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BLACK AND WHITE
BOOK 1 OF THE ICARUS PROJECT
BY JACKIE KESSLER AND CAITLIN KITTREDGE


SHADES OF GRAY
BOOK 2 OF THE ICARUS PROJECT
BY JACKIE KESSLER AND CAITLIN  KITTREDGE

  The line between superhero and supervillain has never been thinner...

Praise for BLACK AND WHITE:

"In this complex tale, Kessler and Kittredge create a dark world where the
narrow line between hero and vigilante is defined by   corporate
interests...Jet and Iridium's multifaceted relationship will appeal to all
who have come to want more from their superheroes than good vs. evil and
mindless battles." -- Publishers Weekly
 
"What could one possibly add to the superheroes' lore that hasn't already
been done in comics?...Could BLACK AND WHITE offer something fresh to the
genre? In one word: Yes." -- The Book Smugglers
 
"This is a must for comic book fans that like their heroes
three-dimensional. I couldn't put it down." -- University City Review
 
"Besides being a terrific character study of two female superheroes in the
early 22nd century, I loved the pervasive duality of this novel...Superb
character-driven storytelling with no prerequisite for comic book
appreciation needed." -- SciFiGuy.ca
 
"A stunning superhero story...The plot is fascinatingly layered, with the
authors leaping between   past and present to drop story seeds and watch
them grow. There's so much   happening, and it all ties together, making for
a compelling exploration into   the secrets at the heart of this society.
There's something corrupt and dark   hidden in the depths of the extrahuman
world, and watching it all unfold   changes the nature of things
considerably. Toss in some well-executives   action scenes, and you pretty
much have an ideal comic book in novel format."   -- The Green Man Review

Praise for SHADES OF GRAY:

"An absorbingly entertaining story, one that¹s hard to put down and leaves
you wanting more." -- The Sacramento Book Review

"Picking up where the first book left off and further developing the themes
of heroism and the hero¹s psyche, SHADES OF GRAY is an even better book than
its predecessor. It is also an extremely fun book to read and with awesome
characters to boot." -- The Book Smugglers

"Kessler and Kittredge make for a hell of a team, their styles meshing
flawlessly as they put together this fully-realized futuristic society with
its multitude of conflicts both personal and public.... SHADES OF GRAY, when
taken together with BLACK AND WHITE, is pretty much an ideal comic book
story, and would translate perfectly back into the medium which inspired it.
This book gets five capes out of five." -- The Green Man Review

"With its nonstop action and suspense balanced perfectly with psychological
insight and exploration of the bonds between individuals fighting side by
side, SHADES OF GRAY satisfies on every level." -- Bitten by Books

"The dynamic duo of Kessler and Kittredge join forces again to deliver a
fresh take on the complex relationship between heroes and villains. Told in
alternating chapters from the perspectives of various protagonists, the
story also explores events from the past and present. Both authors each
speak for a variety of characters, and this skillful blending of styles
breathes life into each character by providing insight into their fears,
dreams and true motives. Two storytellers at the top of their craft!" -- RT
Book Reviews

Foreign Editions


Black and White
UK

Shades of Gray
UK

Black and White
Germany

Shades of Gray
Germany



 

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