Book & Author Details:
Masks by Robert J Crane
Publication date: July 12th 2016
Genres: Sci Fi, Superhero
What makes a hero?
For years, Sienna Nealon has worked with the U.S. government to protect the world against other people with powers beyond those of a normal human. But after several clashes with the current administration, she finds herself with a new employer, an independent agency dedicated to helping stop threats to humanity. When a new hero and villain rise in New York City, Sienna can’t help but get involved, even as the U.S. government sends its own response team, led by an old friend…and a new enemy.
Soon, Sienna finds herself once more against the odds, against the government, and wondering where the line is between hero and villain.
So. Here we are. 9 books into a 20 book series. And yet the author is still producing books with a fresh feel to them.
One of the things that I really enjoy about these stories, is the dual layering of the plot lines. On the one hand, you have the immediate story. The one that gets wrapped up neatly within the pages of the book before you. On the other hand, you have longer thread – the one that will have you pondering over the course of several books; the one that drops hints to the inevitable (and still secret) confrontation yet to come. And I, for one, can’t get enough.
This book had a different feel to it for me. Sienna is growing; maturing. And, as her actions become more measured, so the tone of the book has become less frenetic. The irony is that, as Sienna gets herself more together, certain others around her appear to be coming more unravelled. There may be trouble ahead….
The other characters and villain in this book only serve to demonstrate the depth and complexity of this series. An excellent addition to the series.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Robert J. Crane was born and raised on Florida’s Space Coast before moving to the upper midwest in search of cooler climates and more palatable beer. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in English Creative Writing. He worked for a year as a substitute teacher and worked in the financial services field for seven years while writing in his spare time.