The new Rivers of London novella, from Sunday Times Number One bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch.
Ghost hunter, fox whisperer, troublemaker.
It is the summer of 2013 and Abigail Kamara has been left to her own devices. This might, by those who know her, be considered a mistake. While her cousin, police constable and apprentice wizard Peter Grant, is off in the sticks, chasing unicorns, Abigail is chasing her own mystery. Teenagers around Hampstead Heath have been going missing but before the police can get fully engaged, the teens return home - unharmed but vague about where they've been.
Aided only by her new friend Simon, her knowledge that magic is real, and a posse of talking foxes that think they're spies, Abigail must venture into the wilds of Hampstead to discover who is luring the teenagers and more importantly - why?
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 irresistible novels and novellas.
Another great book
Another great book (although truth be told I bought the audiobook)
It aimed I guess at the more younger audience then older but still has the appropriate language that Ben uses throughout his books and I hope he going to do a follow up with solely Abigail again
It was bizarre not to see much action with Peter Grant but I think Ben has chosen the best person to launch a spin off from and I’m hoping for another outing from her I think Ben has given himself enough space to play around with in the main series set to write in other stories.
Set during Peter being away to find the missing girls in book 5 (I think it was book 5 Foxglove Summer), it was a perfect time to launch Abi solo outing supported by new cast and Fox.
Perhaps this also can launch another spin off later in the series of a possible Nightingale set during his early career (but for that I’m hoping for a purely stand alone book)
As for the audio was bizarre not hearing Kobna Holdbrook-Smith read it, except in small potions for the voice of Nightingale but Shvorne Marks does a wonderful job as Abigail