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Devil's Cape
     

Devil's Cape

4.7 10
by Rob Rogers
 

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Devil's Cape, Louisiana. Founded by pirates. Ruled by villains. Desperate for heroes.

In 1727, the masked pirate St. Diable created the city of Devil's Cape as a haven for his men and a place to begin his empire. Pirates gave way to outlaws, who gave way to gangsters, who gave way to gangs and organized crime. But the city has never escaped from its shroud of

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Devil's Cape, Louisiana. Founded by pirates. Ruled by villains. Desperate for heroes.

In 1727, the masked pirate St. Diable created the city of Devil's Cape as a haven for his men and a place to begin his empire. Pirates gave way to outlaws, who gave way to gangsters, who gave way to gangs and organized crime. But the city has never escaped from its shroud of violence and corruption.

And now a stunning, murderous act has made Devil's Cape more dangerous than ever. Someone needs to protect the city.

Three people are willing to try. Jason Kale, part of a criminal family, who hides the abilities of Greek heroes. Cain Ducett, a psychiatrist and former gang member, who finds that he is turning into a monster. Kate Brauer, genius engineer, daughter of a slain superhero, who has lost more than most to the city and its criminals. But they're outnumbered and overpowered. Can they possibly make a difference?


“There is NO WAY that this is Rob Rogers's first novel. This is a novel replete with the rewards of a lifetime of training, effort, and passion. Devil's Cape is a mesmerizing, seductive, and darkly moving piece of fiction that seamlessly, even gracefully, marries tactile reality with myth and magic to bring its own pulsating world to life. Beyond expectations, full of surprises, singing with resonance and emotion, Rogers has written a novel that first stabs the superhero genre in the back, then flips the body over and shocks it back to exhilarating life. What arises from this crime scene is a post-modern delight. Take the tour of Devil's Cape -- I guarantee you're going to like it here!”
—Greg Rucka, author of Whiteout, Checkmate, Patriot Acts, and more

Editorial Reviews

Bill Fleming
There's a healthy mix of superhero origins involving voodoo, technology, government projects, curses and X-Men style mutations so none of the characters, even the twin brothers, feel like the same person.
Frank Byrns
Pirates. Circus freaks. Superheroes. I kept waiting for a couple of astronauts and a dinosaur to show up and make Devil's Cape the best book for boys ever.
Jeff Hebert
Despite the fantastic setting, the fabulous powers, and the innate silliness of the super-hero genre, I completely bought in to the whole deal — the world, the setting, the city, the characters, the powers, all of it. The ability to transport the reader so convincingly into the story is the hallmark of a truly great storyteller, and Rogers has definitely achieved it with Devil’s Cape.
Nathan Brazil
Devil's Cape is an entertaining, effortlessly captivating read, dripping with what Alannah Myles once called a slow southern style. It's this sweltering Deep South ambience, and to some extent pacing, which makes it stand out from other superhero based novels.
William Gatevackes
Now, the superhero novel has received its standard bearer, the one novel all others in the sub-genre will be compared to. That novel is Devil’s Cape by Rob Rogers.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011955297
Publisher:
Rob Rogers
Publication date:
12/30/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
410
Sales rank:
596,393
File size:
313 KB

Meet the Author

Rob Rogers lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. Devil's Cape is his first novel.

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Devil's Cape 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
DonMassi More than 1 year ago
For you guys and gals who want a little more depth and complexity in your superhero stories, this book is for you! Rob Rogers really adds some meat to bones of his archtypal super heroes and villains. And he really brings the city of St. Diable to sinister life. Well paced book with some great action sequences and and in depth at what makes these heroes tick. And did I mention the main villain, the Robber Baron?!? Just tell me one thing, when does the next issue, er, sequel come out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Grown ups who loved comics and superheros as kids will certainly love this book. But even if that's not you, and it is not me, the book should have broad appeal. It is thoughtfully written with interesting characters and themes. The heros and villians are complex and the story is somewhat dark, and these qualities allow the book to transition the superhero genre from kiddie cartoon to adult fiction.
Daymare More than 1 year ago
The book is good for someone looking to read a novel about super heroes. The initial chapters are a little difficult to read as each one jumps between the characters and timeframes which can get slightly confusing. Once you get used to the format and visualize it in "comic format" it becomes a smooth read. The characters are well developed and the pacing and growth feels normal and natural. The ending is left as a guaranteed sequel which is disappointing to learn the author may not get to one anytime soon, if ever. Without many books of this type it was a pleasant surprise to find and recommended for anyone looking for urban super hero novels that has no political or social agenda in its execution.
bgdave More than 1 year ago
This is nicely dark take on the superhero novel.  There are mild twists and secrets as well as unexpected turns that take you far from the normal.  Highly recommended for anyone interested in fantasy or Superheroic.
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