He gets sent dozens and dozens of books from his publisher, other publishers, agents, editors, fans—all looking for blurbs, quotes, and reviews. He gives as much of his time as he can but he reads a lot outside of the genre. It takes a special fantasy novel to gain his blurb or review. And he never gives them out unless he feels strongly about the book.
Terry loved Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch. For him to pick up the second book, Moon Over Soho so quickly, proves that he does.
Here is a bit more about Midnight Riot:
Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter’s ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.
Here is what Terry had to say about it:
Terry Brooks: “This month I am going with Ben Aaronovitch and Midnight Riot, the first in a series dealing with the adventures of Constable Peter Grant of London’s Metropolitan Police who ends up as the understudy of Detective Inspector Thomas Nightengale, chief and sole member of a crimes unit charged with investigating magic and the paranormal.
Persuaded to become a part of this virtually clandestine branch of the force, Peter soon finds himself neck deep in murders by impossible creatures and a war between various factions of river people. It is smart, funny and filled with oddness. I am about to start book 2.”
There you have it! If Terry and Charlaine Harris liked it and you are looking for a new urban fantasy, Midnight Riot might be the book for you!
Terry will see you next month with a new review!