S.C. Parris

Dark Fantasy Author


Currently Writing:

  1. The Tales of Sinner Sharpe: Dark WAters

Amount Complete:

26%

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Review of Sad Wings of Destiny by Thom Brannan

sadwingsofdestiny4/5 Stars
If superhero movies, with all their nitty-gritty reboots nowadays could have half the story SWoD has, they’d be a lot better off.
It doesn’t follow the formula most superhero novels/movies does, it’s its own world, in that the superheroes, something I’m even hesitant to call them, operate, especially Spring-Heeled Jack, on this precarious border between what’s morally sound, and what isn’t.
It did take me quite a bit of time to finish it, but it wasn’t for lack of enjoyment. Life got in the way, yet I would always find my mind returning to SWoD and what would be coming next.
Toward the end of the novel, it became apparent to me that a hero, unlike the ones we see in our media today, are not so easily defined, and I have not read a superhero novel that fully explores this, and so fully, as Sad Wings of Destiny has.

Not to spoil the plot or anything, some choices, some events cannot be avoided, and the way things must come to an end, unfortunately, or fortunately for some, involve sacrifice.
It takes a great person, super powered or no, to recognize this and commit to it fully, even if it means becoming the very thing they fought for years, as it often does.
Thom Brannan has crafted a thought-provoking read, any fan of superheroes, anti-heroes, and their villains would greatly enjoy.

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Thom Brannan | Get Sad Wings of Destiny!

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Thom’s Website | Permuted Press

As for me, I’m swamped in papers to do for classes, and still want to find time to tackle my own book.

But I just want to sleep. Ah well, that seems to be how it goes.

Keep your bite,

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Genre: Dark Epic Fantasy

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Planned Deadline: June 25, 2022

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