The October Man

The October Man

Trier is famous for wine, Romans and for being Germany?s oldest city. So when a man is found dead with, his body impossibly covered in a fungal rot, the local authorities know they are out of their depth. Fortunately this is Germany, where there are procedures for everything. Enter Investigator Tobias Winter, whose aim is to get in, deal with the problem, and get out with th Trier is famous for wine, Romans and for being Germany?s oldest city. So when a man is found dead with, his b...

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Title:The October Man
Author:Ben Aaronovitch
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The October Man
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:128 pages pages

The October Man Reviews

  • Lorena
    Apr 09, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley This novella is the first in the Peter Grant series to not...really be about Peter Grant. (He gets mentioned in passing, as the Nightingale's apprentice, and everyone (and everydeity) agrees that Something Is Going On in Britain.) In...

  • Andrew
    Jun 23, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

  • Erin
    Apr 17, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley This novella is the first in the Peter Grant series to not...really be about Peter Grant. (He gets mentioned in passing, as the Nightingale's apprentice, and everyone (and everydeity) agrees that Something Is Going On in Britain.) In...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley. This isn?t a perfect book (my biggest gripe is that Tobias Winter felt too similar to Peter in voice and action, which is a comment I?ve seen made in other early reviews) but I rounded up because I was thoroughly entertained all the ...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- So about the time that the one German Magic Practitioner hears that Nightengale has taken on an apprentice in Peter Grant, she decides that it's time for Germany to do the same -- keeping the playing field level, and all --...

    "The October Man" is a fresh, fun novella that I hope is the start of a new series of German "Rivers" books. "The October Man" novella breathes new life into the "Rivers Of London" universe by taking us to Trier in Germany where Tobias Winter, broadly the counterpart of Peter Grant ...

    It's been 20 years or more since I read an Aaronovitch novel that didn't star Peter Grant ? and that one at least had the Doctor. Whereas this time we're still on familiar Rivers of London territory, with a wisecracking magician-policeman investigating a peculiar death, accompanied b...

    A surprisingly fun Rivers of London spinoff novella -- or maybe I should call it "Rivers of Germany?" Featuring all-new characters, this is another murder mystery, but now set in Trier. All the worldbuilding of the rest of the series is out in full force, and if you like the RoL series...

    Rivers of the Continent! Aaronovitch takes us to Germany where the law enforcement magicians are beginning to reawaken after long years of enforced inactivity. Magic, of course, has always been happening, and the nascent department is becoming more active. While a large part of the,...

    Ever wondered what supernatural policing is like in other European countries in Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London world? If so, this is the novella for you. If not, well, why the hell not? (Though you can't be a faulted for loving Aaronovitch's England and thinking that it's got quite...

    In my excitement upon seeing that there was a new Rivers of London story coming out, I somehow completely missed that this book is not about Peter Grant or any of the previously introduced characters that we've come to know and love. Instead, it is a magical police procedural from the ...

  • Barb in Maryland
    Jun 21, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

  • Mimi
    Nov 28, 2018

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

  • AndrewP
    Jun 17, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

  • Sue
    May 25, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

  • carol.
    Mar 14, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

  • Hobart
    Jun 27, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley This novella is the first in the Peter Grant series to not...really be about Peter Grant. (He gets mentioned in passing, as the Nightingale's apprentice, and everyone (and everydeity) agrees that Something Is Going On in Britain.) In...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley. This isn?t a perfect book (my biggest gripe is that Tobias Winter felt too similar to Peter in voice and action, which is a comment I?ve seen made in other early reviews) but I rounded up because I was thoroughly entertained all the ...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- So about the time that the one German Magic Practitioner hears that Nightengale has taken on an apprentice in Peter Grant, she decides that it's time for Germany to do the same -- keeping the playing field level, and all --...

