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Rivers of London | Hardback

Released on 10 January 2011

Author: Ben Aaronovitch | Format: Hardback

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My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluable, and that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England. Now I'm a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, and digging up graves in Covent Garden ...and there's something festering at the heart of the city I love, a malicious vengeful spirit that takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque mannequins to act out its drama of violence and despair.The spirit of riot and rebellion has awakened in the city, and it's falling to me to bring order out of chaos - or die trying.

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 A strange suprise

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I bourght this book and did not really expect much from it. I could not put it down, it is almost like an adult chilldrens book. It contains adult themes but has the easy reading style of Harry Potter to be honest another reviewer had it down to a tee when they said "its like what would happy is Harry Potter grew up and joined the Met"

 Outstanding and original story

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As the title states, this is an excellent mix of police crime fighting and fantasy, which works extremely well. It is a well written story with some pretty in depth crime investigation going on, with an original take on trying to explain the mythical/magical side to London with modern society. His characters are well thought out, the story is an absolute corker, although trying to explain what it is about will do nothing but ruin what is a brilliant take on an age old story. All those that are afraid that this is a kids book in disguise, and is just a take on Harry Potter, rest assured the truth could not be further away. A brilliant first book and start to what will be a successful series I`m sure. I await the release of "Moon over Soho" with baited breath!

 page turner

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A well researched page turner with characters that you feel immediately at ease with. Hope they all make it back in the next one Moon over soho. A very strong start into police magic. I will certainly be preordering the next novel just to see if lesley is back .....

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AuthorBen Aaronovitch
PublisherOrion Publishing Co (United Kingdom)
Year2011
ISBN9780575097568
FormatHardback - 400 Pages