Lies Sleeping

Lies Sleeping

Join Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, for a brand new case . . . Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. But even Join Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, for a brand new case . . . Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless...

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Title:Lies Sleeping
Author:Ben Aaronovitch
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Lies Sleeping
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:406 pages pages

Lies Sleeping Reviews

  • Siria
    Nov 05, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

  • Silvana
    Apr 28, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop! Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fa...

  • Anne
    Sep 20, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop! Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fa...

    A great follow up to The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping continues to follow Peter Grant and his search to hunt down and thwart the plans of The Faceless Man and his apprentice while getting himself mixed up in the demi-monde world, which this time involves bells, along the way. As I s...

    So, this was a rather fast one and no matter how hard I tried to read it slower, it didn't work (though not like recently I'm a very fast reader, to be honest....). Names, names, places, history, architecture, the pack is full and maybe even fuller than in last two books. L. is back an...

    at this point ben aaronovitch could publish a book of photocopies of his bare arse and i'd give it five stars. regardless of that this book fucking ruled ...

    I find it hard to believe that this is book seven. Ben Aaronovitch has been telling Peter Grant's story for years, and this book is just as good as previous installments. I love so many things about this book and rather than be coherent, I'm just going to list them: -Beverly Brook. ...

    Halfway through the book I was still trying to find a cohesive plot. No red line in this one, more like the odd breadcrumb of something familiar... the breadcrumbs made up a story eventually and there were lots of entertaining bits and chuckles. I loved Foxglove. But the final battle w...

    Another great installment in this excellent series. One small caveat though. I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but now that I'm not reading it anymore, I'm having some trouble recalling the scattered sequence of events. The plot and mystery are fairly clear-cut, as is the en...

    Although it started kind of slow and it took me a little to get used again to the rhythm and Aaronovitch's writing, of course I ended up liking this a lot, as expected. ...

    A satisfying climax to the Folly's operations against the Faceless Man sees our man Peter at his earnest best. This is one of the best urban fantasy series currently being published, and a lot of that is down to the main character Peter Grant and his commitment to community and poli...

    I have been waiting with fluctuating levels of patience for "Lies Sleeping" to drop. It was worth the wait. In "The Hanging Tree" we learned the identity of the rogue wizard known as the Faceless Man whom former PC Lesley May had gone to work for. In "Lies Sleeping" we learn why Les...

    A great 5 stars from me, I really enjoyed this book. I have to say how Ben does great research into the historical London and then ties it into his plotlines with a great deal of action and entertainment. Can?t wait to see where Ben takes the series after this book. ...

    There are few series (serials?) that I last past book 3 or 4. Clearly this is one of them. After 7 books I think me liking the characters should be a given so what did I like or dislike compared to others in the series. My one ding on this one is that the novelty has worn off a bit...

    I'm still enjoying the writing, but the plot is -- well. For the past several books our protagonist has been involved in an elaborate cat-and-mouse game with a villain. They keep having these confrontations where the two sides run into each other, there's a big magic fight with a bunc...

    I received a free ARC of this book via NetGalley. Thank you, Net Galley, I love this series. I can't wait until the audio book is out because all the characters are voiced by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith even when I'm reading the ARC. Action, magic, creepiness, and police procedural all w...

  • Cathy (cathepsut)
    Dec 20, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop! Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fa...

    A great follow up to The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping continues to follow Peter Grant and his search to hunt down and thwart the plans of The Faceless Man and his apprentice while getting himself mixed up in the demi-monde world, which this time involves bells, along the way. As I s...

    So, this was a rather fast one and no matter how hard I tried to read it slower, it didn't work (though not like recently I'm a very fast reader, to be honest....). Names, names, places, history, architecture, the pack is full and maybe even fuller than in last two books. L. is back an...

    at this point ben aaronovitch could publish a book of photocopies of his bare arse and i'd give it five stars. regardless of that this book fucking ruled ...

