Battery’s goal as a novel is to subvert and flip common superhero tropes on their heads. It’s heavily inspired by John “Wildbow” McCrae’s web-serial Worm, the Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown, and Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicle among others, all of which I highly suggest you read.
It will take the form of a web-serial. Each chapter / arc will be split into anywhere from ten (10) to fifty (50) sub chapters, and will tell a smaller story or event building on the main story. A new sub chapter will be released once or twice every week, or at least that’s the goal. Once I deem the chapter and the substory that chapter tells complete I will start on another. If donations end up happening I’ll do an extra chapter or an interlude (again, like Worm). My Patreon can be found here.
The first version of Battery made it two chapters, before I inevitably tore it apart and removed all of it’s posts. I wasn’t happy with it in any way shape or form, and I wanted to apply the new ideas I’d come up with, and use strategies I hadn’t known about when I started.
Parahumans are commonplace. Junior and Senior teams of crime fighting heroes are so common almost any city in North America has them, but do to the nature of powers, villains are even more so.
Dean Fagen, a senior in high school, developed powers after a traumatic event the summer before. Now, just as she’s finally come to grips with her powerful abilities, her world is targeted, and the peace and tranquility she’d enjoyed in her civilian life is shattered. The line between being a hero or a villain has been smudged, and she’s not so sure where she stands anymore.