Hi everyone. I would love some feedback. I'm still navigating the forums, so I'm hoping to pay it forward and provide helpful critiques. Newest revision is in Post #15.
Chuck Carlyle starts college with the intent of having a typical experience: classes, clubs, and the occasional party. There’s only one hitch: he has the ability to move things with his mind and read people’s thoughts. His control over these abilities is haphazard at best, but he’s not going to let that get in his way. He soon learns that’s the least of his problems.
Chuck settles into college and life seems to be going great until he encounters others of his kind, extremists, attempting to steal an ancient artifact. A rash decision puts him and his friends right in their warpath. In the middle of the chaos, a new ability pops up, one that unearths an unnerving family secret. Chuck doesn’t know if he can get past what he’s learned.
However, when Chuck gets a glimpse of a future where his kind reigns over humans, he has to make a choice: risk his life and take on this threat to humanity or guarantee his safety and let this new twisted form of eugenics run its course. All Chuck wanted was a normal life, but how much is he willing to sacrifice for it?
Meanwhile, he must navigate school, family issues, and growing powers that threaten to overwhelm him unless he gets them under control. He will find that no textbook could prepare him for what he’s facing. One life is hard enough. He couldn’t even imagine another life playing superhero.
The Phoenix Squad is an NA superhero sci-fi novel complete at 79,000 words. The manuscript is available, in part or in full, upon request. Thanks for your time and consideration.