Some welcome the employment opportunities while some object to the modernization of the local environment. Judith Mawson local crank knows the truth - that Lychford lies on the boundary between two worlds and that the destruction of the border will open wide the gateways to malevolent beings beyond imagination. But if she is to have her voice heard, she's going to need the assistance of some unlikely allies Meet Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead.
After inheriting a highly specialised and highly peculiar medical practice, Dr Helsing spends her days treating London's undead for a host of ills: vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights and entropy in mummies. Although barely making ends meet, this is the quiet, supernatural-adjacent life Greta's dreamed of since childhood.
But when a sect of murderous monks emerges, killing human and undead alike, Greta must use her unusual skills to keep her supernatural clients - and the rest of London - safe. When archeologist Buck McKibben is murdered at a construction site, Bienville is thrown into chaos. The ensuing homicide investigation is soon derailed by a second crime that rocks the community to its core. Power broker Max Matheson's wife has been shot dead in her own bed, and the only other person in it at the time was her husband, Max.
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Stranger still, Max demands that his daughter-in-law, Jet, defend him in court. Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London.
A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre. Tom, I have not left you. But I am gone. Please carry on as normal. Love always, Hayley. Is she coming back? If she has gone, but is coming back, when is she coming back?
And what is he supposed to bloody do in the meantime? Never volunteer for active duty Bob Howard is a low-level techie working for a super-secret government agency. While his colleagues are out saving the world, Bob's under a desk restoring lost data. His world was dull and safe; but then he went and got Noticed.
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Humpty Dumpty, well-known nursery favourite, large egg, ex-convict and former millionaire philanthropist, is found shattered beneath a wall in a shabby area of town. He is a record collector and a connoisseur of vinyl, hunting out rare and elusive LPs. His business card describes him as the Vinyl Detective, and some people take this more literally than others. For example, the beautiful, mysterious woman who wants to pay him a large sum of money to find a priceless lost recording on behalf of an extremely wealthy yet shadowy client. And so begins a painful and dangerous odyssey in search of the rarest jazz record of them all In his spare time Chris is an exorcist without equal, with a gift from God.
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The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. An eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet, encountering dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and, of course, "The Edge" of the planet.
Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust of his career. Then his prize suspect, Rob Toshack, is murdered in custody. Furious, Quill pursues the investigation, co-opting intelligence analyst Lisa Ross and undercover cops Costain and Sefton. Toshack had struck a bargain with a vindictive entity, whose occult powers kept Toshack one step ahead of the law - until his luck ran out.
Now, the team must find a 'suspect' who can bend space and time and alter memory itself. And they will kill again. Then they must hunt a terrifying supernatural force the only way they know how: using police methods, equipment, and tactics. But they must all learn the rules of this new game - and quickly.
More than their lives will depend on it. London Falling is his first urban fantasy novel. It took a while to understand the roles of the team as I was only half paying attention at the start and the names were so confusing Costan, Sefton, toshack, quill I couldn't work out who was the main character Soon I realised there wasn't one, but four!
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I loved the depth that added to the story. However sometimes it was easy to get lost as to what character he was talking about as the narrator sometimes as it changes quickly between the four characters. Overall I loved it though!! I enjoyed the way the story swapped from character to character as it unfolded. You found out about the back story of each character when a significant event occurred. The story had a satisfying ending and also left an opening for the next story in the series.
The reader had a pleasant voice and made good use of his voice. I would have liked him to follow the punctuation closely and taken a break when a full stop appeared. Sometimes it took a few seconds to recognise a change of sentence or paragraph. Took me a few chapters to get into this but turned into a great story.
It took me a while to get used to the story swapping across the main characters. There needs to be a distinct pause when the book switches characters, or a change to accent, or something to signify a change of character perspective. Once I got used to this I loved the story line! Slow for the first few chapters. I wasn't sure if it was my kind of book for a while. Then everything changed and I was hooked. The characters were realistic and the storyline was brilliant. I can hardly wait for Book 2. Really enjoyed the Aaronovitch series, so was looking for something to fill the hole, something in the same genre.
London Falling was confusing, long winded and quite boring. Not worth the money. This is the first book in a series about a small unit of London metropolitan police who become unwillingly involved in a supernatural side of London. This book is nothing like the Rivers of London series.
It is dark and gritty, and although there is magic, it is not under their control and they have no guide or teacher to aid them in understanding. I found the first chapter a little difficult to follow as an audio book - a combination of the London slang and the accents, but my ear attuned and then I found it easier.
I'm glad that I persisted, because by the end of the book I didn't want to get out of the car and stop listening. A well crafted police drama with a very creepy villain and a nice touch of the supernatural. However, London is years old and packed with history so I finally decided the city could probably support one more. Good decision, me! The Publisher's Summary is quite sufficient to give you a flavor of this tale and get you started, however, I will note an explanation of one thing that confused me at the outset in case it might help someone else.
The story begins with two detectives, Costain and Sefton, undercover attempting to bust a mob boss, Rob Toshack. The very beginning of the book was a bit confusing to me because I didn't quite understand who were the bad guys, who were the police, and how they were interacting.
Part of this is because Damian Lynch uses a very authentic accent for the seedier types of London, which nicely sets the tone of the book, but makes for a challenge for American ears. You have to get the rhythm of that accent before you can really understand what is being said and who is saying it. I would encourage you to stay with it, because once you get clear it only takes about 15 minutes , this gritty, history-soaked tale really takes off. There are several things in this series that make it unique and bear special mention: 1. I like urban noir fantasy, especially when the dark stories are offset a bit with humor and good characters.
London Falling has both - no LOL, but lots of wry, ironic moments and believable, fleshed out characters. Unlike most UNF, there is no one central wizard, mage, or necromancer. If fact, in the beginning, there are no magic-wielders on the protagonist side at all. From that point, although Quill is "in charge", the four members of the team are equal and essential to the resolution of the mystery. So, this is a "team" series rather than another "lone wolf" escapade.
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