    I find it hard to believe that this is book seven. Ben Aaronovitch has been telling Peter Grant's story for years, and this book is just as good as previous installments. I love so many things about this book and rather than be coherent, I'm just going to list them: -Beverly Brook. ...

    Halfway through the book I was still trying to find a cohesive plot. No red line in this one, more like the odd breadcrumb of something familiar... the breadcrumbs made up a story eventually and there were lots of entertaining bits and chuckles. I loved Foxglove. But the final battle w...

  • Sara
    Dec 26, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop! Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fa...

    A great follow up to The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping continues to follow Peter Grant and his search to hunt down and thwart the plans of The Faceless Man and his apprentice while getting himself mixed up in the demi-monde world, which this time involves bells, along the way. As I s...

  • Dan
    Jan 01, 2019

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop! Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fa...

    A great follow up to The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping continues to follow Peter Grant and his search to hunt down and thwart the plans of The Faceless Man and his apprentice while getting himself mixed up in the demi-monde world, which this time involves bells, along the way. As I s...

    So, this was a rather fast one and no matter how hard I tried to read it slower, it didn't work (though not like recently I'm a very fast reader, to be honest....). Names, names, places, history, architecture, the pack is full and maybe even fuller than in last two books. L. is back an...

    at this point ben aaronovitch could publish a book of photocopies of his bare arse and i'd give it five stars. regardless of that this book fucking ruled ...

    I find it hard to believe that this is book seven. Ben Aaronovitch has been telling Peter Grant's story for years, and this book is just as good as previous installments. I love so many things about this book and rather than be coherent, I'm just going to list them: -Beverly Brook. ...

    Halfway through the book I was still trying to find a cohesive plot. No red line in this one, more like the odd breadcrumb of something familiar... the breadcrumbs made up a story eventually and there were lots of entertaining bits and chuckles. I loved Foxglove. But the final battle w...

    Another great installment in this excellent series. One small caveat though. I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but now that I'm not reading it anymore, I'm having some trouble recalling the scattered sequence of events. The plot and mystery are fairly clear-cut, as is the en...

    Although it started kind of slow and it took me a little to get used again to the rhythm and Aaronovitch's writing, of course I ended up liking this a lot, as expected. ...

    A satisfying climax to the Folly's operations against the Faceless Man sees our man Peter at his earnest best. This is one of the best urban fantasy series currently being published, and a lot of that is down to the main character Peter Grant and his commitment to community and poli...

    I have been waiting with fluctuating levels of patience for "Lies Sleeping" to drop. It was worth the wait. In "The Hanging Tree" we learned the identity of the rogue wizard known as the Faceless Man whom former PC Lesley May had gone to work for. In "Lies Sleeping" we learn why Les...

    A great 5 stars from me, I really enjoyed this book. I have to say how Ben does great research into the historical London and then ties it into his plotlines with a great deal of action and entertainment. Can?t wait to see where Ben takes the series after this book. ...

    There are few series (serials?) that I last past book 3 or 4. Clearly this is one of them. After 7 books I think me liking the characters should be a given so what did I like or dislike compared to others in the series. My one ding on this one is that the novelty has worn off a bit...

    I'm still enjoying the writing, but the plot is -- well. For the past several books our protagonist has been involved in an elaborate cat-and-mouse game with a villain. They keep having these confrontations where the two sides run into each other, there's a big magic fight with a bunc...

  • Mimi
    Nov 28, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop! Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fa...

    A great follow up to The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping continues to follow Peter Grant and his search to hunt down and thwart the plans of The Faceless Man and his apprentice while getting himself mixed up in the demi-monde world, which this time involves bells, along the way. As I s...

    So, this was a rather fast one and no matter how hard I tried to read it slower, it didn't work (though not like recently I'm a very fast reader, to be honest....). Names, names, places, history, architecture, the pack is full and maybe even fuller than in last two books. L. is back an...

    at this point ben aaronovitch could publish a book of photocopies of his bare arse and i'd give it five stars. regardless of that this book fucking ruled ...

