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YMMV: Rivers of London
  • Genius Bonus: Loads of them. Almost Once A Page.
  • Acceptable Targets: The Author makes it pretty clear he believes Scottish people are a bonafide acceptable target.
  • Moe: Molly the maid, and the revelation of her backstory in book two just makes it worse. If you don't want to give her a hug after that then you may have a heart of stone.
  • One-Scene Wonder: So far, the Faceless Man has appeared in person exactly two times, for one scene each. Both of these scenes were some of the most awesome, snarky-funny and plot-relevant scenes in the entire series.
  • Padding: Foxglove Summer and, to a lesser extent, Whispers Under Ground. They contribute next to nothing to the overall plot, except for the scenes in Whispers Under Ground concerning Woodville-Gentle. Especially egregious in the case of Foxglove Summer, which came right after a huge Cliff Hanger.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: The Reveal that Molly is simply a kind of fae seems kind of disappointing after four books full of hints and the Nightmare Fuel that was the Pale Lady.
    • This also raises the question of why none of the Rivers told Peter what he was up against in [[spoiler: Foxglove Summer despite at least Father Thames' boys obviously knowing what Pale Ladies are.
  • Wangst: Yes, Peter, Leslie betrayed you. No, Peter, you do not have to mention that she tasered you in the back of the neck every few paragraphs.

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