In a world full of super powers, Felix had a pretty crappy one.
After learning to harness his ability to modify any item he owns, he now runs a corporation that is rapidly expanding.
After tangling with the local Heroes guild they’ve finally settled into a semblance of stability.
Sounds great on paper. Run your company, make money, be your own boss, settle down.
Except that with running a business, comes an inordinate amount of responsibilities.
Like making sure everything keeps running and your people are paid.
Worrying about the longevity of his company, Felix begins to expand into other cities.
So they’ve packed up the car, put in all the requisite forms, gotten the approvals, and set out to start Legion up in a new city.
The problem though is the local government had no idea who they were selling permits to. Approving forms for.
To Felix and Legion.
And now they’re about to find out.
My Opinion: 382 pages, $4.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
Honestly, not a big fan of the first 50% of the story. But boy, does the last 50% rock.Yes, that last half brings in a couple plot lines that aren’t fully developed and there are lots of unanswered questions but it was interesting.
One of the things I really loved about book 1 was the RPG mechanic of upgrade points that was well utilized. At the beginning of book 1, Felix had to carefully manage each point and plan out how to best use upgrade. It was a fine balancing act and if he misstepped, his whole budding business might go under.
That aspect of the story is largely gone in book 2. For the most part, Felix no longer has to worry about his daily allotted upgrade points. Or really any resource for that matter. Relative to book 1, Felix barely uses his powers because he has a huge pool of renewed resources to basically do whatever he wants with. If he wants to suddenly build a university, sure that will happen. Felix want to bribe his way into a government position? Sure, doable. It’s because Felix is so powerful at the beginning of the story that the stakes felt lowered.
That first half of the story was hard for me to get through. There are a couple of fights. However, mostly it deals with Legion, Felix’s company, expanding into a new city and dealing with the hurdles of trying to gain a foothold there. It’s about politics, intrigue, company expansion problems, and recruitment. The story here honestly feels too big. There are so many people asking for both the main character’s and the reader's attention that it feels overly crowded.
Thankfully, that all changes about the 50% mark when the novel’s villain is revealed and some weird stuff starts to happen that takes the novel in some interesting directions. The novel finally focuses on specific events that, even if they come out of left field, are at least interesting and have lots of good action.
Overall, this is a good read. I liked book 1 a bit more but this is still fun. However, if you loved the RPG stuff in book 1, it still exists here but there is a lot less of it.
Score: 7 out of 10