When Jonathan Tibbs awakes in a puddle of his own blood, there isn't a scratch on him to explain it. In the weeks to follow, he comes to find he's been drafted for a war with a violent otherworldly species. A war that only he can remember. Now, the man Jonathan imagined himself becoming is no longer the man who can endure his future.
The first installment in this science fiction action adventure series, The Never Hero is a gritty and honest look at the psychological journey of a man forced to forge himself into a weapon. Abandoned with little guidance, and at the mercy of a bargain struck far outside his reach, Jonathan races to unlock the means to surmount the odds, and understand the mystery behind a conflict raging outside of time and memory.
In the end, the real question is what Jonathan is willing to become to save a planet that will never see his sacrifice.
AT THE GATES BETWEEN WORLDS
IN A WAR OUTSIDE OF TIME
HE FIGHTS FOR US
|Publisher:||Foggy Night Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.95(d)|
About the Author
Somewhere in high school he gravitated toward writing. Then he forced the unsuspecting students, who had made the mistake of taking creative writing in the same period, to endure the reading of his short stories.
In his twenties he worked in a laboratory performing drug trials, traveled most of Washington State fixing computers for Apple, sold gym memberships, and helped manage an international supply chain for a chemical distributor. Much like the rest of his generation, he found that he wasn't well suited to doing any type of work for long.
In 2013, he brushed the metaphorical dust off the novel he'd been writing in his head for six years. He looked up the definition of 'metaphorical' because he was pretty sure that people who called themselves writers knew that one. He found that there was one thing he could endure doing for forty hours a week for the rest of his life.
There is a lesson in there about ignoring what you want to do for what you think you should do, but this is a autobiography not a lecture.
Today, he lives with his wife and son in Seattle. He has two dogs, a Border Collie and a Doberman, Darwin and Dharma, respectively.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A really fun surprise! This isn't the typical book for me to read but there was 'something' about it .. so I purchased it and it sat at the bottom of my pile of books to read for awhile. Finding myself low on reading material, I picked it up and absolutely flew through it! It was very exciting and fast paced and I enjoy the development of Jonathan Tibbs. His character is very relatable and, as strange as it may seem, so is his life's path. There's intrigue here, too, which makes me hope there's other books in this series (my next move as soon as I finish typing this!). He's a very likeable character, but I am curious to see if Jonathan Tibbs can maintain that likability in future stories. I took off one star because I thought some of the fight scenes, especially the one with Dams the Gate, was bit confusing and it forced me to re-read a couple of times, even then not quite following it all. Overall, this is a fun and thoughtful action hero story -- even though Jonathan Tibbs would try to over-analyze its appeal!
Reviewed by Cheryl Schopen for Readers' Favorite In The Never Hero, the first book in the Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs series by T. Ellery Hodges, Jonathan is attacked in his home and wakes up in his kitchen, his blood everywhere. Just when he thinks he can start moving past this seemingly random attack, a vicious creature is seen killing many people in the streets not far from his home. This unknown being is screaming for a challenger, but Jonathan is the only one who can understand it. After that night, Jonathan’s life changes more than he ever expected. Being called to defend mankind in a war that no one will remember or know about will prove to have many obstacles that Jonathan may not be prepared to face. The title and the concept of this book really intrigued me, and I just had to read it. The idea of an ordinary man forced to defend the existence of mankind without anyone ever knowing about his sacrifice just sounded like an amazing story, and it really was. I couldn’t put the book down. I really admired Jonathan throughout the book. Even though he was a regular guy with a regular life, he had these values and morals that made him capable of becoming this hero that the world didn’t know it needed. In my mind, he makes the perfect protagonist, and he made me want to root for him, no matter what. I also enjoyed Jonathan’s roommates/friends. If this was a superhero story, they would be his sidekicks. They stuck by him even when they thought he was losing it. The friendships Jonathan had with these people made the story for me. While the story could have been a little more fast-paced at some points, T. Ellery Hodges’ The Never Hero was an entertaining, suspenseful, unpredictable read that surely did not disappoint.