Convergence (The Zodiac Legacy Series #1)

Convergence (The Zodiac Legacy Series #1)


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480-page adventure fantasy illustrated novel.

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ISBN-13: 9781484752531
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Series: Zodiac Legacy Series , #1
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 150,381
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Stan Lee is known to millions as the man whose Super Heroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in pop culture. His co-creations include Spider-Man, The Avengers, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Fantastic Four, as well as hundreds of others. He introduced Spider-Man as a syndicated newspaper strip that became the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips appearing in more than 500 newspapers worldwide. Stan currently remains Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of Marvel Comics. He is also the Chairman & Chief Creative officer of POW! Entertainment, a multimedia entertainment company based in Beverly Hills, CA.

Stuart Moore has been a writer, a book editor, and an award-winning comics editor. His recent writing includes Civil War, the first in a new line of prose novels from Marvel Comics, The Art of Iron Man 3 (Marvel, with Marie Javins); THE 99, a multicultural super hero comic from Teshkeel Media, and Disney Publishing Worldwide's John Carter: The Movie Novelization.

Andie Tong has worked on titles for various comic franchises, including Tron: Betrayal, Spectacular Spider-Man UK, The Batman Strikes, Smallville, Wheel of Time, TMNT, Masters of the Universe, and Starship Troopers, working for companies such as Disney, Marvel, DC Comics, Panini, Dark Horse, and Dynamite Entertainment, as well as commercial illustrations for numerous advertising agencies including Nike, Universal, CBS, Mattel, and Habsro. When he gets the chance, Andie concept designs for various companies, and also juggles illustration duties on a range of children's picture storybooks for Harper Collins. Malaysian born, Andie migrated to Australia at a young age, and then moved to London in 2005. In 2012, he journeyed back to Asia and currently resides in Singapore with this wife and two children.

