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CSI meets Harry Potter in this fantastic new graphic novel from Ben Aaronovitch, writer of the bestselling Rivers of London supernatural police procedural crime novel series! Vengeful Russian mobsters are looking to hire members of London's own more-then-natural underworld to bring bloody retribution down on the witch Varvara. However, the ex-Soviet sorcerer is under the pr CSI meets Harry Potter in this fantastic new graphic novel from Ben Aaronovitch, writer of the bestselling Rivers of London supernatural police procedural crime novel series! Vengeful Russian mobsters are looking to hire members of London's own more-then-natural underworld to bring bloody retribution down on the witch Varvara. However, the ex-Soviet sorcerer is under the protective wing of London's own wizarding cop, Peter Grant (now a proper detective and everything), and to get the attention of Grant and his colleagues, the the daughter of a prominent Russian oligarch is kidnapped by parties unknown but possibly fox-like. What makes it worse is that Peter is going to have to leave his beloved London and *gasp* go out into the countryside! And when there's trees and fields and wildlife involved, things never end well...


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CSI meets Harry Potter in this fantastic new graphic novel from Ben Aaronovitch, writer of the bestselling Rivers of London supernatural police procedural crime novel series! Vengeful Russian mobsters are looking to hire members of London's own more-then-natural underworld to bring bloody retribution down on the witch Varvara. However, the ex-Soviet sorcerer is under the pr CSI meets Harry Potter in this fantastic new graphic novel from Ben Aaronovitch, writer of the bestselling Rivers of London supernatural police procedural crime novel series! Vengeful Russian mobsters are looking to hire members of London's own more-then-natural underworld to bring bloody retribution down on the witch Varvara. However, the ex-Soviet sorcerer is under the protective wing of London's own wizarding cop, Peter Grant (now a proper detective and everything), and to get the attention of Grant and his colleagues, the the daughter of a prominent Russian oligarch is kidnapped by parties unknown but possibly fox-like. What makes it worse is that Peter is going to have to leave his beloved London and *gasp* go out into the countryside! And when there's trees and fields and wildlife involved, things never end well...

30 review for Rivers of London Volume 5: Cry Fox (Peter Grant/Rivers of London graphic novels #24)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    This is the next in the graphic novel instalments of the Rivers of London series (Peter Grant). The book does follow the series and in fact at the end of the book (where there are usually a number of extras including one shot strips and other details) there is a chronological history where both the books and the graphics are shown. As a result there are details which are over looked (I would not say lost as that would imply you cannot enjoy this book without having read everything that went on b This is the next in the graphic novel instalments of the Rivers of London series (Peter Grant). The book does follow the series and in fact at the end of the book (where there are usually a number of extras including one shot strips and other details) there is a chronological history where both the books and the graphics are shown. As a result there are details which are over looked (I would not say lost as that would imply you cannot enjoy this book without having read everything that went on before it) if you have not read everything before. However this is only a minor detail as the story quickly picks up and you are drawn in such that previous knowledge really is not needed. The story carries on a pace you would come to expect from any of these books but especially the comic books. For me at least I think the artwork is a perfect reflection on how I both see the characters and how they react and interact with each other. There is no much I can say about the story for fear of spoilers especially considering the books are so slim you do not have time (or space) for much else than getting down to the story line. For me I love this series as it has both humour and action but most importantly of all I feel it has the most realistic (with in the confines of the story that is) and sympathetic portrayals of London in recent years. And have spent many a day wandering around the city discovering and then losing again great wonders I think you have to have a special gift to properly do it justice. That said the series is starting to explore further afield than just the city and for me this is exploring so many more opportunities. As far as I can see this series (in both formats) is showing no signs of slowing down and I for one am looking forward to seeing what happens next.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Red Panda

    The RoL crew re-enact 'The Most Dangerous Game' with some talking foxes thrown in to hammer home the allegory. Entertaining enough until the next novel arrives.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Roy

    Its good seeing Peter and co in another novel although very limited time with Peter in this one. Others appear as the main character. The story itself is pretty cliched and simple, nothing really original. Its been told a million times with different authors. Just waiting for November for the next real Novel in the series.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Margaret

