Today on the blog, I'm giving a shout out for a new book out by my buddy, Rob Edwards.
It's a sequel to his 2020 book The Ascension Machine, which I loved. That book saw a... well... morally uncertain fellow by the name of Grey finding himself with a spot at a superhero academy for aliens. And he shouldn't be there.
As the plot thickens, so do the bonds of friendship between Grey and his fellow students, except he's lying to them all along and that doesn't bode well for when the truth comes out.
I don't want to spoil the first book, but book two sees us back at the academy for a second year for more shenanigans. I've started reading it already and one thing I love about Rob is his smooth, easy style, often with a simmering undercurrent of wit.
Grey reminds me very much of the Stainless Steel Rat, though more looking for a place in the world than looking for way to come out on top like Slippery Jim DiGriz. The outcome in the first book was thoughtful, warm and delightful - so I have no hesitation in recommending you join me in reading book two.