No Hero by Jonathan Wood

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Barnes and Noble listed No Hero as one of the 20 best paranormal fantasy novels of the last decade - now available in mass market paperback!

"What would Kurt Russell do?" 

Oxford police detective Arthur Wallace asks himself that question a lot. Because Arthur is no hero. He's a good cop, but prefers that action and heroics remain on the screen, safely performed by professionals. 

But then, secretive government agency MI12 comes calling, hoping to recruit Arthur in their struggle against the tentacled horrors from another dimension known as the Progeny. 

But Arthur is NO HERO! Can an everyman stand against sanity-ripping cosmic horrors?

About Jonathan Wood

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Jonathan Wood is an Englishman in New York. He has written short stories for The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Chizine, and Weird Tales. No Hero is his first novel.

Author Residence: New York
Published March 11, 2014 by Titan Books. 321 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Arthur Wallace is a British police detective who stumbles into a monster infestation being fought by MI37, a tiny secret branch of the government that he joins. Surrounded by eccentric agents and rese

Sep 05 2011 | Read Full Review of No Hero


Beginning with a Russian wizard who appears to break all the known rules of magic, Arthur comes to question the loyalty of the very team he's come to rely on as it starts splitting at the seams when a new director takes charge and Arthur's capability and convictions comes into direct conflict wi...

Sep 20 2012 | Read Full Review of No Hero


The main baddies in No Hero, as seen in the summary above, are the Progeny, inter-dimensional nasties that infect human brains in order to interact with our world and bring about...well, the end of all life sums it up.

Jun 23 2011 | Read Full Review of No Hero


Our notable features include "Story Behind the Story" and "Origins" essays and we publish "Story behind the Book" anthologies.

Apr 03 2014 | Read Full Review of No Hero

Taking the actor Kurt Russell as his spirit guide hasn't worked out so well for Oxford police detective Arthur Wallace, although action-hero skills would come in handy for tracking a suspected serial killer. When Arthur identifies the killer, the truth is much more complicated. Kayla is an agent ...

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