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If the solution to the mystery feels a little forced, or the villains feel a little flat, I am willing to let that slide because everything else is so enjoyable. Peter’s dad was once a jazz legend, after all, and so it’s not so hard to have his son pick up a bit of the love, if not the talent.

After the events in book 1, Leslie is laying low and trying to put her life and her poor face back together.

So the series is beginning to occupy a sweet place in my heart as it has detective, magic and history spices. That said, while the adventures of Peter and his dry sardonic British wit especially in his zinging of everything from the bureaucracy of the London Metropolitan Police to post-modern architecture continue to delight and make me laugh out loud, there is definitely a darker, more sinister tone to this book.

Peter Grants magical education is coming along, however his relationships with women are not. I love the fact that Ben Aaronovitch just took the usual fantasy wizard tropes and placed them in the setting of present-day London. Actually it isn’t a truism because most policemen think the word ’empirical’ is something to do with Darth Vader, but it damn well should be. View all 4 comments. Keep calm and carry on to 3. They hadn’t seen each other for years, which is why Ava is shocked to learn her grandfather has left money to her sister, Olivia, but his entire vineyard, Chateau Montrose, to her.


Jan 19, Adina rated it really liked it Shelves: Meanwhile the Deep Kings have only grown stronger, and are poised to deliver a blow that will finally end the war. She moved on – or so she thought. Simone and Nightingale improved a lot in this novel.

It’s a perfect mesh of awesome narration and awesome storytelling coming together. Like the best detective mysteries, the setting plays a crucial role. Jazz vampires are present axronovitch this book and sort of sums up the series for me in its quirky way but serious at the core.

When Leslie later spoke in person with Peter, voicing was back to brilliant. I got pushed into reading this slightly earlier than I had intended – but my mother is here for a visit, and she started to read the first book, and as she neared the end, there started to be threats about what might happen if I didn’t hurry up and finish this one.

Tormenting red rains sweep the land, new monstrosities feed on fear in the darkness, and the power of the Nameless, the gods who protect the Aaronovltch, lies broken. I like looking at the good in books, especially if a book simply entertains me.

It continues the story of Peter Grant, Detective Constable in the British Police, and the first trainee wizard in fifty years.

Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch

Orion Him Clare Empson. Moon Over Soho Rivers of London series: Generally not enough was happening to hold my attention and I found myself zoning out quite often. Comparatively, Moon Over Soho just has the one storyline: Peter Grant, a wisecracking apprentice magician aqronovitch not only incredibly funny, self-deprecating, non-misogynistic in the slightest, intelligent, and an actually good representation of a real early twenty-first century young man, but also has all makings of a natural-born scientist.


The casual acceptance of magic in this world irked my girlfriend, and continued to please me.

Moon Over Soho

In fact, it might be the thing that finally breaks her I’m bn forward to continuing on and finding out what happens next. Enter Investigator Tobias Winter, whose aim is to get in, deal with the problem, and get out with the minimum of fuss, personal danger and paperwork. Peter Grant is learning magic fast. Goodreads helps you keep track of books aaronovirch want to read.

Want to Read saving…. The monstrous woman is something that was created, so they discover.

I don’t think this is a series I’ll marathon until I’ve caught up, but will definitely be coming back to at some point in the not too distant future. But going back to the beginning won’t change the ending.

The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the Read my reviews and blog at www.

Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch book review

I called it a yap, one yap being enough vestigia to be apparent even when I wasn’t looking for it. And it’s why, when Dr Wali Still not a jazz person. It’s going to make Peter Grant a different, more rounded character, who has a deeper respect for what he is dealing with, the consequences, and the lives involved.

I was my dad’s vinyl-wallah: Honestly, I didn’t think that this one, with all the focus on jazz music, would appeal to me aafonovitch much.