"I've been a fan and customer of their sister site, DriveThru RPG, for years," says Russ. "It was my first exposure to digital books in the form of gaming supplements and I always wanted to be a part of the wave of great indie publishing they helped launch."
Crimson Son, the story of the powerless son of a superhero, has so far racked up rave reviews around the blogosphere. Russ Linton's snarky yet touching coming of age novel has impressed reviewers and earned solid, five-star reviews.
Bookie Monster gave Crimson Son five stars saying, "More than just a superhero novel, it has emotional subplots that touch on coming of age, seeing your parents as other adults, trusting friends, and the triumph of the human spirit."
Laura Masiano from Hidden Corner of the Interwebz says "Crimson Son is a 5-star book. Fast paced, engaging, character-driven, and a fun voice I love to read. As far as non-traditional Superhero books go, Crimson Son blows Steelheart out of the water."
And the reviewers at Fanboy comics called Crimson Son "a strong, rite-of-passage piece, examining the bonds of father and son and the impact each can have on the other, set against the worlds of augmented super-beings and shadowy government conspiracies. It shouldn’t work as well as it does, but it does. In spades."
"Reader reviews are building as well and based on GoodReads, Amazon and Barnes and Noble reviews, they agree with the critics!" Russ reports. "I'm humbled by all the support and pleased that Crimson Son has been so well received."
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