The Never Paradox

Chronicles Of Jonathan Tibbs Book 2

Fiction - Science Fiction
592 Pages
Reviewed on 07/06/2017
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Author Biography

T. Ellery Hodges was born in Sacramento, Ca in 1981. He moved to Seattle at nineteen and completed a Bachelors of Science at the University Of Washington.
Somewhere in high school he gravitated toward writing. Then he forced the unsuspecting students who had made the mistake of taking creative writing in the same period endure the reading of his short stories.
In his twenties he worked in a laboratory performing drug trials, traveled most of Washington State fixing computers for Apple, sold gym memberships, and helped manage an international supply chain for a chemical distributor. Much like the rest of his generation, he found that he wasn't well suited to doing any type of work for long.
In 2013, he brushed the metaphorical dust off the novel he'd been writing in his head for six years. He looked up the definition of 'metaphorical' because he was pretty sure that people who called themselves writers knew that one. He found that there was one thing he could endure doing for forty hours a week for the rest of his life.
There is a lesson in there about ignoring what you want to do for what you think you should do, but this is a autobiography not a lecture.
Today, he lives with his wife and sons in Seattle. He has two dogs, a Border Collie and a Doberman, Darwin and Dharma, respectively.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Francine Zane for Readers' Favorite

The Never Paradox is the second book in the Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs by T. Ellery Hodges. Gone is Jonathan Tibbs, the college student. In his place stands Jonathan Tibbs, the superhero who is constantly on call to fight the forces of evil. Backed up by a cast of memorable friends and enemies, Jonathan must also overcome memory loss before it is too late. And who is this Rylee woman, anyway?

By chance, I just finished the first book of the Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs, The Never Hero, a few weeks ago, so I had the established storyline fresh in my mind for reading The Never Paradox. I was excited to once again be entertained by the trials of Jonathan and his friends, and I was even more excited to see more of the philosophy and action movie plots dissected and discussed. I was not as excited to have Jonathan's storyline interrupted with frequent shifts in point of view between chapters, but the hard hitting action scenes more than made up for my disappointment.

I recommend The Never Paradox to anyone who likes a superhero story wrought with dark undertones, out-of-this-world supervillains, and a solid mix of drama, humor, compassion, and despair. Hodges is never at a loss for developing interesting characters. Nor does he take the safe road when he delves into political intrigue, religious beliefs, or dynamic world building. I can't wait to see what the next book in this series brings to the table.