Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, has a new case. The Faceless Man, Martin Chorley–wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity–was unmasked and now is on the run. Peter must play a key role in a joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. Even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on Chorley, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley is in the final stages of a long-term plan, a plan that has its roots in London’s bloody history and could bring the city to its knees.
As a fan of the Rivers of London series, I’ve been immersed in the world that Ben Aaronovitch has created, and, in all honesty, it was a shock coming back once again. Ben Aaronovitch describes London and its surroundings as though the reader is with the characters. The world of the River of London series is so much like our own, minus the magic and all the mythological worlds and deities. I profusely enjoyed seeing how deities lived in the modern day and age, as normally you see deities in books based in an earlier time, not in a day and age when they must interact with modern technology. To me, Lies Sleeping felt as though it was the end of the series, or the end of the Faceless Man arc, as it wrapped up most of the plot threads from previous books of the series.
Chris Hayden has been working at City Book Review since 2012, so that makes him the keeper of knowledge. He manages the office and book reviewers (all 200 of them!), which is no small feat. If you’re looking at the book reviews here, you’re seeing them because he sent the books out for review. Without him, this place would fall apart, because no one else in the office knows how to use the postage machine. Two words: job security.
|Page Count||304 pages|
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|Category||Science Fiction & Fantasy|