Amongst Our Weapons By Ben Aaronovitch
Book/Novel Author: Ben Aaronovitch
Book/Novel Title: Amongst Our Weapons
The ninth novel of the bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series returns to the adventures of Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, as he solves magical crimes in the city of London.There is a world hidden underneath this great city. The London Silver Vaults—for well over a century, the largest collection of silver for sale in the world. It has more locks than the Bank of England and more cameras than a paparazzi convention. Not somewhere you can murder someone and vanish without a trace—only that’s what happened. The disappearing act, the reports of a blinding flash of light, and memory loss amongst the witnesses all make this a case for Detective Constable Peter Grant and the Special Assessment Unit. Alongside their boss DCI Thomas Nightingale, the SAU find themselves embroiled in a mystery that encompasses London’s tangled history, foreign lands and, most terrifying of all, the North! And Peter must solve this case soon, because back home his partner Beverley is expecting twins any day now. But what he doesn’t know is that he’s about to encounter something—and somebody—that nobody ever expects… Effortlessly original, endlessly inventive and hugely entertaining—step into the world of the much-loved, bestselling Rivers of London series.
I love these books. So glad I discovered this series. If you’re looking for a critique you can stop reading now. I read to be entertained, not to pick the book apart. These books are such a treat for me. This one shows a much nicer side of Sewoll and he gets to drop the Monty Python reference, which was hilarious. Peter is learning fast. Beverley and her family always interesting. The foxes are a nice humorous touch, and Peter’s mom just rolls with everything. Keep them coming, please, and no matter what he does next, every story needs some Nightingale. This little old lady loves every minute spent reading them. My only complaint is that they’re over too soon and it’s a long wait for the next one.
Once again Peter Grant runs around metro London and outlying environs investigating magical happenings and murder. All while supernatural wife, Beverly is expecting twins. Hold onto your diapers babies, it’s going to be a bumpy ride! When is it not a bumpy ride when Peter Grant investigates? Please more books Ben Aaronovitch!!!
Just when I think there can’t be many exciting adventures and things to learn, fight, and help for Peter and his crew, along comes this rip-roaring tale. As per usual, more than anything it makes me lament the wait for the next one.
If you liked the first 8 books you’ll be happy to discover that Peter Grant’s new adventure lives up to the high expectations.
I understand the need to protect from piracy. But I copy books manually to my phone to read; I don’t use amazon’s bloatware to read stuff. I can’t buy this if it has drm on it.
Chapter 9 is mystical, beautiful, mysterious and heart wrenching at the same time. At the request of Brook, river goddess of the Glossup, Peter helps young ghosts who’ve died violent deaths find their peace. It’s a strikingly beautiful moment, then Lesley appears, abruptly changing the momentum. Damn, Ben Aaronovitch is a good writer