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Lyra Rayne: Ground Zero

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How do you reconcile having god like powers and yet still remain a fallible human being? How can you find redemption when mistakes can have overwhelming consequences? Follow Lyra Rayne as she embarks upon a hero's journey of self-discovery in her debut novel, Ground Zero...
Lyra Rayne's greatest desire is to help. In big ways and the small, she just wants to help those in n
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Kindle Edition, 622 pages
Published October 10th 2019 by self-published
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Lex Kent
A new superhero book that was reasonably entertaining. There were some parts I enjoyed, others I struggled with so I’m left feeling that this was about an average Kindle Unlimited (currently) self-published read. While the main hero is female and has powers similar to Superman, this book gave me a real Spiderman movie feel to it. If you enjoyed really any of the million Spidey remakes, you might enjoy the feel of this book too.

I do have to say I struggled in the beginning of this book. I could n
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Matt Doyle
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lyra Rayne: Ground Zero is the first book in Bryan Strickland’s superhero series. The story is essentially an origin story for the main hero and her comrades, and follows through three stages: introduction to Lyra and how she gains her powers, Lyra learning her abilities and the villain reveal, and an action-packed finale. The layout of the story should be familiar to most superhero fans, and that’s really no bad thing. At its heart, I felt like Lyra Rayne was a loving homage to superhero tales, ...more
Rayne Millaray
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So I'm not super into superhero books (comic or otherwise) as a general rule. I like the movies, and I love the characters. But the stories often embody a lot of patriarchal BS mixed in with narcissistic hero complexes. They tend to paint women as little more than sex objects who exist solely for the male gaze (Wonder Woman was written expressly for that purpose). As a queer woman, I don't really see myself represented in many superhero stories, which are mostly spun in a heteronormative, hyperm ...more
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The bones of this story were really good. Strickland’s debut has a lot of potential, but much of the story gets lost in long-winded, overwritten scenes.

I enjoyed Lyra as a character and I thought Strickland did a good job of outlining her and setting her up as the main character. However, I didn’t feel like she ended up fully fleshed out. I got the impression that she was almost there, but her inner monologues were way too long and repetitive m
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Kelly
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I found myself heavily invested in Lyra, and found her inner conflict very relatable. How do you take on such a grand responsibility overnight? I feel that this book, being a very dense read, could have been shaved down by almost a third, and still done a marvelous job telling the story. I look forward to continuing with Lyra's story in book 2! ...more
Terri Welch
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Amusingly descriptive and sometimes intense, I found it hard to put down at times. Fun read!
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Bryan Strickland, a lifelong Coloradoan, is a man of many talents. He writes, draws, paints, and sings. Well, no, he doesn't really sing; though he loves music and plays violin and guitar. Writing is his passion and focus. He is a storyteller, a creator of worlds, a lover of characters, and a crafter of memorable scenes and vivid descriptions. He is a student and lover of words; particularly those ...more

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