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    Day of the Destroyer eBook ↠ Day of eBook É land of rioters, arson, and murderLurking in the darkness, like evil incarnate, is the one thing that could bring the world s greatest superheroes to their knees the force of anarchy and vengeance known as Destroyer."/>
  • Paperback
  • 316 pages
  • Day of the Destroyer
  • Ian Thomas Healy
  • English
  • 12 September 2019
  • 0615749844

10 thoughts on “Day of the Destroyer

  1. Praxedes Praxedes says:

    This entertaining novel takes place over a period of 21 consecutive hours on the day of the infamous NYC blackout of 1977 The book s 21 chapters chronicle the comings and goings of heroes and villains during each hour of that ghastly night I enjoyed the development of the new characters I presume existing heroes were explained in earlier installments The action sequences were written with great dexterity as welldescriptions relied a bit too much on sight at the expense of the other sense This entertaining novel takes place over a period of 21 consecutive hours on the day of the infamous NYC blackout of 1977 The book s 21 chapters chronicle the comings and goings of heroes and villains during each hour of that ghastly night I enjoyed the development of the new characters I presume existing heroes were explained in earlier installments The action sequences were written with great dexterity as welldescriptions relied a bit too much on sight at the expense of the other senses, but it was still quite good.Healy excels at humanizing these paranormal characters Most superheroes have a painful human past that defines them, yet their identity is so intertwined with their skills it places them in a separate caste altogether Healy s characters are people first, superheroes second.Throughout the reading I kept thinking that the action and pacing lend themselves for a phenomenal graphic novel As a Librarian I often steer my weaker readers toward graphic novels before leveraging them into full print books This novel is the perfect vehicle to make that transition On a personal note, I got a kick out of re living NYC in the 1970s, when Times Square was the red light district and the recession was evident everywhere


  2. Colin Rowlands Colin Rowlands says:

    Despite having enjoyed the previous two books in this series, I must admit to being little skeptical about this installment due to it being a prequel, the main timeline had been progressing nicely and the incidents in this book had generally been covered when talking about the history of that current group Luckily, my skepticism was unfounded and the author provided us with numerous interesting characters who really brought this story we had already heard about to life.This book is set back in Despite having enjoyed the previous two books in this series, I must admit to being little skeptical about this installment due to it being a prequel, the main timeline had been progressing nicely and the incidents in this book had generally been covered when talking about the history of that current group Luckily, my skepticism was unfounded and the author provided us with numerous interesting characters who really brought this story we had already heard about to life.This book is set back in the 70 s and provides details of a blackout suffered by New York and the origin of the baddie that has probably been the toughest adversary of Just Cause through several incarnations of the team, the Destroyer, a technical prodigy who is probably best described as a psychotic teenage version of Tony Stark Besides the events involving him, the author also does a good job of showing how a superhero team deals with the different attitudes and expectations in a time with distinctly different attitudes from what we have now.This narrator has done a good job overall with this series and mostly did so again, one nagging annoyance was the weird habit of reading the time that started each chapter as 9 o clock am etc rather than simply 9 o clock or 9 am, it is only a little issue but it did grate slightly.Overall, this was another strong entry in the Just Cause universe, but I would probably recommend the other twohighly than this one, with volume 2 being particularly strong Note I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review


