The October Man

The October Man

Trier is famous for wine, Romans and for being Germany?s oldest city. So when a man is found dead with his body impossibly covered in a fungal rot, the local authorities know they are out of their depth. Fortunately this is Germany, where there are procedures for everything. Enter Investigator Tobias Winter, whose aim is to get in, deal with the probl Trier is famous for wine, Romans and for being Germany?s oldest city. So when a man is found dead with his body impossibly covered in...

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Title:The October Man
Author:Ben Aaronovitch
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The October Man
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:180 pages pages

The October Man Reviews

  • Crowinator
    Aug 08, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Excellent! Aaronovitch's prose and especially humour really work for me. ...

    6/10 Ah a short story, my eternal struggle with this format continues. To be fair, there wasn't much helping me out in this one though. This felt like a bit of a pointless exercise unless the whole purpose was to set things up for later books. I avoided the audiobook (which with...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    The change of setting - the German's version of The Folly - is quite refreshing. The main character however was bland and dispassionate. Also, I think there are still things (that matter) left unexplained. I am curious about the Witch of the East though, I hope she'll meet Nightingale ...

    My poor brain is still confused from switching between German and English all the time xD But I liked Tobias and Vanessa, and I liked the setting (my father being from that area, it gave me some nice flashbacks), and I would love to read more of the White Library! ...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    A quick and fun read, this novella in the Rivers of London series takes place entirely in Germany. None of the main cast appear, although they are referred to. Instead, Aaronovitch introduces the German equivalents of Peter Grant et al. The narrator, Tobias Winter, has a similar narrat...

    I really wanted to love this, but had to force myself to finish it. That takes some doing with a book as brief as this one. First, as a reboot of the series in another country, it didn?t work for me. The narrator?s voice still sounded to me just like Peter Grant. It takes more ...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    I may be biased here because I'm German, but I loved this book and I hope Aaronovitch will return to the characters and the KDA soon. I love the Rivers of London series as a whole, but a large part of that is the characters and initially I wasn't sure I would be able to love a nove...

    "The October Man" is a fresh, fun novella that I hope is the start of a new series of German "Rivers" books. "The October Man" novella breathes new life into the "Rivers Of London" universe by taking us to Trier in Germany where Tobias Winter, broadly the counterpart of Peter Grant ...

    While I missed Peter, Nightingale, and the shenanigans of the London crew, it was fun to experience a new character who is in a similar position as Peter, but in Germany, and a little behind the curve, as well. I liked the peak at how the other countries are dealing with the whole situ...

  • Silvana
    Sep 23, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Excellent! Aaronovitch's prose and especially humour really work for me. ...

    6/10 Ah a short story, my eternal struggle with this format continues. To be fair, there wasn't much helping me out in this one though. This felt like a bit of a pointless exercise unless the whole purpose was to set things up for later books. I avoided the audiobook (which with...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    The change of setting - the German's version of The Folly - is quite refreshing. The main character however was bland and dispassionate. Also, I think there are still things (that matter) left unexplained. I am curious about the Witch of the East though, I hope she'll meet Nightingale ...

  • Andrew
    Jun 23, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

  • Barb in Maryland
    Jun 21, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Excellent! Aaronovitch's prose and especially humour really work for me. ...

    6/10 Ah a short story, my eternal struggle with this format continues. To be fair, there wasn't much helping me out in this one though. This felt like a bit of a pointless exercise unless the whole purpose was to set things up for later books. I avoided the audiobook (which with...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    The change of setting - the German's version of The Folly - is quite refreshing. The main character however was bland and dispassionate. Also, I think there are still things (that matter) left unexplained. I am curious about the Witch of the East though, I hope she'll meet Nightingale ...

    My poor brain is still confused from switching between German and English all the time xD But I liked Tobias and Vanessa, and I liked the setting (my father being from that area, it gave me some nice flashbacks), and I would love to read more of the White Library! ...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    A quick and fun read, this novella in the Rivers of London series takes place entirely in Germany. None of the main cast appear, although they are referred to. Instead, Aaronovitch introduces the German equivalents of Peter Grant et al. The narrator, Tobias Winter, has a similar narrat...

    I really wanted to love this, but had to force myself to finish it. That takes some doing with a book as brief as this one. First, as a reboot of the series in another country, it didn?t work for me. The narrator?s voice still sounded to me just like Peter Grant. It takes more ...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

  • Mimi
    Nov 28, 2018

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

  • Sylvia
    Jul 19, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Excellent! Aaronovitch's prose and especially humour really work for me. ...

