Spirits in the Wires reads like a story that wiggled into existance from in between the larger characters and story lines in a heavily populated imaginary landscape. It’s fighting to stand on its own merits, but I don’t think it quite succeeds as an independent book. There are too many light references to characters that I think I am supposed to know more about in Newford. The woman in the wheelchair, for one.
Anyhow the two main characters are a ‘dark twin’ and some sort of spirit of the internet. And, a living website. I liked the internet woman the best – she’s being introduced in this book (get it from the title, eh) and she’s best realized.