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The Darkest Hours by Jim Butcher
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The Darkest Hours

by Jim Butcher

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Contract writing is something many established authors shy away from or only do pseudonymously, but Jim Butcher knocks this out of the park, earning credit for both him and the Spider-man franchise. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
This is my Jim Butcher! Angsty but funny.
  2wonderY | Nov 15, 2016 |
I'm a big fan of Butcher and a big fan of Spidey - no contest. Not a bad little story and definitely a different look at the Rhino as well as some great interplay between Mary-Jane and the Black Cat. ( )
  ViciousJ | Aug 25, 2011 |
A great Spider-Man novel. The original novels of the late 90's- early 2000's were my favorites but this ranks up there with them. It is entertaining and an enjoyable read. Enjoy the MJ/Peter dynamic and the Black Cat is always interesting, even for me as an MJ fan. :) Good book! ( )
  nocturnewytche | Feb 17, 2011 |
An enjoyable read. Not a great premise, but good, fairly interesting & well written by one of my fave authors. Would love to know more about MJ and Peter's domestic life. ( )
  silversurfer | Jun 14, 2010 |
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Thank you, Stan. Excelsior.
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My name is Peter Parker and I'm the sort of person who occasionally gets in a little over his head.
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Peter Parker's life has hit a peaceful stretch. No evildoers have tried to flatten him in weeks, his marriage to Mary Jane is stronger than ever, and he's enjoying his job as a high school science teacher. Life is good.

Naturally, that doesn't last.

When Peter learns that his old enemy the Rhino is on a rampage in Times Square, he suits up as Spider-Man to stop the destructive villain in his tracks. But he's unexpectedly foiled in his attempts by the Black Cat, a former ally and old flame. The Cat informs Peter that the Rhino is just a distraction -- the real threat comes from a group of Ancients, members of the same race as the being called Morlun, who Spidey defeated in battle years earlier. The Ancients are now looking to exact revenge -- and hope to steal Spider-Man's life force in the process.

To defeat such powerful beings, Spider-Man is going to need all the help he can get, especially from the Black Cat. But what will Mary Jane Parker have to say about that? Peter isn't sure which is worse -- the Ancients trying to drain his life force, or the wrath of a jealous wife....
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Peter Parker, feeling like his life is going good, risks making Mary Jane jealous by teaming up with Black Cat to stop a group of Ancients who want revenge for Spidey's defeat of Morlun.

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