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Midnight Riot: Review

Scotland Yard meets Harry Potter in Midnight Riot.

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It’s unusual for me to binge read these days. I’m usually too busy writing my own stuff. But I got hooked on the PC Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch.

Is magic dead? That’s what Nightingale, the head and sole remaining wizard of Scotland Yard’s secret magical branch thinks. But you can’t keep magic down, and mysterious outbreaks are happening all over London.

When PC Peter Grant is approached by a ghost who witnessed a murder, he knows he has to follow the clue. Grant becomes Nightingale’s first apprentice wizard in decades.

The series is funny, ingenious, and weaves ancient myth with modern London life, as Grant is forced to deal with river goddesses and demonic spirits alike. It’s the cleverest urban fantasy I’ve read since the Harry Dresden series.

-Kirsten Weiss

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