    I find it hard to believe that this is book seven. Ben Aaronovitch has been telling Peter Grant's story for years, and this book is just as good as previous installments. I love so many things about this book and rather than be coherent, I'm just going to list them: -Beverly Brook. ...

    Halfway through the book I was still trying to find a cohesive plot. No red line in this one, more like the odd breadcrumb of something familiar... the breadcrumbs made up a story eventually and there were lots of entertaining bits and chuckles. I loved Foxglove. But the final battle w...

    Another great installment in this excellent series. One small caveat though. I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but now that I'm not reading it anymore, I'm having some trouble recalling the scattered sequence of events. The plot and mystery are fairly clear-cut, as is the en...

  • Nataliya
    Jan 07, 2019

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

  • carol.
    Dec 19, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

  • Bradley
    Dec 18, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Oct 24, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

  • Algernon (Darth Anyan)
    May 10, 2019

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

  • Lyn
    Nov 29, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

  • Charles
    Dec 02, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

  • Caro the Helmet Lady
    Dec 01, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop! Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fa...

    A great follow up to The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping continues to follow Peter Grant and his search to hunt down and thwart the plans of The Faceless Man and his apprentice while getting himself mixed up in the demi-monde world, which this time involves bells, along the way. As I s...

    So, this was a rather fast one and no matter how hard I tried to read it slower, it didn't work (though not like recently I'm a very fast reader, to be honest....). Names, names, places, history, architecture, the pack is full and maybe even fuller than in last two books. L. is back an...

  • Emma
    Dec 01, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

  • Phrynne
    Oct 30, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

  • Lindsay
    Dec 10, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop! Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fa...

    A great follow up to The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping continues to follow Peter Grant and his search to hunt down and thwart the plans of The Faceless Man and his apprentice while getting himself mixed up in the demi-monde world, which this time involves bells, along the way. As I s...

    So, this was a rather fast one and no matter how hard I tried to read it slower, it didn't work (though not like recently I'm a very fast reader, to be honest....). Names, names, places, history, architecture, the pack is full and maybe even fuller than in last two books. L. is back an...

    at this point ben aaronovitch could publish a book of photocopies of his bare arse and i'd give it five stars. regardless of that this book fucking ruled ...

    I find it hard to believe that this is book seven. Ben Aaronovitch has been telling Peter Grant's story for years, and this book is just as good as previous installments. I love so many things about this book and rather than be coherent, I'm just going to list them: -Beverly Brook. ...

    Halfway through the book I was still trying to find a cohesive plot. No red line in this one, more like the odd breadcrumb of something familiar... the breadcrumbs made up a story eventually and there were lots of entertaining bits and chuckles. I loved Foxglove. But the final battle w...

    Another great installment in this excellent series. One small caveat though. I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but now that I'm not reading it anymore, I'm having some trouble recalling the scattered sequence of events. The plot and mystery are fairly clear-cut, as is the en...

    Although it started kind of slow and it took me a little to get used again to the rhythm and Aaronovitch's writing, of course I ended up liking this a lot, as expected. ...

    A satisfying climax to the Folly's operations against the Faceless Man sees our man Peter at his earnest best. This is one of the best urban fantasy series currently being published, and a lot of that is down to the main character Peter Grant and his commitment to community and poli...

  • Margaret
    Nov 19, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop! Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fa...

    A great follow up to The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping continues to follow Peter Grant and his search to hunt down and thwart the plans of The Faceless Man and his apprentice while getting himself mixed up in the demi-monde world, which this time involves bells, along the way. As I s...

    So, this was a rather fast one and no matter how hard I tried to read it slower, it didn't work (though not like recently I'm a very fast reader, to be honest....). Names, names, places, history, architecture, the pack is full and maybe even fuller than in last two books. L. is back an...

    at this point ben aaronovitch could publish a book of photocopies of his bare arse and i'd give it five stars. regardless of that this book fucking ruled ...

