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Rivers of London: Rivers of London Series, Book 1 - Rivers of London (eBook)Ben Aaronovitch
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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“Good pacy mix of magic and mudane.”
I first bought because i was intrigued as to how Ben would use police and magic and I must say it is working very well. As another reviewer said its hard to put down. I normally read with a cup of coffee. My cooffee... More
“Didnt want to put it down”
I really loved this book. Its been a while since I've read one that has gripped me so much. Have had to buy the next one (and the one after that!)
“What is everyone raving about?”
Whilst charming, the book was lacklustre (in my opinion). I hate putting a book down without finishing it... I was very tempted to do so with Rivers of London... at the end, I was never rewarded for the struggle. All... More