Some people can fly. Some can see impossible distances. Others can change their shape, balloon to ridiculous size, or run at incredible speed.
Charlie Ferris can kill with a touch.
Contrary to what the superhuman government fears, Charlie has no dreams of world destruction. He aches for a way to use his powers for good. But as the immortal years pass, Charlies begins to fear that villainy is his only possible outcome.
But when an undying army appears out of nowhere, the superhuman world has no choice but to call in a professional killer. Charlie thinks he’s finally found his chance to make a good name for himself, but constant harassment and prejudice threaten to drive Charlie into a bloodless fury. After all, it would be so easy… and when the superheroes back him into a corner, Charlie is forced to ask what’s more important: a good reputation… or goodness?
Ferryman, by Michael Blaylock, is told from the first-person point of view of Charlie Ferris, a seemingly normal man by appearance, but a man who can kill with a mere touch... But superhuman abilities don’t necessarily make someone a superhero, a lesson we learn from this insecure anti-hero.
Throughout the pages you turn, you find Charlie gripped by indecision. What is right and what is wrong? What should he do? Who should he be? He tries to use his powers for good, but he wonders, how good can killing ever really be?
Charlie has ostracized himself from the world, understanding that, if they knew about his abilities, they would ostracize him. Or worse… imprison him.
Ferryman blurs the lines between hero and villain, and highlights just how much evil “good people” can do.
It is a spectacular book that will appeal to readers across many genres. Packed with superheroes, action, passion, and so much emotion, this is a book you won’t be able to put down. Ferryman is a page turner from start to finish. Every one of the one hundred and twenty-seven pages earns its right to my five star review.
I highly recommend Ferryman to anyone who is looking for a fast read that is sure to keep you hooked.