    I find it hard to believe that this is book seven. Ben Aaronovitch has been telling Peter Grant's story for years, and this book is just as good as previous installments. I love so many things about this book and rather than be coherent, I'm just going to list them: -Beverly Brook. ...

    Halfway through the book I was still trying to find a cohesive plot. No red line in this one, more like the odd breadcrumb of something familiar... the breadcrumbs made up a story eventually and there were lots of entertaining bits and chuckles. I loved Foxglove. But the final battle w...

    Another great installment in this excellent series. One small caveat though. I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but now that I'm not reading it anymore, I'm having some trouble recalling the scattered sequence of events. The plot and mystery are fairly clear-cut, as is the en...

    Although it started kind of slow and it took me a little to get used again to the rhythm and Aaronovitch's writing, of course I ended up liking this a lot, as expected. ...

    A satisfying climax to the Folly's operations against the Faceless Man sees our man Peter at his earnest best. This is one of the best urban fantasy series currently being published, and a lot of that is down to the main character Peter Grant and his commitment to community and poli...

    I have been waiting with fluctuating levels of patience for "Lies Sleeping" to drop. It was worth the wait. In "The Hanging Tree" we learned the identity of the rogue wizard known as the Faceless Man whom former PC Lesley May had gone to work for. In "Lies Sleeping" we learn why Les...

  • Steven
    Nov 02, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

  • Lata
    Apr 24, 2019

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop! Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fa...

    A great follow up to The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping continues to follow Peter Grant and his search to hunt down and thwart the plans of The Faceless Man and his apprentice while getting himself mixed up in the demi-monde world, which this time involves bells, along the way. As I s...

    So, this was a rather fast one and no matter how hard I tried to read it slower, it didn't work (though not like recently I'm a very fast reader, to be honest....). Names, names, places, history, architecture, the pack is full and maybe even fuller than in last two books. L. is back an...

    at this point ben aaronovitch could publish a book of photocopies of his bare arse and i'd give it five stars. regardless of that this book fucking ruled ...

    I find it hard to believe that this is book seven. Ben Aaronovitch has been telling Peter Grant's story for years, and this book is just as good as previous installments. I love so many things about this book and rather than be coherent, I'm just going to list them: -Beverly Brook. ...

  • Mark
    Nov 19, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop! Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fa...

    A great follow up to The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping continues to follow Peter Grant and his search to hunt down and thwart the plans of The Faceless Man and his apprentice while getting himself mixed up in the demi-monde world, which this time involves bells, along the way. As I s...

    So, this was a rather fast one and no matter how hard I tried to read it slower, it didn't work (though not like recently I'm a very fast reader, to be honest....). Names, names, places, history, architecture, the pack is full and maybe even fuller than in last two books. L. is back an...

    at this point ben aaronovitch could publish a book of photocopies of his bare arse and i'd give it five stars. regardless of that this book fucking ruled ...

    I find it hard to believe that this is book seven. Ben Aaronovitch has been telling Peter Grant's story for years, and this book is just as good as previous installments. I love so many things about this book and rather than be coherent, I'm just going to list them: -Beverly Brook. ...

    Halfway through the book I was still trying to find a cohesive plot. No red line in this one, more like the odd breadcrumb of something familiar... the breadcrumbs made up a story eventually and there were lots of entertaining bits and chuckles. I loved Foxglove. But the final battle w...

    Another great installment in this excellent series. One small caveat though. I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but now that I'm not reading it anymore, I'm having some trouble recalling the scattered sequence of events. The plot and mystery are fairly clear-cut, as is the en...

    Although it started kind of slow and it took me a little to get used again to the rhythm and Aaronovitch's writing, of course I ended up liking this a lot, as expected. ...

    A satisfying climax to the Folly's operations against the Faceless Man sees our man Peter at his earnest best. This is one of the best urban fantasy series currently being published, and a lot of that is down to the main character Peter Grant and his commitment to community and poli...

