Review: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

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Rivers of London is the first book in Ben Aaronovitch’s Peter Grant series. It’s contemporary Fantasy, which usually isn’t my thing, but I enjoyed this novel a lot.

Plot:

PC Peter Grant is a young English policeman who, after an encounter with a ghost, is recruited into a ‘secret’ branch of the Metropolitan police that deals only with magical cases.

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Review: The Shadowed Sun by N.K. Jemisin

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This is the second book in The Dreamblood duology by N.K. Jemisin. I really hope it won’t stay a duology, because I’d love to explore the world more, but if it is, then it’s a fitting end.

Plot:

Gujaareh, the city of dreams, has been ruled for ten years by the conquering Kisuati after the schemes of the Prince fell through in the previous book. The Kisuati are cruel and forceful, and only the Hetawa and its Sharers, Sisters, Sentinels and Gatherers ensure that Gujaareh stays peaceful. But things are boiling under the surface and things are changing in the city. The barbarians, lead by exiled would-be-Prince Wanahomen keep raiding the city, there’s a female Sharer apprentice in the Hetawa though women are as goddesses and therefore shouldn’t do the jobs of men, and the people of Gujaareh are getting more and more frustrated by the behaviour of the Kisuati. War is brewing and an unstoppable plague spreads through the city of dreams, killing people horrible in their sleep.

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Review: The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin

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I actually bought N.K. Jemisin‘s The Inheritance Trilogy first, but I decided to start on The Dreamblood duology (series?) first. This was my first encounter with N.K. Jemisin and I’m glad it was The Killing Moon that introduced me to her.

Plot:

Ehiru is a Gatherer – one of those who have sworn to keep the city of Gujaareh peaceful. The Gatherers spin magic from dreams when the people of the city sleep and use the magic to help, heal and protect the citizens from those who are corrupt. But when people start dying in their sleep under suspicious circumstances, it is Ehiru who must find out the truth.

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