…but I have to admit that I would have paid at least double the asking price based on the enjoyment I had off it.
St Rage is a fairly simple story. Girl is lonely and invisible, girl gets all she wants and lives happily ever after (well…sort of). But, of course, that wouldn’t really make for all that great of a story (read: Cinderella). So, throw in some questionable super powers, a rock band, and a tiny amount of action, and you’ll find yourself in the midst of St Rage, quite possibly the best told superhero origin story I’ve ever read.
And it’s a short.
Honestly, I’m still amazed, 20 hours after finishing reading the book, at how well this compact tale delivers all that a full-fledged novel would, and it does so with about 30 minutes worth of reading.
Of course, you come out of the read wishing it kept going, but that’s not because of any fault of the story itself, but of the sheer wonder that is Barbara (I believe that was the main character’s name, I apologize if I’m remembering incorrectly) and how amazingly perfect everything about her is.
I know, I’m coming off more than overly praiseful here, but the truth of the matter is that I absolutely adored this book, and I’m eager to dig into the other stuff Eisenbrey’s got out on the market, which looks like, at this point, is yet more short fiction hiding out in author collections. Here’s hoping that St. Rage finds an excuse to tell a full-length story, because there’s so much more about this world Eisenbrey has created that I want to know about.