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3.83  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  14 reviews
He wears neither cape nor cowl, but Zulu is a superhero, nevertheless.

Raised from the dead as a revenant more than a hundred years ago, Zulu possesses Spiderman’s stealth, Superman’s speed, and Batman’s keen intellect. His only companion is Morgan the Seer, an old man cursed with longevity and the ability to see the future in his dreams. Zulu has spent the last century tra
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Paperback, 227 pages
Published July 10th 2014 by Black Rose Writing
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Dianne
There’s a new dynamic Duo, or should I say Terrific Trio in town and they straddle the worlds between life and death taking down the bad guys and saving lives. But what happens when one of them becomes the target of revenge from a skilled necromancer? Elise Abram’s The Revenant turns the world’s view of super heroes on its ears when Zulu, a one hundred year old revenant and young Kat, who sees people’s auras, team up to save the world, guided by the nightmares of Zulu’s mentor, Morgan the Seer. ...more
Constanze
Source: I won this book through a giveaway hosted by the author.

So just to start this review: I think I would've liked this way better if it weren't about zombies. That was one of the main things I discovered while reading the Revenant: Apparently I'm not much of a fan of zombies.
To begin with the characters were quite interesting but a lot of things were left open, which annoyed me a bit because I would've liked to get to know them better but that didn't really happen. And the point of view cha
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A Reader In Love
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Elise Abram Gives you a fresh take on Paranormal Fantasy, fresh voice in YA Literature is really sums up her talented writing i zoomed through this book with in two days it was like watching TV for my eyes ;) This book reminded me so much of Angel the TV show where they save innocents and they have a seer that is always in danger because of their visions. I really loved the dynamics of the characters especially Zulu i found him to be very witty and charismatic and resourceful and i felt that the ...more
Brenna
Dec 28, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book for an honest review. This book was "okay".

I must admit, this is not my usual genre, so maybe if I loved this genre more, I'd have liked the book more.

Positives: book bounces back and forth between the current day and what happened in the past (which could be confusing but was well written & clear), the storyline has a superhero element to it which I found creative and fun to read, a good ending which could be turned into an amazing next book, and a lot of time spent on
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Bit'N Book Tours
Aug 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Revenant is an odd one, but not in a bad way. In spite of some of the opinions and beliefs expressed within the book not being to my personal taste, and references that I just didn’t ‘get’ (more on that later), I whizzed through the book in a couple of sittings, and I’d happily read it again.

The book opens with the tried and tested movie ploy of four teenagers breaking into an abandoned building, armed with a couple of torches and an armload of scary stories. It’s a bit of a cliche, but it w
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S. Nash
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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What does it mean to be a superhero? Sure, some have super powers that let one move faster than the human eye, or scale glass like an insect, or the ability to carve through a crowd of bad guys like a scythe mowing wheat. It seems to me that in the past few years, superheroes save the city, the planet, the galaxy, even the universe. One of my favorite superheros is Batman, particularly Frank Miller’s incarnation. Batman is a complex, brooding middle-aged man who saves people from thugs, bullies, ...more
Hellvis
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Revenant is an odd one, but not in a bad way. In spite of some of the opinions and beliefs expressed within the book not being to my personal taste, and references that I just didn’t ‘get’ (more on that later), I whizzed through the book in a couple of sittings, and I’d happily read it again.

The book opens with the tried and tested movie ploy of four teenagers breaking into an abandoned building, armed with a couple of torches and an armload of scary stories. It’s a bit of a cliche, but it w
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Mike
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I cannot say how much this book has brought out the fan boy comic book nerd in me!!! Something I didn’t even know was there until I read this! This is just that good!

Revenant is the story of Zulu aka Janke, who just happens to be a revenant. He died over a hundred years before and was mysteriously brought back to life. He doesn’t remember how or why this happened just that it did and now he devotes his life (or unlife?) to helping the Seer (the man who found Zulu and helped acclimate him to his
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Garcelle
Dec 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Never To Old for Y.A. & N.A. Books*
I want to start by saying that I really loved how Zulu compared himself to Batman, my first love (he compared himself to many heroes, but Batman was the most important to me lol). I was sold on the book from the first reference. Even though Batman is still more badass than Zulu since Batman has no superpowers and is a mere mortal. This was the first book that I've read by Elise Abram and she did no
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Leslie OBrien
Sep 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author gifted a copy of “The Revenant” to me and it was an enjoyable read. Geared to your typical YA, if you enjoy stories involving the undead, or in some cases, should be dead, and not quite super heroes, then this is the story for you. While it does involve teens, Elise Abram writes in a style that is at once engaging and the heroes really could be any age. The Revenant is a young man named Zulu who has teamed up with The Seer to stop tragedies from happening. As the story unfolds, we lea ...more
Amy Shannon
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ancient Super heroes!

One simple game of a Ouija board ... spelling out M...A...L...C...H...U...S and it draws your attention in. And then he takes over young Hal. Wow! A well-written YA story that if I didn't pay attention to the genre category, I would've thought it was just another great paranormal book. Totally for the mature reader but also perfect for young adults. I don't think it should've had a "Young" limit, but maybe "young at heart" because this was a great read. I chuckled when Sheil
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David III
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
I don't usually read YA books (although I enjoyed Harry Potter) but I will go on record as enjoying The Revenant by Elise Abram. I missed having some of the more mature moments that might have been if this hadn't been YA, but not much.
The story had a nice flow back and forth through history and a nice flip of good guy to bad guy and vice versa (you'll understand when you read it).
Kay is by far the most relate able character and you'll find yourself rooting for her. Zulu is the most enigmatic,
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Pheebz
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meet Zulu the Revenant.I liked this book, and although it is for YA it is a good read for anyone who ever watched Angel,or Batman on TV ,or if you like superheroes and comics you will find this book a mixture of all the elements from the fantasy books and shows of your youth.Revenant (Zulu) is unique unto its self. There is a time warp in the book that takes you back and forth for reference of background as the story progresses.It was a fun enjoyable read, you can never say what is going to happ ...more
K. Chrisbacher
The Reverent was a good read. Not great, but not bad. I don't feel the author wrapped up the major conflict in this book and the ending was too soon, too abrupt and on too much of a cliff hanger. I felt unsatisfied on the last page, like nothing was really resolved. There were far more questions left unanswered than answered. Aside from all that, the writing was good and the plot held my interest. I think I might read the next installment.
Aarati
rated it it was ok
Jul 23, 2014
Katie
rated it liked it
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Elise Abram
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Elise Abram
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Elise Abram is a high school teacher of English and Computer Studies, former archaeologist, avid reader of literary and science fiction, and student of the human condition. Everything she does, watches, reads and hears is fodder for her writing. She is passionate about Second Cup lattes, cooking, writing and language, differentiated instruction and ABC’s Once Upon A Time. In her spare time she exp ...more
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