    I have been waiting with fluctuating levels of patience for "Lies Sleeping" to drop. It was worth the wait. In "The Hanging Tree" we learned the identity of the rogue wizard known as the Faceless Man whom former PC Lesley May had gone to work for. In "Lies Sleeping" we learn why Les...

    A great 5 stars from me, I really enjoyed this book. I have to say how Ben does great research into the historical London and then ties it into his plotlines with a great deal of action and entertainment. Can?t wait to see where Ben takes the series after this book. ...

  • Hank
    Dec 06, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop! Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fa...

    A great follow up to The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping continues to follow Peter Grant and his search to hunt down and thwart the plans of The Faceless Man and his apprentice while getting himself mixed up in the demi-monde world, which this time involves bells, along the way. As I s...

    So, this was a rather fast one and no matter how hard I tried to read it slower, it didn't work (though not like recently I'm a very fast reader, to be honest....). Names, names, places, history, architecture, the pack is full and maybe even fuller than in last two books. L. is back an...

    at this point ben aaronovitch could publish a book of photocopies of his bare arse and i'd give it five stars. regardless of that this book fucking ruled ...

    I find it hard to believe that this is book seven. Ben Aaronovitch has been telling Peter Grant's story for years, and this book is just as good as previous installments. I love so many things about this book and rather than be coherent, I'm just going to list them: -Beverly Brook. ...

    Halfway through the book I was still trying to find a cohesive plot. No red line in this one, more like the odd breadcrumb of something familiar... the breadcrumbs made up a story eventually and there were lots of entertaining bits and chuckles. I loved Foxglove. But the final battle w...

    Another great installment in this excellent series. One small caveat though. I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but now that I'm not reading it anymore, I'm having some trouble recalling the scattered sequence of events. The plot and mystery are fairly clear-cut, as is the en...

    Although it started kind of slow and it took me a little to get used again to the rhythm and Aaronovitch's writing, of course I ended up liking this a lot, as expected. ...

    A satisfying climax to the Folly's operations against the Faceless Man sees our man Peter at his earnest best. This is one of the best urban fantasy series currently being published, and a lot of that is down to the main character Peter Grant and his commitment to community and poli...

    I have been waiting with fluctuating levels of patience for "Lies Sleeping" to drop. It was worth the wait. In "The Hanging Tree" we learned the identity of the rogue wizard known as the Faceless Man whom former PC Lesley May had gone to work for. In "Lies Sleeping" we learn why Les...

    A great 5 stars from me, I really enjoyed this book. I have to say how Ben does great research into the historical London and then ties it into his plotlines with a great deal of action and entertainment. Can?t wait to see where Ben takes the series after this book. ...

    There are few series (serials?) that I last past book 3 or 4. Clearly this is one of them. After 7 books I think me liking the characters should be a given so what did I like or dislike compared to others in the series. My one ding on this one is that the novelty has worn off a bit...

  • Milda Page Runner
    Nov 07, 2017

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

  • Robyn
    Dec 26, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop! Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fa...

    A great follow up to The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping continues to follow Peter Grant and his search to hunt down and thwart the plans of The Faceless Man and his apprentice while getting himself mixed up in the demi-monde world, which this time involves bells, along the way. As I s...

    So, this was a rather fast one and no matter how hard I tried to read it slower, it didn't work (though not like recently I'm a very fast reader, to be honest....). Names, names, places, history, architecture, the pack is full and maybe even fuller than in last two books. L. is back an...

    at this point ben aaronovitch could publish a book of photocopies of his bare arse and i'd give it five stars. regardless of that this book fucking ruled ...

    I find it hard to believe that this is book seven. Ben Aaronovitch has been telling Peter Grant's story for years, and this book is just as good as previous installments. I love so many things about this book and rather than be coherent, I'm just going to list them: -Beverly Brook. ...

