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Rivers of London

Ben Aaronovitch


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PUBLISHED: 25th August 2011
ISBN: 9780575097582
ANNOTATION:
The first of the Sunday Times Bestselling Peter Grant series
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  • Paperback
    $16.99
PUBLISHED: 25th August 2011
ISBN: 9780575097582
ANNOTATION:
The first of the Sunday Times Bestselling Peter Grant series

Annotation

The first of the Sunday Times Bestselling Peter Grant series

Publisher Description

Peter Grant was just a probationary constable in the Metropolitan Police Service when one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, he tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble, thus bringing him to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England.

Now Peter is a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years and his world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, digging up graves in Covent Garden and there's something festering at the heart of London, 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 falls to Peter to bring order out of chaos - or die trying.

Author Biography

Ben Aaronovitch was born and raised in London and all his work has reflected his abiding fascination and love for what he modestly likes to refer to as the 'Capital of the World'. He works as a bookseller when he is not writing novels and TV scripts.

Review

A darkly comic read with characters you can't help but like The Sunday Express An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups The Times It's a real treat - Hot Fuzz meets Harry Potter via hardboiled police procedural - with a compelling cast of characters and a nail-biting mystery to be solved Living North Funny and wildly inventive Mail on Sunday Great, great fun Simon Mayo, Radio 2 The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter i09 We can't fault the pace, ingenuity and creativity of Rivers of London. With each page, we're eager to learn more about this mysterious new world, set on very familiar streets Londonist.com An engaging mix of magic and police procedural, this is a great kick off to a very promising series as well as the most satisfying fantasy thriller to hit bookshelves in quite some time. Witty, imaginative and gripping SFX Magical, mysterious and mesmerising, Rivers of London will have you spellbound Total Sci Fi A consummate story of real policing in a vividly real world intersecting the decidedly unreal to marvellous effect. Filled with detail and imagination, the quality of this achievement stands out, making Aaronovitch a name to watch Peter F. Hamilton What would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined the Fuzz. A hilarious, keenly imagined caper Diana Gabaldon Rivers of London manages to be fresh and original and a wonderful read. I loved it Charlaine Harris

Prizes

Short-listed for Galaxy National Book Awards: Galaxy New Writer of the Year 2011

Long Description

Peter Grant was just a probationary constable in the Metropolitan Police Service when one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, he tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble, thus bringing him to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England.Now Peter is a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years and his world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, digging up graves in Covent Garden and there's something festering at the heart of London, 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 falls to Peter to bring order out of chaos - or die trying.

Review Quote

An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups

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Ben Aaronovitch has written for DOCTOR WHO (his 'Remembrance of the Daleks' is a classic) and CASUALTY.

Product Details

Author
Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Year
2011
ISBN-10
0575097582
ISBN-13
9780575097582
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Pages
432
Publication Date
2011-08-25
Language
English
Short Title
RIVERS OF LONDON
Series
Gollancz
Subtitle
The First Rivers of London novel
Audience
General/Trade

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