Good Guys by Steven Brust
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Fairly light UF superhero fiction with traditional powers, relics, and mystery.
Of course, it's fueled by quasi-governmental agencies and assassinations that may or may not be justified, but the real joy in the novel comes from the mystery.
Increasingly interesting and gory effects murder.
But to whom? And why?
The guilty. :) You know all those bank people who busted the economy, or the a-holes who focused on all their specialty pet projects but completely ignored the plights of the common man? Yeah. Deaders.
Feeling conflicted? Me, too.
But that's the joy we can gleam from this superhero novel. Magic, relics, and the common man. Minimum wage superheroes???? Come on. You KNOW this has to be a gimmick. A fun one, too. :)
I've been a big fan of Brust for a long time now and this modern rendition of the comic tradition is fun as hell. Just bring the beer. Please. The good stuff. Don't get all pansy ass on me.
Thanks to netgalley for the ARC!
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