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Convergence (The Zodiac Legacy Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BrianTassie More than 1 year ago
Well written and an easy read. Good for teens and comic fans. Tells the story of a boy who stumbles (seemingly destined) into a battle between good and evil that spans the globe. No they aren't copying the Harry Potter formula (yeah right). Story moves along nicely. good action. I will be buying the whole series i suppose. I want to see more variety and specialty in the 12 unique Zodiac powers that's currently lacking. Also there is No understanding of how the powers can effect the world in any positive or negative way. You only understand how they effect local combat situations. I like stories where the bad guys aren't all bad and the good guys aren't all good. The boring shallow bit is everyone seems a little too virtuous and too brave and too noble blah blah.
Donut-lover 6 months ago
This is a definite book that you don't want to put down because it is so AWESOME! I recommend this book to everyone to read. I read the whole series because of this AMAZING book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You hear man :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
customer2 More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely terrible the action scenes were lame and boring. And the writing was horrible.
American_Burger More than 1 year ago
It's like if a comic and a book had a baby. A wonderful, wonderful baby. Call me weird but what made me interested in buying this book was the fact that it was distributed by Disney, not that it was co-written by Stan "The Man" Lee. However, after I finished the book, it's clear to me why he's so popular. Convergence follows the story of Steven Lee as he discovers this sinister conspiracy of an elite corporation/army called Vanguard, led by the evil Maxwell, to harness the powers of the Chinese Zodiac. Shenanigans ensue and soon enough our 14 year-old hero is the host of the power of the Tiger, while various other Zodiac powers disperse across the world. Now it's up to him and two renegades from Vanguard, Jasmine and Carlos, to find the new hosts of the Zodiac powers before it's too late. The book reads a lot like an action comic. It's very fast-paced, and the illustrations made by Andie Tong help you get excited for the action scenes. All the characters are very diverse, and you'll most likely develop a favorite, be from the good guys or the bad guys. The action scenes are pretty good and well-written, and the way the Zodiac powers work is very cool and a lot of fun to learn about. However, the book has some flaws. Sometimes the illustrations don't match up with what's happening on the book (either they come too early, too late, or have things that don't match up). The character development could use some work, because even though all of them have a clear personality, there are moments when you'd wish you saw more of them to learn about them. The fast pace of the book can sometimes leave one or two gaps in the transitions; and the plot of the book demands a lot of focus switching. All in all, don't be confused by my awkward review, this is a really, REALLY good book. I really wished there was some sort of fandom, because this book just has so much to like. And don't worry, because most of the first book's shortcomings are made up for in the sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ur kidding right? I mean this is one of the best books i ever read and im 14! So ur crazy
chapterxchapter More than 1 year ago
As somebody who is a big fan of comic books in general, I was eager to get reading The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence by Stan Lee. (And yes that Stan Lee). Usually, I’m a bit hesitant towards reading novels that are claimed to be middle grade but I couldn’t resist. The Chinese zodiac is always something that I’ve been inclined towards and finding out that the main character’s sign, a particularly important fact in the plot, is a tiger grasped my attention. I needed to know what would happen to my fellow tiger and delved into the innovative world of The Zodiac Legacy. In The Zodiac Legacy, teen Steven Lee witnesses something beyond his wildest dreams. While on a school trip, he watches as a man named Maxwell unleashes the power of the Zodiac into the world. Maxwell wants nothing more than to absorb each zodiac’s superpower into his body. What Maxwell, the Dragon, doesn’t expect is for Steven to absorb the Tiger into his body. And what Maxwell can’t anticipate is the assistance he receives in thwarting his maniacal schemes in the form of a woman named Jasmine and her companion, Carlos. With the remaining powers of the Zodiac absorbed into numerous other people around the planet, it’s up to Steven, Jasmine, and Carlos to find them and teach them how to use their newfound powers. Lest Maxwell find them first and take them for himself. What I love, love, loved about The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence was the illustrations. Every few pages there would be some wonderfully drawn pictures, detailing the scene. For a novel dealing with a bunch of characters who literally wake up with super powers, it was interesting to get a bit of a comic book-y vibe while reading. Not to mention that, considering the sometimes limited detailing in a scene, it was nice to get an exact visual of what was going on. These images definitely helped get messages across often in the novel. The entire cast of characters in The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence are extremely diverse and well-written. No two characters are the same and I’m certain that readers will be able to find somebody who they can relate to while reading. Personally, I took a liking towards Jasmine and her backstory. Not to mention he is a total badass lady who could kick you into a wall and have you thank her for it. She’s calm (mostly), she’s cool, she is insanely awesome. Every scene that featured her were ones that I absolutely adored. Also, the point of view (POV) of the novel constantly changes with the cast. We get to see the story through the eyes of the good guys and the bad guys. It leaves readers on the edge of their seats, excited to find out what happens next in the story. While there were instances where I, an older teenage girl, found certain pieces of dialogue and certain scenes to be a bit campy, I think that younger readers will definitely enjoy reading The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence. It’s a new take on superheroes without the masks and capes and is written in a way that will have you eager for the next installment in the series. I would recommend The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence to readers who are younger (10-13 age demographic) and interested in starting lengthier reads. Any readers who want an imaginative story that features a ton of action, or just want a novel that will keep them guessing, should also give the story a shot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nit for people over12
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book of the Zodiac Legacy is a book for children. So I could forgive its simplistic plot, but other books of this genre have had very compelling plots. The main character is woefully underdeveloped and uninteresting. He is swept up into a world of adventure and mysticism before any real exposition or character background can be laid for him. His actions and thoughts throughout the novel are typical and unimaginative. He is only the hero because he is the main character by default. Steven Lee is an unmotivating hero character. Stan Lee's prose is also a bit uninspired. I realize this is a book for children, but books like Harry Potter have really great writing and use of gripping figurative language. A few great sentences and descriptive scenes do exist, but they are far and few between. I expected more when I saw Stan Lee's name on the author slot. I hope Mr. Lee's writing will improve as he continues.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good start, I hope the rest are as quick to catch our attention and imagination.
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This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Synopsis- Steven Lee had no idea what he was getting into when he stumbled upon a huge underground warehouse-thingy where some strange ceremony is taking place. He somehow gets involved in a hidden battle to stop a power-hungry man who is now one of the most powerful men on Earth. The powers of the Zodiac animals were released into the world to find their “perfect host”, and the Tiger has settled in Steven’s body. Several of the receivers of the power are agents of the evil man – a man who holds the most powerful power – the Dragon. Steven needs to think fast, harness his new powers and stop the madman’s plot. What I Thought- HOLY GUACAMOLE! This was a great book! I am a HUGE fan of Stan Lee so I was all over this book when it came out. I am happy to say, this book did not disappoint! Mr. Lee and Mr. Moore have crafted a riveting story packed with comic book action, fighting, mystery and super powers. There is just the right amount of realism in the book to keep the reader thinking this really could be happening. Mr. Tong’s red, black, and white illustrations pop-up throughout the book. They look cool, and get the story into your head more. They give the story even more depth. The characters are well-developed, and were fun to read about and get to know. There are three planned books in the series. The ending of this book is quite a cliff hanger, but there is enough wrapped up in the story that the reader is not disappointed. A lot of kids and adults will read this just because Stan Lee wrote a middle grade book. For a kid-comic book fan like me, it was just what I would have wanted. *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
READ.NOW. THIS BOOK HAS AN AMAZING MIX OF GREAT STORYTELLING! ACTION AND ADVENTURE? NOT TO MENTION THE AWESOME PICTURES? I am a ram, supposedly invincible. What are you? Find out what powers you would have after reading this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't put it down! Entrancing and addicting while giving a suspenseful, thrilling ride through the beginning to the end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next book y to come out! Great characters and the story really moves along.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son loves this book. He's not done with it yet, but so far, it is keeping him engaged. He's in the 4th grade.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your into super heros, action, and Stan Lee you will love this book!!! The begining is a bit boring but it gets better. Great start to the series!!
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