  • Denise
    Mar 13, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Mar 03, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

  • Stephen
    Jun 29, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

  • Judy Lesley
    Mar 23, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

  • Mike Finn
    Jun 18, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley This novella is the first in the Peter Grant series to not...really be about Peter Grant. (He gets mentioned in passing, as the Nightingale's apprentice, and everyone (and everydeity) agrees that Something Is Going On in Britain.) In...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley. This isn?t a perfect book (my biggest gripe is that Tobias Winter felt too similar to Peter in voice and action, which is a comment I?ve seen made in other early reviews) but I rounded up because I was thoroughly entertained all the ...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- So about the time that the one German Magic Practitioner hears that Nightengale has taken on an apprentice in Peter Grant, she decides that it's time for Germany to do the same -- keeping the playing field level, and all --...

    "The October Man" is a fresh, fun novella that I hope is the start of a new series of German "Rivers" books. "The October Man" novella breathes new life into the "Rivers Of London" universe by taking us to Trier in Germany where Tobias Winter, broadly the counterpart of Peter Grant ...

  • Lyn
    Jun 28, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

  • Alex Sarll
    Jun 20, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley This novella is the first in the Peter Grant series to not...really be about Peter Grant. (He gets mentioned in passing, as the Nightingale's apprentice, and everyone (and everydeity) agrees that Something Is Going On in Britain.) In...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley. This isn?t a perfect book (my biggest gripe is that Tobias Winter felt too similar to Peter in voice and action, which is a comment I?ve seen made in other early reviews) but I rounded up because I was thoroughly entertained all the ...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- So about the time that the one German Magic Practitioner hears that Nightengale has taken on an apprentice in Peter Grant, she decides that it's time for Germany to do the same -- keeping the playing field level, and all --...

    "The October Man" is a fresh, fun novella that I hope is the start of a new series of German "Rivers" books. "The October Man" novella breathes new life into the "Rivers Of London" universe by taking us to Trier in Germany where Tobias Winter, broadly the counterpart of Peter Grant ...

    It's been 20 years or more since I read an Aaronovitch novel that didn't star Peter Grant ? and that one at least had the Doctor. Whereas this time we're still on familiar Rivers of London territory, with a wisecracking magician-policeman investigating a peculiar death, accompanied b...

  • Maddie O.
    May 11, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley This novella is the first in the Peter Grant series to not...really be about Peter Grant. (He gets mentioned in passing, as the Nightingale's apprentice, and everyone (and everydeity) agrees that Something Is Going On in Britain.) In...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley. This isn?t a perfect book (my biggest gripe is that Tobias Winter felt too similar to Peter in voice and action, which is a comment I?ve seen made in other early reviews) but I rounded up because I was thoroughly entertained all the ...

  • Sineala
    Jun 28, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley This novella is the first in the Peter Grant series to not...really be about Peter Grant. (He gets mentioned in passing, as the Nightingale's apprentice, and everyone (and everydeity) agrees that Something Is Going On in Britain.) In...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley. This isn?t a perfect book (my biggest gripe is that Tobias Winter felt too similar to Peter in voice and action, which is a comment I?ve seen made in other early reviews) but I rounded up because I was thoroughly entertained all the ...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- So about the time that the one German Magic Practitioner hears that Nightengale has taken on an apprentice in Peter Grant, she decides that it's time for Germany to do the same -- keeping the playing field level, and all --...

    "The October Man" is a fresh, fun novella that I hope is the start of a new series of German "Rivers" books. "The October Man" novella breathes new life into the "Rivers Of London" universe by taking us to Trier in Germany where Tobias Winter, broadly the counterpart of Peter Grant ...

    It's been 20 years or more since I read an Aaronovitch novel that didn't star Peter Grant ? and that one at least had the Doctor. Whereas this time we're still on familiar Rivers of London territory, with a wisecracking magician-policeman investigating a peculiar death, accompanied b...

    A surprisingly fun Rivers of London spinoff novella -- or maybe I should call it "Rivers of Germany?" Featuring all-new characters, this is another murder mystery, but now set in Trier. All the worldbuilding of the rest of the series is out in full force, and if you like the RoL series...

