Hello, friends!

Today is my stop in the fabulous blog tour run by Dave from @The_WriteReads and I bring you a spotlight for Fid’s Crusade by David H. Reiss, the runner-up in the BBNYA 2020 competition.


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From the back cover

Rage, grief and guilt have fueled Doctor Fid’s endless quest to punish the unworthy and he has left a long trail of blood and misery in his wake. For more than two decades, the sight of the villain’s powered armor has struck fear into the hearts of hero and civilian alike! But when a personal tragedy motivates Doctor Fid to investigate a crime, he uncovers a plot so heinous that even he is taken aback.

Haunted by painful memories and profound guilt, the veteran supervillain must race against time if he is to have any hope of confronting the approaching threat. Every battle takes its toll…but the stakes are too high for retreat to be an option.

In the end, it may take a villain to save the world from those entrusted with the world’s protection.

What are readers saying

I can’t say that I’ve read many superhero/villain stories. But for what it’s worth, I’d say that Fid’s Crusade was great read; an engaging anti-hero story that balanced fascinating character work with clever plotting and cool action scenes.—TS Chan

Absolutely fantastic.
This book is an outstanding example of the supervillian genre. Previously, my gold standard was Cal Stringel of the “D-list Supervillian” series, but Doctor Fid is my new personal favorite. Too often, villians as main characters are just “regular guys/gals with crap luck” or they just had “one really bad day” and they are forever, often somewhat reluctantly, painted with the bad-guy brush by their respective societies. Fid is a standout, by every available metric.—David Clayton Walsh Jr.

I gave “Fid’s Crusade” a five out of five Stars! Most books of this “Super Hero” content seem to approach the storyline from the view of the hero involved. Surprise! This book is written from the viewpoint of the super villain. It is a study in the character of a villain who, save for his technology and armor, would be an ordinary man who suffers through life’s terrible mishaps.—David Coe



While growing up, David was that weird kid with his nose in a book and his head in the clouds. He was the table-top role-playing game geek, the comic-book nerd, the story-teller and dreamer.

Fortunately, he hasn’t changed much.

David is a software engineer by trade and a long-time sci-fi and fantasy devotee by passion, and he lives in Silicon Valley with his partner of twenty-eight years.

David’s first trilogy, the Chronicles of Fid, has just recently been completed; these were his first novel-length projects, but they certainly won’t be his last—he’s having far too much fun!

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