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Barcode: Legend of Apollo
     

Barcode: Legend of Apollo

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by Kashif Ross
 

Spencer Colt must return to his last year of Colt Academy—the academic institute for gladiators. The school and arena are run by his father, a wealthy businessman too occupied to remember his son's 19th birthday. Spencer could care less. He's a sarcastic jerk that wants to finish his final year without another person mentioning his destiny, to reunite America

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Spencer Colt must return to his last year of Colt Academy—the academic institute for gladiators. The school and arena are run by his father, a wealthy businessman too occupied to remember his son's 19th birthday. Spencer could care less. He's a sarcastic jerk that wants to finish his final year without another person mentioning his destiny, to reunite America.

On his first day back, his family's helicopter plunges nose first into the battlefield. As bloodied and limp bodies are dragged across the stadium, a mysterious boy named Kode emerges.

Spencer hardly has time to show concern for his recovering family members when he and his beautiful nemesis, Michelle Miyamoto, are attacked by a naked and manic Kode. Michelle promises to train with Spencer after they discover the lunatic's intentions, but she has trouble of her own. She must keep the practice a secret for her friendship to survive.

In this world, humans are born with tattoos known as barcodes. The data contains mythological powers that make arena fights very entertaining. Yet, Spencer's codes are different. They seem to draw him into a comforting darkness. It's in this hell that he learns the truth about his corrupt family and how he murdered his mother.

The Barcode Series:
- Legend of Apollo (Book 1)
- Cavern of Youth (Book 2)

Product Details

BN ID:
2940033040124
Publisher:
Kashif Ross
Publication date:
02/04/2012
Series:
Barcode , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
529,504
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

In Short I am the enemy of gummy bears. I break into their homes and slaughter their women and children. But I'm mostly proud of my candybalism, biting off their heads! The Long Most of my friends would say, I'm a sarcastic and brutally honest guy, which you'll see in many of my characters. I like to let every reader know that my stories might not be for them. My characters are a reflection of people I know. You may not like them at times, but that's what it means to be human. I recommend that you read the reviews and the preview before making your investment. Bio I'm is a California grown writer. I obtained two degrees that most people have never heard of, a bachelor's in Social Ecology and a master's in Gerontology. Initially, I used writing as therapy to block out all of life's stressors. Overtime my hobby evolved into a passion that made my wife a writer's widow. When I'm not devoting every spare minute to my Barcode series, I can be found jamming out on Rock Band, embarking on adventures with manga characters, or outside playing hide-and-seek with the sun.

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Barcode: Legend of Apollo 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline has potential but is severely diminished by the writers ability. The story is confusing at times and the grammar and punctuation are atrocious. The ending also leave something to be desired. If your into despair and think it's cool to live in an abusive relationship then this book is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a really good book, but the ending made me feel like a cheap whore.
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
What a Thriller! "Barcode: The Legend of Appollo" by Kashif Ross was a really thrilling read especially if you like Gods, demigods and mortals. These 'Barcodes' have been established to stop the war and to regulate the population...thus giving these gladiators a much stronger power. This story is set in the future from California. You must be ready for this read (I wasn't) because it is very violent and gory(bloody) novel.... A lots of fighting (Demigods fighting gods). I guess I should have picked that up from the book cover. Now, after saying all that I did find the novel grabbing in how the the author was able to keep my attention of just what was going on at that time. I found myself wanting to keep reading. There are many twist and turns but if you are able to stick with it you will find it a pretty good read. "Barcode" will keep you on the edge of your seat due to the fact that there was so much going on. Now for the characters....I find them really different in that each had their own story that seemed to be twisted and frustrating. To name some of the characters.... and there are many.....Michelle, Spence, Moreno, Vincent, Angie, Kode, Selena, Payne, Arnold, Hannah, Dennis, Monte, Hayley, Blake, Patrick, Professor Gonzales, Arnold, Kwan, Talib, Arnold, Pastor Gordon, Eli, Casey, Eve, Helios and the list still goes on. The author did well with all these characters.... how he was able to use some many of them was really something! I don't want to give anything away so you will have to read "Barcode" for yourself. However, a few characters I will say really made the novel very interesting... there is Spencer who is not a nice person at times ... I am still not sure just how I felt about him. Then there is Kode(dreadlocks) who wears the Tartarus mask... for he could hold your attention because you never knew what he was going to do next....and later he kills.... Michelle was a demigoddess ... a no none sense person...well enough said ... and then their was Hannah... who was a full goddess...All I will say is that she can work your nerves. ...... Was there love between Spencer, Michelle and Hannah? I will just say it gets very interesting at this point. Weren't Michelle and Hannah friends? "Barcode" is full of imagination with lots of details and explanations ...with the gladiator fights that made it seem that you were actually there. I don't think you will find one plot because there seens to be several of them. I believe the author did a splendid job with "Barcode"..and what about that ending? You will have to simply pick up this thrilling read to find out just how this novel ends. WoW! I would definitely recommend this book if you are in for a fantastic read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The arthour made a good book one i could not put down with instresing caraters and really good story and love triangle in there somewhere ps also humorus
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Best book ever
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Lots of twists and an amazing read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best bok ever it unspired me to write my own book which is going to be intersting. Read all his books there great if i had one thing to say to ross its thanks you'really inspired me.
NiinaCs_Blog More than 1 year ago
I've been off the YA genre for a long time now, the last YA book I read was The Hunger Games in the fall... so reading Barcode was something out of the ordinary for me, a woman who's found her niche in romance. Barcode is first of all well written, Ross writes text that is engaging and fun! Barcode was a joy to read, it didn't get boring or still and the characters were three dimensional with personal struggles and package and that made them very interesting which helps make the novel entertaining. The plot was interesting, the gifts or powers from the gods and the whole gladiator wipe is really entertaining, the world is going towards dystopia which is interesting to read, like the lack of trees and nature, and the hero isn't exactly nice. He really is almost bit evil, snarky, temperamental and selfish - I think he makes for one of the most interesting characters I've met on the genre. You know when you're a kid and you like to play the bad guy in games well Spencer is kinda like that. I also really really enjoyed his bantering and interaction with Michelle, loved it really! Give Barcode a go if you like YA with loads of adventure, and action and a really unique hero/anti-hero. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was just browsing books one day and wow this one caught my eye it was amazing with crazyplot twists and an odd ending hs book goes down as one of th best books ive ever read but wheres our sequal