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The Harrowing of Doom: A Marvel Untold Novel Kindle Edition
Notorious villain Doctor Victor von Doom has finally found a solution for his oldest obsession: rescuing his mother’s soul from the clutches of Hell. An alliance with the reclusive sage, Maria von Helm, has provided the key to Doom’s latest invention. Fusing their super-science and sorcery, Doom has created the Harrower, a device that will open a rift and wrench his mother’s soul from the netherworld. Back in the human world, however, rebel forces threaten to overrun Latveria and topple its dark leader – and revolution couldn’t come at a more dangerous time than when the gates of Hell itself have been unlocked
“Annandale has a real talent for the cinematic and the strange.” (Starburst Magazine )
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I felt like I was reading a very in-depth script to a Marvel movie I would enjoy seeing. Fans get to witness a side of Doctor Doom that is not commonly seen." (Nerds and Beyond )
"The highlight of the novel is David Annandale’s storytelling, which is fascinating and gripping." (Shelley Reviews )
"As spectacular, characterful and downright entertaining as any Marvel movie. Doctor Doom might usually play the role of the bad guy, but with this fantastic exploration of his character and his relationship to Latveria it’s clear that there’s much more to him than just monomaniacal villainy. Annandale’s love for the character comes through strongly, and he’s undoubtedly done Doom justice." (Track of Words )
About the Author
- ASIN : B08BZYG9LJ
- Publisher : Aconyte; Paperback Original edition (December 1, 2020)
- Publication date : December 1, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1740 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 257 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #939,496 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The Harrowing of Doom by David Annandale tackles notorious villain Doctor Victor von Doom from a whole new perspective. This time around, Doom teams up with the wise Maria von Helm to create the Harrower, a device that will rescue his long-gone mother from the depths of Hell. But when a rebellion begins to rise to knock Doom from power just as his invention nears completion, all Hell breaks loose. Literally.
A tale told through Marvel’s signature cinematic nature, The Harrowing of Doom plays out like a movie, an ensemble cast with a variety of quick take vignettes dropping its audience all throughout Latveria -- Doomstadt in particular -- as its leader endangers himself while trying to protect his city -- while a quiet revolution grows ever louder day by day.
Most definitely written with Marvel movie fans in mind, this cinematic exploration of Victor von Doom’s enigmatic mind is just that: enigmatic. I never quite knew the specifics of what was going on or why, but I didn’t really mind? That said, the ensemble of characters was so diverse that Doom didn’t really stand out as the protagonist, and his murky motives prevented me from truly supporting his actions -- except for, that is, attempting to do his best for Doomstadt. As a die-hard Marvel fan, I enjoyed this look at Doom’s motivations and schemes; I just wish it felt like a deep dive rather than a surface level scuba.
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I liked that Annandale brought in a bunch of other characters and told parts of the story from their perspective as well. I also enjoyed how Doom is more of an antihero here instead of a straight up villain like he's often portrayed in the comics. Annandale gives him more nuance. He cares for his subjects. It's just that he knows what's best for everyone. It's the same reason he plans to one day rule the world, because only Doom can fix everything. I also enjoyed how Annandale brought in the former Prince to foment rebellion among the ex-royalty of Latveria.
It's all very majestic with a heavy use of the works of Byron and noble European swaggery in its description, when I really think it's trying hard to be dark, Gothic, and foreboding. Doom designs himself to be a charismatic benefactor, inviting people to be near him, among him, while unwittingly treating them like peons, then fighting against comparative evil to 'save' them and to protect the world from devastation, I guess.