A friend of mine, Rob Rogers, has written what looks to be a very entertaining super-hero novel called "Devil's Cape", and you can now read the first chapter for free at Uberworld! I've followed along with a number of Play By eMail Champions campaigns Rob has put together and he's a great writer. I highly recommend pre-ordering "Devil's Cape" from Amazon, and/or asking about it at your local comics or book store. It looks to be a great read, and it's always a good thing to help out a fellow geek. Take a look at the preview chapter and then get busy ordering!
Here's what comics writer Greg Rucka had to say about "Devil's Cape":
There is NO WAY that this is Rob Rogers’s first novel. This is a novel replete with the rewards of a lifetime of training, effort, and passion. Devil’s Cape is a mesmerizing, seductive, and darkly moving piece of fiction that seamlessly, even gracefully, marries tactile reality with myth and magic to bring its own pulsating world to life. Beyond expectations, full of surprises, singing with resonance and emotion, Rogers has written a novel that first stabs the superhero genre in the back, then flips the body over and shocks it back to exhilarating life. What arises from this crime scene is a post-modern delight. Take the tour of Devil’s Cape—I guarantee you’re going to like it here!
Here's hoping for "Devil's Cape: The Movie" some time soon, once the novel hits the bestseller list! If you're looking for a good, gripping, super-hero novel to read during break, you should definitely check it out either via pre-order or once it's officially released on April 1.
Congratulations to Rob and to publisher Wizards of the Coast (for recognizing a great talent)!
Hey, wow! I miss visiting HeroMachine for a few days and find out you plugged me! Thanks very much, Jeff.