History Literature / RiversOfLondon

17th Jul '16 11:58:11 AM Nightsky
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* ''The Hanging Tree'' (2016)

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* ''The Hanging Tree'' (2016)
(2017)



There is a website where you can read about the background of the novel, including a CharacterBlog.

http://www.the-folly.com/

In June 2013 the series was optioned for television, and in January 2014 it was announced that Titan Comics had picked up the licence for a graphic novel adaptation, the first instalment to be called ''Body Work'' which commenced in April 2015.

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There is a website where you can read about the background of the novel, including a CharacterBlog.

http://www.the-folly.com/

In June 2013 the series was optioned for television, and in January 2014 it was announced that Titan Comics had picked up the licence license for a graphic novel adaptation, the first instalment installment to be called ''Body Work'' which commenced in April 2015.
8th Jul '16 7:05:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMentor: Nightingale fulfils this role to Peter. Although he verges on ObsoleteMentor a couple of times, especially when it comes to modern police methods, and this is a particular bone of contention at the end of ''Soho'' when the issue of InhumanableAlienRights and due process through the courts, versus just killing sentient non-human possible criminals comes up.



* TheObiWan: Nightingale fulfils this role to Peter. Although he verges on ObsoleteMentor a couple of times, especially when it comes to modern police methods, and this is a particular bone of contention at the end of ''Soho'' when the issue of InhumanableAlienRights and due process through the courts, versus just killing sentient non-human possible criminals comes up.
7th Jul '16 10:20:14 AM Sharlee
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%% * ShownTheirWork: And how!

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%% ** The estate from "Broken Homes" must've been designed under similar principles to Dana's apartment building from ''Film/Ghostbusters1984''.
* ShownTheirWork: And how!how! Architecture, obscure London history, and police organizational structure for the most part, with a smattering of Latin and Shout Outs to old-time British intelligentsia thrown in.
1st Jul '16 3:43:13 PM Ciara25
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* ThatThingIsNotMyChild: In ''Foxglove Summer'', [[spoiler:Veronica is determined to return whatever came back from fairyland to the fae. Even once Peter explains to her that this ''is'' her biological daughter and it's the girl she was raising for eleven years that was a changeling, she's understandably adamant that that's not the point.]]

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* ThatThingIsNotMyChild: In ''Foxglove Summer'', [[spoiler:Veronica is determined to return whatever came back from fairyland to the fae. Even once Peter explains to her that this ''is'' her biological daughter and it's the girl she was raising for eleven years that was a changeling, she's understandably adamant that that's not the point.she wants her ''real'' daughter back.]]
14th Jun '16 8:33:24 AM Ulysses21
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* AndThenWhat: In ''Foxglove Summer'' Peter encounters two racists in a café who, now they have the opportunity to actually practice their racism, don't know what to do, so they don't really do anything. Peter isn't impressed, and doesn't feel at all threatened.
7th Jun '16 7:23:03 AM Ulysses21
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* ''Rivers of London'', or ''Midnight Riot'' in the US
* ''Moon Over Soho''
* ''Whispers Under Ground''
* ''Broken Homes''
* ''Foxglove Summer''
* ''The Hanging Tree'' (Summer 2016)

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* ''Rivers of London'', or ''Midnight Riot'' in the US
US (January 2011)
* ''Moon Over Soho''
Soho'' (April 2011)
* ''Whispers Under Ground''
Ground'' (2012)
* ''Broken Homes''
Homes'' (2013)
* ''Foxglove Summer''
Summer'' (2014)
* ''The Hanging Tree'' (Summer 2016)
(2016)
7th Jun '16 7:17:55 AM Ulysses21
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* UnreliableNarrator: Downplayed. Peter is very good and accurate when telling us about the plot and his general thoughts, but his deeper emotions are usually kept hidden, even from himself, until moments like the tree-bashing in ''Foxglove Summer' when it all comes pouring out.
7th Jun '16 6:56:03 AM Ulysses21
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* BiggerIsBetterInBed: After Peter and Beverley turn up naked at a [[ItMakesSenseInContext travelling carnival]] in ''Foxglove Summer'', a woman eyes Peter up and down and comments "You wouldn't get many of those for a fiver!". All of Peter's sexual encounters are described as pretty amazing and never disappointing. May cross over with BlackIsBiggerInBed given Peter's mixed-race heritage, although it is not played this way.
6th Jun '16 12:16:36 AM PaulA
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** Antonin Bobet in "The Home Crowd Advantage". It works on all the muggles in the vicinity, but has no effect on Peter, who notes that he's built up an immunity on account of how many people have used it on him.


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* OnThree: In "The Home Crowd Advantage", Peter challenges a hostile wizard to a duel, to begin on a count of three. [[spoiler:Then he tasers him after "One."]]


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* WizardDuel:
** Antonin Bobet attempts to provoke one in "The Home Crowd Advantage".
** Nightingale vs Vavara in ''Broken Homes''.
19th May '16 1:23:01 AM PaulA
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*** The Del Rey edition is even worse, calling her "a born-again Christian who regards all magic as the work of Satan", although there is zero evidence of this in the book.

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*** ** The Del Rey edition is even worse, calling her "a born-again Christian who regards all magic as the work of Satan", although there is zero evidence of this in the book.



* MageTower: In the third book, Peter refers to the Faceless Man's abandoned ElaborateUndergroundBase as an inverted wiazard's tower.

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* MageTower: MageTower:
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In the third book, Peter refers to the Faceless Man's abandoned ElaborateUndergroundBase as an inverted wiazard's tower.
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