    Halfway through the book I was still trying to find a cohesive plot. No red line in this one, more like the odd breadcrumb of something familiar... the breadcrumbs made up a story eventually and there were lots of entertaining bits and chuckles. I loved Foxglove. But the final battle w...

    Another great installment in this excellent series. One small caveat though. I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but now that I'm not reading it anymore, I'm having some trouble recalling the scattered sequence of events. The plot and mystery are fairly clear-cut, as is the en...

    Although it started kind of slow and it took me a little to get used again to the rhythm and Aaronovitch's writing, of course I ended up liking this a lot, as expected. ...

    A satisfying climax to the Folly's operations against the Faceless Man sees our man Peter at his earnest best. This is one of the best urban fantasy series currently being published, and a lot of that is down to the main character Peter Grant and his commitment to community and poli...

    I have been waiting with fluctuating levels of patience for "Lies Sleeping" to drop. It was worth the wait. In "The Hanging Tree" we learned the identity of the rogue wizard known as the Faceless Man whom former PC Lesley May had gone to work for. In "Lies Sleeping" we learn why Les...

    A great 5 stars from me, I really enjoyed this book. I have to say how Ben does great research into the historical London and then ties it into his plotlines with a great deal of action and entertainment. Can?t wait to see where Ben takes the series after this book. ...

    There are few series (serials?) that I last past book 3 or 4. Clearly this is one of them. After 7 books I think me liking the characters should be a given so what did I like or dislike compared to others in the series. My one ding on this one is that the novelty has worn off a bit...

    I'm still enjoying the writing, but the plot is -- well. For the past several books our protagonist has been involved in an elaborate cat-and-mouse game with a villain. They keep having these confrontations where the two sides run into each other, there's a big magic fight with a bunc...

    I received a free ARC of this book via NetGalley. Thank you, Net Galley, I love this series. I can't wait until the audio book is out because all the characters are voiced by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith even when I'm reading the ARC. Action, magic, creepiness, and police procedural all w...

    The worst thing about binging an ongoing series is that, eventually, you run out of books. ...

    A really satisfying conclusion to the Faceless Man arc, and I enjoyed the deep dive into London history. As always, Peter never fails to amuse. ...

  • Hiu Gregg
    Nov 28, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop! Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fa...

    A great follow up to The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping continues to follow Peter Grant and his search to hunt down and thwart the plans of The Faceless Man and his apprentice while getting himself mixed up in the demi-monde world, which this time involves bells, along the way. As I s...

    So, this was a rather fast one and no matter how hard I tried to read it slower, it didn't work (though not like recently I'm a very fast reader, to be honest....). Names, names, places, history, architecture, the pack is full and maybe even fuller than in last two books. L. is back an...

    at this point ben aaronovitch could publish a book of photocopies of his bare arse and i'd give it five stars. regardless of that this book fucking ruled ...

    I find it hard to believe that this is book seven. Ben Aaronovitch has been telling Peter Grant's story for years, and this book is just as good as previous installments. I love so many things about this book and rather than be coherent, I'm just going to list them: -Beverly Brook. ...

    Halfway through the book I was still trying to find a cohesive plot. No red line in this one, more like the odd breadcrumb of something familiar... the breadcrumbs made up a story eventually and there were lots of entertaining bits and chuckles. I loved Foxglove. But the final battle w...

    Another great installment in this excellent series. One small caveat though. I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but now that I'm not reading it anymore, I'm having some trouble recalling the scattered sequence of events. The plot and mystery are fairly clear-cut, as is the en...

    Although it started kind of slow and it took me a little to get used again to the rhythm and Aaronovitch's writing, of course I ended up liking this a lot, as expected. ...

    A satisfying climax to the Folly's operations against the Faceless Man sees our man Peter at his earnest best. This is one of the best urban fantasy series currently being published, and a lot of that is down to the main character Peter Grant and his commitment to community and poli...

    I have been waiting with fluctuating levels of patience for "Lies Sleeping" to drop. It was worth the wait. In "The Hanging Tree" we learned the identity of the rogue wizard known as the Faceless Man whom former PC Lesley May had gone to work for. In "Lies Sleeping" we learn why Les...

