In School of X, edited by Gwendolyn Nix, the next generation of the astonishing X-Men face their deadliest foes yet — alternate versions of themselves, in this wide-ranging Marvel anthology featuring seven new original stories.
The New Charles Xavier Institute isn’t all it’s cracked up to be: the food is so-so, it’s cold eleven out of twelve months, not to mention the creepy bunker vibes with mysterious tech popping up all over the place. But for the next generation of X-Men, it’s home.
Under the stewardship of Emma Frost, Cyclops, and Magneto, these new recruits learn to control their powers and defeat villainy. Yet, danger lurks within the academy and it isn’t just monsters or evil geniuses. Now, these fresh X-Men must understand what it means to fight not just yourself, but alternative shades of who they might have become in the past, present, and future.
This anthology includes stories by Amanda Bridgeman, Jaleigh Johnson, Robbie MacNiven, Cath Lauria, Pat Shand, Neil Kleid.
Eye of the Storm by Amanda Bridgeman
While saving a nearby town from flooding during a storm, Shark Girl, Dust, and Rockslide discover a secret tunnel with a diabolical foe bent on destroying organic life in favor of a mechanical cyborg-driven future.
Here’s what reviews have to say:
“Shark-Girl is one of my favourite X-Men and seeing her portrayed in prose form and so perfectly made my inner fangirl do a happy dance!” Siobhain (whatyoutolkienabout) – Goodreads.
“Eye of the Storm author Amanda Bridgeman crafts a thrilling story that takes place under water and on land showcasing the different aspects of three mutants who barely know one another but are determined to work together X-Men style.” Tiffany – Goodreads.
“An epic anthology full of Marvel: X-Men retellings in the form of short stories. My favourite is “Eye of the Storm” by Amanda Bridgeman. A fast paced, action packed, short story featuring “mutant” Sooraya Ghadir, the niqabi mutant from Afghanistan, also known as “Dust” for her super power of wielding dust and sand.. it was very exciting to read about her in this anthology and other diverse characters.” Annie – Goodreads.
“Overall, a strong addition to the X-Men mythology, with particular shoutout to Amanda Bridgeman for Eye Of The Storm.” Nicole S, Media/Journalist – Netgalley.
“This is very much a traditional story, solidly exciting and action-packed with a boo-able villain.” Kid Ferrous – Goodreads.
“‘Eye of the Storm’ isn’t the first time that writer Amanda Bridgeman has worked with Aconyte, having written Pandemic: Patient Zero earlier this year, but it is the first time that she has worked with the Marvel characters; but it’s clear through her story that she’s more than capable of handling these wild and wonderful characters.” Amy W – Netgalley
School of X is available in trade paperback, ebook and audiobook formats.