Saturday, July 27, 2019

Lies Sleeping

Lies Sleeping is the 7th book in Ben Aaronovitch's brilliant urban fantasy/mystery Rivers of London series. Released 20th Nov 2018 by Penguin on their Berkley imprint, it's 406 pages and available in all formats.

This series is a strong favourite. The books are very very well written, taut, engaging, brilliantly plotted, and satisfying.  If this entry isn't quite up to the level of most of the other books, it's still wonderfully entertaining. The hunt for the faceless man continues, more demi-gods are interviewed, Peter and Bev's relationship moves along; in short, it's a fun visit with old friends and enemies.

Aaronovitch is a gifted author with a razor wit and a prodigious talent for descriptive narrative. The dialogue is never clunky, the world building and magic systems are virtuoso, and the book swallowed me whole.

Since there are so many interwoven multi-book plot threads in this series, it wouldn't work very well as a standalone. I strongly recommend reading the series start to finish, they're wonderful.

Five stars for the series as a whole, four stars for this installment.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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