|After the Golden Age Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Vaughn, Carrie
ISBN: 0765364603 ISBN-13: 9780765364609
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
OUR PRICE: $7.20
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: January 2012 Annotation: Estranged from her super-powered parents, Celia finds her dream of a quiet life as a Commerce City accountant shattered when her identity is revealed in the course of a notorious super villain's tax-fraud trial. By the best-selling author of the Kitty Norville series. Reprint.
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Women accountants; Fiction.
- Superheroes; Fiction.
- Fathers and daughters; Fiction.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Fiction | Fantasy | Epic
|Academic/Grade Level: General Adult|
|Book type: Fiction|
|Physical Information: 7.00" H x 4.25" W x 0.75" (0.35 lbs) 342 pages|
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Carrie Vaughn is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kitty Norville books, including Kitty's Big Trouble, Kitty Goes to War, and Kitty and the Midnight Hour. She is also the author of the stand-alone novel Discord's Apple, and the young adult books Voice of Dragons and Steel. Vaughn had the nomadic childhood of the typical Air Force brat, with stops across the country from California to Florida. She earned her B.A. from Occidental College in Los Angeles, and a master's in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has worked as a Renaissance Festival counter wench, a theater usher, an editor, a buyer at an independent bookstore, and an administrative assistant. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2011 February #3)
Vaughn (Discord's Apple) delivers a loving homage to classic superheroes, throwing in layers of darkness and realism while avoiding the cynical satire and deconstruction common in contemporary comics. Forensic accountant Celia West is the powerless and estranged daughter of two of Commerce City's great heroes, Captain Olympus and Spark. When the city prosecutes the evil Destructor for tax evasion, Celia gets pulled in to track down evidence. As a new crime spree creates tension between the city's heroes and the police force, Celia's investigation uncovers long-buried secrets about her family and the city. Vaughn throws in elements of romance and humor, but the drama between Celia and her father really drives the story. The story is very accessible to readers who have never picked up a comic book while boasting plenty of clever in-jokes for fans of golden age superheroics. (Apr.)[Page ]. Copyright 2010 PWxyz LLC