Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch Kindle ebook - 99p
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Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch Kindle ebook - 99p

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Found 23rd Jun
First in an excellent and extremely popular series, for a quid!

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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 (and 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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I love this series of books, highly recommended
A great series of books. Well worth a read
Great read
Listened to the audiobook version and didn’t like it at all, but was likely down to the awful narrator.
smallsteve2 h, 20 m ago

Listened to the audiobook version and didn’t like it at all, but was l …Listened to the audiobook version and didn’t like it at all, but was likely down to the awful narrator.


Yep avoid the audio book - this book is for eye reading, not ear reading!
are these suitable for children (ie Harry Potter style) ?
mcdarius23rd Jun

are these suitable for children (ie Harry Potter style) ?


Sadly not. They are more for 15 years old upwards
Took the plunge because of the comments on here and the heat added so I hope you guys know what you are talking about.
Yes, great series...love it! If anybody has any suggestions for similar series I would be interested
fabioghiotto55 m ago

Yes, great series...love it! If anybody has any suggestions for similar …Yes, great series...love it! If anybody has any suggestions for similar series I would be interested


The Dresden Files is similar but set in Chicago, it's a bit more serious in tone though.
Edited by: "TommyNooka" 23rd Jun
I personally thought it was dragged out quite a bit, not just the start either. I'd read for like 30 mins and not much would happen and it put me off going back to it. Really cool idea though and it's concepts are pretty awesome, especially the magic learning bits when they finally come in. They actually require skill and practise instead of just pretty much saying a word and feeling like in Harry Potter. It's worth a shot I think. Full disclosure, I got about 2/3rds way trough, want to finish it sometime soon though.
TommyNooka2 h, 21 m ago

The Dresden Files is similar but set in Chicago, it's a bit more serious …The Dresden Files is similar but set in Chicago, it's a bit more serious in tone though.


Good call
From the same genre, i can highly recommend the Bartimaeus trilogy and also Alan Garner’s books e.g. Weirdstone of Brasingamen. All suitable for teenagers, up.
I really like this series. I like the Alex Verus series (by Benedict Jacka) too, and the Iron Druid (by Kevin Hearne) ones too.
Edited by: "AndyBoy70" 24th Jun
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