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Super Human (The New Heroes/Quantum Prophecy #4)

4.08  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,976 Ratings  ·  194 Reviews
Four thousand years ago the world’s first super human walked the earth. Possessing the strength of one hundred men, skin impervious to attack, and the ability to read minds, this immortal being used his power to conquer and enslave nations. Now plans are in motion that will transport this super human to the present, where he’ll usher in a new age of tyranny unlike anything ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 13th 2010 by Philomel Books
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David I don't think so. I've read the first book and this one just gives you more info about the older heroes like Paragon.
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Nov 17, 2011 Jianne rated it really liked it
Shelves: borrowed-books
Hands down, this is a book that is 100% action-packed!

Superhuman is about four teenagers who discovered that they have powers, they are known as Superhumans. When a plague starts to spread that infects all the adults including adult Auperhumans, the teenagers are forced to help and save the world. They find out the the plague has by caused by humans who wanted to bring the Fifth King back, who is the first known Superhuman. Will the teenage Superhumans be able to save the world? One kid might ha
Makail Crawford
Jan 07, 2014 Makail Crawford rated it it was amazing
Superhuman by Michael Carroll is an action novel about four teenagers,three of which who have superpowers and a normal teenager who's quick on his feet. An outbreak of a sickening and deathly plague spreads that infects all the adults including adult Superhumans. As a result the four teenagers must come together and save the world. The teenagers then find out that the plague was started by an organization that wanted to bring back the Fifth King,who was the first Superhuman to ever live. So in ...more
Anardo Miller
May 28, 2015 Anardo Miller rated it really liked it
Superhuman is an action book by Michael Carroll about a world where all the adults are sick and it is up to teenagers to save everyone. There are humans that want to bring back the first superhuman, known as the fifth king, that have started the plague. The main characters are Abby, Roz, Thunder who are superhuman, and Lance who is not superhuman.

I liked the author's style of writing in this novel. For example, he does not have much character development. This allows the reader to feel however h
Macire' Daffe'
Apr 10, 2014 Macire' Daffe' rated it it was amazing
Super Human by Michael Carroll has shot up to my favorites. It is about four teens (later six) working together trying to face an ancient evil, the first superhuman. They also have to band together to defeat the organization trying to revive that ancient evil. This action packed story starts off putting you into the lives of these teens trying to defeat him. Lance the con artist with no abilities, Roz the telepathic soldier, Abigail the super-strong warrior, and Thunder the controller of sound. ...more
Daniel Barkan
Jul 19, 2010 Daniel Barkan rated it did not like it

I saw this on the shelf at B&N and was taken in by the cover and by the concept -- you don't see many superhero stories in book form -- so I downloaded the sample to my Kindle.

I gotta say, though, after getting a few pages in, there's something about the writing that strikes me as very flat. I haven't applied my super powers of artistic analysis to it yet, so I don't have a concrete sense of where that feeling comes from, but my instinct is that the writings leans too heavily
Jose Garcia
Jan 23, 2012 Jose Garcia rated it it was amazing
super Human by Michael Carroll is an exciting novel that submerges into the world of super heroes and super villains. When a killer virus is exposed to the whole world and makes anyone over the age of 19 ill its up to a new generation of heroes to save everyone including the adult superheroes. On the journey we follow Roz Dolton who has the ability of telekinesis, Abigail De Luyando who is a lot faster and stronger then humans, a boy who goes only by Thunder and has the ability to control sound, ...more
I was going to give this book a fourth star, right up until the last two chapters. Those were so disappointing that I subtracted one. It's not that the writing was bad, but the actually story twisted in a way that I found appalling, if this is a stand-alone novel. If it's got a sequel, the ending might be redeemable.
The novel is set in a world where superheroes and supervillains are real, and society has come to terms with this. All of the trappings are there, including secret identities, costum
Jayson Jacobs
Nov 02, 2012 Jayson Jacobs rated it it was amazing
This is an invigorating story about four kids, who met up and become friends, but there’s a twist, three of these kids have super human powers. There is Abby de Luyando who has enhanced strength and speed, but her powers work mainly on metal objects, Roz Dalton who has telekinesis, James Klause which he controls sound, and last but not least Lance McKendrick, he is the one that doesn't have super human powers, but he is able to get out of sticky situations. There are a bunch of other super huma ...more
Sep 09, 2015 Cody rated it it was amazing
Shelves: not-owned, 2012, reviewed
Synopsis: Four thousand years ago the world’s first super human walked the earth. Possessing the strength of one hundred men, skin impervious to attack, and the ability to read minds, this immortal being used his power to conquer and enslave nations. Now plans are in motion that will transport this super human to the present, where he’ll usher in a new age of tyranny unlike anything the world has ever seen.

