Rivers of London: Volume 2 – Night Witch
The ongoing Rivers of London book series by bestselling author Ben Aaronovich has many addicted fans who have no doubt gobbled up the recently released Hanging Tree and are hungry for more in the world of PC Peter Grant and the enigmatic and introspective Thomas Nightingale. Last year, there was the release of the action-packed and wonderfully strange Rivers of London Volume 1: Body Work about what was essentially a haunted fancy car.
And now there’s the follow up in Volume 2: Night Witch. Grant and Nightingale find themselves inadvertently dragged into a strange case involving a terrifying forest creature that Grant attempts to identify through research. The creature is somehow linked with the Russians and then an old enemy rears its head out of nowhere: The Faceless Man. If you’ve read the books, you are well versed in this mysterious character.
Sadly, the artwork in this volume is quite complex and perhaps not as detailed as it could be, which may be due to writing and direction, or perhaps stylistic choice of the artist, but it causes a loss in understanding of the ongoing story. While this does detract somewhat from this volume, the overall story is an interesting and compelling one.
Ben Aaronovitch • Andrew Cartmel • Lee Sullivan, Illustrator