Whispers Under Ground
A WHOLE NEW REASON TO MIND THE GAP It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The... show more
A WHOLE NEW REASON TO MIND THE GAP It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom—if it exists at all—is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as “the Faceless Man,” it’s up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and—as of now—deadliest subway system in the world.At least he won’t be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She’s young, ambitious, beautiful . . . and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah—that’s going to go well.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 31st 2012
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 418
Edition language: English
Series: Peter Grant (#3)
Okay . . . man, how to sum this one up. Peter, Lesley and Abigail Kamara (a teen-aged neighbor of Peter's parents) go down into the tunnels of the Underground to look for ghosts, and find one. What we learn here will be important come The Furthest Station. This is a fun little foray into the ...
by Ben Aaronovitch The stories in this series have a way of building on the established world, but always adding something new. This one nearly lost me when the nature of a peripheral character started to sound too much like it was borrowing from the teenage Paranormal Romance genre, but it recove...
Still fun. Still funny. Sort of cozy for an UF series. I never really feel like there are any actual stakes, of the Mr. Pointy variety or the life-threatening variety. This is more like Murder She Wrote with ghosts. Peter's still a swell bloke, and I'm really liking Leslie's role and her confiden...
Auch im dritten Band der Reihe um den jungen Constable / Magierlehrling Peter Grant verbindet Ben Aaronovitch zahllose bunte, manchmal schräge Ideen zu einer originellen Mischung aus Fantasy, Krimi und Humor. Dabei zieht er durchaus auch mal die Klischees der Genres durch den Kakao - das aber mit li...
Ok, much better than the first two books so this one truly deserves a 4 star rating. I went back and downgraded the first two to 3 stars to be fair. The story was evenly paced throughout the book this time and the ending didn't feel extemporaneous. Peter's character was balanced with more of the ...