Geeky Summer Reading: Get Jonathan Wood’s No Hero and New Sequel Yesterday’s Hero For Free!

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Yesterday’s Hero by Jonathan Wood

Jonathan Wood’s debut novel, No Hero, introduced the world to Arthur Wallace, the MI37 agent who dared ask: “What Would Kurt Russell Do?” You might recall a few months ago that we serialized Jonathan’s story, The Nyarlathotep Event. Well, today we’re thrilled to be offering digital copies of No Hero and the just-released sequel, Yesterday’s Hero, free for the next week. That’s right! Free! Pick up a copy in the links below.

UPDATE: The books are no longer available free, but you can still show your love by visiting Barnes & Noble and Amazon for both books (below), and visiting Jonathan’s own website.

No Hero: ePub (free), .mobi (free), Barnes & Noble, Amazon

Yesterday’s Hero: ePub (free), .mobi (free), Barnes & Noble, Amazon


Praise for No Hero:

“Wood creates vivid, intensely human characters and his perfect sense of timing keeps the book bounding along at a quick pace. A funny, dark, rip-roaring adventure with a lot of heart, highly recommended for urban fantasy and light science fiction readers alike.”
Publisher’s Weekly

“Impeccably written – literally unputdownable… a psychotropic cocktail of science fiction, urban fantasy, Lovecraftian horror, hard-boiled mystery, and unadulterated man love for Kurt Russell… Unarguably one of the best novels I’ve read so far this year.”
– Paul Goat Allen,; #3 in Top 10 Paranormal Fantasy of 2011

Photo: Jonathan Wood

“The book Lovecraft might have written if he had a sense of humor and watched too many Kurt Russell movies… Recommended.”
The Mad Hatter Bookshelf and Review; Honorable Mention, Urban Fantasy Novel of the Year

“Sometimes sheer bravado and break-neck pacing can lift up a potential cliché into something more. In the case of Jonathan Wood’s first novel, No Hero, the author has created a riff on supernatural noir that’s rollicking good fun and acknowledges its debts with good humor.”
– Jeff Vandermeer, Omnivoracious,

About Yesterday’s Hero:

Another day. Another zombie T-Rex to put down. All part of the routine for Arthur Wallace and MI37—the government department devoted to defending Britain from threats magical, supernatural, extraterrestrial, and generally odd.

Except a zombie T-Rex is only the first of the problems about to trample, slavering and roaring, through Arthur’s life. Before he can say, “but didn’t I save the world yesterday?” a new co-director at MI37 is threatening his job, middle-aged Russian cyborg wizards are threatening his life, and his co-workers are threatening his sanity.

As Arthur struggles to unravel a plot to re-enact the Chernobyl disaster in England’s capital, he must not only battle foreign occult science but also struggle to keep the trust of his team. Events spiral out of control, friendships fray, and loyalties are tested to their breaking point.

Jonathan Wood is an Englishman in New York. Yesterday’s Hero is his second novel. He can be found online at and on Twitter as @thexmedic.

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