Crimson Son: A Superhero Novel

Fictional Work
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Can the powerless son of a superhero do what his father couldn't?

Spencer Harrington is the son of the Crimson Mask, the world’s most powerful Augment. Ever since witnessing his mother’s abduction by a psychotic supervillain two years ago, he’s been confined to his father’s arctic bunker. Haunted by nightmares and tired of eating cardboard rations in the “Icehole”, Spencer launches into his father’s dangerous world to uncover his mother's fate. 

With no superpowers of his own, Spencer stumbles through a web of conspiracies and top secret facilities armed only with his multi-tool and an arsenal of weapons grade smart-assery. Along the way he rallies a team of everyday people and cast-off Augments, but soon discovers that his father's nemesis, the Black Beetle, isn’t his only enemy or even his worst. 

Crimson Son isn’t your typical superhero fantasy. Fast-paced, engaging, with all the action you’d expect but set in a believable world and helmed by a vulnerable hero with an unmistakable voice.

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About the author

In the fourth grade, Russ Linton wrote down the vague goal of becoming a “writer and an artist” when he grew up. After a journey that led him from philosopher to graphic designer to stay at home parent and even a stint as an Investigative Specialist with the FBI, he finally got around to that “writing” part which he now pursues full time.

Russ creates character-driven fantasy about unlikely heroes. He writes for adults who are young at heart and youngsters who are old souls. 

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Publisher
Fictional Work
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Published on
Jun 14, 2014
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Pages
327
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ISBN
9780990316923
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Superheroes
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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Russ Linton
 "Linton has drawn his epic world best in the reflections of those impacted by it, be they Augment or human. Like an origami creation, he builds his tales in subtle layers, crisp folds of storytelling that make a shape far different than first expected." - Fanboy Comics - 5 star review

“Linton takes the horror of the atomic bomb’s emergence in WWII and transforms it into the emergence of laboratory-grown super soldiers — but with similarly horrific consequences and the same desperate global struggle to cram the genie back into the bottle afterward. It gives the entire story world a grittiness and gravitas that we rarely see in superhero stories. And that darkness makes it chilling.”  - Jefferson Smith of Immerse or Die

Empty Quiver (n) – A U.S. Military term to identify and report the seizure, theft, or loss of a nuclear weapon.

Hurricane. Ember. Aurora. Danger. State-sponsored superhumans known as Augments. Weapons created to end a war.

With the war over, their creators couldn't surrender the power and sought to hide it in the shadows. They forged ahead with covert operations and proxy wars despite growing condemnation. But one by one, Augments begin to ignore their handlers or disappear altogether. The quiver emptied. 

Empty Quiver takes a dark dive into the Crimson Son universe. Not your typical superhero tales, this short collection pulls no punches as it examines the clandestine program that changed Spencer’s world.

Download your free copy and enter the universe of Crimson Son!

Russ Linton
 "Linton has drawn his epic world best in the reflections of those impacted by it, be they Augment or human. Like an origami creation, he builds his tales in subtle layers, crisp folds of storytelling that make a shape far different than first expected." - Fanboy Comics - 5 star review

“Linton takes the horror of the atomic bomb’s emergence in WWII and transforms it into the emergence of laboratory-grown super soldiers — but with similarly horrific consequences and the same desperate global struggle to cram the genie back into the bottle afterward. It gives the entire story world a grittiness and gravitas that we rarely see in superhero stories. And that darkness makes it chilling.”  - Jefferson Smith of Immerse or Die

Empty Quiver (n) – A U.S. Military term to identify and report the seizure, theft, or loss of a nuclear weapon.

Hurricane. Ember. Aurora. Danger. State-sponsored superhumans known as Augments. Weapons created to end a war.

With the war over, their creators couldn't surrender the power and sought to hide it in the shadows. They forged ahead with covert operations and proxy wars despite growing condemnation. But one by one, Augments begin to ignore their handlers or disappear altogether. The quiver emptied. 

Empty Quiver takes a dark dive into the Crimson Son universe. Not your typical superhero tales, this short collection pulls no punches as it examines the clandestine program that changed Spencer’s world.

Download your free copy and enter the universe of Crimson Son!

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