Another rollicking installment in a fun and entertaining series. Can‘t wait to see what‘s up next! 😊
Productivity is over-rated, especially on the weekends. Know what isn‘t overrated? Reading 😍
A good instalment of the Rivers of London series. Aaronovitch always does his research and cleverly uses history to shape his stories. I like the characters and how the plot flows from one book to the next. The only thing with this book it felt a little disjointed in places and I often felt like I'd skipped a page as suddenly the subject changed or the action began. For that reason it is a 3.5 🌟 review for this book.
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How is it Monday? Kick starting my week off with a few chapters on my way to work. I'm really enjoying the 8th book in this series, Aaronovitch mixes history, magic and police work brilliantly. I had to use my Gandalf bookmark for this book about Met Police Wizards 🧙♂️
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Book 7 in the Rivers of London series is fast & fun! I was slumping a bit and these adventures of Peter Grant snapped me out of it big-time. The underlying magic of modern London along with major progress in the ongoing diabolical plans of the Faceless Man make this an excellent installment.
Another enjoyable adventure tagging along with Peter and the Folly crew. I love how the magical and the mundane interact (esp. when Nightingale is using modern tech 😍), and as a process nerd I am ridiculously intrigued by the little glimpses of how they're documenting Folly processes and procedures.
OMG! My fav. Now I'm all caught up!
The Faceless Man's final plans are coming together, and Peter and all his allies must rush to save London. Arthurian mythology makes an appearance and adds greater depth to the demimonde, but the story didn‘t get swamped by a ton of Arthurian history.
Enough got wrapped up for a satisfying conclusion, but also left enough for, hopefully, a new phase of stories.
ALSO! MOLLY! I love Molly so much. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗
Today‘s lesson in spells in Peter‘s world. Spells can be written as equations because each spell is actually cast by combining “forma” in various ways. For example, “Luxe” forms light; “Impelo” moves an object — Luxe + Impelo forms a fireball that‘s thrown at something. There‘s more advanced ones that use parentheses and other things. Nerdy stuff; I know — magic through math. 😊 #audiowalk
There‘s no map for my walk because I had to walk on an indoor track because of the rain. I did learn more about the history of wizardry in Peter Grant‘s world. I really want to comment on the Rivers of London narrator‘s (Kobna Holdbrook-Smith) skills — he is fantastic and deserves all the narration awards. I can easily distinguish all the characters because of the distinct voices he uses for each.
#audiocrochet to my favourite audiobook reader - fantastic performance as always. 😍
Well I gobbled up Lies Sleeping in just over 24 hours - it‘s the usual entertaining rollercoaster (although honestly? I think it needed one more round of edits). I love how Peter has grown up so much, and how domestic he has become. I also love how the demimonde keeps evolving - nothing is ever quite what I expect. Plus it made me a bit teary, which always means bonus points.
Just finished this! Any other Littens reading the #PeterGrant books? Or want to start a #RiversOfLondon buddy read? I would love to go back and read the whole series in a few months, because I cannot wait until the next one!
This past year, I read 60 SFF titles, admittedly most of them backlist, but from the 2018 releases, this was the most satisfying: Ben Aaronovitch redeems himself from a run of weak offerings with this conclusion to the Faceless Man story arc.
DC Peter Grant has come a long way from the days of being a clueless PC and novice wizard pounding the pavement in London.
The audio edition is *excellent* (narrated by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith)
Finished up my jigsaw puzzle while listening to this much-anticipated library hold. I got several new puzzles for Christmas, so I‘m looking forward to spending some time here this winter! 🧩❄️🧩 #audiobook #audiopuzzling
I‘m still in love with Detective Constable Peter Grant 💙. Thoroughly enjoyed this entry in the Rivers of London series. As usual Peter is using a mix of modern police procedures and Newtonian magic forms to stop evil magicians from running amok in London. A fast, fun read !
Number 7 in the Peter Grant series - I enjoyed it hugely although it‘s not my favourite of the series. As other people have said it seems to be tying up some plot ends in order to launch into a new phase. Whatever, it‘s always fun to hang out with Peter and Bev. (Note: there were at least five glaring editing mistakes in my edition which is the most I‘ve ever seen - typos and missing words etc - sad for the author)
“...guarding Richard Williams hospital room along with a reassuringly solid member of Protection Command in full ballistic armour and armed with an H&K MP5 submachine gun. Her name was Lucy and she had three children under the age of 5.
“Compared to them” she told us “I don‘t find this job stressful at all.“
Just another example of why I love you, Ben Aaronovitch. 😍
So good! It's amazing how fast this series has gone from me not knowing of its existence, to cementing them as one of my favorite series ever. I have the graphic novels to read still, but I'm trying to hold off. (I'll let you know how that goes...)
I'm definitely planning on rereading this series next year. 📚🎯
🎧 The 7th Book in the Rivers of London/Peter Grant series wraps up the Faceless Man story arc and clears the way for the next phase in DS Grant‘s life (next book due 3/31/19.) Aaronovitch‘s writing style has slowed down and matured from the fast & furiously sharp initial offerings and so have his characters and even the audiobook narrator; but it‘s well researched and entertaining though I have no idea where “a tin of vampire” came from!?
🎧 Starting this one today
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith *is* Peter Grant, the London DS with nascent wizardry skills. I suspect if it weren‘t for the audiobook editions, I would have dropped the series by now (diluted with GNs, novellas, and weak stories lately) but I‘m hoping that this will be redemptive, restoring my faith in Aaronovitch.
Does anyone else here occasionally obsess over the food they read about? Today I searched out cheese puffs with bacon because I couldn‘t get them out of my head after a particular chapter of this book TEN DAYS AGO. 🤣 https://www.thespruceeats.com/cheddar-bacon-puffs-3050905
Another fun book in this series! Kobna Holdbrook-Smith‘s audio performance is exceptionally good as always. I read and listen to each book in this series because the audio versions are so delightful. If you like fantasy books set in our own world and haven‘t tried the Rivers of London series, I cant recommend it highly enough.
I am one of those people who is terrible at keeping up with ongoing series. In fact, Rivers of London is the only one that I've managed to read every volume of. With that in mind:
Lies Sleeping builds nicely on what's come before, and is focused almost entirely on the overarching plot of the series. There's a lot of payoff in this book and, in my opinion, it been worth waiting for. I can't wait to see where the series goes next!
If you like the Dresden Files, can I take a second and recommend this series. It is so entertaining and funny, think British Dresden. This is the newest entry in the series and I have to ration it because its like a bar of delicious chocolate and I don't want to eat the whole thing in one sitting.