    The latest graphic novel in Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series. Characters from earlier graphic novel "Night Witch" appear, along with Abigail and that slimely little refugee from the hunt, Reynard Fossman. I can't give an synopsis without given the plot away. It's a fairly simple plot, but executed with style and wit. The little visual gifts are as delightful as ever. Reynard is watching "Basil Brush" on television... sweetly Basil's companion is clearly Mr Rodney, which is a lovely tribute The latest graphic novel in Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series. Characters from earlier graphic novel "Night Witch" appear, along with Abigail and that slimely little refugee from the hunt, Reynard Fossman. I can't give an synopsis without given the plot away. It's a fairly simple plot, but executed with style and wit. The little visual gifts are as delightful as ever. Reynard is watching "Basil Brush" on television... sweetly Basil's companion is clearly Mr Rodney, which is a lovely tribute as Rodney Bewes aka Mr Rodney died around the time Cry Fox was being done. The "Tales From..." short panels are as delightful as ever, and the last page with everyone in fox onesies is hilarious. Nightingale on a horse dressed in a onesie has to be seen to be believed!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Rana

    More, please. I cry excellent story!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Hamti

    Hm. Also ich bin etwas enttäuscht. Bis jetzt haben mir die Comics gefallen aber an diesem hier hab ich ein bisschen was auszusetzen. Und dabei würde ich es gerne mögen wollen, da es um Füchse geht. Das beste an dem Band ist definitiv Abigail. Ich mag ihr Character Design und finde sie eh eine großartige Bereicherung für das Universum. Aber es gab mir hier ein bisschen zu viel Damsel in Distress Thematik (Abigail und Guleed sind bad ass aber ganz alleine schaffen sie es doch nicht?). Der Plot war Hm. Also ich bin etwas enttäuscht. Bis jetzt haben mir die Comics gefallen aber an diesem hier hab ich ein bisschen was auszusetzen. Und dabei würde ich es gerne mögen wollen, da es um Füchse geht. Das beste an dem Band ist definitiv Abigail. Ich mag ihr Character Design und finde sie eh eine großartige Bereicherung für das Universum. Aber es gab mir hier ein bisschen zu viel Damsel in Distress Thematik (Abigail und Guleed sind bad ass aber ganz alleine schaffen sie es doch nicht?). Der Plot war mir zu hektisch und wirr und erzählt. Super viele Dialoge waren nur Andeutungen, die man kaum verstand, aber die offensichtliche Auflösung musste 3 Mal explizit erklärt werden? Mir fehlte auch der typische Humor. Gut, das Thema war eher heftig aber trotzdem. Außerdem, so viele Gefühle ich für Fuchsmythen habe und die Erwähnung von Kitsune gefeiert habe, den Exkurs über Füchse fand ich im Großen und Ganzen eher langweilig und hab ihn nicht mal zu Ende gelesen... Aber ich möchte nochmal betonen: Abigail rockt!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    These graphic novel additions to the Grant/Nightingale world continue to be consistently good. It was fun to see Abigail in action in this installment.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Aimee

    Sated my appetite for Peter Grant while I wait impatiently for Lies Sleeping.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sasha

    Graphic novel edition of a Peter Grant short story is a good little taster but I prefer the full novels. Art work is good though

  10. 5 out of 5

    Terra

    The more I read these Peter Grant comics, the more I like them. This one involved Abigail playing innocent while wearing a T-shirt that said “Monday: The Struggle Is Real,” so I’d say that’s an automatic four-star situation.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Dan

    This latest Rivers of London graphic novel may well be my favourite yet. When the daughter of a Russian oligarch goes missing Grant and Nightingale are called in. Then it turns out that Abigail has gone missing too. With some help from some foxes the Folly realises demi-monde inhabitant Reynard is involved so it must be trouble. Soon, Abigail and Guleed find themselves the prey in a homicidal hunt. Essentially this volume gives us the classic story "The Most Dangerous Game" and puts it in the Ri This latest Rivers of London graphic novel may well be my favourite yet. When the daughter of a Russian oligarch goes missing Grant and Nightingale are called in. Then it turns out that Abigail has gone missing too. With some help from some foxes the Folly realises demi-monde inhabitant Reynard is involved so it must be trouble. Soon, Abigail and Guleed find themselves the prey in a homicidal hunt. Essentially this volume gives us the classic story "The Most Dangerous Game" and puts it in the Rivers of London world. The basic story is not original but that's fine because the book even admits where the inspiration comes from. The idea of combining it Reynard and foxes is a neat one- there is something satisfactory out having foxes as characters in a story about hunting humans. At the back there's the usual great bonus content including a number of the Tales From the Folly strips which are as funny as ever and "Outfoxed" an article about the history of the fox in human culture which has limited relevance to the story but is still an interesting read. The benefit of doing short stories in graphic novel form is that Aaronovitch can do his take on "The Most Dangerous Game" and get away with it- it certainly wouldn't have worked as a novel but in this form it's really enjoyable.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Raj

