Review of Rivers of London

Rivers of London / Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch

A brief review. I give this first novel in the series a full five stars for pure enjoyment, wonderful inventiveness and how the author builds a wonderful clever relationship with the reader. Engaging and easy to pick up and come back to (although savoured over a quick two days) with a relatively tight cast of characters, the various character spheres are easily distinguished and full of lovely allusion.
Fantasy, murder mystery and magic…a great combination and full of promise going forward. Feeling a bit of a latecomer to the series, am glad there are some immediate volumes to move into with a spell (oops) before I catch up. Lively, well-paced and a remarkably relatable main character, combined with a tale well woven and well pub out…am hooked and on to the next.

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