salamandraga (salamandraga) wrote in little_details,

Napoleonic era Parkour

My work takes place in a period roughly analogous to the Napoleonic era. Magic exists and with it the ability to enhance oneself with magic. There are people with superhuman strength and there are people who use this to hop around the city like madmen. I'm looking for books  - aside from Mistborn - or short stories that describe this sort of movement. It doesn't matter if it's Spider-Man or an urban fantasy series, but I need to see some other authors' descriptions of how to do this the right way. It feels like the descriptions I'm using are too subdued and don't convey the sense of speed or power that such enhancements would engender. 

I'm also wondering what I should call the shoes they have to wear for this. Creepers? Clingers? Geckos?

Thanks in advance.
Tags: 1800s (no decades given), ~clothing, ~literature, ~martial arts, ~sports (misc)

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