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Nemesis

(Failstate #3)

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Abaddon will destroy you all!

Robin Laughlin (a.k.a. the superhero Failstate) has finally achieved his dream. Not only is he a licensed vigilante, but he’s respected by his fellow heroes, feared by criminals, and he’s finally achieved peace in his family, especially with his brother, Ben (a.k.a. the superhero Gauntlet). That, plus the love of his girlfriend, Charlene, has m
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Paperback, 315 pages
Published September 23rd 2014 by Enclave Publishing
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C.S. Wachter
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
In the final book of this series, Rob/Failstate is pushed to his limits. The stakes are higher than ever and the villains stronger and more cunning. In addition, Failstates—yes, multiple Failstates/Robs—from other dimensions begin to appear, complicating matters even more. As before, the action is nonstop without feeling rushed. Failstate continues to grow as a person and a superhero.

Filled with twists and turns, the plot here is a solid as the characters. I have enjoyed each book in this serie
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Matthew Sampson
Nov 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
Nemesis clarifies the weaknesses of this series as a whole. Each of the Failstate stories favour the element of surprise to the point that it bends realism. Why do the heroes hear about rampaging robots released in a city only when the villain announces his plans over national television? Don't people know to ring the Vigilante Oversight Commission (VOC) when supervillains capture their family members? The danger in trying to dramatise this sort of twist leaves readers with a sense of incompeten ...more
Rachel
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
So it is finished. The last of the Failstate books. I have really enjoyed these stories and sad to see them end. This book had a lot of great twists in it. I feel so much of what I like are spoilers, it makes it hard to talk about. But, I like what the author did, letting Failstate see different paths he could have taken in life from alternate reality copies of himself and what that would have meant for him. And this was an exciting story, a really big one for all that happened in it, for the en ...more
Anne Hamilton
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A satisfying wrap-up to the Failstate trilogy. In fact it wasn’t obvious this was the last in the series until the author’s afterword. There’s no reason it couldn’t go on—however, it’s great to see an author who isn’t wanting to spin out a good thing beyond a pleasing conclusion.

Failstate is a superhero stationed in the town of New Chayton. Having weathered a few crises, he’s a whole lot wiser than he used to be. However, his sense of inadequacy hasn’t disappeared, even though his reputation is
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Kristi
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Just as good as the previous two! I love these characters; very well thought out and developed. The story line was fun and interesting. Great action and emotion. I would've liked to have seen more of a connection with the his dad/Wolff thing (trying not to give spoilers) and what was happening in the rest of the story, but that's just personal opinion. Awesome story. I love the characters' faith in the Lord and how they turn to him for help. I'll definitely be re-reading all three books in the f ...more
Stephanie C
More surprises! I didn't see any of that coming.

I sort of wish this book had been twice as long. Everything happens so fast and poor Robin is trying to push through to save the world (or at least his city, his friends and family.) He has a lot to process and I wanted him to have more time to think about everything! I wanted more time to think about everything. I guess I'll just have to read it again. :)
Peter Jones
Apr 07, 2020 rated it liked it
I thought it was the best of the three
Lizzy
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Well, that was absolutely intense. O.O Really enjoyed this conclusion to the series.
Michelle R. Wood
Oct 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, superhero
It's the moment Failstate fans have been waiting for, the conclusion to John W. Otte's superhero tale about a boy with destructive powers bound to save his hometown. If you're already a fan, suffice to say you'll love the ending. But like the series as a whole, Failstate: Nemesis doesn't offer a grand epic or flawless character study. It's more like an entertaining B-movie that offers some fun surprises for the reader who follows it through to the end.

Otte's able to juggle multiple tugs at the s
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Gabriellyn
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this series! It was so much fun! I wish there was more, but it was also ended in a very satisfactory way. Wonderful!
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Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. So powerful and got me in the feels so much.
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