Tuesday, June 3, 2014

After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn

After the Golden Age
by Carrie Vaughn

I had the pleasure of meeting author Carrie Vaughn at a science fiction convention in downtown Lincoln the last weekend of April 2014, and in preparation for that, my science fiction club read After the Golden Age for a group discussion prior to the convention. Vaughn is perhaps better known as the author of the popular Kitty Norville urban fantasy series (featuring werewolves), but After the Golden Age is the first book in a new series for this author. It is set in a world in which a small, select group of individuals have developed super powers, and use them for purposes both good and evil. The novel's heroine is the non-super-powered daughter of the city's two super-powered heroes, who consistently gets kidnapped and used as a bargaining chip to try to force her parents to capitulate to their enemies's demands. This novel is an odd mix of humor and seriousness, with Celia West having to come to terms with some bad decisions she made as a rebellious teen. After the latest series of villainous attacks, Celia uses her forensic accounting and research skills, and is able to uncover things about her parents' past that may prove to be more dangerous to them than any megalomaniac. Now, if she can only get her own love life organized, and stop seeking parental approval for her career choices, maybe she can help save the city this time? -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library [ see Scott's Reviewer Profile ]

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