Ex-heroes: A Novel by Peter ClinesEx-heroes: A Novel by Peter Clines

Ex-heroes: A Novel

byPeter Clines

Paperback | February 26, 2013

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The Avengers meets The Walking Dead with a large order of epic served on the side. . . . I loved it!”—Ernest Cline, New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One

The first novel in Peter Clines' bestselling Ex series.

Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes, using their superhuman abilities to make Los Angeles a better place.
 
Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Billions died, civilization fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland. 
 
Now, a year later, the Mighty Dragon and his companions protect a last few thousand survivors in their film-studio-turned-fortress, the Mount. Scarred and traumatized by the horrors they’ve endured, the heroes fight the armies of ravenous ex-humans at their citadel’s gates, lead teams out to scavenge for supplies—and struggle to be the symbols of strength and hope the survivors so desperately need.
 
But the hungry ex-humans aren’t the only threats the heroes face. Former allies, their powers and psyches hideously twisted, lurk in the city’s ruins. And just a few miles away, another group is slowly amassing power . . . led by an enemy with the most terrifying ability of all. 

“Zombies? Check. Superheroes? Check. Awesome? Check. Ex-Heroes has it all. You're in for a treat!”—Mira Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Feed
PETER CLINES has published several pieces of short fiction and countless articles on the film and television industries, as well as the novels Ex-Patriots, Ex-Communication, Ex-Purgatory, and 14.  He lives and writes in southern California.
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Title:Ex-heroes: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.8 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.2 × 0.8 inPublished:February 26, 2013Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0804136572

ISBN - 13:9780804136570

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Bought this because I love comics and zombies. At first thought it may end up being okay and just cashing in on hot topics. However this was an amazing read. Characters were new but familiar, liked ripped from my favourite comics and the way the zombies are described is creepy.Awesome read.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mix This was a great mix of superheroes and zombies, without being heavy on the cheese. The plot moved quickly and I really liked the characters.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Start to a Fantastic Series A nice balance between fast paced action and world building. If you enjoy the idea of a seemingly random combination of plot elements that works together really well, then this novel, and hopefully series, is definitely for you
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goood read! Fantastic combination of super hero and zombies. Truly a good read!
Date published: 2014-08-20

Editorial Reviews

“Bound to appeal to fans of zombies and superheroes alike… If ever a book had the potential for a Hollywood blockbuster, this is it.” —SF Signal “I was completely floored by this book’s ingenuity and charm...exemplifies the real meaning of a page-turner.” —Fantasy Book Critic“I loved this pop culture-infused tale of shamed superheroes struggling to survive a zombie apocalypse in the ruins of Hollywood. It's The Avengers meets The Walking Dead with a large order of epic served on the side.”—Ernest Cline, New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One  “Zombies? Check. Superheroes? Check. Awesome? Check. Ex-Heroes has it all. You’re in for a treat!”—Mira Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Feed“A novel that will take you on a wild and heart-warming ride...[A] creative zombie story, with in-depth characters, and filled with humor, action, and gruesome fight scenes…the final clash made my heart race in ways seldom accomplished by a book.”—Wired.com