  • Lindsay
    Jun 26, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

  • Janine Ballard
    May 22, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley This novella is the first in the Peter Grant series to not...really be about Peter Grant. (He gets mentioned in passing, as the Nightingale's apprentice, and everyone (and everydeity) agrees that Something Is Going On in Britain.) In...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley. This isn?t a perfect book (my biggest gripe is that Tobias Winter felt too similar to Peter in voice and action, which is a comment I?ve seen made in other early reviews) but I rounded up because I was thoroughly entertained all the ...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- So about the time that the one German Magic Practitioner hears that Nightengale has taken on an apprentice in Peter Grant, she decides that it's time for Germany to do the same -- keeping the playing field level, and all --...

    "The October Man" is a fresh, fun novella that I hope is the start of a new series of German "Rivers" books. "The October Man" novella breathes new life into the "Rivers Of London" universe by taking us to Trier in Germany where Tobias Winter, broadly the counterpart of Peter Grant ...

    It's been 20 years or more since I read an Aaronovitch novel that didn't star Peter Grant ? and that one at least had the Doctor. Whereas this time we're still on familiar Rivers of London territory, with a wisecracking magician-policeman investigating a peculiar death, accompanied b...

    A surprisingly fun Rivers of London spinoff novella -- or maybe I should call it "Rivers of Germany?" Featuring all-new characters, this is another murder mystery, but now set in Trier. All the worldbuilding of the rest of the series is out in full force, and if you like the RoL series...

    Rivers of the Continent! Aaronovitch takes us to Germany where the law enforcement magicians are beginning to reawaken after long years of enforced inactivity. Magic, of course, has always been happening, and the nascent department is becoming more active. While a large part of the,...

    Ever wondered what supernatural policing is like in other European countries in Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London world? If so, this is the novella for you. If not, well, why the hell not? (Though you can't be a faulted for loving Aaronovitch's England and thinking that it's got quite...

    In my excitement upon seeing that there was a new Rivers of London story coming out, I somehow completely missed that this book is not about Peter Grant or any of the previously introduced characters that we've come to know and love. Instead, it is a magical police procedural from the ...

    4.3 stars Tobias Winter works for the Abteilung KDA, the ?Complex and Diffuse Matters? department of the Federal Criminal Police in Germany. Tobias?s father is a local police chief, and Tobias has grown up steeped in policework and policemen. Maybe that is why he?s dedicated...

  • Steven
    Apr 09, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

  • Alysa H.
    Mar 06, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley This novella is the first in the Peter Grant series to not...really be about Peter Grant. (He gets mentioned in passing, as the Nightingale's apprentice, and everyone (and everydeity) agrees that Something Is Going On in Britain.) In...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley. This isn?t a perfect book (my biggest gripe is that Tobias Winter felt too similar to Peter in voice and action, which is a comment I?ve seen made in other early reviews) but I rounded up because I was thoroughly entertained all the ...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- So about the time that the one German Magic Practitioner hears that Nightengale has taken on an apprentice in Peter Grant, she decides that it's time for Germany to do the same -- keeping the playing field level, and all --...

    "The October Man" is a fresh, fun novella that I hope is the start of a new series of German "Rivers" books. "The October Man" novella breathes new life into the "Rivers Of London" universe by taking us to Trier in Germany where Tobias Winter, broadly the counterpart of Peter Grant ...

    It's been 20 years or more since I read an Aaronovitch novel that didn't star Peter Grant ? and that one at least had the Doctor. Whereas this time we're still on familiar Rivers of London territory, with a wisecracking magician-policeman investigating a peculiar death, accompanied b...

    A surprisingly fun Rivers of London spinoff novella -- or maybe I should call it "Rivers of Germany?" Featuring all-new characters, this is another murder mystery, but now set in Trier. All the worldbuilding of the rest of the series is out in full force, and if you like the RoL series...

    Rivers of the Continent! Aaronovitch takes us to Germany where the law enforcement magicians are beginning to reawaken after long years of enforced inactivity. Magic, of course, has always been happening, and the nascent department is becoming more active. While a large part of the,...

    Ever wondered what supernatural policing is like in other European countries in Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London world? If so, this is the novella for you. If not, well, why the hell not? (Though you can't be a faulted for loving Aaronovitch's England and thinking that it's got quite...