  3. Inda Inda says:

    DAY OF THE DESTROYERIan Thomas Healy This review is a return for the free copy of the ebook version of DoD Quite compelling story In the beginning I found it was a bit strange that super hero identity and headquarter are known publicly and unhidden But I then realize that my ideas about how superheroes story should have been shaped by the standard regular superheroes industry So, after reading a few chapters I started to get used to the concept of Just Cause super hero a la Healy and found DAY OF THE DESTROYERIan Thomas Healy This review is a return for the free copy of the ebook version of DoD Quite compelling story In the beginning I found it was a bit strange that super hero identity and headquarter are known publicly and unhidden But I then realize that my ideas about how superheroes story should have been shaped by the standard regular superheroes industry So, after reading a few chapters I started to get used to the concept of Just Cause super hero a la Healy and found it as interesting.Although the characters have quite interesting relationship among each other, I feel like wanting to knowabout the personality and story of each super hero, harlan, harlan s mother, Irlene, Reggie, Gretchen, and Shane Maybe itselaborated in other series of the Just Cause series To me, Harlan creates sympathy, admiration and fear at once TheI read about Harlan theI felt like adoring the persistence and high self learning part of himself until the point when he actually showed his scary part of personality Then the admiration to the great side of him started to changed into worries, and ended up with fear by the time the whole city suffered from a total black out which lead to the most interesting parts of the whole story. Regardless, Harlan still stole my heart for his heart warming and touching parts with his little sister Reggie Actually the relationship between Harlan and Reggie is my favorite relationship in the story, other than the relationship between Tommy and Javier I love and respect Tommy s character, and feel like wanna kick Javier ass The plot is quite interesting since I find some easy to guess and expected things, but I also found some of the scene are unexpected, so it has its challenges which makes the whole story is intriguing The beginning of story is appealing to me, it kept me reading until after a few pages, things started to be a little bit confusing especially with the characters , but I kept reading and the story re grabbed my attention I would say after 1 3 of the story I found that I didn t wanna put the book down It s so warm hearting to see Shane s character, his personality is very believable and needed I felt so happy to see Gretchen was in the right hand..the big relieve was the after shower moment of Gretchen at his Shane s place Thanks to Elizabeth she is a real friend.Overall, the story was well written, easy to understand, givescolor to the superheroes story industry, and..potentially to steal many people s hearts Thanks Read it Reap


  4. Bai Bai says:

    RATING 3.5 Day of the Destroyer is novel told from the perspective of four superhuman people whose lives intertwine inexplicably on one fated day.What I liked For the most part, I liked this book Although the book started out a little sluggishly, the second halfthan made up for it.At the outset, one could feel a little disconnected, reading from four different ideas and wonder where they connect Normally this type of reading puts me off But in this book, the change of perspectives was m RATING 3.5 Day of the Destroyer is novel told from the perspective of four superhuman people whose lives intertwine inexplicably on one fated day.What I liked For the most part, I liked this book Although the book started out a little sluggishly, the second halfthan made up for it.At the outset, one could feel a little disconnected, reading from four different ideas and wonder where they connect Normally this type of reading puts me off But in this book, the change of perspectives was managed quite gracefully The Author s narrative had almost no flaw.Mr Healy s prime objective seemed to have been creating relatable characters, and on that front, he has excelled We have super heroes who no longer feel like heroes They are party animals, drug addicts, glorified cops and poster girls But the hero tag seems to be missing view spoiler Ironically, it s the fugitive who seems to be the most heroic out of them all hide spoiler Needless to say it is the characters which really brought out the story, at least for me.Some things I didn t like view spoiler In Gretchen s story arc, I felt the assault was belittled In general, a person who has been sexually assaulted isn t likely to jump into bed with a stranger, no matter how kind they are It s simple biology Mild PTSD along with physical pain would prevent that But no, Gretchen is FIIINEE Which brings me to my second point Was the sex really necessary Was Shane as a boyfriend essential A nice helpful guy could have served the same purpose without going into the boyfriend category Hell, a protective girl would have done too The sex seemed entirely out of character after the assault.And finally, why kill Gretchen Was it someshe started her powers with a kill, so she must give her lifekind of thing Because I don t get it At all.There was no closure Gretchen dies Faith cheats Harlan is almost guaranteed to be wreaking havoc in 5 years Tommy couldn t save the one person who made him feel like a hero Feels kind of unfinished hide spoiler ConclusionOverall, it is a pretty good book Well written, with a good plot, the novel will interest any comic book lover, as well as most bibliophiles.But what hooked me in completely were the characters They really were the best part These people weren t just super heroes, they were spouses, lovers, friends, colleagues and finally, just men and women trying to make the most of their lives They were what made the story real It s depth of the characters that made up wherever the skill of narrative feel short


