Save the Day
Jay Carson loves his boyfriend Ted Rodriguez. They’ve been together through the difficult times and the great times, and they’ve grown closer together through it all. They finally have a home together. So why does it seem that Ted is keeping secrets from him? Why does the house always feel so empty?
In a world of superheroes and supervillains, where the incredible can happen every day, the triumphs and tragedies of life can be epic. For Jay and Ted, friendship, love, and home are the most important things in the world, but they must find a way to balance them against the truth of Ted’s life. In the end, will they be able to Save the Day?
Customer's Reviews for Save the Day
Save the day is a book about furry super heroes and about a couple in particular. I really enjoyed this book. It was gripping and I couldn't wait to see that happened in the ensuing chapters.
DJ Fahl writes with a passion and it really shows that superheroes is a topic that he really enjoys writing about. The only thing that may turn off some readers is the fact it's written in present tense. I have to admit I found it a little bit, towards the second or third chapter, before I was used to the writing style. But that may just be my own failings.
Save the Day is, without a doubt, one of the best books I've read in a long time.
Don't pass this one up, D.J. Fahl succeeds in delivering a very entertaining experience in "Save the Day".
This is set in a parallel universe to our own, with cities and places we all know and love from the United States, but replaces humans with anthropomorphic animals, and gifts a select few of them with superpowers.
This book taps into the fascination we all have with superheroes, supervillains, and death defying skills that supersede anything we can do in reality. The fight scenes are action packed and the third person limited point of view allows us to see the creativity of one of the masked vigilantes, Star Coyote. We also see how sometimes, staying alive in such a dangerous line of work comes down to luck. The threat of death is very real, and in one particular scene, very horrifying. Even the super strong, super smart, and super fast must deal with their own mortality.
Mixed in with this is the very real fact that there are consequences to donning tights and a mask to fight people who would abuse their power for idealistic or personal gain. We gain intimate insight into the loved ones of the superheroes, who are normal people trying to worry about their jobs, finances, and, in some cases, children. On top of all this, they must find peace with the fact that their loved ones perform a vital yet dangerous service to the citizens of the world. Death is very real, and has touched the lives of numerous heroes and normal people alike.
On top of all this, the protagonist, Star Coyote, not only lives a double life of all superheroes, he has also tangled each of his two lives into knots. Each knot, when untangled, brings a whole new slew of problems for the coyote. This is compounded by the fact that he just can't stop shouldering other people's burdens. It is very entertaining to see how these shortcomings unravel throughout this lengthy piece of work.
Along with seeing the world of superheroing from the perspective of Star Coyote, we also get to see it from the eyes of the border collie who loves him the most. This is something I feel lacks in many other superhero pieces which is delivered very nicely here. We get a peek into the normal, and very sweet domestic life of the main characters. You can imagine a Thanksgiving day dinner with these people as your neighbors and friends, without all the masks and fighting. It definitely leaves a warm fuzzy feeling when their personal lives come together and they can be themselves.
This book throws in serious discourse, action packed fight scenes, along with comedy, all in a very entertaining fashion. With a strong and diverse supporting cast, this novel is a recommended read. Some of the climactic and emotional scenes are illustrated by Vince Suzukawa and they are true to the text and done beautifully.
I have never really been a fan of "superhero stories", so I was a bit skeptical about reading. But, having befriended the author at a con, I decided to give it a try. I am very glad I did! I found myself falling in love with a handful of the characters, and very interested in the plot development. And because it is a longer book, the fun got extended throughout a whole semester! I highly recommend this book; you will have a lot of fun with it!
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