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Title: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on October 14, 2015, 06:02:09 PM
I am disappointed that The Hanging Tree publication date has been set back until the 14th of June 2016 and have noted the Folly, Home of English Magic website has fallen by the wayside. I hope all is well in Bens world.

If anyone is missing their Peter Grant fix I hope this helps.

https://youtu.be/Tldu63RKu40 (https://youtu.be/Tldu63RKu40)

Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Mr.J on October 14, 2015, 07:27:10 PM
I'm fine with the delay, I'd rather it be good than rushed. :)

And I thought the last one ended rather suddenly too, ramping up to a big mysterious conclusion and then it just stops. So I'm hoping he's all good and healthy and can take his time with it.

It was good to get a bit more of the historical context of the magic wars and some new areas not explored before, as well as excellent commentary on the media and its relationship with reporting kidnappings. Just with the huge twist at the end of Broken Homes I was kind of hoping we'd be getting a little bit closer to finding out what on earth is going on overall by now.

But still continuously entertaining, its one of those series I know will be good with every book. 

Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Pwibble on October 14, 2015, 07:51:44 PM
Also disappointed but it's nice to be waiting for the next book in a series as well (sort of). Went for a long time with nothing new exciting me. Now waiting for quite a few next volumes! Quite a good not too silly but not too heavy series that is very moreish.

What's the issue with the folly?

I have to admit I only discovered these as audio books (lots of commuting time) but really enjoyed them and also the narration on the audible version. One of the better fantasy narrations available in my experience.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Elfy on October 14, 2015, 09:22:30 PM
I'm fine with the delay, I'd rather it be good than rushed. :)

And I thought the last one ended rather suddenly too, ramping up to a big mysterious conclusion and then it just stops. So I'm hoping he's all good and healthy and can take his time with it.

It was good to get a bit more of the historical context of the magic wars and some new areas not explored before, as well as excellent commentary on the media and its relationship with reporting kidnappings. Just with the huge twist at the end of Broken Homes I was kind of hoping we'd be getting a little bit closer to finding out what on earth is going on overall by now.

But still continuously entertaining, its one of those series I know will be good with every book.
I think one of the reviewers described Foxglove Summer as the standalone TV episode equivalent of the series, and also hoped that the next book (The Hanging Blade) would give some resolution to events at the end of Broken Homes.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Mr.J on October 14, 2015, 09:46:16 PM
That's a pretty fair summary yea, there was plenty of good stuff in it though, very dark and twisted. The river sex was a bit weird though...
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Elfy on October 14, 2015, 09:47:50 PM
That's a pretty fair summary yea, there was plenty of good stuff in it though, very dark and twisted. The river sex was a bit weird though...
It wasn't that it wasn't a good book, just that it went kind of off path, considering that Broken Homes ended on a cliff. I think they also referenced Aaronovitch's TV background.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on October 14, 2015, 10:59:03 PM
If there were ever a series of books written for TV it is these. Hardly surprising as he was a TV scriptwriter but someone has to do Rivers of London in 6-8 episodes soon.

I have enjoyed them all and am not at all worried that the plot gets side tracked. Just need to track him down at some point and get my well read copies signed.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on October 15, 2015, 02:01:24 AM
Thank you so much @Rostum (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40251) for that link, it certainly didn't disappoint. I don't mind waiting longer for The Hanging Tree as I love this series and also I might be featured more prominently. Not been around lately and feeling neglected, but probably I'll be a real bitch again - sigh.

(http://www.gollancz.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/The-hanging-tree-628x1024.jpg)

I enjoyed Foxglove Summer mainly because it brought the plot away from London for a pleasant change. I love London to distraction and books set there are a bonus, but so much UK urban fantasy is London based it is good to have new locations introduced. There are little touches of humour that just pop up in these books that make them such a pleasure and easy to sit back and enjoy.

Last time I was in London I went find St Paul's Covent Garden, where the first book began and discovered it is the Actor's Church and there were many interesting memorials and the seats in the little garden space were donated in memory of actors. Well worth a look.

