The Severed Streets
Publish date: May 20th 2014
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: James Quill (#2)
I found "The Severed Streets" to be a surprisingly brutal book. It goes beyond the "Old Bill vs Old Nick on the West Ham Pitch" feel of the first book "London Falling" and crosses the boundary from Urban Fantasy to real Horror. It continues with the unconventional police unit, all of whom have bee...
Summer in London: a city in turmoil. The vicious murder of a well-known MP is like a match to tinder but Detective Inspector James Quill and his team know that it's not a run-of-the-mill homicide. Still coming to terms with their new-found second sight, they soon discover that what is invisible to o...
Series: Shadow Police #2 We're back with James Quill and his team, police officers with the Sight, the thing that allows them to see supernatural stuff all over London. Paul Cornell has managed to create an interesting magical environment, where you gain power through various means of sacrifice or...
The policemen are getting further and further into the metaphysical and the consequences of previous events come to roost. There's murder happening and it looks like Jack the Ripper is back, this time against men.
This was a lot more coherent than the initial book, London Falling, but I don't think this book is very accessible to the average urban fantasy reader. There is still a heavy British vibe to the story, which is a good thing, for the most part. Cornell takes the reader and the characters to some dark...
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