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Another great piece of 'how would superheros work in the real world' fiction.
on 6 May 2014
Giving away nothing more than a dust-jacket would - directly, this is the story of Astra, traumatized from the events of Wearing the Cape, doing a Nancy Drew impression as she tries to stop a time-traveler's prophecy of a supernatural bogey-man from killing her friend. And, more generally it's about the consequences of criminals adapting their operations to a world full of supers, and what happens when that goes wrong.
It is good stuff, maintaining the standard of Wearing the Cape, but it is a different type of story. There's less 'becoming' and more 'noir-story' with the protagonists coming under attack every time she/they take a step towards uncovering the villains - which keeps the action ticking over at a decent clip, but it's also a little predictable. For all the noir about it though, the story plays out more like a true story than fiction - i.e. although the final conflict is satisfying and fitting, it's perhaps not between who you think it might be