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Indigo by Charlaine Harris
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"Investigative reporter Nora Hesper spends her nights cloaked in shadows. As Indigo, she's become an urban myth, a brutal vigilante who can forge darkness into weapons and travel across the city by slipping from one patch of shadow to another. Her primary focus both as Nora and as Indigo has become a murderous criminal cult called the Children of Phonos. Children are being murdered in New York, and Nora is determined to make it stop, even if that means Indigo must eliminate every member. But in the aftermath of a bloody battle, a dying cultist makes claims that cause Indigo to question her own origin and memories. Nora's parents were killed when she was nineteen years old. She took the life insurance money and went off to explore the world, leading to her becoming a student of meditation and strange magic in a mountaintop monastery in Nepal...a history that many would realize sounds suspiciously like the origins of several comic book characters. As Nora starts to pick apart her memory, it begins to unravel. Her parents are dead, but the rest is a series of lies. Where did she get the power inside her? In a brilliant collaboration by New York Times and critically acclaimed coauthors Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson, Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, James Moore, and Mark Morris join forces to bring you a crime-solving novel like you've never read before"--… (more)
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INDIGO is a book about reporter Nora Hester who has a secret identity as Indigo. Indigo is a vigilante that uses shadows to travel and fight evil by making weapons out of shadows. She primarily fights the members of Children of Phonos. When children are being killed in New York, Nora is sure that the cult is behind the killings and as Indigo she launches a brutal attack on them. But Nora is starting to fall apart, she isn't sure about her identity anymore. Are her memories really her own? Where did she get her powers from? She decided to try to figure out who she really is...

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  MaraBlaise | May 19, 2019 |
Fans of superhero graphic novels may enjoy this collaborative novel written by ten individuals including Charlene Harris and Kelly Armstrong. Nora Hesper is a reporter by day and the superhero Indigo by night. She possesses the supernatural power to travel the city through shadows or to manipulate them into physical weapons. She is tracking down a cult called the Children of Phonos who has murdering NYC children. Although she has killed what she thought to be the entire cult, she has discovered that some still exist. While searching for the remaining members, she discovers secrets about her recently discovered false memories and origins.

I might have rated this novel higher if I had read it rather than listen to it as an audiobook. Why do superheroes seem to speak in a low gravely voice? Additionally, why does the antagonist frequently have to sound like Bela Lugosi? Although I enjoyed the novel, I didn't think that it set itself apart from the typical formula used for superhero stories. Traumatic beginnings, questionable mental illness, hero almost dies before a triumphant ending. If you have read one superhero's story, you have read them all. ( )
  John_Warner | Aug 18, 2017 |
Nora Hesper is an investigative reporter with a secret life. At night she turns into Indigo who can use shadows to disappear and to travel from place to place. She uses her talents to track down the Children of Phonos who are sacrificing children to bring back an ancient murder god.

Nora is an interesting character whose past sounds like it came right out of the stories in superhero comic books. As events unfold, it becomes more an more apparent to Nora that the past she remembers isn't the past she actually lived.

The story was an exciting urban fantasy mystery. I couldn't tell that it was written by a bunch of authors because the story seemed to me to flow seamlessly from one exciting bit to another. I liked Nora's struggles to understand her past and her relationship with Indigo. ( )
  kmartin802 | Jun 4, 2017 |
INDIGO BY A MULTITUDE OF AUTHORS: I never really believed that so many authors could invent and mold such a kick ass character as Nora Hesper/INDIGO !

Investigative reporter Nora Hesper is not your typical reporter. During the night she is Indigo, a person that can shape and draw the darkness to help her in her quest to find out where the killers of children all over the city are and dispose of them. Nora, during the daytime is investigating the killing of children. She knows who is doing it & she wants to settle up the score quickly before more kids die. Indigo on the other hand wants the Children of Phonos dead & quickly . Nora feels two ways about Indigo. She wants the killers dead , she wants the story, but she is still trying to deal with her Indigo personification . Nora/Indigo are Zorro/Batman & Super Girl all rolled into one and it makes for a very confusing, troubling & lonely life.

I was really impressed that so many authors (10) could collaborate on one story and not have the storyline get all choppy. I really hope to see more of Nora/Indigo cause she's one kick ass duo!

I received this book free from goodreads in exchange for a review. ( )
  DDJTJ1 | May 15, 2017 |
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Harris, Charlaineprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Armstrong, Kelleymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Cherie Priestmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Christopher Goldenmain authorall editionsconfirmed
James A Mooremain authorall editionsconfirmed
Jonathan Maberrymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Kat Richardsonmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Mark Morrismain authorall editionsconfirmed
Seanan McGuiremain authorall editionsconfirmed
Tim Lebbonmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Diaz, EvaIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Iacobelli, JamesCover artist & designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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