    A great 5 stars from me, I really enjoyed this book. I have to say how Ben does great research into the historical London and then ties it into his plotlines with a great deal of action and entertainment. Can?t wait to see where Ben takes the series after this book. ...

    There are few series (serials?) that I last past book 3 or 4. Clearly this is one of them. After 7 books I think me liking the characters should be a given so what did I like or dislike compared to others in the series. My one ding on this one is that the novelty has worn off a bit...

    I'm still enjoying the writing, but the plot is -- well. For the past several books our protagonist has been involved in an elaborate cat-and-mouse game with a villain. They keep having these confrontations where the two sides run into each other, there's a big magic fight with a bunc...

    I received a free ARC of this book via NetGalley. Thank you, Net Galley, I love this series. I can't wait until the audio book is out because all the characters are voiced by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith even when I'm reading the ARC. Action, magic, creepiness, and police procedural all w...

    The worst thing about binging an ongoing series is that, eventually, you run out of books. ...

  • Alina
    Nov 27, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop! Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fa...

    A great follow up to The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping continues to follow Peter Grant and his search to hunt down and thwart the plans of The Faceless Man and his apprentice while getting himself mixed up in the demi-monde world, which this time involves bells, along the way. As I s...

    So, this was a rather fast one and no matter how hard I tried to read it slower, it didn't work (though not like recently I'm a very fast reader, to be honest....). Names, names, places, history, architecture, the pack is full and maybe even fuller than in last two books. L. is back an...

    at this point ben aaronovitch could publish a book of photocopies of his bare arse and i'd give it five stars. regardless of that this book fucking ruled ...

    I find it hard to believe that this is book seven. Ben Aaronovitch has been telling Peter Grant's story for years, and this book is just as good as previous installments. I love so many things about this book and rather than be coherent, I'm just going to list them: -Beverly Brook. ...

    Halfway through the book I was still trying to find a cohesive plot. No red line in this one, more like the odd breadcrumb of something familiar... the breadcrumbs made up a story eventually and there were lots of entertaining bits and chuckles. I loved Foxglove. But the final battle w...

    Another great installment in this excellent series. One small caveat though. I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but now that I'm not reading it anymore, I'm having some trouble recalling the scattered sequence of events. The plot and mystery are fairly clear-cut, as is the en...

    Although it started kind of slow and it took me a little to get used again to the rhythm and Aaronovitch's writing, of course I ended up liking this a lot, as expected. ...

  • lucky little cat
    Nov 22, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

  • Hannah
    Dec 30, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

  • Rosie
    Nov 17, 2018

    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this seri...

    Londinium Calling! ?and I ? live by the river!? His best so far? Maybe, but I?m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait ? I?m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers....

    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London. Oh, yeah,...

    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where th...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/08/... I?ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it?s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in the...

    This is one of my all-time favourite series ? and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy. I won?t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably ...

    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to...

    My favorite Peter Grant so far. ?When you?re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.? ?We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,? he said, which went into the official log as?DCI Seawoll felt that our operat...

    4.5* A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't ...

    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent. ...

    Ah, that went by way too fast. If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his p...

    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised ? no eagle. The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil. They came to a halt in a cla...

    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.) I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival ...

    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop! Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fa...

    A great follow up to The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping continues to follow Peter Grant and his search to hunt down and thwart the plans of The Faceless Man and his apprentice while getting himself mixed up in the demi-monde world, which this time involves bells, along the way. As I s...

    So, this was a rather fast one and no matter how hard I tried to read it slower, it didn't work (though not like recently I'm a very fast reader, to be honest....). Names, names, places, history, architecture, the pack is full and maybe even fuller than in last two books. L. is back an...

    at this point ben aaronovitch could publish a book of photocopies of his bare arse and i'd give it five stars. regardless of that this book fucking ruled ...