    6/10 Ah a short story, my eternal struggle with this format continues. To be fair, there wasn't much helping me out in this one though. This felt like a bit of a pointless exercise unless the whole purpose was to set things up for later books. I avoided the audiobook (which with...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    The change of setting - the German's version of The Folly - is quite refreshing. The main character however was bland and dispassionate. Also, I think there are still things (that matter) left unexplained. I am curious about the Witch of the East though, I hope she'll meet Nightingale ...

    My poor brain is still confused from switching between German and English all the time xD But I liked Tobias and Vanessa, and I liked the setting (my father being from that area, it gave me some nice flashbacks), and I would love to read more of the White Library! ...

  • Reni
    Sep 01, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Excellent! Aaronovitch's prose and especially humour really work for me. ...

    6/10 Ah a short story, my eternal struggle with this format continues. To be fair, there wasn't much helping me out in this one though. This felt like a bit of a pointless exercise unless the whole purpose was to set things up for later books. I avoided the audiobook (which with...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    The change of setting - the German's version of The Folly - is quite refreshing. The main character however was bland and dispassionate. Also, I think there are still things (that matter) left unexplained. I am curious about the Witch of the East though, I hope she'll meet Nightingale ...

    My poor brain is still confused from switching between German and English all the time xD But I liked Tobias and Vanessa, and I liked the setting (my father being from that area, it gave me some nice flashbacks), and I would love to read more of the White Library! ...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    A quick and fun read, this novella in the Rivers of London series takes place entirely in Germany. None of the main cast appear, although they are referred to. Instead, Aaronovitch introduces the German equivalents of Peter Grant et al. The narrator, Tobias Winter, has a similar narrat...

    I really wanted to love this, but had to force myself to finish it. That takes some doing with a book as brief as this one. First, as a reboot of the series in another country, it didn?t work for me. The narrator?s voice still sounded to me just like Peter Grant. It takes more ...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    I may be biased here because I'm German, but I loved this book and I hope Aaronovitch will return to the characters and the KDA soon. I love the Rivers of London series as a whole, but a large part of that is the characters and initially I wasn't sure I would be able to love a nove...

  • AndrewP
    Jun 17, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Excellent! Aaronovitch's prose and especially humour really work for me. ...

    6/10 Ah a short story, my eternal struggle with this format continues. To be fair, there wasn't much helping me out in this one though. This felt like a bit of a pointless exercise unless the whole purpose was to set things up for later books. I avoided the audiobook (which with...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    The change of setting - the German's version of The Folly - is quite refreshing. The main character however was bland and dispassionate. Also, I think there are still things (that matter) left unexplained. I am curious about the Witch of the East though, I hope she'll meet Nightingale ...

    My poor brain is still confused from switching between German and English all the time xD But I liked Tobias and Vanessa, and I liked the setting (my father being from that area, it gave me some nice flashbacks), and I would love to read more of the White Library! ...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

  • Sue
    May 25, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

  • carol.
    Jul 04, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

  • carol.
    Mar 14, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

  • Bradley
    Jul 25, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

  • Denise
    Mar 13, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Mar 03, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

  • Stephen
    Jun 29, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Excellent! Aaronovitch's prose and especially humour really work for me. ...

    6/10 Ah a short story, my eternal struggle with this format continues. To be fair, there wasn't much helping me out in this one though. This felt like a bit of a pointless exercise unless the whole purpose was to set things up for later books. I avoided the audiobook (which with...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    The change of setting - the German's version of The Folly - is quite refreshing. The main character however was bland and dispassionate. Also, I think there are still things (that matter) left unexplained. I am curious about the Witch of the East though, I hope she'll meet Nightingale ...

    My poor brain is still confused from switching between German and English all the time xD But I liked Tobias and Vanessa, and I liked the setting (my father being from that area, it gave me some nice flashbacks), and I would love to read more of the White Library! ...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    A quick and fun read, this novella in the Rivers of London series takes place entirely in Germany. None of the main cast appear, although they are referred to. Instead, Aaronovitch introduces the German equivalents of Peter Grant et al. The narrator, Tobias Winter, has a similar narrat...

    I really wanted to love this, but had to force myself to finish it. That takes some doing with a book as brief as this one. First, as a reboot of the series in another country, it didn?t work for me. The narrator?s voice still sounded to me just like Peter Grant. It takes more ...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

  • Judy Lesley
    Mar 23, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Excellent! Aaronovitch's prose and especially humour really work for me. ...