  • Bart
    Jun 26, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

  • Faith
    Mar 23, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

  • Imogene
    Jun 06, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley This novella is the first in the Peter Grant series to not...really be about Peter Grant. (He gets mentioned in passing, as the Nightingale's apprentice, and everyone (and everydeity) agrees that Something Is Going On in Britain.) In...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley. This isn?t a perfect book (my biggest gripe is that Tobias Winter felt too similar to Peter in voice and action, which is a comment I?ve seen made in other early reviews) but I rounded up because I was thoroughly entertained all the ...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- So about the time that the one German Magic Practitioner hears that Nightengale has taken on an apprentice in Peter Grant, she decides that it's time for Germany to do the same -- keeping the playing field level, and all --...

    "The October Man" is a fresh, fun novella that I hope is the start of a new series of German "Rivers" books. "The October Man" novella breathes new life into the "Rivers Of London" universe by taking us to Trier in Germany where Tobias Winter, broadly the counterpart of Peter Grant ...

    It's been 20 years or more since I read an Aaronovitch novel that didn't star Peter Grant ? and that one at least had the Doctor. Whereas this time we're still on familiar Rivers of London territory, with a wisecracking magician-policeman investigating a peculiar death, accompanied b...

    A surprisingly fun Rivers of London spinoff novella -- or maybe I should call it "Rivers of Germany?" Featuring all-new characters, this is another murder mystery, but now set in Trier. All the worldbuilding of the rest of the series is out in full force, and if you like the RoL series...

    Rivers of the Continent! Aaronovitch takes us to Germany where the law enforcement magicians are beginning to reawaken after long years of enforced inactivity. Magic, of course, has always been happening, and the nascent department is becoming more active. While a large part of the,...

    Ever wondered what supernatural policing is like in other European countries in Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London world? If so, this is the novella for you. If not, well, why the hell not? (Though you can't be a faulted for loving Aaronovitch's England and thinking that it's got quite...

    In my excitement upon seeing that there was a new Rivers of London story coming out, I somehow completely missed that this book is not about Peter Grant or any of the previously introduced characters that we've come to know and love. Instead, it is a magical police procedural from the ...

    4.3 stars Tobias Winter works for the Abteilung KDA, the ?Complex and Diffuse Matters? department of the Federal Criminal Police in Germany. Tobias?s father is a local police chief, and Tobias has grown up steeped in policework and policemen. Maybe that is why he?s dedicated...

    Despite being on leave and visiting his parents, Tobias Winter gets called back to duty to investigate a suspicious death. Extra suspicious, because not only may it be murder, the case also might involve weird bollocks, making it a case for KDA, Komplexe und Diffuse Angelegenheiten, th...

    Yeah, I missed Peter, too. But I live in Mainz and my Mom used to work at the Institut für Rechtsmedizin (back when Urban ran the place) so that definitely won the novella brownie points. And, in case you?re wondering, Aaronovitch was spot on in the description on the location, do...

    While my love for Peter Grant is eternal, I was desperate to read this alternative view of Aaronovitch's magical world. ESPECIALLY as there had been so many mentions of the English/German clash at Ettersberg and how it devastated an entire generation of practitioners. DOES NOT DISA...

  • Amelie
    Jun 18, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley This novella is the first in the Peter Grant series to not...really be about Peter Grant. (He gets mentioned in passing, as the Nightingale's apprentice, and everyone (and everydeity) agrees that Something Is Going On in Britain.) In...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley. This isn?t a perfect book (my biggest gripe is that Tobias Winter felt too similar to Peter in voice and action, which is a comment I?ve seen made in other early reviews) but I rounded up because I was thoroughly entertained all the ...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- So about the time that the one German Magic Practitioner hears that Nightengale has taken on an apprentice in Peter Grant, she decides that it's time for Germany to do the same -- keeping the playing field level, and all --...

    "The October Man" is a fresh, fun novella that I hope is the start of a new series of German "Rivers" books. "The October Man" novella breathes new life into the "Rivers Of London" universe by taking us to Trier in Germany where Tobias Winter, broadly the counterpart of Peter Grant ...

    It's been 20 years or more since I read an Aaronovitch novel that didn't star Peter Grant ? and that one at least had the Doctor. Whereas this time we're still on familiar Rivers of London territory, with a wisecracking magician-policeman investigating a peculiar death, accompanied b...