  5. Sarah-Jayne Briggs Sarah-Jayne Briggs says:

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review This review may contain spoilers.I do like things to do with superheroes Costumes are great Masks are even better.I didn t realise, when first requesting this book, that it was the third in a series I still found it fairly easy to understand, though There was some confusion a few times with the different characters, but for the most part, I understood what was going on.Although the plot of this story wasn t really an original o I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review This review may contain spoilers.I do like things to do with superheroes Costumes are great Masks are even better.I didn t realise, when first requesting this book, that it was the third in a series I still found it fairly easy to understand, though There was some confusion a few times with the different characters, but for the most part, I understood what was going on.Although the plot of this story wasn t really an original one, I felt that the characters at least the heroes definitely made this book worth reading I even felt some sympathy towards Harlan at least for a part of the book Part of me wonders if he could have turned out differently, if he d had a bitattention of the good kind.I really liked the idea of the parahumans, but I would have liked a bitbackground history of the origin of the powers Why do some people develop powers and others don t One of the other things I really liked about this book was how human the characters came across as And being superheroes didn t necessarily mean they were nice people I m looking at Javelin here I seriously wanted to punch him I can t imagine how the other characters held back.I especially liked Imp There was one line in particular that startled a laugh out of me And, besides, I particularly liked her power It maybe wasn t the sort one might think a superhero should have, but it certainly came in handy.I particularly liked Gretchen and Stan I really felt sorry for Gretchen, but it seemed she came into her own through the events of the book And Stan was the classic nice guy I found their relationship really believable.I have some mixed feelings about Faith I liked her for some of the book, but I don t agree with some of the things she did.I would have liked to see a bitof some of the other characters I d definitely be interested in readingof this series despite the bittersweet ending of this book and I do recommend it for a well written superhero read


  6. Bikram Bikram says:

    I received this audiobook for free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.I hadn t liked the first book of this series Just Cause More than a superhero story, that one had sounded like a teen romance story And hence I hadn t bothered with the second book But when I saw this third book in my newsletter, something told me to give this a try and I m glad that I did.This book is a prequel to the first book and gives a background of how the heroes reached where they are It shows I received this audiobook for free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.I hadn t liked the first book of this series Just Cause More than a superhero story, that one had sounded like a teen romance story And hence I hadn t bothered with the second book But when I saw this third book in my newsletter, something told me to give this a try and I m glad that I did.This book is a prequel to the first book and gives a background of how the heroes reached where they are It shows the rise of their nemesis Destroyer Even though it doesn t change my opinion of the first book much, it does explain a few things fwiw, this book too had started a little slow The characters seemed whiny and irritating But as the book progressed, we get a closer look at their perspectives and see how they feel underappreciated and why they are the way they are The story structure itself was unique, as in, I haven t read any book in recent times that follows this real time events It was like reading a novel version of 24 And it was good.The narration by Leslie Howard was a pleasure I loved listening to her voice, narrating the different characters and conveying their emotions It was a perfect match


  7. Michelle VanDaley Michelle VanDaley says:

    Overall 4 stars Performance 5 stars Story 3 Stars My review is based on the Audiobook Day of the Destroyer is a great prequel It is interesting to read how Destroyer began I actually feel bad for him at some points I enjoyed all of the characters new and old I took 2 stars off the story because of the unnecessary and out of place sex scenes that did nothing to advance the story I get that it takes place in the 70 s but it could be tones down a little Also I did not like how one of the Overall 4 stars Performance 5 stars Story 3 Stars My review is based on the Audiobook Day of the Destroyer is a great prequel It is interesting to read how Destroyer began I actually feel bad for him at some points I enjoyed all of the characters new and old I took 2 stars off the story because of the unnecessary and out of place sex scenes that did nothing to advance the story I get that it takes place in the 70 s but it could be tones down a little Also I did not like how one of the characters was raped and then a few days later is throwing herself at and having sex with a guy she just met I understand she is grateful to this guy for helping her in a time of need however she was a virgin when she was raped so it is extremely uncharacteristic of her to be promiscuous I would seriously recommend the author re write her part to show how a real rape victim would behave Other than that The narration is great with good pacing and easy to understand character voices I look forward toin the series


