I forgot if I’ve raved about Serpent’s Sacrifice, the first book in the Vigilantes Series by Trish Heinrich, on this site before. (I really ought to write a proper review of it at some point.) If you bought the Heroes & Villains boxed set that Hero Status was a part of over the summer, it was the first novel there.
It’s a great retro superhero story set in the 60s, and if you liked the canceled-before-its-time TV show Agent Carter, this series might help fill the hole in your heart. The main character, Alice, AKA the Serpent, kicks some serious @$$ despite being the only member of her team without superpowers. Her relationship with her intimidating old lady mentor, the previous Serpent, reminds me a bit of the Bruce/Terry dynamic in Batman Beyond–which is a big compliment, if you’ve never watched that cartoon.
Romance fans will like the love triangle. I’m not usually a love triangle fan, but this one worked for me (probably because Alice eventually decided on the man I wanted her to, haha). The romance is definitely secondary to the action, though. There’s a lot of great fight scenes.
If any of that sounds good to you, check out the boxed set below and get the first three books in the series for a good deal.
Sometimes, you need more than a hero. Sometimes, you need a Vigilante.
Serpent, Steel, and Shadow have pledged their lives to defending the innocent. But crime bosses and drug dealers are nothing compared to the nightmare villain Phantasm. When they are powerless to stop the destruction of the city they love, the trio is torn apart.
Now, they must find a way past betrayal and heartbreak to stop Phantasm from erasing a generation of super-powered children. Even though it might already be too late.
The Vigilantes boxed set contains the first three books of an exciting new superhero series. If you love fierce heroes, high stakes suspense and chilling villains then you’ll love the first three books in this series!
Suit up and get The Vigilantes Books 1-3 today!