    6/10 Ah a short story, my eternal struggle with this format continues. To be fair, there wasn't much helping me out in this one though. This felt like a bit of a pointless exercise unless the whole purpose was to set things up for later books. I avoided the audiobook (which with...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    The change of setting - the German's version of The Folly - is quite refreshing. The main character however was bland and dispassionate. Also, I think there are still things (that matter) left unexplained. I am curious about the Witch of the East though, I hope she'll meet Nightingale ...

    My poor brain is still confused from switching between German and English all the time xD But I liked Tobias and Vanessa, and I liked the setting (my father being from that area, it gave me some nice flashbacks), and I would love to read more of the White Library! ...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    A quick and fun read, this novella in the Rivers of London series takes place entirely in Germany. None of the main cast appear, although they are referred to. Instead, Aaronovitch introduces the German equivalents of Peter Grant et al. The narrator, Tobias Winter, has a similar narrat...

    I really wanted to love this, but had to force myself to finish it. That takes some doing with a book as brief as this one. First, as a reboot of the series in another country, it didn?t work for me. The narrator?s voice still sounded to me just like Peter Grant. It takes more ...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

  • Mary Margaret
    Jul 27, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Excellent! Aaronovitch's prose and especially humour really work for me. ...

    6/10 Ah a short story, my eternal struggle with this format continues. To be fair, there wasn't much helping me out in this one though. This felt like a bit of a pointless exercise unless the whole purpose was to set things up for later books. I avoided the audiobook (which with...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    The change of setting - the German's version of The Folly - is quite refreshing. The main character however was bland and dispassionate. Also, I think there are still things (that matter) left unexplained. I am curious about the Witch of the East though, I hope she'll meet Nightingale ...

    My poor brain is still confused from switching between German and English all the time xD But I liked Tobias and Vanessa, and I liked the setting (my father being from that area, it gave me some nice flashbacks), and I would love to read more of the White Library! ...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    A quick and fun read, this novella in the Rivers of London series takes place entirely in Germany. None of the main cast appear, although they are referred to. Instead, Aaronovitch introduces the German equivalents of Peter Grant et al. The narrator, Tobias Winter, has a similar narrat...

    I really wanted to love this, but had to force myself to finish it. That takes some doing with a book as brief as this one. First, as a reboot of the series in another country, it didn?t work for me. The narrator?s voice still sounded to me just like Peter Grant. It takes more ...

  • Mike Finn
    Jun 18, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Excellent! Aaronovitch's prose and especially humour really work for me. ...

    6/10 Ah a short story, my eternal struggle with this format continues. To be fair, there wasn't much helping me out in this one though. This felt like a bit of a pointless exercise unless the whole purpose was to set things up for later books. I avoided the audiobook (which with...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    The change of setting - the German's version of The Folly - is quite refreshing. The main character however was bland and dispassionate. Also, I think there are still things (that matter) left unexplained. I am curious about the Witch of the East though, I hope she'll meet Nightingale ...

    My poor brain is still confused from switching between German and English all the time xD But I liked Tobias and Vanessa, and I liked the setting (my father being from that area, it gave me some nice flashbacks), and I would love to read more of the White Library! ...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    A quick and fun read, this novella in the Rivers of London series takes place entirely in Germany. None of the main cast appear, although they are referred to. Instead, Aaronovitch introduces the German equivalents of Peter Grant et al. The narrator, Tobias Winter, has a similar narrat...

    I really wanted to love this, but had to force myself to finish it. That takes some doing with a book as brief as this one. First, as a reboot of the series in another country, it didn?t work for me. The narrator?s voice still sounded to me just like Peter Grant. It takes more ...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    I may be biased here because I'm German, but I loved this book and I hope Aaronovitch will return to the characters and the KDA soon. I love the Rivers of London series as a whole, but a large part of that is the characters and initially I wasn't sure I would be able to love a nove...

    "The October Man" is a fresh, fun novella that I hope is the start of a new series of German "Rivers" books. "The October Man" novella breathes new life into the "Rivers Of London" universe by taking us to Trier in Germany where Tobias Winter, broadly the counterpart of Peter Grant ...

  • Lyn
    Jun 28, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

  • Lois Bujold
    Aug 06, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

  • Richard
    Jul 30, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Excellent! Aaronovitch's prose and especially humour really work for me. ...

    6/10 Ah a short story, my eternal struggle with this format continues. To be fair, there wasn't much helping me out in this one though. This felt like a bit of a pointless exercise unless the whole purpose was to set things up for later books. I avoided the audiobook (which with...

  • Lindsay
    Jun 26, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

  • Steven
    Apr 09, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

  • Anna
    Aug 04, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Excellent! Aaronovitch's prose and especially humour really work for me. ...

