Black Dragon

Black Dragon

by Amos Keppler


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The discord was already well established in human society. It just grew louder as time passed.
One unexplainable, beyond mysterious event changed the world. In one moment, lasting an eternity the Earth and all its creatures was cast in shadow. The sun was blocked out in the sky, and people could only glimpse each other as flickering shapes in a seemingly endless night.
They called it the Great Darkness, and spent years and countless hours attempting to explain it, speculating in vain on its origin.
The results of the event weren't instantaneous, weren't obvious, but in the years to come many people transformed, gaining new and startling abilities, powers of the mind and the body never before seen on this Earth.
Lady Grace, Flight Captain, Gimmick, Oracle, The Bowman, Raven Bird and many others rose from the sea of mankind, creatures straight from people's imagination, the fantastic writings of the world, crime fighters, vigilantes and master criminals similar to those previously described only in comic books living the life of their dreams.
The world changed, irrevocably, each new big and small dramatic event removing it further from what it had been, its status quo and social relations altered forever.
Unsettling dreams began haunting them, first at night, in their sleep, and then, slowly, spilling over into their days and waken lives. A creature, a terrifying nightmare rose from the primordial consciousness of them all.
They called it Black Dragon...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788291693187
Publisher: Midnight Fire Media
Publication date: 10/15/2015
Pages: 454
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)

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TheWrongWoman More than 1 year ago
When you read a Keppler-novel you get a complex story where it’s downright impossible to guess the ending. You certainly don’t get a thorough explanation of the plot on the first page or something. The story is shown, not told. You have to be both a curious and aware human being to find out what’s going on and that’s great. There’s way too little complex storytelling out there. The reader is pulled into a world where superhuman powers have become commonplace, and we are shown the effects of that, both on individuals and society as a whole. We witness the true ramifications on a society where super-powered individuals and groups are present, how the real-world dynamics are completely different from what is shown in comic books. Even though there are similarities, this is something completely different from other stories featuring costumed and superhuman vigilantes. The novel is 175 000 words, far thicker than most books. It needs to be in order to describe in necessary detail the story as it progresses. Vigilantes and crime fighters aren't described as positive forces at all. What we see unfold is fascism in its most sinister form. It's actually one of the best descriptions of it I've ever read. We are shown how initially well-meaning people can change and become pretty much what they initially despised, something politicians and others starting adult life as idealists certainly should take to heart. It also shows in excellent ways how a cruel society crushes the human spirit until almost nothing is left but ashes. There are burning emotions, sizzling passion and hatred here, making me shake in my boots. The novel contains themes and angles not covered in most books I’ve read and most certainly not in comic books. This is a deeply troubling book. It starts off fairly modest, but slowly grows darker, as you flip the pages.