The Never Hero

The Never Hero Alternate Cover Edition For ASIN B00NK1GLM2At The Gates Between WorldsIn A War Outside Of TimeHe Fights For Us.Reclusive College Student Jonathan Tibbs Wakes In A Pool Of Blood, Not A Scratch On Him His Life Is About To Undergo A Massive Shift A Violent And Merciless Otherworldly Enemy Unleashes Slaughter In The Streets, Calling Out In A Language Only He Understands.And It Is Seeking Its Challenger.In Order To Defeat The Threat, Jonathan Must Become A Temporal Weapon While Remaining Completely Anonymous Unfortunately, Harnessing Off World Powers Has Its Own Special ChallengesThe Never Hero Is The First Installment In The Chronicles Of Jonathan Tibbs A Mind Bending, Genre Crossing, Action Adventure Trilogy.

T Ellery Hodges was born in Sacramento, Ca in 1981 He moved to Seattle at nineteen and received his Bachelors of Science from the University Of Washington Somewhere in high school and early college, he gravitated toward writing Then he forced unsuspecting students, who had made the mistake of taking creative writing during the same period as him, to endure the reading of his short stories During his twenties he worked in a laboratory performing drug trials, traveled most of Washington State fixing computers for Apple, sold gym memberships, and helped manage an international supply chain for a chemical distributor Yet, much like the rest of his generation, he found that he wasn t well suited to doing any type of work for long So, he brushed the metaphorical dust off the novel he d been writing in his head for the last six years Then, he looked up the definition of metaphorical because he was pretty sure that people who called themselves writers knew that one He found that there was at least one thing he could endure doing for forty hours a week for the rest of his life There is a lesson in all that about ignoring what you want to do for what you think you should, but this is a biography not a lecture.Currently, he lives with his wife, sons, and daughter, in Seattle He has two dogs, a Border Collie and a Doberman, Darwin and Dharma, respectively In the 2015 Reader s Favorite book award contest, T Ellery Hodges debut novel, The Never Hero, was awarded an honorable mention in the category of Science Fiction In 2017, the sequel, The Never Paradox, was awarded a Bronze Metal for the category of YA Urban Fantasy.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 429 pages
  • The Never Hero
  • T. Ellery Hodges
  • English
  • 16 September 2019

10 thoughts on “The Never Hero

  1. says:

    Holyy Crap I can t explain how much I liked this book.Well, anyways, I got this in exchange for an honest review All I can say is This book was sooo epic I agree with some people that it started out slow and confusing but as the story unfolds, it gets even better This is one of the best books that I ve read this year and I can t wait to read the next book in the series.

  2. says:

    3.5 stars.How would you feel if you were fated to shoulder the responsibility of saving mankind from violent inter dimensional creatures and yet have to remain anonymous to the point that no one even remembers it This is the origins story of Jonathan Tibbs, a reserved college student whose life was literally seized by the throat and changed permanently There isn t very much plot development in this debut except for the growth of Jonathan into a role that he did not volunteer for Being forced 3.5 stars.How would you feel if you were fated to shoulder the responsibility of saving mankind from violent inter dimensional creatures and yet have to remain anonymous to the point that no one even remembers it This is the origins story of Jonathan Tibbs, a reserved college student whose life was literally seized by the throat and changed permanently There isn t very much plot development in this debut except for the growth of Jonathan into a role that he did not volunteer for Being forced to harness an off world power built into the very cells of his body to enable him to stand a chance of fighting these otherworldly enemy, he was thrust into a situation where he had no choice but to train and hone himself into a weapon But there s a difference , he will not be remembered as a hero for saving anyone nor will anyone even recall that they needed saving To make an allegory from of the book itself, Tibbs will never be known as the Batman who fought SupermanNo one but he could see or remember His story could never be like theirs his alter ego could never be unmasked He would never be the hero revealed, and therefore, never the hero While the book s genre is kind of a current day science fiction, the story at this point was not predominantly so Even though we have all the weird time paradox as the fight between Tibbs and the aliens happen in another plane of existence and inter dimensional travel, the bulk of the story was focussed on his development into becoming the never hero that he needs to be in order to survive It dealt with him coming to terms with his destiny and how he was going to balance his need to be a strong and skilled fighter while maintaining his friendship with his housemates whom he had to keep in the dark not that they can even begin to comprehendYou may not have chosen this, but it has chosen you Fearing it will not save you from it A promising debut, although it might not be for everyone When I say this is an origins story, I really meant it in its truest sense There were only two action scenes, one which occurred fairly early on when our main protagonist had no clue what was happening and the other towards the end after he had sufficiently trained to properly use the powers given to him However, I find Jonathan s very human journey in becoming a hero captivating enough for me to keep turning the pages I will finish this review with a little snippet which humourously summarises what training was like for our reluctant heroIt must have been like watching Batman run down to the Batcave and jump into the Batmobile, if Batman had the salary of a part time hardware store employeeThis review can also be found at Booknest

  3. says:

