Another decent, though not amazing, book from Moon. I messed up in not doing my review as soon as I finished, because I moved straight on to volume three in the series, Engaging the Enemy. Obviously, the series did get more engaging in book two!
I wanted to like Vatta’s War as much as I did The Serrano Legacy, but this one nearly lost me at some points. Maybe it’s intended for a young adult audience? Considering the age of the main character, that may be the case. Still, I always enjoy Moon’s writing style, and she creates great universes. Definitely worth a read.
I just finished Lies Sleeping after reading the entire series straight through, so this review is about the series as much as about the ultimate entry in it.
Wow! I’ve been immersed in the marvelous world Aaronovitch created for us, and it’s a shock coming back. His world lives right next door to ours, changed just a bit so that magic is in use next to cell phones and deities walk and work amongst the “normal” folk. His descriptions of London and its surrounds are amazingly rich. The slang and British references are occasionally mysterious to this American reader, but I got enough from context to push right on.
I think Lies Sleeping might be intended as the last book in the series because it wrapped up pretty much all of the plot threads that have been building from Rivers of London to Lies Sleeping. If that’s the case, I’ll miss Peter and the rest of the characters. I can hope that Aaronovitch will give us more in the future, though. I will certainly be watching to see what he does next!