A Matter of Blood
Publish date: March 18th 2010
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Series: The Dog-Faced Gods (#1)
This year's PCon introduced me to a new person, Sarah, who was funny and witty and is going to be next year's guest of honour. After meeting her and talking to her I had to read something by her, I was glad I did. Set in a near future England, or possibly an England just a little different from now...
An engaging example of supernatural noir set in an economically ruined London of the near future. Mysteries chase enigmas as the story unfolds, keeping the suspense high and even the most jaded mystery lover guessing. An excellent start to what will no doubt be a must read series.
Dammit, a glitch ate my review.Short version: lovely measured understatement of what the antagonists are (huge credit for not using it as a Dramatic Reveal), really neat and sadly plausible plotting, a couple of points that were addressed I wish had been addressed earlier, looking forward to the nex...
Well Sarah Pinborough has done it again hasnt she? Wow. Loved this book and its highly entertaing. And a bit dark. As I'm in a dark place occasionally at the moment I really did go with the flow right along with it. There is the Supernatural touch but mostly its just a great story. In a time when re...
*Genre* Police Procedural, with a HINT of Dark Fantasy*Rating* 3.0*First Thoughts*A Matter of Blood is apparently the first book in a trilogy called The Dog Faced Gods. It's a different sort of book than what I was expecting. It's not really a Paranormal, or Urban Fantasy novel per se. It doesn't ha...