    I tend to dislike reviews, as they typically read like school book reports, or lengthy diatribes of spoilery doom However, the author gave me a copy in exchange for my honest opinion, so let s just get on with it, shall we My opinion Just, read it Now It s well paced, balanced, thoughtful, intelligent and funny Do you enjoy compelling characters This has got em covered Action Check Comedy Check Intrigue Government conspiracies Aliens Check A story you actual care about that sat I tend to dislike reviews, as they typically read like school book reports, or lengthy diatribes of spoilery doom However, the author gave me a copy in exchange for my honest opinion, so let s just get on with it, shall we My opinion Just, read it Now It s well paced, balanced, thoughtful, intelligent and funny Do you enjoy compelling characters This has got em covered Action Check Comedy Check Intrigue Government conspiracies Aliens Check A story you actual care about that satisfies, while still leaving you desperately wantingCheck and mate There are some occasional first novel mishaps, but, frankly, not manyand they don t detract from the overall story There are things you d probably like explained better, but it is first in a series, so one supposes we ll get that information eventually Overall it s a solid debut and definitely worth your time I, for one, am impatiently awaiting the next one So stop reading reviews and just READ THE BOOK ALREADY

  4. says:

    The Never Hero was not something I would usually choose to read but I m very glad I did I read a lot and there is the most pleasant yet annoying affect that happens with a great book At random moments of the day, I ll catch myself thinking about the story and wondering what will happen as if I ve paused a movie This book is definitely among that category I connected well with the characters, was impressed by the unique storyline and genuinely enjoyed the style in which it was written.One of The Never Hero was not something I would usually choose to read but I m very glad I did I read a lot and there is the most pleasant yet annoying affect that happens with a great book At random moments of the day, I ll catch myself thinking about the story and wondering what will happen as if I ve paused a movie This book is definitely among that category I connected well with the characters, was impressed by the unique storyline and genuinely enjoyed the style in which it was written.One of the best parts of this book is the supporting cast of friends the main character has Without going off on random tangents the story artfully provides details about the side characters that build and strengthen your feelings towards them You re left with a feeling you know them almost as well as the main character but without piling on 10chapters I found myself smiling to the pages as if sharing whatever witty comment or insight that was just made with my friends Although I ve read a lot of fantasy books, I ve never read anything with such a unique storyline Not only did the tale begin with an intriguing set up, the tale only continued to deepen and expand as you read I was fortunate enough to read this book with a few friends and we spent an embarrassing amount of time discussing and hypothesizing where this story was going if you get the chance, strongly recommend book clubbing this read.The narrative to this story is another important aspect to remark on Not only is it funny and entertaining and the dialog completely relatable but it s SO insightful Multiple times while reading this I found these unexpected, Innnnnnteresting, I never thought of that moments that genuinely shocked me, especially in the casual manner they were incorporated into the story It wasn t a soapbox preaching type deal but just a different perspective that carried true value for me in the real world I will be anxiously awaiting the next book

  5. says:

    Jonathan Tibbs is a college student studying biology YuckI hate everything about science so I was kind of hesitant to start this book. HOWEVER, that damn prologue sucked my soul into the book I was hooked. but then I was confused. because where the hell is this Peter guy that was in the damn prologue I was looking high and low, side to side, and he was nowhere to be found It was like playing Where s Waldo or hide and go seek with an invisible friend or something It sucked ass guys.Back Jonathan Tibbs is a college student studying biology YuckI hate everything about science so I was kind of hesitant to start this book. HOWEVER, that damn prologue sucked my soul into the book I was hooked. but then I was confused. because where the hell is this Peter guy that was in the damn prologue I was looking high and low, side to side, and he was nowhere to be found It was like playing Where s Waldo or hide and go seek with an invisible friend or something It sucked ass guys.Back to Tibbs, he was an okay character I liked him and his friends I also enjoyed the heck out of his storyline where some random ass blonde guy, yes they tell you the guy has blonde hair..great stuff, mysteriously breaks into his house and injects him with a damn syringe THIS IS WHY I HAVE DOGS PEOPLE No one is going to mess with two big ass dobermans and try to break into my house HELL NO, they would try to break out of my damn house Anyhoo, everything changes for this guy because monsters are coming to Earth and they want to fight him Like okay. hold up. wait, what A magical portal just shows up and monsters are coming to earth like it s a vacation or something Then Tibbs is magically getting stronger. which he doesn t question for some odd reason Luckily for him, he drops school and starts training to make these monsters his bitches.Meanwhile, he also starts pushing away his friends which kind of annoyed me I liked his friends they were freaking hilarious Sometimes Paige annoyed me but hey. I got over that pretty quickly since there were monsters and shit.Overall, it was a pretty interesting book I expected a better ending or at least some questions answered. but I m also assuming I ll get that in the next book Hopefully

  6. says:

