Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Still as good the second time through. Lesley is someone special to me. Maybe that why...
Well, this one is also a hard one to get through. Well worth the re-read, however.
This series seems to be only getting better. The characters are getting more fascinating and the developments are definitely keeping me on the edge of my seat.
London police and a sideline of magic have never felt more realistic. Peter gets to show off a bit of his architectural background this time, too, and I think this aspect was probably my very favorite part of the book.
Architecture has always been a bit magical, don't you think? There's been plenty of literature on the idea and enough evidence to make most people suspect it even if they don't quite admit to believing it. Cathedrals, monuments, and even those atrocities that make everyone wish that they were dead rather than live in them all have a certain charm and flair, no? Good and bad magic. :)
Well, this one brings together a great number of previous elements from the other books and we even get to face the faceless man again, much to my enjoyment. I definitely get the creepy factor off of him and practically everyone here seems to be planning for the very worst.
For good reason, I think.
There are some great explosions and magic scenes, too, but I'll be honest... I come back to it for the in-between parts. It's a real pleasure to be in these people's lives and experience what they experience.
No spoilers, but this one is a real treat. :)
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