The massively anticipated brand new Sunday Times bestselling RIVERS OF LONDON novel.
Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm.
Leaving his old police life behind, he takes a job with Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's new London start up: the Serious Cybernetics Corporation.
Drawn into the orbit of Old Street's famous 'silicon roundabout', Peter must learn how to blend in with people who are both civilians and geekier than he is. Compared to his last job, Peter thinks it should be a doddle.
But magic is not finished with the Met's first trainee wizard in fifty years...
Because a secret is hiding somewhere in the building. A technology that stretches back to Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, and forward to the future of artificial intelligence. A secret that is just as magical as it technological - and twice as dangerous.
Praise for the Rivers of London novels:
'Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London'
'As brilliant and funny as ever'
'Charming, witty, exciting'
'An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups'
Discover why this incredible series has sold over two million copies around the world. If you're a fan of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams - don't panic - you will love Ben Aaronovitch's imaginative, irreverent and all-round incredible novels.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The eighth instalment of Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London fantasy series is one of the best. Series hero and undercover cop Peter Grant is on unfamiliar ground: he’s preparing to become a father to twins and an exit from the Met has led to him taking a security job at a tech start-up. This career change plunges him into a complicated but absorbing web of dotcom subterfuge that takes in the real and the magical—and rings some alarm bells for our own futures. In these new surroundings, he’s still the Peter we’ve always loved: charming, devilishly sardonic and prepared to put his magical powers to good use. We loved reading about how his relationship with girlfriend/river goddess Beverly develops too.
Aaronovitch showcases a superlative blend of whimsy and grit in the eighth Rivers of London urban fantasy (after Lies Sleeping). Magic practitioner Peter Grant leaves his position in the Metropolitan Police and lands a job with the Serious Cybernetics Corporation, whose head of security suspects a rat within the organization and wants Grant to root out who it is. Grant soon stumbles on a promising lead when he spots Jacob Astor, a fellow magic user who Grant recognizes from a previous investigation, trying to break into a restricted area of Serious Cybernetics. The plot thickens when Grant learns that the company is working for the Russian government to develop algorithms meant to influence public opinion and an attempt is made on the life of the company founder. The suspenseful mystery at the novel's core is laced with humor and charm. Jim Butcher meets Douglas Adams in this winning series installment.
An excellent read!
Sheer reading pleasure.
Brilliant, as always!
Plenty of detail, humour, these books are all fantastic.