Almost before he knows it, Peter is an apprentice sorcerer, learning that there’s far more going on in London than he ever dreamed, including a long running feud between dueling deities of the Thames, and an old evil centered in Covent Garden, trying to return to the land of the living.
I loved this book – it’s centered in a very real London, and the supernatural aspects blend in well – they fit better than many of your stereotypical vampires or river spirits. It’s just a great story, and I very much look forward to reading more.
I would like to know why they felt the need to rename this book for an American audience. Rivers of London is a quite serviceable name, and pretty well captures what the whole book is about. Midnight Riot is a only a tiny slice of the action. All I can think is that rights are weird.