Here's a fairly useful link

http://follypedia.wikia.com/wiki/The_Follypedia_Wiki

It would be great if some of the truly marvellous covers were available for sale as large posters. This cover looks less detailed but  I have spent hours looking at earlier ones with a magnifying glass as they had intricate detail, interest and little jokes crammed in those maps but they are tiny.

@Pwibble (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40684) I enjoy the audible versions as well, they couldn't be better. The narrator, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, has caught Peter's characters perfectly. Wonder if he was Peter in the trailer.

I particularly liked the change of direction and  introduction of new characters, the hints about Molly's origins, Beverley Brooks adventures and as for weird sex, hey Beverley is a luscious babe, use your imagination.  :D Yaay, don't you realise Peter has probably sired a new baby river? How cool is that?

What  Molly packed for Peter in that trunk was so funny. It was as though she thought he was going on an early 20th century aristocratic country weekend,  huntin, shootin' and fishin'. ;D

Good that  Leslie only featured remotely and occasionally, more to keep that particular sub plot alive, but didn't intrude on the story.  Of course we are meant to be feeling sympathetic towards her because of her face, regardless of the end of Broken Homes, but to be honest the Leslie saga has been dragged out so long now I'm tired of it, that's my only complaint in the series. I hope we do go back to The Folly, would like to know more about Nightingale sometime.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Nighteyes on October 15, 2015, 11:16:30 PM
Is nobody reading the monthly comic book series?
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on October 16, 2015, 10:31:30 AM
I wish, but buy too much already. Do you get them? And do they live up to the books?
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Mr.J on October 16, 2015, 11:28:39 AM
Is nobody reading the monthly comic book series?
I've seen some bad reviews of them.

Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on October 16, 2015, 11:31:29 AM
I am not keen on graphic novels or comics, but might make an exception for these, are they any good?

There is a Peter Grant short story kicking round in an anthology, maybe Rogues that was fun and I hope there are some more elsewhere.

Edit: Not in Rogues in a SE of Rivers of London (reprint) and  here ofc.

http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/the-home-crowd-advantage.html (http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/the-home-crowd-advantage.html)
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on October 17, 2015, 01:44:41 AM
Extra treat, many thanks @Rostum (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40251) - you are significantly improving today . ;D

Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on October 18, 2015, 03:11:22 PM
She who would pun, would pick a pocket!

With sincere apologies to Patrick O'Brian
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on October 19, 2015, 12:24:38 AM
Extra treat, many thanks @Rostum (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40251) - you are significantly improving today . ;D

I just realised how that might read  ;D ;D ;D I meant "The day was significantly improved by the enjoyment of your posts".  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Raptori on October 19, 2015, 07:15:35 AM
Extra treat, many thanks @Rostum (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40251) - you are significantly improving today . ;D

I just realised how that might read  ;D ;D ;D I meant "The day was significantly improved by the enjoyment of your posts".  ;D ;D ;D
Haha I read it as "you are significantly improving on this day"  ;D
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on October 19, 2015, 07:17:20 AM
Extra treat, many thanks @Rostum (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40251) - you are significantly improving today . ;D

I just realised how that might read  ;D ;D ;D I meant "The day was significantly improved by the enjoyment of your posts".  ;D ;D ;D
Haha I read it as "you are significantly improving on this day"  ;D
Yup, that wasn't what I meant at all ;D
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on October 19, 2015, 04:17:01 PM
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Yup, that wasn't what I meant at all ;D


So I can't be mortally offended! I think I shall strop as I wasn't insulted.

I just read it as a play on the temperarilysignificant web address.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on October 23, 2015, 11:18:51 AM
Ok a little bit of research. Waterstones special editions contain the short stories. I believe Ben worked for them so that may explain why they are so favoured.

short stories in the Rivers of London series are:

The Home Crowd Advantage in the 'London Edition' of Rivers of London
The Domestic in the special Waterstones edition of Whispers Under Ground
The Cockpit in the special Waterstones edition of Broken Homes
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Granny in the special Waterstones edition of Foxglove Summer

If anyone can find a legitimate online copy of The Domestic, The Cockpit and The loneliness of the Long Distance Granny please post up the links in this thread.

Apparently the plan is for a short story anthology as soon as there is enough of them to make a book.

Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Mr.J on October 23, 2015, 11:22:15 AM
'The Home Crowd Advantage' by Ben Aaronvitch (From special edition of Rivers of London) posted on his website to read:

http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/the-home-crowd-advantage.html
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on October 26, 2015, 08:43:13 PM
If you dig through the usual Tmblr nonsense someone has been kind enough to transcribe King of Rats.

https://www.tumblr.com/search/ben+aaronovitch (https://www.tumblr.com/search/ben+aaronovitch)

The audio version is here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIQLSQbghFc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIQLSQbghFc)
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on November 03, 2015, 11:41:41 PM
Apologies fron the double post. Amazon have just let me know I can expect my pre-ordered copy of the Hanging Tree on 19-11-15 (original release date) and not June 16 after all.

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on November 04, 2015, 12:47:18 AM
Apologies fron the double post. Amazon have just let me know I can expect my pre-ordered copy of the Hanging Tree on 19-11-15 (original release date) and not June 16 after all.

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

Many thanks for that news Rostum - wow not so long to wait after all. I hadn't pre-ordered because sometimes if its ages I forget I've done it and pre-order elsewhere again.  ::)

Just put my order in thanks to you, but bad news is the p&p cost 8.43 sterling nearly as much as the hardback itself. Just wanted to make certain I had a good copy and a UK edition to match the rest, so for once it is worthwhile as these are high on my list of favourites.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Mr.J on November 04, 2015, 10:34:48 PM
Apologies fron the double post. Amazon have just let me know I can expect my pre-ordered copy of the Hanging Tree on 19-11-15 (original release date) and not June 16 after all.

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Amazon, as usual, lying.

https://twitter.com/Ben_Aaronovitch/status/662034861549420544

The Hanging Tree will be released in June 2016
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on November 04, 2015, 11:36:47 PM
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Amazon, as usual, lying.

https://twitter.com/Ben_Aaronovitch/status/662034861549420544

The Hanging Tree will be released in June 2016

Meh what does he know, he's only the author.


from Amazon

The items listed below will actually be dispatched sooner than we had originally expected based on the new release date:

Aaronovitch, Ben "The Hanging Tree (Rivers of London 6)"
Previous estimated arrival date: June 16 2016
New estimated arrival date: November 19 2015

For more details, please visit the Your Account section of our web site :

Someone got a bit enthusiastic methinks
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Mr.J on November 04, 2015, 11:41:34 PM
They did that all the time with Scott Lynch's books, think they completely make up ones honestly as asking the publisher and Scott Lynch neither had confirmed or announced anything about release dates (this was before Republic of Thieves was released).

So yea. Amazon, bookseller superheroes.

Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on November 04, 2015, 11:49:19 PM
Thanks Mr.J , Amazon is so annoying, have cancelled yesterday's pre-order. Can't guarantee to be around next June. ;)
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on November 04, 2015, 11:56:25 PM
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Thanks Mr.J , Amazon is so annoying, have cancelled yesterday's pre-order. Can't guarantee to be around next June. ;)

How terribly morbid of you. Sorry to get your hopes up it was an email addressed to me and everything so it must have been true  :-[
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on November 05, 2015, 12:00:39 AM
Not morbid, I'm not a pessimist,  just realistic - enjoy every minute most days and hope there will be plenty.  ;D
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Elfy on November 05, 2015, 04:50:34 AM
They did that all the time with Scott Lynch's books, think they completely make up ones honestly as asking the publisher and Scott Lynch neither had confirmed or announced anything about release dates (this was before Republic of Thieves was released).

So yea. Amazon, bookseller superheroes.
Amazon are notorious for this. I can remember during the wait for A Dance with Dragons they not only gave it a release date they also had a page count. This rather bemused George Martin, because at the time even he didn't have a page count.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: ClearMadness on November 05, 2015, 03:53:15 PM
This is my second favorite urban fantasy series, after Dresden Files of course. I really like the characters and mystery involved in the story.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on November 10, 2015, 04:54:32 PM
From Amazon

Hello,

Unfortunately, the release date for the item(s) listed below was changed by the supplier, and we need to provide you with a new estimated delivery date based on the new release date:

Aaronovitch, Ben "The Hanging Tree (Rivers of London 6)"
Estimated arrival date: June 16 2016

One of our aims is to provide a convenient and efficient service but in this case, we've fallen short. Please accept our sincere apologies.