    A surprisingly fun Rivers of London spinoff novella -- or maybe I should call it "Rivers of Germany?" Featuring all-new characters, this is another murder mystery, but now set in Trier. All the worldbuilding of the rest of the series is out in full force, and if you like the RoL series...

    Rivers of the Continent! Aaronovitch takes us to Germany where the law enforcement magicians are beginning to reawaken after long years of enforced inactivity. Magic, of course, has always been happening, and the nascent department is becoming more active. While a large part of the,...

    Ever wondered what supernatural policing is like in other European countries in Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London world? If so, this is the novella for you. If not, well, why the hell not? (Though you can't be a faulted for loving Aaronovitch's England and thinking that it's got quite...

    In my excitement upon seeing that there was a new Rivers of London story coming out, I somehow completely missed that this book is not about Peter Grant or any of the previously introduced characters that we've come to know and love. Instead, it is a magical police procedural from the ...

    4.3 stars Tobias Winter works for the Abteilung KDA, the ?Complex and Diffuse Matters? department of the Federal Criminal Police in Germany. Tobias?s father is a local police chief, and Tobias has grown up steeped in policework and policemen. Maybe that is why he?s dedicated...

    Despite being on leave and visiting his parents, Tobias Winter gets called back to duty to investigate a suspicious death. Extra suspicious, because not only may it be murder, the case also might involve weird bollocks, making it a case for KDA, Komplexe und Diffuse Angelegenheiten, th...

    Yeah, I missed Peter, too. But I live in Mainz and my Mom used to work at the Institut für Rechtsmedizin (back when Urban ran the place) so that definitely won the novella brownie points. And, in case you?re wondering, Aaronovitch was spot on in the description on the location, do...

  • Melissa Dee
    May 17, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley This novella is the first in the Peter Grant series to not...really be about Peter Grant. (He gets mentioned in passing, as the Nightingale's apprentice, and everyone (and everydeity) agrees that Something Is Going On in Britain.) In...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley. This isn?t a perfect book (my biggest gripe is that Tobias Winter felt too similar to Peter in voice and action, which is a comment I?ve seen made in other early reviews) but I rounded up because I was thoroughly entertained all the ...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- So about the time that the one German Magic Practitioner hears that Nightengale has taken on an apprentice in Peter Grant, she decides that it's time for Germany to do the same -- keeping the playing field level, and all --...

    "The October Man" is a fresh, fun novella that I hope is the start of a new series of German "Rivers" books. "The October Man" novella breathes new life into the "Rivers Of London" universe by taking us to Trier in Germany where Tobias Winter, broadly the counterpart of Peter Grant ...

    It's been 20 years or more since I read an Aaronovitch novel that didn't star Peter Grant ? and that one at least had the Doctor. Whereas this time we're still on familiar Rivers of London territory, with a wisecracking magician-policeman investigating a peculiar death, accompanied b...

    A surprisingly fun Rivers of London spinoff novella -- or maybe I should call it "Rivers of Germany?" Featuring all-new characters, this is another murder mystery, but now set in Trier. All the worldbuilding of the rest of the series is out in full force, and if you like the RoL series...

    Rivers of the Continent! Aaronovitch takes us to Germany where the law enforcement magicians are beginning to reawaken after long years of enforced inactivity. Magic, of course, has always been happening, and the nascent department is becoming more active. While a large part of the,...

  • Obsidian
    Mar 08, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

  • Helen
    Jun 18, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

  • Eule
    Jun 06, 2019

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he leaves Grant behind to follow Tobias Winter, a special agent in the special division ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but in Germany instead, and features a new main character in a similar role as Peter ...

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he?s in Germany. Unfortunately, he?s not as sharp or amusing as Peter Grant. The river goddess is also a pale imitation of her Lond...

    ?Life is too short to drink bad wine.? ? Goethe ?I drank what??? ? Socrates Let me just begin by saying that I?ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies Sleeping. Peter Grant is one of the coolest urban fantasy protagonists practi...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/... With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-book story arc to a close, fans are wondering where the Rivers of London series wil...

