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Delphic by Adam G Pugh


Delphic is a superhero story about Hector, a young man in Detroit with the ability to see the past and the present. It follows his attempts to leverage this unusual ability to do good in the world while remaining behind the scenes, keeping both his identity and the truth of his powers secret from those who would see him as a threat.

Note: Delphic contains some graphic violence.

A serialized novel, updating weekly

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Listed: Feb 4, 2018


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A quiet superhero

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Aug 26, 2018: Delphic’s not the punchy type of superhero at all by powers or by nature. The story’s not about combat scenes but rather about investigation primarily with world building and characters in there too.

The writing style is a bit dry and detached, not unlike Drew Hayes’ Super Powereds, but that works better for the hero here than some of Drews heros IMO. He’s careful and considering rather than openly emotional and the plot matches that.

The hero has his flaws, some related to his secret identity and some not, and those haven’t been forgotten by the story as happens in some wish-fulfillment fantasies. I think it’s pretty good overall.

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