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Review: The Liminal People

The Liminal People - Ayize Jama-Everett

An interesting concept with some great characters and a weird world glimpsed at the edges. Superpowers but no capes and tights and so underground no government agency ever appears aware of them. Refreshing after a bit of overload on that kind of conspiracy world the last few years.

 

First person present tense is not my favorite, and it's effectiveness for this narrator was somewhat uneven. In fight scenes, the perspective worked quite well, but sometimes lead to spending a little too much time inside the protagonist's head. A few too many, too long monologues.

 

Overall, delighted to see there is a sequel.