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and Peter Grant, are mentioned as peers/ possible rivals across the channel. Looks like A...

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information on the international and historical scope of this world. Tobias Winter is the young of...

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead. It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magically speaking. In many ways you could drop Peter in his spot and the story wouldn't...

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practitioner named Tobias Winter. Tobias is the equivalent to our Peter Grant in England, on...

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same world but there are only fleeting references to the main series. Now the story itse...

    Clever novella that introduces us to the German police group that deals with the uncanny. Tobias Winter is a charming young man sent to the city of Trier to deal with a very unusual death. His liaison with the local police, Vanessa Sommer, is bright, enthusiastic and quickly a fan of m...

    Actual rating: 4.00 ...

    IT'S GOT A COVER. from Gollanz https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2018/11/26... ...

    I didn't know quite what to expect when I requested this novella through NetGalley, but I enjoy the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch so much I knew I wouldn't be sorry if I was approved for the galley. Coming in at 216 pages this is a long-ish novella but Aaronovitch packs it...

    Highly enjoyable. Some random thoughts: the Germans apparently have a better intelligence department than the British, I am relieved that there are no obvious mistakes with the German, less pop culture references (but understandable since B. Aaronovitch does not live here), there se...

    really enjoyed the off spin in the rivers of London series with the book based around Trier and the wine region and different with not having peter grant as the character in the book. ...

    This was the first Rivers of London book that was not narrated by the awesome Kobna Holbrook-Smith and that gave me some concern going into it. Turns out that Sam Peter Jackson works out pretty well in this case. Kobna is the 'voice of London' in my mind and this book is set in Trier, ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley This novella is the first in the Peter Grant series to not...really be about Peter Grant. (He gets mentioned in passing, as the Nightingale's apprentice, and everyone (and everydeity) agrees that Something Is Going On in Britain.) In...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley. This isn?t a perfect book (my biggest gripe is that Tobias Winter felt too similar to Peter in voice and action, which is a comment I?ve seen made in other early reviews) but I rounded up because I was thoroughly entertained all the ...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- So about the time that the one German Magic Practitioner hears that Nightengale has taken on an apprentice in Peter Grant, she decides that it's time for Germany to do the same -- keeping the playing field level, and all --...

    "The October Man" is a fresh, fun novella that I hope is the start of a new series of German "Rivers" books. "The October Man" novella breathes new life into the "Rivers Of London" universe by taking us to Trier in Germany where Tobias Winter, broadly the counterpart of Peter Grant ...

    It's been 20 years or more since I read an Aaronovitch novel that didn't star Peter Grant ? and that one at least had the Doctor. Whereas this time we're still on familiar Rivers of London territory, with a wisecracking magician-policeman investigating a peculiar death, accompanied b...

    A surprisingly fun Rivers of London spinoff novella -- or maybe I should call it "Rivers of Germany?" Featuring all-new characters, this is another murder mystery, but now set in Trier. All the worldbuilding of the rest of the series is out in full force, and if you like the RoL series...

    Rivers of the Continent! Aaronovitch takes us to Germany where the law enforcement magicians are beginning to reawaken after long years of enforced inactivity. Magic, of course, has always been happening, and the nascent department is becoming more active. While a large part of the,...

    Ever wondered what supernatural policing is like in other European countries in Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London world? If so, this is the novella for you. If not, well, why the hell not? (Though you can't be a faulted for loving Aaronovitch's England and thinking that it's got quite...

    In my excitement upon seeing that there was a new Rivers of London story coming out, I somehow completely missed that this book is not about Peter Grant or any of the previously introduced characters that we've come to know and love. Instead, it is a magical police procedural from the ...

    4.3 stars Tobias Winter works for the Abteilung KDA, the ?Complex and Diffuse Matters? department of the Federal Criminal Police in Germany. Tobias?s father is a local police chief, and Tobias has grown up steeped in policework and policemen. Maybe that is why he?s dedicated...

    Despite being on leave and visiting his parents, Tobias Winter gets called back to duty to investigate a suspicious death. Extra suspicious, because not only may it be murder, the case also might involve weird bollocks, making it a case for KDA, Komplexe und Diffuse Angelegenheiten, th...