The previous positive reviews are excellent for those who have already been introduced to Barry’s Sovereign storyverse. I have read many of the stories from Sovereign and waited in anticipation for Götterdämmerung. As others have stated, well worth the wait.
What of those who are new to Barry’s stories, what might you think of Götterdämmerung?
Think: Dark super heroic adventures with a diverse and memorable cast of heroes and villains recalling both the past in being set in the past with World War 2 and pulp fiction writing ala a modern convention (or new pulp). While recalling the past, Barry always adds unique twists to everything he touches. Think of it more as starting in something that starts out familiar but turns into something far more interesting the farther you go.
While true,The majority of the cast has seen many adventures before Götterdämmerung, you can read the epic story without concern of being lost. Barry does a great job in making everything work for everyone who reads the story.
More so, Götterdämmerung fits in with the idea of a company wide mini-series that promises and delivers on change. After all isn’t that, in essence, what a story is! Change has to occur for a story to be a true story.
Better yet, Götterdämmerung succeeds with the concept of a universe changing crossover epic where many others fail. The trick that Barry pulls off is not only writing a universe changing crossover story and succeeding at doing so, he does it in a way that can be a starting on point for new readers while rewarding old readers. Knowing the characters previous stories, old readers will excite at developments that occur during the story and at it’s close. Its a win-win situation while both new and old readers will look forward to where this story is leads to.
Read the preview and other reviews and if what they say is something you are inclined to enjoy, you will.
Götterdämmerung serves as a great book to introduce to the Sovereign universe. As I mentioned before, if you are new to the series, to enjoy the story, you won’t need to search out the other adventures of the heroes featured in the book like Lazarus Gray, the Peregrine and the Gravedigger, you’ll want to. Which is perfect, the search of those tales and what you will find will hold you over until the upcoming books are released (which promises to be just as exciting and unpredictable as everything before it!)
Thank you, Joe! I definitely wanted to make the book accessible to new readers and I’m glad you thought that effort will pay off for others.