Steel City Heroes

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

The Catalyst Publisher's Summary

When Sean Moretti's powers manifested themselves, a lifetime of comic books taught him what to do. Already struggling to make it as a normal college student, his new-found ability to sense energy in those around him did nothing to simplify his life. As destructive forces descend upon Steel City, he must learn to channel his potential, or die trying.

Willa Weil has a secret - she comes from a long line of magicians trained to unlock the power hidden within poetry. This skill requires discipline and the Guild demands obedience. Willa has long kept her power to herself, but when a molten metal creature threatens to consume her friends, she can no longer remain on the sidelines.

History professor Elijah Branton moved to Pittsburgh for the job of a lifetime, researching the family history of one of the nation's wealthiest and most attractive CEOs. But not everything is as it seems in the Steel City. The historian soon unearths a deadly conspiracy that threatens to unravel his world.

Can they save their city, or will they lose themselves in the process?

The Catalyst is Daredevil meets The Dresden Files, a gritty and gripping superhero/urban fantasy story for the 21st century. With magic and monsters, science, and secrets, The Catalyst pushes listeners to consider their own path and the ethical compromises we all make - heroes and villains alike.

Editor's note: While not gratuitous, The Catalyst contains some strong language.

©2016 CM Raymond and LE Barbant (P)2016 CM Raymond and LE Barbant
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  • Book 1

    • The Catalyst

    • Steel City Heroes, Book 1
    • By: LE Barbant, CM Raymond
    • Narrated by: Ian McEuen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    When Sean Moretti's powers manifested themselves, a lifetime of comic books taught him what to do. Already struggling to make it as a normal college student, his new-found ability to sense energy in those around him did nothing to simplify his life. As destructive forces descend upon Steel City, he must learn to channel his potential, or die trying.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Steel City of Heroes Origin Story

    • By Chris Ifill on 01-06-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Crucible: Steel City Heroes, Book 2

    • By: LE Barbant, CM Raymond
    • Narrated by: Ian McEuen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Elijah Branton, part-time professor, part-time monster, is struggling to get a grip on his powers while integrating more fully to life in Pittsburgh. But a mysterious death brings last year's tragedy into the spotlight, forcing Elijah to question how much control he really has. Meanwhile, Willa Weil is on a one-woman revenge mission in pursuit of demons from her family's history. She must uncover the truth about her past in order to save the future, but can she save it from herself?

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

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