actual crossover with a webcomic rather than prose characters The last story of the collection isn't directly related to the main story and didn't work very well First this book only makes sense if you read the previous books in the series Harmon seems to have a consistent policy of low exposition expecting his readers to remember all the characters and relationships from the previous novel without re cap this collection also isn't very forgiving for those who haven't read the stories of the characters it teams up with I thought the short story approach kept the storytelling from building up any momentum and the longer stories Grimworld GrrrlPower thus worked best

  6. K.F. K.F. says:

    So it's a little weird reviewing a book that I actually contributed tobut I'll trySo first of all I'm going to say that the four star rating I give this book excludes my own short story Historical Accuracy although it was really REALLY hard to come up with one rating for all the stories 1 Dating Games I was a little disappointed in what was emphasized here since it was 100% about the fact that Kitsune WOULD be creepy only he's hot and Hope not so secretly enjoys his weird mind games and attention which is probably the only reason why Kitsune acts the way he does I get the feeling that if he was actually creeping Hope out he'd stop and apologize Which is funbut also gets old What I WANTED to hear about was the frickin' mirror walking killer clown COME ON Maybe I am biased and old though2 Killing Sleeping Beauty To be honest a bit unremarkable and I kept thinking OMG I NEED TO REREAD BITE ME SO BAD TO GET THIS I love Jacky I love New Orleans butnothing really stood out beyond the usual solid writing A good set up for a future Jacky novel though? Please?3 Velveteen vs the Crossover THIS is where the book really started to get into a good story arc swing I've been putting off reading Velveteen mainly because I prefer cohesive novels vs separate short stories but this made me really want to dive into the world I didn't feel alienated for not reading Velveteen earlier which is a rarity in cross overs Plus hey I love diversity in sci fi since it's such a rarity and justyes I'm a Seanan McGuire fan girl basically and I didn't need yet another unfinished series of hers to whine after Incryptid 4eva yo4 The Oz Job every time MGH writes some backstory for Ozma and Grendel I think Oh man I should really read all the Oz books And then I'm torn because I know they're basically political metaphor and also were written in the early 20th century so thedifferent standards re racism sexism etc would probably be pretty jolting But damn I love the dynamic between Ozma and Grendel andgod Heartbreaking Ozma being like a little lost girl after the Wizard says no to her is just so delicately done Lovely5 Through a Bright Mirror Screw you MGH The feels I'm done I'm so done Probably the hardest short story to get through it certainly felt the longest for the sheer emotional drainage and the textual explanations of universe hopping But seriously critical I think not just to the plot of this collection but for Hope's character development in general She's been getting consistently self aware in ways that are eroding her innocence and general Joie de vivre and this really seals that in and sets her up for some real maturing and evolution 6 The Travelers Tale OK confession time I am total TOTAL Shakespeare English major trash and this was the BEST I literally found myself going oh no Oh NO Oh NONO Which is basically the most praise worthy reaction I can think of when reading something based off of Midsummer's Night Dream Mad props for the blank verse bro I expected to hate this I really did but honestly it's the standout story of the entire lot 7 Grimworld definitely tied with Through a Bright Mirror for emotional drainage and length Also pivotal and I'm sort of excited to see if cyber Hope pops up in future books but godso exhausting Probably the only story in the entire book that made me take a short break to read something else BTW the something else was a novella about a badass stuffed teddy bear who fights evil monsters soyeah Oddly similar really and not really a break The awkward make out scene was soooooo cringe worthy but it was cringe worthy because it was accurate8 Wargames definitely disorienting at first but fun once I realized what was going on I'm sure there are references I missed but then again I'm not a gamer or at least not a FPSalien shoot em up gamer I'm a gamer girlfriend meaning I play couch co opts with my boyfriend that are generally about really cute things like arctic foxes and laser ships powered by love9 Astra Gets Grrl Power OK so I'm not familiar with Grrl Power as a web comic but as a piece co written with a web comic creator I felt reallylost without the visuals I think it would have been easier for me to slip into this world with some cool art panels added in and I really just felt disoriented to the point of thinking about skipping through it before I thought no I don't want to miss out the plot But it was definitely fun in parts and my inner geek girl was suee ing uite a bit Definitely a little deus ex machina ish at the end but what super hero story isn't?10 everybody vs the team up cute and satisfying and terrifying and a good ending to the entire arc Makes me want to read Velveteen As for Historical Accuracy I don't think that it's fair for me to review my own work but I did want to address some of the uestions I've been seeing about it in other reviewsA first of all this story was really never meant as a true epilogue per se I wrote this around the same time when MGH was first starting and he made the decision to stick at the end of the book less of a way of wrapping up the story but like bonus material in the same way you get extras when you read a trade paperback version of a comic book story arc It's 100% pure fluff B as for some of the uestions about the authenticitystereotypes of certain characters I would just like to say on the record that I am ChinesePinoyFilipino and most of the dialogue is 100% lifted verbatim from several Titas I know C Re The relative youth of the Nauticals MGH and I did actually discuss youthful breakthroughs and what that would be like in a big major city as opposed to a less urbanized environment I wanted to write about a CAI team that was around Astra's age and was maybe mature in certain aspects but less mature in others I also was basing my age related decisions on the fact that you can become a certified lifeguard at 15 and join the ROTC at 17 so having a 25 year old CAI member who had been practicing for ten years already seemed feasible But also too before I really delve too deep into this whole thing I should just go on the record and admit that my main impetus for writing this story was How do you get Hope Corrigan to drop the F Bomb? And this story was born

  7. Paul Wilcox Paul Wilcox says:

    Although I've learned to mostly enjoy this series despite it's very rough start Team Ups and Crossovers just didn't work for me The author admits in the forward that it's experimental and an homage to the decades old tradition of superheroes either teaming up to work together or crossing over into other superhero settings Unfortunately for me the execution didn't live up to the premiseFirst off the overall plot thread just didn't come together for me It jumped around a lot and felt like a very forced excuse for all of this universe jumping the protagonist is doing Secondly I'm not at all familiar with some of the settings that the protagonist jumps to; perhaps fans of those other authors' settings will get a kick out of it but unfortunately for me it was entirely lost on meFortunately the next book in this series which as of this writing has just come out is a vast improvement perhaps my favorite in the series so far So although book 6 didn't work for me my enjoyment of the overall setting has been restored with its seuel

  8. Cwsmythe Cwsmythe says:

    DisjointedI've been a fan of the Wearing the Cape series for years now and this book just didn't work for me The initial premise was interesting but the storytelling was disjointed interesting ideas were ignored and dull ones seemed to drag on and on This book would have been much better as a series of short stories released separately and possibly with a little care and attention given to each rather than jammed together into a single book Even if you're a fan of the series you can probably skip this one

  9. Scott Wozniak Scott Wozniak says:

    Creative deviationThis wasn’t a normal addition to the series The author uses a multiple dimensional adventure to include a bunch of fun characters and styles That part was awesome—even the tied Shakespearean section But I dinged a star for the anti climactic ending The overarching story lacked a through line or even a lesson learned at the end Fun but pointless interlude Everyone was the same at the end unlike the other books which had real change Oh well Fun anyway

  10. Matt Matt says:

    Another winYet another fun and action packed superhero story in the Wearing the Cape universe Or should I say stories as this collection of Novellas and Shorts follow Astra through yet another adventure across a number of universes including other established indie superhero worlds As a result I'm now set to read a few new series as well If you haven't already gotten into this series then do yourself a favour and buy them all at once You won't be disappointed

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