When you have a brain that is capable of solving complex programming problems, it tends to over complicate the creative process. Trust me, I know.
Legend used to have two prologues, two epilogues, and bounce randomly between two centuries. The latest version makes a little more sense. It has only one prologue and one epilogue with the century bouncing and then final joining separated into five parts. The story, is and always has been, told from two separate points of view. First person for the 21st Century and third person for 26th Century.
Spirit is following in its footsteps. While there aren’t multiple centuries in that book, there are three narrators.
This is because Stars of Heros is based around a fictional multi-generational family log. For each generation, an older sibling in the family is the writer and the youngest, the organizer. When the older sibling is writing, the story is written in the first person present POV. If, however, the writing needs to reflect something that was reported to the designated writer because it happened too far away from them or multiple people saw and reported on the same thing, then the story shifts to third person past tense.
In Spirit, one family member has to take over for another for part of the story, so there are two first person points of view. The distinction between the firsts and third, I’m not too worried about. They are pretty clear even when the switch happens between chapters. I’m more worried about the two firsts. I’ve taken the precaution of separating them by dividing the book into three sections, so the reader has a visual clue. It’s their voices that concern me. I hear them as two different characters, but I’m not sure I’ve done enough for everyone else to do so.
Luckily, I still have time to refine this as there is still plenty of writing left to do.