Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Joyce & Aaronovitch: new books

Two of the highlights to look out for this month from Gollancz:

Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (£9.99): “It is Christmas afternoon and Peter Martin gets an unexpected phone call from his parents … He arrives to discover that they have a visitor, his sister Tara. Not so unusual you might think, this is Christmas after all, a time when families get together. But twenty years ago Tara took a walk into the woods and never came back and as the years have gone by with no word from her the family had assumed that she was dead.”

Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch (£12.99): “Peter Grant is learning magic fast. And it’s just as well – he's already had run ins with the deadly supernatural children of the Thames and a terrifying killer in Soho. Progression in the Police Force is less easy. Especially when you work in a department of two. A department that doesn't even officially exist. A department that if you did describe it to most people would get you laughed at. Now something horrible is happening in the labyrinth of tunnels that make up the tube system that honeycombs the ancient foundations of London.”

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