    This fifth graphic novel of Peter Grant's adventures concerns some posh scum who re-enact the film A Very Dangerous Game for fun (i.e. hunting, but with the prey being humans, not foxes), except they choose Peter's cousin Abigail as their next victim, which goes about as well as you'd expect. There's some interesting stuff here, including the involvement of Reynard Fossman, who's out for revenge against the Folly, but there's little in the way of development here, either for the characters or for This fifth graphic novel of Peter Grant's adventures concerns some posh scum who re-enact the film A Very Dangerous Game for fun (i.e. hunting, but with the prey being humans, not foxes), except they choose Peter's cousin Abigail as their next victim, which goes about as well as you'd expect. There's some interesting stuff here, including the involvement of Reynard Fossman, who's out for revenge against the Folly, but there's little in the way of development here, either for the characters or for the world (although there's a nice section with folklore of foxes throughout the world at the end, alongside the usual 'Tales From the Folly' and issue covers). Overall, it felt like a novella, a nice snack, but not as satisfying as a full novel. The main issue I had with the storytelling was that there never felt like any real danger for any involved. I don't normally have a problem with that, but that, combined, with the short read, just felt a little underwhelming. Well, maybe not underwhelmed, maybe just whelmed. I appreciate that comics are hard work to do, but I think that if they did want to continue producing them alongside the prose, Aaronovitch et al could risk tackling longer storylines. That way, the compiled graphic novel would have more depth to it (and take longer than half an hour to read).

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    The graphic novels continue to be nowhere near as good as the regular novels, but they throw in some added interest, and keeps me in touch with the universe while I wait for Lies Sleeping to come out. With this one, I like that Abigail gets a bit more page time, but most of the rest of the crew is pretty background for most of the book. And while I enjoy references to The Most Dangerous Game, there's not really anything new or original in its use here.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    Another quick story that takes place in between the novels. (In this case, post The Hanging Tree and pre whatever's next.) The action takes place some time after "Night Witch" in the Detective Stories graphic novel. Happy to see that Abigail and Guleed have larger roles in this story, although I was hoping to see more interaction between them during the "chase" portion. It felt like some of the storyline was too rushed, but I tend to feel that way about graphic novels; I suppose I just prefer pr Another quick story that takes place in between the novels. (In this case, post The Hanging Tree and pre whatever's next.) The action takes place some time after "Night Witch" in the Detective Stories graphic novel. Happy to see that Abigail and Guleed have larger roles in this story, although I was hoping to see more interaction between them during the "chase" portion. It felt like some of the storyline was too rushed, but I tend to feel that way about graphic novels; I suppose I just prefer prose on these sorts of stories. After the main story, there are a few vignettes and a look at the literary history/folklore of the fox.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Wow, that was surprisingly disappointing. The plot was both convoluted and cliche. Non of the characters got to be very active in their own story, or at least not in a way that ultimately mattered bc of deus ex nightingale. Also the tone just felt really off - assuming I cared about this plot that’s been done so many times it should have felt heavier. The characters should have added their own weight and perspective. Bleh

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sadie Slater

    Rivers of London; Cry Fox is the latest of the graphic novels in Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series. Like the others, it's basically a short piece of casefic which sits outside the main arc plot of the novels; it was an enjoyable if very quick read and I particularly liked getting to see a bit more of Abigail Kamara in this one.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Trish Graboske

    Every addition to The Rivers of London is welcome. I wish this installment could have had more of Peter Grant and his wry wit, though. I would add one thing to "The Fox of Folklore, Myth, & Culture", if I may: the name of Zorro, the clever man of mystery who always escapes, means "The Fox" in Spanish.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Tanwen Cooper

    An interesting story. Features the side characters of the RoL series rather than Peter and Nightingale, but that's really what I want from these graphic novels. Good fun, but it didn't really grow my understanding of the world in any way.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jennybeast

    Mmmmm, good story. Hopefully this doesn't break Abigail and Dan Russell's friendship permanently.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Glennis

    Review to come

  21. 5 out of 5

    Steven

    Fun & a good if predictable read.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Yanaba

    Loved it. You should read it if you're a fan of Abigail.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Eric

    I read this as individual issues. The Rivers of London series - whether the prose series or the graphic novel series - continues to be a real delight to read.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Susanna

    Not as good as the previous one. Still solid Rivers of London stuff. Loved the foxes!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Webber

    I liked it but it didn't allow Abigail to do anything interesting. Ah, well. Still, very pretty.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    DPL hoopla

  27. 4 out of 5

    Eric Jackson

    If your not reading this series, or not reading the graphic novels in conjunction with the series, you are missing out. Read all of them, at least twice.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sam Worby

    Light but entertaining as ever. The Tales from the Folly section at the end continues to be marvellous especially Molly’s sections.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ken French

    Not my favorite of this series to date, but it's always an enjoyable read.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Liewen

    3,5

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