Moon over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch

Started a bit samey but got better. Set a little bit after the first book, we find Peter pretty much where he was at the end of the last one. Soon however he’s called in as there seems to be an echo of music coming from a corpse which then leads down another rabbit hole. …

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

Enjoyed that more than I thought I would for some reason. So Peter Grant is a junior police officer in London who is called to patrol a murder scene and there he proceeds to interview a ghost. Thinking he is going crazy he jokes around with a gentleman called Thomas Nightingale who turns out to …

Small Favour by Jim Butcher

So on book ten, that’s a fair bit into the series now. As per usual there are two current predicaments for Harry. The first is that the Summer Court is out to get Harry and he is not sure why. The other part is that Mab wants Harry to rescue Marcone and so calls in …

White Night by Jim Butcher

It’s getting harder to review these the further you go into the series. This one is mostly concerned with the White Court and a series of murders of lesser practitioners of magic around a few US cities. All the signs point to Thomas but Harry doesn’t believe it to be the case and there must …

Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher

Another good book in the series. I consider this entry to be in the ‘main’ storyline of the series, if there is one, though I could be wrong. There are two threads, the first being Harry asked to look into what is happening in faerie to see why the Winter and Summer courts are not …

Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

It’s getting more difficult to review these as due to being on the seventh book spoilers are harder to avoid. As usual things start off relatively calm with Harry. He’s been living with Thomas for a year which is driving him crazy but then Mavra shows up and blackmails him with evidence on Murphy that …

Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

Another enjoyable adventure with Chicago’s finest PI. Harry is asked by the vampire Thomas to help him out as he owes him one or two favours. He wants him to investigate a few bizarre accidents that have been killing people on the production set of a porno film. As usual things escalate pretty quickly and …

City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett

What a great end to a fantastic series. Set thirteen years after book two the world of the divine cities has grown up and is full of skyscrapers and cable cars that go on for days. Sigrud has been living an anonymous life in remote locations while the world has passed him by. He’s still …

City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

Another great entry in the Divine Cities series. Set five years after the first book we find General Mulaghesh chilling on a beach after finally getting out of the military as she wanted. However it’s not long before Shara comes calling (figuratively) and entices her out of retirement to do a final tour in the …

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

Seriously great book. So this is another of what I think of as second world urban fantasy. It is a world that is somewhat recognisable as ours was maybe a hundred years ago but in other ways it is far different. In this world gods did exist, there were six of them and they walked …

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