    6/10 Ah a short story, my eternal struggle with this format continues. To be fair, there wasn't much helping me out in this one though. This felt like a bit of a pointless exercise unless the whole purpose was to set things up for later books. I avoided the audiobook (which with...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    The change of setting - the German's version of The Folly - is quite refreshing. The main character however was bland and dispassionate. Also, I think there are still things (that matter) left unexplained. I am curious about the Witch of the East though, I hope she'll meet Nightingale ...

    My poor brain is still confused from switching between German and English all the time xD But I liked Tobias and Vanessa, and I liked the setting (my father being from that area, it gave me some nice flashbacks), and I would love to read more of the White Library! ...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    A quick and fun read, this novella in the Rivers of London series takes place entirely in Germany. None of the main cast appear, although they are referred to. Instead, Aaronovitch introduces the German equivalents of Peter Grant et al. The narrator, Tobias Winter, has a similar narrat...

  • Bart
    Jun 26, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Excellent! Aaronovitch's prose and especially humour really work for me. ...

    6/10 Ah a short story, my eternal struggle with this format continues. To be fair, there wasn't much helping me out in this one though. This felt like a bit of a pointless exercise unless the whole purpose was to set things up for later books. I avoided the audiobook (which with...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    The change of setting - the German's version of The Folly - is quite refreshing. The main character however was bland and dispassionate. Also, I think there are still things (that matter) left unexplained. I am curious about the Witch of the East though, I hope she'll meet Nightingale ...

    My poor brain is still confused from switching between German and English all the time xD But I liked Tobias and Vanessa, and I liked the setting (my father being from that area, it gave me some nice flashbacks), and I would love to read more of the White Library! ...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    A quick and fun read, this novella in the Rivers of London series takes place entirely in Germany. None of the main cast appear, although they are referred to. Instead, Aaronovitch introduces the German equivalents of Peter Grant et al. The narrator, Tobias Winter, has a similar narrat...

    I really wanted to love this, but had to force myself to finish it. That takes some doing with a book as brief as this one. First, as a reboot of the series in another country, it didn?t work for me. The narrator?s voice still sounded to me just like Peter Grant. It takes more ...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

  • Faith
    Mar 23, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

  • Milda Page Runner
    Jul 11, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Excellent! Aaronovitch's prose and especially humour really work for me. ...

  • Obsidian
    Mar 08, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Excellent! Aaronovitch's prose and especially humour really work for me. ...

    6/10 Ah a short story, my eternal struggle with this format continues. To be fair, there wasn't much helping me out in this one though. This felt like a bit of a pointless exercise unless the whole purpose was to set things up for later books. I avoided the audiobook (which with...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

  • lucky little cat
    Jul 15, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

  • Helen
    Jun 18, 2019

    Yes, I know. I hardly believe my rating either. Listening--as opposed to my usual reading speed--exposes the fact that the first four or so chapters are largely a re-explanation of things we already know from the seven book Peter Grant series. Unfortunately, details aren't quickly ...

    Ah, that was fun, and just the right size story for its length, a generously portioned novella. Readers of the Rivers of London series should find lots of familiar tropes in an unfamiliar setting. I very much enjoyed getting to see some of what is going on with the resurgence of mag...

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    This is probably my favorite novella in the Rivers of London series. Of course, we're NOT in London. This takes place in Germany! The place where all weird things have a place and a procedure attached to it. It's Germany! :) And we have a lot of fresh faces. And fungi. And fun times...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    If we had to have a fake (also younger and German) Peter Grant, Kinda like when Serena would visit Bewitched. Aaronovitch could at least have named him Dieter so we could remember his name easily. Too often, new wunderkind Tobi just sounds like Peter transported mysteriously to...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... * * * * * 4.5 stars Ah, so this is what it's like to follow a magically competent police detective around on a case and not royally messing things up along the way. I get it now. More stories like t...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Excellent! Aaronovitch's prose and especially humour really work for me. ...

    6/10 Ah a short story, my eternal struggle with this format continues. To be fair, there wasn't much helping me out in this one though. This felt like a bit of a pointless exercise unless the whole purpose was to set things up for later books. I avoided the audiobook (which with...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    The change of setting - the German's version of The Folly - is quite refreshing. The main character however was bland and dispassionate. Also, I think there are still things (that matter) left unexplained. I am curious about the Witch of the East though, I hope she'll meet Nightingale ...

    My poor brain is still confused from switching between German and English all the time xD But I liked Tobias and Vanessa, and I liked the setting (my father being from that area, it gave me some nice flashbacks), and I would love to read more of the White Library! ...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...