Praise for Seven Wonders:

“Seven Wonders is everything that’s great about superhero novels – a fast pace, a complicated plot, iconic characters, and an unlimited effects budget. Absolutely wonderful.” – Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of Discount Armageddon and Ashes of Honor

“A blast of pure pleasure. This is Watchmen meets NYPD Blue, while The Incredibles stroll by; fast-moving action infused with Christopher’s infectious love of pulp fiction and the superhero genre.” – Philip Palmer, author of Version 43Hell Ship and Artemis

Seven Wonders is the exploded view on superheroes. Set pieces are described in colourful visuals like enhanced comic frames and the heroes’ physical vulnerability is deftly shown in a way only novels can. Adam Christopher forges superhero glamour with the gritty proceduralism of police noir.” – S. L. Grey, author of The Mall and The Ward

“Superheroes, we’ve always been told, are far above the common man in both powers and nobility, but Adam Christopher unrelentingly tells the story of heroes struggling to guide the world long after they’ve lost their own way. Seven Wonders slams readers in the gut from the very first page and then just keeps on firing cannons, giving readers the same choice as every single citizen of San Ventura… either duck and cover, or ride along with the laser.” – Paul Tobin, author of Prepare to Die!Spider-Girl and Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man

Seven Wonders is a rollicking roller-coaster of a novel – Christopher has created characters you care about and a plot that doesn’t let up, all wrapped up in prose as feisty as its superheroes… Ka-pow! I loved it. A must-read for 2012.” – Alison Littlewood, author of A Cold Season

“Witty and cinematic, packed full of spectacular set-pieces, labyrinthine plot twists and devious double-crosses, and populated by an imaginative array superheroes as flawed and fallible as the citizens they’re sworn to protect, Adam Christopher’s Seven Wonders is the literary equivalent of a lazy Saturday morning with a stack of your favorite comic books: pure, unadulterated fun!” – Owen Laukkanen, bestselling author of The Professionals

“Rocketing ahead on a super-human combination of lightning-fast story, sharp-witted writing, a supervillain who will give you chills and a superhero team as diverse and complex as the Avengers or the Justice League, Seven Wonders is, quite simply, the superhero novel we’ve all been waiting for.” – Caitlin Kittredge, author of The Iron Throne and Street Magic

“A novel with the best of superhero traditions: cool adventure, great action, and heroes and villains with genuine personality.” – A. Lee Martinez, Alex Award-winning author of Emperor Mollusk versus the Sinister Brain and Gil’s All Fright Diner

“Adam Christopher grabbed everyone’s attention with his debut novel Empire State, and his follow up Seven Wonders will surely please all of his readers who have been waiting breathlessly for more. A smart, entertaining, energetic take on the superhero genre.” – Victor Gischler, writer of X-Men and Deadpool

“An exhilarating, rocket-heeled ride. Adam Christopher grabs the super hero story crashes through the comic book frame and carries it straight into your mind’s eye. These pages are filled with gleaming spandex, sinister motives and explosive action. Seven Wonders is wry, sly and ready to fly.” — Tom Pollock, author of The City’s Son

“[Seven Wonders] is an artfully plotted and thrilling action-adventure with some satisfying set-piece confrontations and amazingly rounded characterisation.” – Eric Brown, The Guardian


“This is traditional heroism with a decidedly wicked and iconoclastic twist. Inventive, engaging, bewitching, and delightful, a feast as much for fans of the tropes as for the innocents amongst us.”

– Greg Rucka, New York Times bestselling author of AlphaThe Punisher and Batman

Tony Prosdocimi lives in the bustling Metropolis of San Ventura – a city gripped in fear, a city under siege by the hooded supervillain, The Cowl.

When Tony develops super-powers and acts to take down The Cowl, however, he finds that the local superhero team Seven Wonders aren’t as grateful as he assumed they’d be…

Angry Robot Books
8 August 2012