    3.5Thiswas actually really unique I m impressed with the amount of thought the author put into this Everything, from the history to the psychological aspects felt very well researched and planned out.So basically this book is about a college student named Jonathan Tibbs and one day he s attacked and wakes in a puddle of his own blood Yup Trauma for daaaaays He discovers he s needed to prevent a hostile alien invasion, and the story proceeds from there.The writing is neither here nor ther 3.5Thiswas actually really unique I m impressed with the amount of thought the author put into this Everything, from the history to the psychological aspects felt very well researched and planned out.So basically this book is about a college student named Jonathan Tibbs and one day he s attacked and wakes in a puddle of his own blood Yup Trauma for daaaaays He discovers he s needed to prevent a hostile alien invasion, and the story proceeds from there.The writing is neither here nor there, it s simplistic and gets the point across which works very well well for the book As for the plot, it s not the most original on the planet, yet, it s engaging in its own way The combat scenes were well written Gotta love those pop culture references Honestly, you mention Rocky, Karate Kid, or Doctor Who, I m there I loved the whole inspiration idea One thing the author did amazingly, that makes him stand out, is the fact that he dug into the mental and emotional side of things It added a welcome layer of depth to what would be an otherwise shallow story.I enjoyed this book, and would highly recconend It had some issues but I definitely think the author shows a ton of promise

  7. says:

    I got a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.I M SERIOUSLY SPEECHLESSTo be honest, this book was very confusing at first I didn t get it all for the first few chapters As the story developed along with the characters, everything seemed to make sense The twists were very well thought out I was quite impressed with how the author answered my unanswered questions throughout the story Another thing I didn t think this book would get me so hyped up about wanting to know what was go I got a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.I M SERIOUSLY SPEECHLESSTo be honest, this book was very confusing at first I didn t get it all for the first few chapters As the story developed along with the characters, everything seemed to make sense The twists were very well thought out I was quite impressed with how the author answered my unanswered questions throughout the story Another thing I didn t think this book would get me so hyped up about wanting to know what was going on in the story Who was who and what was what I liked the protagonist His character development was very nice Thinking of reality, he was a normal guy, living normally And soon enough, you see him fighting for what he wants, for what he felt guilty of There was the change in him that I liked How he got himself to become stronger How that took months for him And the climax of the story, damn, it was well written One last thing That ending totally left me hanging Just how good will the next book be

  8. says:

    This story belongs on the big screen This is a very unique spin on a hero s tale, and the unexpected angle was a refreshing change from the latest sci fi action literature I highly recommend for those interested in getting lost in well written action, challenging their psyche with moral dilemmas, and indulging in a modest amount of romance I really do hope this gets made into a movie, but first I need to get my hands on the sequels

  9. says:

    I was kindly gifted The Never Hero in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed this novel It s original so much so that I couldn t really compare it to anything else , the characters are fun and very likeable especially Jonathan s roommates Collin and Hayden and the plot kept me interested and engaged The book is incredibly well written,than I originally thought it would be Hodges style, use of words and the way he incorporated movies, comics and even religion into the stor I was kindly gifted The Never Hero in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed this novel It s original so much so that I couldn t really compare it to anything else , the characters are fun and very likeable especially Jonathan s roommates Collin and Hayden and the plot kept me interested and engaged The book is incredibly well written,than I originally thought it would be Hodges style, use of words and the way he incorporated movies, comics and even religion into the story made the reading experience just thatenjoyable Considering the length of the book there weren t as many action scenes or major events as I thought or hoped there would be, but on the other hand I got an in depth look at the characters and their lives which is a major part of story telling and is how you make readers get attached and feel for the characters which, by the way, I did All in all this is a wonderful debut novel from T Ellery Hodges and I can t wait to continue on with the series Side note this would make a great movie and I wish the author all the success this book and future books will surely give him

  10. says:

    I got a chance to read a pre release version of this story I am so glad I did The prologue is all it took for me to fall in love It grips you from the start and I was turning pages as fast as I could read The main character, Jonathan is relatable and down to earth Most superheros are very black and white, but this story has a lot of grey The struggle and the sacrifice to save not just himself but mankind leaves you wanting to jump through the pages and hug Jonathan The supporting charac I got a chance to read a pre release version of this story I am so glad I did The prologue is all it took for me to fall in love It grips you from the start and I was turning pages as fast as I could read The main character, Jonathan is relatable and down to earth Most superheros are very black and white, but this story has a lot of grey The struggle and the sacrifice to save not just himself but mankind leaves you wanting to jump through the pages and hug Jonathan The supporting characters are great The male room mates were my favorite, they re hilarious and you just wish you could sit back and watch them argue Who doesn t want friends like these The dissection of the super hero story formula is insightful, interesting, and fun even to me who isn t a huge super hero nerd fan The book leaves you excited, asking questions and dieing to get to the next chapter Action, comedy, government intrigue, personal sacrifices, all compile to create an amazing story you just cant put down You will be glued to the page, as the main character tries to make sense of what has befallen him Thrown into a situation he didn t choose and never would have asked for, to be the savior of mankind, he struggles to survive and find his new normal An original story I know the world will fall in love with Exciting to be one of the first people to fall in love with the characters Cant wait for the next book

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