You haven't been charged for these items. We don't charge your payment card until just before your parcel is dispatched, at which time we'll send you an e-mail to confirm the payment details, estimated delivery date, contents and method of delivery.

If the order won't arrive by the time you need it, you can cancel the order or an individual item from your order by visiting Your Account, and viewing the order details. As long as the item hasn't entered the dispatch process, you'll be able to cancel it.

We hope to see you again soon.

Regards,

Customer Service Department
Amazon.co.uk

A bit late all things considered.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on November 17, 2015, 07:33:41 PM
Latest from Amazon

The items listed below will actually be dispatched sooner than we had originally expected based on the new release date:

Aaronovitch, Ben "The Hanging Tree (Rivers of London 6)"
Previous estimated arrival date: June 16 2016
New estimated arrival date: November 24 2015

Shall I hold my breath? http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/Smileys/default/lipsrsealed.gif
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Mr.J on November 17, 2015, 07:39:18 PM
Nope because the author said it's next year. He nor his publisher have tweeted confirmation of an earlier date.

STOP LYING AMAZON YOU SOULLESS TAX-DODGERS
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on December 07, 2015, 07:42:35 PM
Some time to be wasted here. Particularly useful if you want to see where stuff happens.

http://rivers-of-london.tumblr.com/ (http://rivers-of-london.tumblr.com/)
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on December 07, 2015, 10:51:58 PM
Thankyou, yes, good time waster. Do you have any of the graphic versions? Very tempted.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on December 07, 2015, 11:43:21 PM
I have not got the graphic novels but may pick them up after christmas as rereading all 5 books last month has just made the wait for your book to come out even worse.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Adrian_Selby on December 09, 2015, 08:41:18 PM
At the behest of Lady Ty, I drop my thoughts on Rivers of London here, via this link:
http://www.adrianselby.com/2015/03/books-rivers-of-london-the-blade-itself/ (http://www.adrianselby.com/2015/03/books-rivers-of-london-the-blade-itself/)

TLDR Very much enjoyed how well paced and easy to acquire the world and the magic is.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on December 09, 2015, 09:18:03 PM
Strange pairing of books to review but you do it well.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on December 09, 2015, 11:46:44 PM
Thank you for adding your review of Rivers of London, Adrian.  ;D

Good that you enjoyed it and  I hope you go on to read more of the series, as you can tell I am a devoted fan. There are many more unusual characters and secrets to enjoy in the following books as well as an on-going back story. Haven't read The Blade Itself yet, but many here have, I'll get there eventually.  This forum is fatal for the TBR pile.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on February 13, 2016, 01:18:07 AM
Double post because we are all still waiting for The Hanging Tree to turn up one day. :(

Found these top pics for Jmack's reading thread as he is hopefully a new convert. Think we should also have them here.

(https://41.media.tumblr.com/e8a838c4ef4de82bbdca6d8171432f3c/tumblr_np73bwnrvA1qgy67co5_1280.jpg)

Here's the full link so you can see more pics with individual names.

https://archiveofourown.org/works/4996429



Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: JMack on February 13, 2016, 03:07:15 AM
I think of Molly as even more alien, but the rest feel spot on. There's a "best friend" character in the current tv show "You, Me and the Apocalypse " who is right now my mental image for Peter.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on February 14, 2016, 11:20:38 AM
@Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) there is a free short story linked earlier in this thread if you have 10 minutes to spare.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: JMack on February 14, 2016, 12:55:07 PM
@Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) there is a free short story linked earlier in this thread if you have 10 minutes to spare.

I found the tumblr. Is that you, or someone else doing it?
I'll keep looking for the short story.   :D

Edit: Found it!
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on February 15, 2016, 11:49:53 AM
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I found the tumblr. Is that you, or someone else doing it?
I'll keep looking for the short story.   :D

Gods no!

