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Dark Currents by Lindsay Buroker
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really liked it
bookshelves: kindle, indie

Partway through this, I thought, "Wouldn't it be great if Lindsay Buroker wrote a superhero novel?" (I have a weakness for superhero novels.)

And then, a little further on, I realised that she has.

The Emperor's Edge crew are a group of dysfunctional, very low-powered supers, working as vigilantes outside the law in the cause of Right.

This time they're outside the city, battling magically-controlled monsters and magically-powered automatons (it's a little more steampunky than the first one).

A lot of fun, and the action never stops - but at the same time there's plenty of characterization going on. The afterword says that the author plans to give each of the group a book in which they're the "second lead" (with Amaranthe, the leader, remaining in the top spot), and it's a nice idea. This is Books' book, and he gets to have a little romance and be a hero as well as do research.

As with the first book, I bought the next one immediately after finishing, and I'm looking forward to it.

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
June 16, 2012 – Shelved
June 16, 2012 – Shelved as: kindle
October 21, 2012 – Shelved as: indie

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