Review: Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

Foxglove Summer is the fifth book in the PC Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch, and I believe the first book in which Peter spends the majority of his time not in London.

Plot:

As the events of the last book have left Peter shaken, he jumps at the chance to spend some time outside of London. Unfortunately, the case he’s assisting on is a dark one: two pre-teen girls have gone missing in rural Herefordshire. There’s no indication that there might be magic involved, but that doesn’t stop for Peter from worrying. Time is running out.

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Review: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

A few months ago, I thought to myself, “I really need to start and read more Fantasy classics.” The only classics I’ve read (if one doesn’t consider David Gemmell‘s entire oeuvre classics) are Tolkien‘s The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. So I took a peek online to see what were commonly seen as Fantasy classics – and it turned out I had some of those already on my wish-list – and added some of those classics to my wish-list and put two of them in the shopping cart of the online book store I frequent.

They were Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke and Peter S. Beagle‘s The Last Unicorn. I finished The Last Unicorn last night.

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Review: Introducing Garrett, P.I. by Glen Cook

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Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love Glen Cook‘s The Black Company books and his witty voice and his gritty worlds. When I found out about his Garrett P.I. series, I didn’t quite know what to expect. I was thinking something along the lines of Urban Fantasy mixed with Sherlock Holmes (I’ve recently finished The Complete Sherlock Holmes collection and there ends my experience with detectives). But since I love Glen Cook’s work, I decided to give the first three books a try. Continue reading