I am far too old to have a tumblr account and wouldn't fit in as my insecurities are too mundane. Sometimes there is the odd snippet of useful information hidden away amongst the teenage angst and attention seeking though.



Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on July 15, 2016, 01:30:38 AM
Being optimistic and seeing The Hanging Tree was once meant to come out tomorrow, did hopeful check.
Nah. Latest date Book Depository and Audible is 21 Sept. 2017
On Amazon.UK if you are game to pre order now it is £10.49 instead of £14.99 but that's a very long time to wait.
On Twitter Ben said definitive release date soon, don't know if this is it. Ben seems OK been appearing at Waterstones .
BTW Old Tyburn River burst its banks on hearing of Brexit, clearly someone is annoyed with Boris and his mates. ;)
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: ScarletBea on July 15, 2016, 10:02:14 AM
Oh my gawd I'm so glad you updated this thread, I didn't even remember it was here!

And looking at the fan-art on the previous page, I'm also with Jmack: apart from imagining Molly as much taller and creepier, everyone else is pretty much spot on :D
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on July 15, 2016, 11:00:39 AM
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Oh my gawd I'm so glad you updated this thread, I didn't even remember it was here!

If you dig deeper into the rich chocolatey goodness of this thread you will find a couple of links to Peter Grant short stories Ben wrote one for the London Olympics and the other for the PO railway maintenance depot being opened as a fuction venue.

Have you started on Moon over Soho yet?
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: ScarletBea on July 15, 2016, 11:54:51 AM
 :o
I've got I think 11 books unread at home!! Not getting any until I've read those hehe
(currently on one of yours)
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Mr.J on July 16, 2016, 11:06:02 PM
Double post because we are all still waiting for The Hanging Tree to turn up one day. :(

Found these top pics for Jmack's reading thread as he is hopefully a new convert. Think we should also have them here.

(https://41.media.tumblr.com/e8a838c4ef4de82bbdca6d8171432f3c/tumblr_np73bwnrvA1qgy67co5_1280.jpg)

Here's the full link so you can see more pics with individual names.

https://archiveofourown.org/works/4996429
Not really how I pictured most of them, not sure why Nightingale is a distorted version of Paul McGann either :P
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on August 08, 2016, 06:37:24 PM
Have a moment

http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/moments-one.html (http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/moments-one.html)

Not as good as a much delayed novel but better than a poke in the eye...
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: ScarletBea on August 19, 2016, 08:25:11 PM
Question: after the first, do you have to read the stories in order?
My library has got other books but not Moon over Soho, and I was wondering...
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Mr.J on August 19, 2016, 08:35:19 PM
Question: after the first, do you have to read the stories in order?
My library has got other books but not Moon over Soho, and I was wondering...
Yup. Definitely needs to be in order I'd say.

Moon Over Soho is a good one too, very dark and twisty at times, though I guessed the solution pretty easily.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: ScarletBea on August 19, 2016, 09:00:44 PM
Thanks - I'll use my gift cards then... after I finish all the unread books at home, which are really making me nervous (need to stop wondering around bookshops and getting more books ::))
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Mr.J on August 19, 2016, 11:45:41 PM
Thanks - I'll use my gift cards then... after I finish all the unread books at home, which are really making me nervous (need to stop wondering around bookshops and getting more books ::))
Yea..I haven't learnt that skill yet.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on September 08, 2016, 01:14:32 AM
Another Moment http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/moments-two.html (http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/moments-two.html)
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on September 08, 2016, 03:20:23 AM
Thanks @Rostum (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40251), for keeping an eye out and telling us about these small treats.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on September 20, 2016, 05:30:36 AM
And what we are waiting for from the man himself (with help)

http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/rejoice-people-of-britain.html (http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/rejoice-people-of-britain.html)
Title: Hanging Tree Excerpt!
Post by: Rostum on October 11, 2016, 09:02:03 PM
Chapter 1 excerpt The hanging Tree here, and more next Monday

http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/the-hanging-tree-bit-of-chapter.html (http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/the-hanging-tree-bit-of-chapter.html)

