Wayne of Gotham

Wayne of Gotham

by Tracy Hickman
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Wayne of Gotham by Tracy Hickman

Behind every mask is a real man.

Two men joined by blood but separated by murder: Thomas, the rebellious doctor and heir to the vast Wayne empire, and Bruce, his son, whose life is forever altered when he witnesses the brutal death of his parents.

The slaying of Thomas and Martha Wayne is the torturous point on which Bruce turns to become the mysterious crusader Batman—the genesis of a simple mugging gone horribly wrong. The Dark Knight's file on the case has long been closed, the foundations of Bruce Wayne's secret life secure. But these foundations are shaken when an unexpected guest invades the grounds of Wayne Manor, raising questions about the event that ended the lives of the mother he loved and the father he worshipped, and sparked his unquenchable drive to protect and avenge.

To discover his true family history, Batman must face down old foes, confront his only confidant, invade the evil heart of Arkham Asylum, and shoulder the terrible new burden of a dark legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062219862
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/04/2012
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 286,294
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tracy Hickman is a bestselling fantasy author best known for his work on Dragonlance, as a game designer and coauthor with Margaret Weis, while he worked for TSR. In all, Hickman wrote more than thirty novels in collaboration with Weis. He lives with his wife, Laura, and their four children.

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Wayne of Gotham 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just got a sample very good but sad in the prolouge highly reccomend for teens and adults
Sensitivemuse More than 1 year ago
This is my first Batman novel (read some graphic ones.) I was a bit hesitant at first as novels like these are usually mediocre and not really that great. I decided to give it a try anyway because I like Tracy Hickman’s work. I thought it was a pretty good and decent read. I liked how the narrative changed from Thomas’ point of view, then back to Bruce. The mystery involved in the book was good enough to keep me interested. I liked how the story focused on Thomas and Martha Wayne before they got married (Martha seems to have gone wild child! haha!) There’s also a mystery surrounding Alfred and I thought that was a really good read. It certainly did deepen the mystery further. The relationship between Bruce and Alfred isn’t what I expected. It’s strained, and cool (yet there are reasons why they’re acting like this). The plot of this book was pretty good. It’s a bit hard to follow as there’s quite a bit of characters to keep track of, but the action scenes are well written and my two favorite villains, Joker and Harley Quinn make an appearance (which was fun reading). The two story arcs of Thomas and Bruce do have a nice way of having it all tie together at the end, and the ending was a great finish. It’s worth the time to read, the plot was well written, lots of characters (most of whom Batman fans will recognize), and a nice blend of action and mystery make this book enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Normally, I don't read comic-book or movie-based books. They tend to follow the old cliche that 90 percent of everything is trash. This book is definitely in the 10 percent that is great. It's an interesting take on Batman/Bruce's past, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The flash-backs work well, and the parallels between Thomas and Bruce are very well done. Batman has always been my favorite super-hero, and one of the reasons is because he does walk such a fine line between protector and destroyer.
bookchickdi More than 1 year ago
I'm not a graphic novel person or a comic book fan, but when the chance to read the new novel, Wayne of Gotham by Tracy Hickman, arose, I took it. First of all, the cover art is spectacular, with Batman overlooking Gotham City on the front cover and Bruce Wayne in the Wayne Manor library on the back, both on a deep forest green background. The novel tells two alternating stories- present day with Batman trying to save Gotham City from the evil residents of the Arkham Asylum, which leads Bruce to look into the circumstances behind his parents' murder and 1958, when his parents began their romance and his father, Dr. Thomas Wayne, became involved in an experiment at Arkham Asylum. There is enough action with Batman and all of his toys- the Batmobile, items in the Batcave and on his utility belt- to keep the fanboys and fangirls happy, but the storyline set in 1958 with Thomas and Wayne really appealed to me. We have seen and heard things about the Waynes, but Hickman really delves into their story, and does a terrific job bringing them to life. I mean, Martha Kane Wayne is a wild party girl? Who would have thought it. We also see a much deeper relationship between Bruce and his faithful aide Alfred Pennyworth, one that is sorely tested in this story. The story in 1958 introduces us to Alfred's mysterious father Jarvis, who became a loyal servant to the Waynes, and passed his loyalty down to his son Alfred. There is a lot of story here, Hickman has a lot of balls in the air, and he expertly juggles them to keep the story moving and the reader wanting to turn the pages. He further humanizes Batman, a hero who is not superhuman but only a man. This is a book not only for Batman fans but for anyone looking for a good action/mystery story with intriguing characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great lead opens up lots of possibilities
Cliff57 More than 1 year ago
Its a fun read that lets you look at the Waynes like never before.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I just happen to dislike stories that go back and forth in time to move a story along.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My dad works at comcast it manager my mom stays home. Il get her chocolate theres a wawa near my house ill go in the morning tommorow. She has never seen a good movie in her life . i want to go in to tv movie like directing or something so i talk about like camera angles and she laughs so hard at me because i sound so stupid talking about camera angles. Im not trying to be romantic yet wiith her shes not really into that im like 97% sure of that. And forest gump is good to watch with a her when it gets romantic just yawn and do that stupid thing. Ohh my life its just so fun. Any advice on asking her out/ telling her how i feel?
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AMWilliams More than 1 year ago
Very well written. Tracy Hickman knows his Batman lore and it shows. He incorporates major and minor villains in a plot that will keep you guessing throughout. There were several original ideas that were so "Batman", I am hoping they make it canon in the comics. I look forward to any further Batman novels Hickman pens.
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I really wish they'd do more Batman novels like this!
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riddle: "Once you know me, you'll want to share me. Once you share me I'm gone. What am I?"
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ShadowKing More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of super-hero tales, sadly, I am not a fan of this story. It - is - boring. I usually read books in one or two sittings, but found this easy to set aside in favor of other activities. In the end, I gave up about half way through. Very disappointing. Don't waste you money on this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
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