Determined to stand against them, using powers they’ve only just begun to master, is a rag
Sep 15, 2010 paula rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
BUT NO! Thank Tony Stark, Michael Carroll has followed the Gerund Trilogy with a prequel, and this time the book has a supercharged title and an extremely YA-looking cover to match the fast and funny and heartfelt action within. Finally! THIS book I can hand to a nine-year-old, whose face will light up with interest even as his ma begins to squint dubiously at it. That's a combination I can work with - moms are a lot easier to convince than boys. (Hey and guess what? That's a GIRL under that vag ...more
Jennifer Margulis
My 11-year-old son says I have to give this book five stars, though he thinks it deserves 50. We read it aloud together. He loved it. He squealed with delight at some of the action, laughed out loud at Lance's wisecracks, and never wanted to put it down. It's quite long and was our nighttime reading book for the past few weeks. One day when I was falling asleep on it, he grabbed it out of my hands and read it aloud to me (I still fell asleep), which was a first in the 11 years that we've been re ...more
Jaren Foster
Nov 24, 2014 Jaren Foster rated it really liked it
Super Human by Michael Carroll is a superhero-action novel revolving around a young group of super-powered humans and one non-powered human. Set in the modern day, plans are being made to transport the first ever known superhuman to the present. On top of that, these people have created a virus that affect adult humans and super humans, making them sick. It's up to these heroes, with their initial stage powers, to stop the threat of their enemy past and present.

This book was very enjoyable to r
Garid Drummond
Nov 13, 2014 Garid Drummond rated it really liked it
Super Human is an action book, about four teens who are just meeting and are trying to save the world from the return of The Fifth King. There is an evil organization called The Helotry, who has infected people across the globe with an artificial plague so that all the grown ups would be dead upon revival of The Fifth King. As all other super heroes, and super villains, not affiliated with The Helotry, are effected by the plague, three super heroes and their, very cunning and intelligent, non-s ...more
Julien Carroll
May 21, 2014 Julien Carroll rated it really liked it
Super Human is the first in a line of books by Michael Carroll about teens who have super powers that have to save the world from the resurrection of the first super villain "The Fifth King" . The world is taken up by a man made plague and only adults are effected. The plague was created by a group named the Heltroy who also as it happens are trying to bring back the first super villain. The story starts out with the introduction of the fifth king (Krodin) who is in the process of defeating an E ...more
Apr 10, 2014 Eric rated it it was amazing

"Super Human" by Michael Carroll is an action packed science fiction book that follows a the views of many characters. It is a fantastic book and should definitely be read by people who enjoy a good story, characters, and plenty of action. This book takes placae in a world that holds many super humans among the regular ones. There are a total of five points of views from the characters and you can easily become attached to all of them. Of these five characters, four of them are the protagonists.

Zach Rose
Super human
How did i pick the book: I picked this book when I saw it on the shelf in the library and thought it looked like a good book.
Setting: This book takes place in a big city like new york or san diego, it is set in the future also.
Conflict: The characters all face an external conflict together when they are fighting and trying to stop slaughter. Alot of the characters face some deep internal conflict too.
Characterization: Abby is one of the main characters in the book she is strong, smar
Devon Knox
Mar 06, 2014 Devon Knox rated it really liked it
Micheal Carrol’s Superhuman was a well rounded book that kept me interested from start to finish. Although it seemed a bit childish to me thats what made me truly enjoy the book because it made me reminisce on a time when I imagined being a superhero and beating the evil villain.

I feel that the theme is something like some people may have more abilities or gifts than other people. But having these gifts does not necessarily make you a better person.

Krodins powers include Super stre
Aug 20, 2014 B.C. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really want to like this book. I like the cover art. I like the concept. I like the characters. I like the super heroes who aren't Marvel. I like that they joke about it. I really want to like this more.

The problem? Why it got 3 stars? The author.

2 major issues that made me want to knock on his skull, "McFly?! Are you in there?"

1) There is a character that is strong and carries a giant metal sword fighting a bad guy. In the book it actually says she drops the sword to jump up and punch her? R
May 12, 2015 Lana rated it really liked it
I was very excited to continue the series and then was a bit disappointed because I felt that this book should have been number 1 and not number 4. It is a bit of a let down when you start hearing the story in the 4th book of how the super humans came about. So this means that in book 1 you found out about the children of the super heroes of book 4 - way into the future - lol.

That was one of the reasons I never liked the movie Pulp Fiction - I don't like to hear the story in the wrong order. Cal
Apr 13, 2014 Soroush rated it it was amazing
This was a great, action filled book. There were many different types of characters. Lance is a little thief with no superpowers, however, as the story progresses, he sticks to being a good person and helping the other superheroes. Thunder can control sound, Abby can control metal, Pyrokine turns objects into energy, and Roz is telekinetic. There are also other superheroes that I do not want to spoil. I thought the writing of the book was pretty good with high effectiveness, though at times the ...more
Bernice C.
Jan 28, 2016 Bernice C. rated it it was amazing
I recently read Super Human after a friend gave the book to me for my birthday, and I have now bought the other books of the series to read on my Kindle because of how amazing it is.

