History Literature / RiversOfLondon

24th May '17 1:00:45 PM AgProv
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** In ''Foxglove Summer'', Peter mentions the old Celtic horned gods, ending with "[[Discworld/LordsAndLadies Herne the Hunted]]", rather than "Hunter". He also refers to the phrase "[[Discworld/WyrdSisters Pull up a chair and call the cat a bastard]]".

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** In ''Foxglove Summer'', Peter mentions the old Celtic horned gods, ending with "[[Discworld/LordsAndLadies Herne the Hunted]]", rather than "Hunter". He also refers to the phrase "[[Discworld/WyrdSisters Pull up a chair and call the cat a bastard]]". [[note]]The book - which has [[Discworld/LordsAndLadies unicorns, Elves]] and changelings in it - is actually dedicated to Creator/TerryPratchett[[/note]]
6th May '17 10:05:43 PM AnotherEpicFail
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* HannibalLecture: Gleefully defied in an early chapter of ''The Hanging Tree,'' when [[SmallNameBigEgo Albert Pryce]] attempts to get under Peter's skin while representing his daughter in the interrogation room. Not only is the supposedly insightful lecture really just a long stream of condescending racism based on facts that exist solely in Pryce's imagination, but Peter doesn't rise to the bait at all; he just sits back and leaves the representative to make an arse of himself. [[EpicFail The whole thing ends with Pryce being told to shut the fuck up by his own daughter]].
29th Apr '17 8:25:42 AM PaulA
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* "A Rare Book of Cunning Device"
24th Apr '17 2:02:07 AM PaulA
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* ArtifactTitle: In France, where London landmarks aren't such a selling point, the series was renamed ''Le Dernier Apprenti Sorcier'', "The Last Sorcerer's Apprentice". A reasonable attempt, given they only had the contents of the first volume to go on, but one that has become less accurate with every subsequent volume.
16th Mar '17 12:05:20 PM marisachan
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** Nightingale is usually BDH, such as in Book 4 when he [[spoiler: rescues Lesley and Peter from the Night Witch and her cronies by magically ripping the front of the barn open "like a zipper" and then lifting and dropping the barn's roof. The subsequent fight sees another building destroyed. This was after he magically faked the sound of a car driving up to the barn and parking out in the front to distract the baddies inside from the fact that he was approaching from the rear.]]



* FunWithAcronyms: The mnemonic for first-officer-on-the-scene-of-a-disaster is SAD CHALETS. "Survey; oh god there's a bomb. Assess; oh god there's more than one bomb and everyone in the tower will die. Disseminate; oh god there's a bomb, we're going to die, send help."

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* FunWithAcronyms: The mnemonic for first-officer-on-the-scene-of-a-disaster is SAD CHALETS. "Survey; oh god there's a bomb. Assess; oh god there's more than one bomb and everyone in the tower will die. Disseminate; oh god there's a bomb, we're going to die, send help."" Peter cannot remember what any of the other letters are except for the final S which stands for "Start a log". Even Peter admits that it felt like cheating to make the acronym work.



** In ''Foxglove Summer'', [[spoiler:the Sons of Weyland get namedropped by a retired wizard living in the country, and he bequeaths to Peter his old staffs.]]

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** In ''Foxglove Summer'', [[spoiler:the Sons of Weyland get namedropped by a retired wizard living in the country, and he bequeaths to Peter his old staffs.staves.]]


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** In ''Broken Homes'', Peter makes a statement that sounds like a [[Franchise/StarTrek Tamarian]] sentence upon seeing Beverley Brook again:
--> ''Peter grant at the South Bank. His eyes wide, his testicles on fire.''
10th Jan '17 3:13:40 AM PaulA
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* MakingASplash: The Rivers can control their respective watercourses' flow, both consciously and as an unconscious effect of their emotional state. Beverley Brook calls up a flood to extinguish the Covent Garden fires. [[spoiler: Nicky is implied to have drowned one of book four's tree-cutters on dry land, to avenge Sky. Tyburn likewise appears to have flooded much of her upscale street in retaliation for the Faceless Man's siccing a sniper on either her or her daughter.]]

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* MakingASplash: The Rivers can control their respective watercourses' flow, both consciously and as an unconscious effect of their emotional state. state.
** In ''Rivers of London'',
Beverley Brook calls up a flood to extinguish the Covent Garden fires. [[spoiler: Nicky fires.
** In ''Broken Homes'', [[spoiler:Nicky
is implied to have drowned one of book four's the tree-cutters on dry land, to avenge Sky. Tyburn Sky.]]
** In ''The Hanging Tree'', [[spoiler:Tyburn
likewise appears to have flooded much of her upscale street in retaliation for the Faceless Man's siccing a sniper on either her or her daughter.]]



** Note that having Peter ride out Nightingale's duels by diving for cover or veering off to pursue a lesser antagonist, thus saving his neck but missing his chance to recount ''precisely'' what's going on, has become a RunningGag by book six.

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** Note that having Having Peter ride out Nightingale's duels by diving for cover or veering off to pursue a lesser antagonist, thus saving his neck but missing his chance to recount ''precisely'' what's going on, has become a RunningGag by book six.
9th Jan '17 1:57:14 PM Sharlee
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* MakingASplash: The Rivers can control their respective watercourses' flow, both consciously and as an unconscious effect of their emotional state. Beverley Brook calls up a flood to extinguish the Covent Garden fires. [[spoiler: Nicky is implied to have drowned one of book four's tree-cutters on dry land, to avenge Sky.]]

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* MakingASplash: The Rivers can control their respective watercourses' flow, both consciously and as an unconscious effect of their emotional state. Beverley Brook calls up a flood to extinguish the Covent Garden fires. [[spoiler: Nicky is implied to have drowned one of book four's tree-cutters on dry land, to avenge Sky. Tyburn likewise appears to have flooded much of her upscale street in retaliation for the Faceless Man's siccing a sniper on either her or her daughter.]]
9th Jan '17 1:52:13 PM Sharlee
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** Nightingale and the Faceless Man finally get to butt heads in ''The Hanging Tree'' [[spoiler: although it's more a running pursuit than a straight-out duel]]. Other spells get tossed back and forth between Nightingale and some newly-introduced characters.
** Note that having Peter ride out Nightingale's duels by diving for cover or veering off to pursue a lesser antagonist, thus saving his neck but missing his chance to recount ''precisely'' what's going on, has become a RunningGag by book six.
9th Jan '17 1:40:45 PM Sharlee
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** ''The Hanging Tree'' includes a digression referencing random items one might sell on eBay, e.g. [[Music/WeirdAl a used pink bathrobe or rare mint snow globe]].
8th Dec '16 9:52:54 PM ProfessorDetective
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* [[ViewersAreGeniuses Readers Are Genuises]]: The books are best read with an A-to-Z of London to one side, and a copy of ''[[http://www.bartleby.com/81/ Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable]]'' to the other. There is a lot of detail and you will need to keep up.

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* [[ViewersAreGeniuses Readers Are Genuises]]: The books are best read with an A-to-Z of a ''[[http://www.az.co.uk/ London A-To-Z]]'' to one side, and a copy of ''[[http://www.bartleby.com/81/ Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable]]'' to the other. There is a lot of detail and you will need to keep up.
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