Chewy Noh has problems. He was born with them. Two weeks after his birth, the family fortune-teller saw bad things in his future…and she was right. The school bully hates him and will stop at nothing to get rid of him. His mother suddenly can’t get out of bed, complaining of horrible headaches. And worst of all, the secret his grandmother is hiding may be at the root of it all. But why should he worry? He’s a superhero with a power no one’s ever seen before!
I’ve always loved hidden tidbits in titles and or names of characters. For this reason, the titles of each book has double or hidden meanings. For this one, Chewy Noh and the Fall of the Mu-dang, it should be clear where the double meaning lies. With the word ‘Fall’, it can either mean ‘the season of autumn’ or ‘a physical or metaphoric topple.’ In this case, the story takes place in the fall, on top of which we see the physical fall of the Mu-dang. The latter of which is the starting off point for the entire series.
To Hyun Jeong
This book is dedicated to my wife, Hyun Jeong who is a big supporter of everything I do. She is also a sharp critic so she keeps me grounded with all my endeavors. Without her help and one hundred percent support, I’d be a diferent person today and this would be a different book.
All of my covers are designed by my brother, illustrator Kevin Learn. Here is the sample he sent me and the final.
Important Questions Readers Have Raised
As soon as the first reviews came in, I began to see a growing trend in complaints regarding one element of the first book. I, in no way, meant to spark such a debate or animosity. However, some seem particularly upset with the moral implications my book contends. All of it spouts from Chewy’s decision in the end of the book to go against common ideas of punishment in order to follow a different form of superhero ideal. If you’ve read the book, what do you think about his decision? I would loved to hear your opinion.