London Falling

London Falling

Book - 2013
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Police officers Quill, Costain, Sefton, and Ross know the worst of London--or they think they do. While investigating a mobster's mysterious death, they come into contact with a strange artifact and accidentally develop the Sight. Suddenly they can see the true evil haunting London's streets.

Armed with police instincts and procedures, the four officers take on the otherworldly creatures secretly prowling London. Football lore and the tragic history of a Tudor queen become entwined in their pursuit of an age-old witch with a penchant for child sacrifice. But when London's monsters become aware of their meddling, the officers must decide what they are willing to sacrifice to clean up their city, in London Falling by Paul Cornell.

Publisher: New York : Tor, c2013
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780765330277
Branch Call Number: FIC COR
Characteristics: 402 p. ; 25 cm


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x4052383922 Apr 05, 2014

Loved this book! First thing I did once I finished it was reread it. Strong story, well developed characters, magic and horror who could ask for more. Can't blame them for their reluctance to tell the villain "You're 'nicked'". Satisfying ending with scope for a series if Cornell can keep up this quality. Urban fantasy at its best.

Oct 16, 2013

Take one large and ancient cauldron, mix in bits of police procedurals, add two large cups of mystery, a dash of Dr. Who's tone, along with two tablespoons of paranormal horror, a sprinkle of London Noir, and you've got one helluva read by Paul Cornell! Just don't forget to add the special spices: eye of newt and dragon's blood to this ennervating broth! (For fans of Dean Koontz, Harlan Ellison, Fritz Lieber and similar authors.)

Jul 16, 2013

Terrific read.

May 02, 2013

Just finished London Falling by Paul Cornell. Wow, was this intense! Urban fantasy police procedural. Very dark, very good. At the beginning I wasn't sure, but once the team got going it never let up and the stakes were high (higher than anyone knew until the last bit). First time I think an Incident Board has been used in the search for a supernatural evil. Will appeal to fans of Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant fantasy/mysteries, but darker than those. First of a new series (Shadow Police).

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