CSI meets Harry Potter in this fantastic new graphic novel from Ben Aaronovitch, writer of the bestselling Rivers of London supernatural police procedural crime novel series!Vengeful Russian mobsters are looking to hire members of London's own more-then-natural underworld to bring bloody retribution down on the witch Varvara. However, the ex-Soviet sorcerer is under the protective wing of London's own wizarding cop, Peter Grant (now a proper dete...
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Reviews Rivers of London Volume 5
- This is the next in the graphic novel instalments of the Rivers of London series (Peter Grant). The book does follow the series and in fact at the end of the book (where there are usually a number of extras including one shot strips and other details) there is a chronological history where both the books and the graphics are shown. As a result there are details which are over looked (I would not say lost as that would imply you cannot enjoy this ...
- The RoL crew re-enact 'The Most Dangerous Game' with some talking foxes thrown in to hammer home the allegory. Entertaining enough until the next novel arrives.
- Its good seeing Peter and co in another novel although very limited time with Peter in this one. Others appear as the main character. The story itself is pretty cliched and simple, nothing really original. Its been told a million times with different authors. Just waiting for November for the next real Novel in the series.
- The latest graphic novel in Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series.Characters from earlier graphic novel "Night Witch" appear, along with Abigail and that slimely little refugee from the hunt, Reynard Fossman.I can't give an synopsis without given the plot away. It's a fairly simple plot, but executed with style and wit.The little visual gifts are as delightful as ever. Reynard is watching "Basil Brush" on television... sweetly Basil's compani...
- More, please. I cry excellent story!
- Hm. Also ich bin etwas enttäuscht. Bis jetzt haben mir die Comics gefallen aber an diesem hier hab ich ein bisschen was auszusetzen. Und dabei würde ich es gerne mögen wollen, da es um Füchse geht. Das beste an dem Band ist definitiv Abigail. Ich mag ihr Character Design und finde sie eh eine großartige Bereicherung für das Universum. Aber es gab mir hier ein bisschen zu viel Damsel in Distress Thematik (Abigail und Guleed sind bad ass aber...
- These graphic novel additions to the Grant/Nightingale world continue to be consistently good. It was fun to see Abigail in action in this installment.
- Sated my appetite for Peter Grant while I wait impatiently for Lies Sleeping.
- Graphic novel edition of a Peter Grant short story is a good little taster but I prefer the full novels. Art work is good though
- The more I read these Peter Grant comics, the more I like them. This one involved Abigail playing innocent while wearing a T-shirt that said “Monday: The Struggle Is Real,” so I’d say that’s an automatic four-star situation.
- This latest Rivers of London graphic novel may well be my favourite yet. When the daughter of a Russian oligarch goes missing Grant and Nightingale are called in. Then it turns out that Abigail has gone missing too. With some help from some foxes the Folly realises demi-monde inhabitant Reynard is involved so it must be trouble. Soon, Abigail and Guleed find themselves the prey in a homicidal hunt. Essentially this volume gives us the classic sto...
- This fifth graphic novel of Peter Grant's adventures concerns some posh scum who re-enact the film A Very Dangerous Game for fun (i.e. hunting, but with the prey being humans, not foxes), except they choose Peter's cousin Abigail as their next victim, which goes about as well as you'd expect.There's some interesting stuff here, including the involvement of Reynard Fossman, who's out for revenge against the Folly, but there's little in the way of ...
- Another quick story that takes place in between the novels. (In this case, post The Hanging Tree and pre whatever's next.) The action takes place some time after "Night Witch" in the Detective Stories graphic novel. Happy to see that Abigail and Guleed have larger roles in this story, although I was hoping to see more interaction between them during the "chase" portion. It felt like some of the storyline was too rushed, but I tend to feel that wa...
- Wow, that was surprisingly disappointing. The plot was both convoluted and cliche. Non of the characters got to be very active in their own story, or at least not in a way that ultimately mattered bc of deus ex nightingale. Also the tone just felt really off - assuming I cared about this plot that’s been done so many times it should have felt heavier. The characters should have added their own weight and perspective. Bleh
- Rivers of London; Cry Fox is the latest of the graphic novels in Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series. Like the others, it's basically a short piece of casefic which sits outside the main arc plot of the novels; it was an enjoyable if very quick read and I particularly liked getting to see a bit more of Abigail Kamara in this one.
- Every addition to The Rivers of London is welcome. I wish this installment could have had more of Peter Grant and his wry wit, though. I would add one thing to "The Fox of Folklore, Myth, & Culture", if I may: the name of Zorro, the clever man of mystery who always escapes, means "The Fox" in Spanish.
- An interesting story. Features the side characters of the RoL series rather than Peter and Nightingale, but that's really what I want from these graphic novels. Good fun, but it didn't really grow my understanding of the world in any way.
- Mmmmm, good story. Hopefully this doesn't break Abigail and Dan Russell's friendship permanently.
- Review to come
- Fun & a good if predictable read.
- I read this as individual issues. The Rivers of London series - whether the prose series or the graphic novel series - continues to be a real delight to read.
- Not as good as the previous one. Still solid Rivers of London stuff. Loved the foxes!
- I liked it but it didn't allow Abigail to do anything interesting. Ah, well. Still, very pretty.
- If your not reading this series, or not reading the graphic novels in conjunction with the series, you are missing out. Read all of them, at least twice.
- Light but entertaining as ever. The Tales from the Folly section at the end continues to be marvellous especially Molly’s sections.
- Not my favorite of this series to date, but it's always an enjoyable read.