I got turned onto Ben Aaronovitch’s London occult fantasy police novel Midnight Riot (for some reason, the book’s title got changed from Rivers of London for the American version) by Kate Ashwin* of Widdershins, which is by the way an excellent webcomic that you should read if you’re into 19th Century urban fantasy written by somebody who doesn’t hate the 19th Century. …But I digress; I’m about a quarter through the book so far, and I put it down to write this because if I don’t break off now I’ll just read the whole thing in one shot and I still have things that I have to do today. So, yes, it qualifies for Book of the Week. The real trouble will be in pacing myself, I think.
And so, adieu to Anno Dracula. I incline to London-based fantasy sometimes, no? (more…)