@m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419) I think you should give Rivers of London/ Midnight Riot a go before your trip next month, assuming you haven't already?
Title: Re: Hanging Tree Excerpt!
Post by: m3mnoch on October 11, 2016, 09:28:40 PM
Chapter 1 excerpt The hanging Tree here, and more next Monday

http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/the-hanging-tree-bit-of-chapter.html (http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/the-hanging-tree-bit-of-chapter.html)

@m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419) I think you should give Rivers of London/ Midnight Riot a go before your trip next month, assuming you haven't already?

oh!  nice!  i'll add it to my tbr list!
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on October 12, 2016, 12:03:40 AM
I don't know how you get on with UF but I think you will like the books and get the humour. Besides you can then drag the family round in the rain looking for non touristy bits of London described in the books.
Title: Excerpt from ch2
Post by: Rostum on October 17, 2016, 11:40:08 AM
http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/ (http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on October 30, 2016, 01:22:58 AM
In my e-mail today The Hanging Tree should be in bookshops on 3 November in UK. may only be hardback but might be worth keeping an eye on libraries. Also quite a few venues for a Ben Aaronovitch signing tour, including Waterstones Bristol @Rostum

 http://www.gollancz.co.uk/2016/10/ben-aaronovitchs-the-hanging-tree-tour-is-coming-soon-to-bookshops-across-the-uk/
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on October 30, 2016, 01:31:58 AM
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In my e-mail today The Hanging Tree should be in bookshops on 3 November in UK. may only be hardback but might be worth keeping an eye on libraries. Also quite a few venues for a Ben Aaronovitch signing tour, including Waterstones Bristol @Rostum

Thanks @Lady_Ty I have tickets for Bristol on Thursday and have to dig out some books to be signed.

BTW Third (and final) excerpt is up on Ben's site
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: ScarletBea on November 04, 2016, 10:02:07 PM
Which Ben Aaronovitch character are you?
http://www.gollancz.co.uk/2016/11/which-ben-aaronovitch-character-are-you/ (http://www.gollancz.co.uk/2016/11/which-ben-aaronovitch-character-are-you/)

I'm Nightingale - cool 8)
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on November 04, 2016, 10:11:55 PM
Good one ScarletBea  ;D. But I am afraid to try -what if I'm not? :o
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: ScarletBea on November 04, 2016, 10:13:56 PM
Good one ScarletBea  ;D. But I am afraid to try -what if I'm not? :o
I think they're all good, whoever you get ;D
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Elfy on November 05, 2016, 12:34:26 AM
I got Nightingale as well. I wonder what you'd have to answer to get Molly.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Nighteyes on November 05, 2016, 04:11:55 AM
I got Peter. Quite easy to answer to  get Molly 
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: cupiscent on November 05, 2016, 04:49:47 AM
Beverly Brook - capable, clear-sighted and focused on your objectives. I just got sorted Slytherin. ;)
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on November 05, 2016, 06:59:31 AM
Took the plunge and got Molly, which is awesome. After I tried and tried to see who else would come up and found Beverley, Peter, Nightingale and Lesley are there, but I don't think Lady T is in there at all. 8)
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on March 03, 2017, 11:24:58 PM
http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/the-furthest-station-uk-release.html (http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/the-furthest-station-uk-release.html)
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on May 05, 2017, 10:55:34 PM
@Lady_Ty free audio short on audible

https://www.audible.com/mycart?appActionToken=gKmhWpthluloQwnSHM9t4m4Tpi6VSuu%2FVnSsg60AAAABAAAAAFkM9D1yYXcAAAAA&cartAction=addItem&serial=&appAction=audibleAction&actionData=B071NDRLBK&ref_=a_pd_Fictio_c2_addtocart (https://www.audible.com/mycart?appActionToken=gKmhWpthluloQwnSHM9t4m4Tpi6VSuu%2FVnSsg60AAAABAAAAAFkM9D1yYXcAAAAA&cartAction=addItem&serial=&appAction=audibleAction&actionData=B071NDRLBK&ref_=a_pd_Fictio_c2_addtocart)
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on May 06, 2017, 01:47:47 AM
@Lady_Ty free audio short on audible