Super Human is a book about teenagers who have powers (superhumans) that have to stop a group of terrorists from transporting the very first human who had powers from 4000 years ago to enslave the world.

I really love how unique and creative the whole idea is. I've read plenty of books that have superhumans and power
Jack Lester
Oct 30, 2015 Jack Lester rated it liked it
The book I was reading was called “SuperHuman” by Michael Carroll. I think that this story was confusing because it had two stories going on at once, every chapter its continuing a new story. The story is about a boy named Lance Mckendrick and he doesn't like a superhero named paragon. All Paragon does is fly around and look for trouble. The second story is about a group of friends who get into trouble, what I mean by trouble is prison. They get into prison by going into a ry base and try sneaki ...more
Jan 29, 2015 Connor rated it it was amazing
Super Human by Michael Carroll is a very suspenseful and exhilarating book to read. It all started about 4,000 thousand years ago when the first super human walked on the Earth. He was made to fight and determined to succeed. He had the strength of 100 hundred men, an attitude that was determined to attack, and he even had the ability to read minds. He traveled across the world conquering nations and dynasties. All was well in his time, but what happens when we bring him to a new era. The prese ...more
Christine Cruz
Nov 29, 2014 Christine Cruz rated it liked it
The book "Super Human" was a well written and intense for my taste but well written and descriptive. The end however kind of confused me and I wonder how the continued the series. I like how the author wrote with so much imagination, that was the strength of this book. The weakness was how Pyrokine died at the end and how everyone thinks Krodin dies. This book is the first of the series but I wouldn't read the rest of the series. It was a very descriptive and a good book but I not really into th ...more
Carter Payne
This is a very good book. I would recommend this for many people. It is funny sometimes and serious other times. It is intense and exciting.
Mar 29, 2015 Malachi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mar15
Four thousand years ago the first superhuman walked the earth he had no but recently he's been known as Krodin.Krodin has used his powers to conquer lands,but know he has plans to go into the present.A kid named Max also has special abilities and he creates a group of super-humans to fight against Krodin. For the kids this is there first battle against someone like them,but this battle is to save all of humanity.In the end the group beat Krodin and the world was saved.

I picked up the book becaus
Nick. Hashbrowns
Nov 14, 2014 Nick. Hashbrowns rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book, as quantum prophecy book, it did justice to the series. I remembered reading it about a year ago and decided to read it again. The second time though i felt it lacked some of the spark that made the first read very good. I really like the characters, the most memorable being Lance McKendrick. The book was over all enjoyable, i also like the varied protagonists. The book changes point of view multiple times, which kept you on your feet and wanting to read a head because there ...more
Marnie Bebej
Jan 05, 2014 Marnie Bebej rated it it was ok
Shelves: own
Okay I realize this is a book for kids and I'm 30 but OMG. This book was poorly written. Within the first few chapters it was referring to IT and you didn't even know what IT was?!?!? It was about half way through before I understood that Paragon wasn't a form of super human he was just a person in a fancy suit he had designed. Every time a plot twist was brought up they explained it all and dealt with it within ten pages. It didn't really keep you guessing. Maybe they felt it needed to be more ...more
Shayna Rudock
So this book is very interesting... Pretty much the whole book is about fighting, they are fighting about a book. the book isn't just any book, it has powers. You can do so many things with it, pretty much anything. So I cant tell you so much about the end but ill tell you that someone got the book. All the characters are, Krodin, Ollie, lance, and quantum. krodin can be nice and mean it depends on what he's doing. Ollie, can be kind and nice also. But lance and quantum aren't those types of peo ...more
Peter Bylone
Apr 05, 2015 Peter Bylone rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, fantasy
Good YA book. Entertaining with clear language and kids at the heart of the story. I especially liked that the heroes were made up of male and female characters who all got their chances to shine. I read this because my 12 year old son read this series and he loved it. I can definitely see why it was appealing to him. The story impressed me because although there was definitely a good guy/bad guy dynamic (I mean, there has to be, right?) there was enough moral ambiguity mixed in to keep it from ...more
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In 1987 Michael Carroll joined the Irish Science Fiction Association and was soon invited to become editor of their fiction magazine FTL. He has been a member of the executive committee of the Irish Writers' Union and spent two years as editor of their regular newsletter Final Draft.

He now writes full-time, having published a number of science fiction, fantasy and romance novels in Ireland, the UK
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