  8. Petina Bulmer Petina Bulmer says:

    I was given a copy of this book in exchange for review The coolest city, the most colourful era, the most amazing people This could only describe New York City in the 1970 s and a novel about superheroes The NYC blackout of 1977 is the pivotal event in this fictional novel It took me a few chapters to get into this novel but was well worth the wait I enjoyed getting to know the characters in a good amount of detail before delving into the main plot The superhero characters wereenjoy I was given a copy of this book in exchange for review The coolest city, the most colourful era, the most amazing people This could only describe New York City in the 1970 s and a novel about superheroes The NYC blackout of 1977 is the pivotal event in this fictional novel It took me a few chapters to get into this novel but was well worth the wait I enjoyed getting to know the characters in a good amount of detail before delving into the main plot The superhero characters wereenjoyable due to their human qualities , they were fallible and flawed and wereeasily definable as human beings with super powers than superheroes with flaws I found the entire book very easy to read and once the action sequences started I didn t want to stop reading Could easily see this book in a TV series format, and parts of it reminded me of the movie Push All in all a very enjoyable read


  9. Annette Rothery Annette Rothery says:

    I received this book in exchange for a review Never having read a superhero book before I didn t know what to expect The book is well written and there is noticeable character development through the story Most, if not all, of the superheroes have character flaws or weaknesses that make themcredible in spite of their rather fantastic superhuman abilities The story covers less than a day and is suitably fast paced and entertaining To a fan of this type of book the technical details of I received this book in exchange for a review Never having read a superhero book before I didn t know what to expect The book is well written and there is noticeable character development through the story Most, if not all, of the superheroes have character flaws or weaknesses that make themcredible in spite of their rather fantastic superhuman abilities The story covers less than a day and is suitably fast paced and entertaining To a fan of this type of book the technical details of how certain things worked would probably have been ofinterest than I found them.One thing that I would take the author to task about is Gretchen I very much doubt that a girl who had almost been raped a few hours before would have initiated such a physical relationship, as nice as Shane was, quite so soon But then the author is male Despite this one little criticism I found the book entertaining and memorable and can recommend it even if, like me, you are new to this genre


  10. Colleen Ray Colleen Ray says:

    What happens when a group of Superheroes feels under appreciated and unnecessary That s the main theme this novel explores This is a prequel to the first two Just Cause novels, and can be read as a stand alone book If you haven t read the others, you might want to start with this one, as it gives you some background to plot points that are touched upon in the first two books I found most of the Heroes here to be a bit unlikable I suspect this it what the author was going for churlish, wh What happens when a group of Superheroes feels under appreciated and unnecessary That s the main theme this novel explores This is a prequel to the first two Just Cause novels, and can be read as a stand alone book If you haven t read the others, you might want to start with this one, as it gives you some background to plot points that are touched upon in the first two books I found most of the Heroes here to be a bit unlikable I suspect this it what the author was going for churlish, whiny, and tired of feeling dispensable The main antogonist is somewhat sympathetic, though not enough that you root for him to succeed.The first half of the book concentrates on the emotional and mental turmoil the protagonists are experiencing all of the action is saved for the second half of the book, and once it starts, it never stops This is a solid 4.5 stars


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About the Author: Ian Thomas Healy

Ian Thomas Healy is a prolific writer who dabbles in many different speculative genres His superhero novel Deep Six A Day of eBook É Just Cause Novel was a Top Semi finalist in the Breakthrough Novel Award He s a seven time participant and winner of National Novel Writing Month where he s tackled such diverse subjects as sentient alien farts, competitive forklift racing, a religion powered rabbit themed superhero, cyberpunk mercenaries, cowboy elves, and an unlikely combination of vampires with minor league hockey He is also the creator of the Writing Better Action Through Cinematic Techniques workshop, which helps writers to improve their action scenesHis goal is to become as integral to the genre of superhero fiction as William Gibson was to cyberpunk and Anne Rice was to urban fantasyIan lives in Colorado with his wife, three children, and a plethora of housepets When not writing, which is rare, he likes to take road trip, enjoys watching football and hockey, and listening to or playing music His ebooks can be found on Smashwords, Kindle, Nook, iBook Store, and other online retailers.