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Thursday, December 19, 2013

EMPOWERED Volume 8 (2013)

The latest volume of Adam Warren's EMPOWERED is out and you can bet your ass that the wait between volumes was once again worth it! I won't give any serious spoilers, other than to say that this volume is firmly centered around Emp and the grieving Sistah Spooky contemplating the now dead Mindfuck having been damned to burn in Hell for all of eternity, and the two enemies teaming up for an impossible rescue attempt. Mindfuck was genuinely kind to the deeply insecure Emp, while the tongueless telepath and Sistah Spooky were passionate lovers on the down-low, so both have plenty of reason for wanting to see Mindfuck freed and back among the living. We also get some serious looks into the intimate past of Sistah Spooky and Mindfuck, along with a truly horrifying flashback regarding exactly how Mindfuck ended up minus her tongue and eyes, plus to say nothing of the book's emotionally-wrenching second half, so if you're a fan of this series and are familiar with Adam Warren's chops as a top-tier crafter of characterization, get ready for an installment that's a moving narrative goldmine. How he's going to follow this one, I have no idea, but I assure you I'll be there with bells on!

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