After the Golden Age

Vaughn, Carrie

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
After the Golden Age
Forensic accountant Celia West is the powerless and estranged daughter of two of Commerce City's great heroes, Captain Olympus and Spark. When the city prosecutes the evil Destructor for tax evasion, Celia gets pulled in to track down evidence. As a new crime spree creates tension between the city's heroes and the police force, Celia's investigation uncovers long-buried secrets about her family and the city.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0765325551
Branch Call Number: FICTION VAUGHN 2011
Characteristics: 304 p. ;,25 cm


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I enjoyed looking at a big superheroic mess from the vantage point of Celia West, forensic accountant and (non-powered) daughter of famous heroes. She was smart, competent and realistic, a fine foil for some of the more over-the-top characters. The sequel is just as good.

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Jan 17, 2014
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was a surprisingly heartfelt and entertaining read I reckon can be enjoyed by both fans of "Golden Age" comics and the general reader. I look forward to the soon-to-be-released sequel!

Jun 21, 2012
  • monikak1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

story about super heroes daughter with no super powers. Read to chapter 4 but didn't enjoy writing style.

Jun 27, 2011
  • dprodrig rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Definitely an interesting read due to the plot concept - what would you do if your parents were super and you weren't?

Find it's not quite as good as the Kitty books, but a nice read nevertheless.

Jun 02, 2011
  • damnmagpie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I sat down, expecting to read a few pages over breakfast, and there went my morning. Sneaky, pull you in writing that makes you want to pull apart the characters' lives in one go.


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