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Brave New World: Revolution


Well, it appears that Matt Forbeck has done it again, and produced a quality piece of writing that is not only unique, but which manages to use multiple characters, dedicating a mini-chapter to each one.

I like to read about superheroes, after all, who doesn’t? But Forbeck has taken the usual format and broken the mold. Some readers, including me, would liken the story of Brave New World: Revolution
to the X-Men. The superheroes are all mutants, and there is the usual battle between the on the side of the government and those resisting the government.

This is where Forbeck makes things different. The characters that he builds are complex, and as the story progresses you realise that not everyone is resisting because they want to, and not everyone is fighting for the government because they want to either.

For me, this makes the story different enough to be interesting, and learning about the different powers and how the mutants use them in conjunction with each other was enough to keep me reading my copy. I’ll happily admit that if a book isn’t deemed worthy of my attention, then I will struggle to finish it, or will do so whilst reading other books. Not this one, Brave New World: Revolution
is a superhero adventure that will grab you by the balls and set you swinging. In an enjoyable way of course.

If you want to learn more about Forbeck, his twitter account is @mforbeck. If you want to read this book – and I heartily recommend that you do – then just follow this Brave New World: Revolution.

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.

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