Esper Files: The Sky Cult by Egan Brass

Superheroes are back and fighting the good fight against those who want to eliminate them and those that want to rule the world.

I received an ARC or review copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

esper-files-sky-cultTitle: Sky Cult
Author: Egan Brass
Series: Esper Files #2
Publish Date: January 25, 2017
Genre: Steampunk Fantasy
Source: Author

Publisher’s DescriptionThe dramatic and exciting sequel to the Best Selling Esper Files by Egan Brass.

After the events of the first book, Freya thought the worst was over. Sure, her nine-year-old brother is in a coma, and she is now part of the Institute — an organization set up to help Espers like her control their powers… But she’s finally found a home.
She’s finally found peace.

That is, until Anti-Esper weapons find their way into the hands of a radical group who hates people with powers, and is determined to kill every last one of them.
At the same time, the Sky Cult has arisen, claiming that Espers have the right to rule over lowly humans.
And all of this happens three days before Esper Day, the first holiday designed to show that humans and Espers can indeed coexist.

Now Nathan, Freya, a handful of Espers, a thief, and maybe a psychotic killer, are in a race against time before either one — or both — of these radical groups tip the scales, and plunge the entire world into their own version of Armageddon.

Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel. In other words…spoilers.  *BEWARE*

Nervous_Nellie_100Nervous Nellie says…

This is the second episode in the Esper Files.  The first was released October 26, 2016.  There is plenty of fighting and death, but nothing graphic. There is racism and a world divided between those who would destroy all the supernatural heroes and those who depend on the supernatural heroes to keep them safe.  There is no sex, no romance but there is insane killers, practically indestructible weapons and people who put their lives on the line to help keep maniacal nutbags from taking over the world.

badge4v5This series is along the same lines as X-men.  There is a Professor and the favorite children are: one that can take the powers of any supernatural, or Esper, and duplicate them, an ice wielding young woman and a man that can teleport to almost anywhere.  These three, with the advice of the Professor, are fighting the Anti-Esper Coalition.  The people that make up this coalition are uniformed sheep who are being led by an evil, maniacal being that has an agenda of his own.

While this is a good vs. evil story line with practically indestructible superheroes, it isn’t a super serious drama and it does have a feel good aspect about it.  It’s a quick read, somewhat predictable ending and a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.  The action and adventure are well paced and kept me turning the pages.

Our reviews in this series…

Other recommendations…

…you might try  Hero Engine by Alexander Nader

I received an ARC or review copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.


About Nervous Nell Justice

I read, read and then read. I love my life as a reviewer because I get to meet some awesome people who love books too. It's a fantastic world to live in!My favorite genres: Urban Fantasy, Regency Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Thrillers, Paranormal Mysteries, Vampire Romance, Historical, Contemporary or Futuristic Mysteries and Thrillers, Steampunk Fantasy and Mysteries, Police Procedurals and Political Thrillers.

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