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Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch
Rivers of London
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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 -... show more
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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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780575097582
Publisher: The Orion Publishing Group
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Series: Peter Grant (#1)
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Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
4.0 Rivers of London
What happens when a former Doctor Who writer decides to try his hand at a Dresden-Files-esque urban fantasy series? I DON’T EVEN KNOW BUT IT’S AMAZING. AMAZING STUFF HAPPENS, OKAY? OKAY. Basically, it’s a sort of ghost hunter/police procedural/buddy comedy with magic and a wicked sense of very Bri...
sensitivemuse
sensitivemuse rated it
0.0 Great book for urban fantasy lovers!
I enjoyed reading this one as it featured a main character who wasn’t your typical anti-hero - which we seem to have a lot lately. I’m glad to see Peter was just your average good guy who’s doing his best to be a policeman until he comes across supernatural things in which his whole life changes. P...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0
In the interest of full disclosure, I've read this series out of order. I read the first comic book story, then #2 in terms of the novels.Midnight Riot introduces us to the character of Peter Grant, who is a copper who can see ghosts but is most likely going to get detailed to data entry. Lucky for ...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.0 Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch (audiobook)
Series: Rivers of London #1 This is not only not the first time that I've read this book but it's not the first time I've listened to the audiobook. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith does an excellent job as narrator and Ben Aaronovitch succeeds at writing first-person novel with a distinct voice. Peter himse...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 Called Something Else in UK Pubs: Rivers of London
So I picked this book since it was published in 2011 and met the criteria for my BL space. I am glad I finally got around to reading it, since I've been meaning to for more than two months. I liked the main character, Peter Grant. I also enjoyed his teacher/master Nightingale and the weird setup the...
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