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Ben Aaronovitch was born in 1964. When he discovered at the age of twenty that he had just one talent, he set about writing screenplays that became an overnight success.

BookThe Hanging Tree
AuthorBen Aaronovitch
LanguageEnglish
Size1.7 MB
Pages298
CategoryNovels

The Hanging Tree Book PDF download for free

The Hanging Tree Book PDF download for free

Suspicious deaths are rarely the concern of Constable Peter Grant or Folly, London’s supernatural police force, even when they occur at an exclusive party in one of London’s most expensive blocks of flats. But Lady Ty’s daughter, the influential river goddess Tyburn, was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favor.

Immersed in the strange world of the super-rich, where basements are bigger than houses, where the law is something that can be bought and sold on the open market, a sane young cop would keep his head down and his nose clean.

But we’re talking about Peter Grant.

You have been given an unprecedented opportunity to alienate old friends and create new enemies at the point where the worlds of magic and privilege intersect. Assuming he survives the week…

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The Hanging Tree is the sixth novel in the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch. Book 5, Foxglove Summer was a little break. Peter was in West Herefordshire helping the local police locate some missing girls who had more or less been kidnapped by fairies. Aside from exchanging a few text messages between Peter and Leslie, there was little action in the main plot of the series. In particular, we didn’t learn anything new about the Faceless Man, Peter and Nightingale’s nemesis.

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So now we’re back in London. The title The Hanging Tree refers to the ancient gallows at Tyburn. The Tyburn, as you’ll know if you’ve read the previous books (or even a bit of London history) was a tributary of the Thames. And indeed, the formidable Lady Tyburn, eldest daughter of Lady Thames, stars here. Peter owes Lady Ty a favor for freeing him when he was trapped under concrete at Whispers Beneath.

And now, to avoid spoilers, I have to be very vague. They do A LOT here. Most of the main characters from the previous books stick their noses out in this one, and we also meet a few new people. Aaronovitch throws a lot of balls in the air, and while it would be an exaggeration to say he drops a few, he doesn’t catch them all. We progress in the main story arcs, but nothing is solved.

Before becoming a novelist, Aaronovitch made a living as a screenwriter, mostly for television, and prides himself on his skills. (Or at least he states in his bio sketches that he’s good at it, even if he’s too English to openly express his pride.) I think that’s reflected in his novels, in the sense that you’re in a TV series always wants to leave a few loose ends so that the next episode can be picked up. And there’s little incentive for a single episode writer to wrap things up. I want to feel like Aaronovitch is going somewhere and he knows where he is. As always, your mileage may vary.

For some reason, when I finished reading the book, I couldn’t tell if I liked it or not. Well, that could be due to a reading break as I stopped and read another book in the middle. But by the end I felt like I had just finished a difficult bridge film, the second in a trilogy of something.

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It seemed that The Hanging Tree was trying to reinforce the myth, putting us squarely to one side in this supernatural war and noting that the conflict was never as easy as we thought. I mean we felt like the demi world was a complication but now we’re looking beyond that and realizing we have more games in play even at home.

Book 6 almost feels like a way to prepare for a spin-off or three while ramping up the intensity of the conflict with the faceless man. Herein lies an escalation of dangers and rewards. We also get a lot of callbacks to previous books in the series, reminding us what came before it and how it’s still relevant or advanced since our initial introduction.

It kind of feels fundamental, like a preview of what’s to come and a platform for something else. Still, it’s fun, and the action, humor, points of view, and personalities keep you engaged and wanting to know what happens next.

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