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Revolution (The Secret World Chronicles #3)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  217 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
From New York Times best-seller and science fiction and fantasy mistress of adventure Mercedes Lackey, Book #3 in a new pulse-pounding saga of modern-day humans with superpowers. The metaheroes deal with supervillain Verdegris, who seeks to destroy them from within, before turning their attention back to the Thulian conspiracy.

It’s go time once again for the meta-heroes in
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Baen (first published December 15th 2013)
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Echo is still reeling after the assassination of Alex Tesla, and the usurpation of Echo control by Dominic Verdigris. Bull is still in a coma, and there is nothing Bella can do to bring him out of it. At the same time, Red Djinni has taken over training Vicki, the only person left of Bull’s team of misfits, as Scope and Acrobat are off chasing Harm
Bad Cookie
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
This wasn't as good as the previous two novels in the series. At times it seemed a bit like a soap opera. There was too much romance. It's not that I never read or like romances. It's just that I didn't decide to read this for the romance. I wanted an action-packed sci-fi experience. There was plenty of action, but I felt like the romantic aspect brought the whole story down. Vickie pining for Red Djinni, Red Djinni lusting for Bella, Bella lusting for Bulwark, Bruno longing for Scope, along wit ...more
Jan 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: super-heroes
Better than book 2 by quite a bit. Still a little disjointed due to the nature of the beast (shared world/mosaic novel/whatever they call these things today) but less so than Divided World, plus the heroes get to make some real progress, although not without cost and also not without at least one eye rollingly bad case of villain stupidity. When a small army shows up on your doorstep, you don't send out a tenth of your forces to give them some sort of fair fight, you sortie everything that's rea ...more
Brian Palmer
Apr 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: superheroes
This is the third book dealing with the Thulian invasion of Earth, being fought off by superheroes, superscientists, and apparently an angel. Like the previous books in the series, it's shared world, with many authors contributing chapters that are then merged into one. This felt more coherent than the second book, but not as good as the first book.

(As a side note: As each chapter is labelled by the authors, there was a chance to recognize the different focuses of each; I think I was starting t
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent continuation of the series. As usual with this team, great action and adventure in the post apocalyptic Atlanta. For fans of the podcast, the book has additional details that fill the story out well. If you are unfamiliar with the series, the basic framework is a universe with meta humans - humans with enhanced powers, where equally enhanced Nazis have sprung a surprise attack, destroying much of the worlds civilized infrastructure. These are the tales of the good guys fixing things.

Dec 04, 2013 rated it liked it
I really liked the first two, but this one dragged a bit, and what should have been an exciting action packed climax scene was instead very draggy and felt padded out. Also, if the next book is not the last one in this series, then they are officially milking this story for way too many pages. Still, I liked it, but not as much as the preceding books at all.
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
This time Mercedes Lackey and crew focus on a character called Seraphym. The result: the weakest book in the Secret World Chronicle series.

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Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-read
A great read with a multilayered, action packed storyline although the personal relationship dynamics began to get a bit angsty and mellow dramatic at times. Still I look forward to reading more in the series.
Jan 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Though the third book of the trilogy it does not end the story.
It flows very well and reaches a good break point to the next series of books.
Highly recommended if you enjoyed the first 2 and if you are looking for well done "Supers" books please give it a look
Jul 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
This isn't literature people, but sometimes you want to read about super humans and bad guys kicking butt. For my complete review:
Jul 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: superhero
"Red Djinni, I can See you."

That line may justify the entire series.
Randy Jarvis
Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Teared up at the dedication. As a City of Heroes player was fun to match the characters with the in game abilities.

Mark Burnham
Apr 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Pretty Good.
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What do mean the next one isn't out yet????
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pure pulpy, trashy goodness and exactly what I needed to read. Now I cannot wait for the next installment!
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Mercedes entered this world on June 24, 1950, in Chicago, had a normal childhood and graduated from Purdue University in 1972. During the late 70's she worked as an artist's model and then went into the computer programming field, ending up with American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to her fantasy writing, she has written lyrics for and recorded nearly fifty songs for Firebird Arts &am ...more
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