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Chance Fortune and the Outlaws

For as long as he can remember, fourteen-year-old Joshua Blevins has wanted to be a superhero. He has the brains, the passion, and the heart. There’s only one problem: he doesn’t have any superpowers. But Josh isn’t about to let that stop him.

Determined not to give up on his dream, Josh enlists the aid of his mentor, Captain Fearless, a retired costumed adventurer, to gain entrance to the Burlington Academy for the Superhuman under the false identity of Chance Fortune—a superhuman with the power of having unnaturally good luck.

Masquerading as Chance, Josh rises among the ranks of his fellow students at the Academy, eventually becoming the leader of his own combat team, the Outlaws. Together, Chance and his teammates Psy-Chick, Shocker, Gothika, Space Cadet, Iron Maiden, and Private Justice make new friends, battle new enemies, and ultimately find themselves caught up in a struggle for the fate of the universe. Can Chance and the Outlaws save the universe—AND survive their freshman year?

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For as long as he can remember, fourteen-year-old Joshua Blevins has wanted to be a superhero. He has the brains, the passion, and the heart. There’s only one problem: he doesn’t have any superpowers. But Josh isn’t about to let that stop him.
Determined not to give up on his dream, Josh enlists the aid of his mentor, Captain Fearless, a retired costumed adventurer, to gain entrance to the Burlington Academy for the Superhuman under the false identity of Chance Fortune—a superhuman with the power of having unnaturally good luck.
Masquerading as Chance, Josh rises among the ranks of his fellow students at the Academy, eventually becoming the leader of his own combat team, the Outlaws. Together, Chance and his teammates Psy-Chick, Shocker, Gothika, Space Cadet, Iron Maiden, and Private Justice make new friends, battle new enemies, and ultimately find themselves caught up in a struggle for the fate of the universe. Can Chance and the Outlaws save the universe—AND survive their freshman year?

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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Prologue

Joshua Brent Blevins had wanted to be a superhero for as long as he could remember. The only problem was he didn’t have any superpowers. But Josh wasn’t about to let that stop him.

It was a humid summer day in the early twenty-first century---on an earth much like our own---that nine-year-old Josh Blevins and his friend Eddie Gardner, also age nine, stood outside the yard belonging to Littleton, Tennessee’s newest resident.

“You go knock,” Josh said, pointing to the front door of the old two-story brick house.

“Me?”
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Praise for Chance Fortune and the Outlaws

A New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age selection

 

“A strong echo of The Incredibles runs through Berryhill's debut. Readers…hungry for another semihumorous/semiserious school setting, and lovers of superhero stories in general, will delight in this first volume in the Adventures of Chance Fortune series.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Berryhill’s debut novel kicks off an engrossing series…that takes formulas both old and new and gives them a zippy twist.”—VOYA

A New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age selection

 

“A strong echo of The Incredibles runs through Berryhill's debut. Readers…hungry for another semihumorous/semiserious school setting, and lovers of superhero stories in general, will delight in this first volume in the Adventures of Chance Fortune series.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Berryhill’s debut novel kicks off an engrossing series…that takes formulas both old and new and gives them a zippy twist.”—VOYA

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Shane Berryhill

  • Shane Berryhill lives in Chattanooga, TN with his wife, Lesley. Chance Fortune and the Outlaws is his first novel.
  • Shane Berryhill
    Shane Berryhill
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Chance Fortune and the Outlaws

The Adventures of Chance Fortune

Shane Berryhill

Texas Lone Star Reading List, NYPL Books for the Teen Age
  • e-Book

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Starscape

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