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Graven by Sharkerbob

 

In 2029, thirteen unearthly structures called Doorways appeared across the world. Any human that entered immediately disappeared. Thousands were never seen again, but every once in a while, someone would come back out after a few days, garbed in strange clothing and possessing superhuman powers. Despite the odds, many of the desperate, ambitious, and hopeful surged through the Doorways in search of personal power.

Eleven years have passed, and the world has undergone catastrophic changes as the result of superhuman conflict. Entire continents and civilizations have been lost, a supervillain epidemic threatens those societies that remain, and the world’s greatest superhero team has just been destroyed. In the wake of this latest tragedy, a band of superhuman bounty hunters comes together to track down the source of these disasters, and perhaps save what remains of the falling world.

Note: Graven contains pervasive graphic violence; also, some harsh language.


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Listed: Oct 10, 2018

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Genre Fusion Frenzy

By Thedude3445, author of Rainbow Destructor

May 11, 2019: Graven is nominally a superhero story, which I’ll admit was a turn-off for me at first. There are technically superheroes, and there is even a superhero team featured in the story. However, this is pretty much as far as you can get from superheroes and still be in the genre.

Really, it’s more of a post-apocalyptic sci-fi adventure, featuring a cast of broken, diverse characters forced to come together to fight a mysterious, world-ending threat. Graven is set in a world [more . . .]

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Author seems to be underselling himself

By L Nimbus, author of The Minotaur Paladin

Jun 5, 2019: Graven, is, to undersell it’s value down to bargain bin pricing, a good story. Now, when you usually think or hear just good, but not great, you think of things like ‘readable’ or ‘meh but slightly entertaining’. That’s not Graven. This story has, in record time, found itself on my favorites list. I obtained the full copy from the author for the purpose of this review, and I must say, I was both surprised and pleased throughout the journey.

Again, those [more . . .]

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Lightning-fast superhero romp with grave consequences

By Chrysalis, author of Gift of Light

Feb 18, 2019: This review is part of a review swap. I was provided with a free copy of the ebook, but all opinions are my own.

I’ve been sitting here pondering whether I’d rather assign four or four and a half stars. Graven has its flaws, but in the end I decided that these flaws (such as the class A speed of the plot development) actually aren’t detrimental to web fiction. But there are a lot of typos and minor editing issues (their [more . . .]

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