Thank you very much for that Rostum. The link took me to my own cart, but searched Ben Aaronovitch and found  A Rare and Cunning Device. That is a welcome treat for today . :)

Sorry if St Mary's didn't come up to expectations, it is lightweight, but hoped it would amuse you with the history interest. I found it at a time when ill and stuck in bed, needed a distraction, so could be classed as easy comfort reading.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on May 06, 2017, 05:22:18 AM
Nothing wrong with st,Mary's and I will probably rread more on kindle just found it very lighthearted despite all the death and destruction.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Lady Ty on October 12, 2017, 07:34:29 AM
There is a new novella in this series, The Furthest Station that was published on 28th September. Not been able to get it yet but would be interested in any comments if anyone else has read it.

Here is the summary -

A brand new novella in the PC Grant series!There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly who to call.It's PC Peter Grant's speciality . . .Only it's more than going 'bump'. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter - making the follow up interviews rather difficult. So with a little help from Abigail and Toby the ghost hunting dog, Peter and Jaget are heading out on a ghost hunting expedition.Because finding the ghost and deciphering their urgent message might just be a matter of life and death.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: J.R. Darewood on October 12, 2017, 07:55:01 AM
Molly

ugghhhh so many cats in that quiz
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Elfy on October 12, 2017, 09:52:57 PM
There is a new novella in this series, The Furthest Station that was published on 28th September. Not been able to get it yet but would be interested in any comments if anyone else has read it.

Here is the summary -

A brand new novella in the PC Grant series!There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly who to call.It's PC Peter Grant's speciality . . .Only it's more than going 'bump'. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter - making the follow up interviews rather difficult. So with a little help from Abigail and Toby the ghost hunting dog, Peter and Jaget are heading out on a ghost hunting expedition.Because finding the ghost and deciphering their urgent message might just be a matter of life and death.
I've read it, @Lady Ty. It's fairly standard for the series. I enjoyed it, but it doesn't really answer any questions or advance the current story. If you didn't read it and went onto the next book you wouldn't have missed anything. If you enjoy the series, and I know you do (hence the name), you'll like it. It does have some cool stuff with Abigail, and I'd love to see a novella from her point of view. Not enough Beverley for mine.
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Post by: Lady Ty on October 12, 2017, 11:13:43 PM
Thank you @Elfy, will get it later on but I realise it is just a gap filler. Glad Abigail re-appears I liked her as well.

Feel they are dragging out the Beverley situation, because it will go on forever as the main background conflict. I want to know more of Nightingale and Molly though. ;D
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on December 10, 2018, 07:39:33 PM
The October Man 19th June 2019

https://www.bookdepository.com/October-Man-Ben-Aaronovitch/9781473224315 (https://www.bookdepository.com/October-Man-Ben-Aaronovitch/9781473224315)


 ;D
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Bender on January 12, 2019, 09:15:25 PM
You’re PC Peter Grant! A down-to-earth practical copper who happens to deal with the things which go bump in London, you’re a steady and capable apprentice wizard with sturdy detective skills and a great sense for when to get involved and when to make a careful retreat
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: JMack on January 12, 2019, 09:19:37 PM
Just finished listening to “Moon Over Soho”.
That was wicked awesome fun.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Elfy on January 12, 2019, 11:59:54 PM
Just finished listening to “Moon Over Soho”.
That was wicked awesome fun.
The whole series is fun.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Alex on February 13, 2019, 11:01:27 AM
I've really enjoyed the first three books of this series but it does feel like it's slowing down now.
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on February 24, 2019, 12:19:04 PM
A stunning picture of Beverly brook in Richmond park.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47277662 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47277662)
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Bender on March 16, 2019, 12:29:48 PM
I've read till Hanging Tree just last year...yet I don't recall they story at all. And have no inclination to finish the upcoming books. Yet, I have a favorable impression in my mind on the series. Weird!
Title: Re: Rivers of London- Peter Grant series
Post by: Rostum on May 05, 2019, 10:40:35 PM
So 2 books this year plus this

http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.com/2019/04/stolen-picture-options-television.html (http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.com/2019/04/stolen-picture-options-television.html)