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AARONOVITCH, Ben | Zeno Agency Ltd.

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AARONOVITCH, Ben | Zeno Agency Ltd. Zeno Agency Ltd. Ben Aaronovitch was born and raised in London and all his work has reflected his abiding fascination and love for what he modestly likes to refer to as the 'Capital of the World'. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed, bestselling Peter Grant/Rivers of London urban fantasy series. In his youth he wrote for Doctor Who (his 'Remembrance of the Daleks' is regarded as a classic by many) Casualtyand the late lamented space soap Jupiter Moon - a show so low budget that you were only allowed seven of the regular cast in any given episode! Ben is also on Twitter. 'In this fast-paced paranormal police procedural, Aaronovitch introduces Peter Grant, a rookie cop who can see ghosts. 'RIVERS OF LONDON is a classic British police procedural blended with a unique twist of urban fantasy in so far as it replaces the expected testosterone with intelligence and the angst with wit… Deep down, amidst the murder and the mayhem, the anarchy and the supernatural, Aaronovitch has written a love letter to the wonder of London, reminding us of the magic that lives there, all the while warning us to keep an eye out for its nasty side.' - Fantasy Faction '[Aaronovitch] can really write, with a light touch to his humour and characters that really stand out. This novel is a pure delight and I can't wait for the next in the series.' - Morning Star 'What makes this tale so engaging is that he's taken a London that many are familiar with, added a secretive branch of the London Met and backed it up with a cracking paced, action packed story arc with some magic, some ghosts and of course a villain of huge proportions. 'Enthusiastic recommendations led me to Ben Aaronovitch's RIVERS OF LONDON and I echo them. Aaronovitch does a great job of bringing even minor characters to life. Ben Aaronovitch continues the successful formula ofRIVERS OF LONDON in bringing to the surface the endearing minutae of a city that he clearly adores. He also demonstrates the "real world" problems of a ritual magician trying to have some sort of 'normal' life… Grant continues to observe his world(s) in a detached way - a narrative voice that lends itself well to dry humor (and fits less neatly with the book's few over-the-top action scenes). Mr. Aaronovitch is, in short, writing the best contemporary occult detective series on the shelf today, and that's by a substantial margin.' - Pornokitsch Aaronovitch in no way disappoints, so readers of the first book should have no fear of that digging in to the second one. The authenticity and accuracy of the London described by Aaronovitch still amazes me, in fact his books are almost worth reading just for that and the cultural references.' 5/5 - LEC Book Reviews If there's only one new author you try this year in the Urban Fantasy genre, make it Aaronovitch, the skills and pace will leave you wondering exactly what spell he's woven within these pages.' - Falcata Times '... the Peter Grant novels by Ben Aaronovitch are a great way to feel like you're actually visiting the city by the Thames… Ben Aaronovitch writes some of the funniest prose in current fantasy. Aaronovitch has written a diverse cast of characters who all feel like real people with their own specific motivations. While not the most fantastical of urban fantasies, it does still contain many of Ben Aaronovitch's signature additions to the paranormal crime-fighting genre. The central mystery is strong and well-plotted, with the danger and intrigue being matched by the humour and warmth that Aaronovitch delivers through his characters. 'If you're looking for a series that is set in the UK, has a wonderful Urban Fantasy feeling and is set around a Police Unit then you really have to look no further than Ben Aaronovitch's wonderful Rivers of London. Focusing on the career of magically-gifted Constable Peter Grant of the Metropolitan Police, Aaronovitch breathes vivid life into a London where old-fashioned hocus-pocus happens, but where wizard cops may also require the very real firepower of the Tactical Support Unit... [the] conjunction of local government planning departments, shady security firms, and willowy tree spirits that makes the Peter Grant concept so enjoyable. As always, Aaronovitch is intellectually witty and often delightful in his sparky dialogue. He knows that his characters have to be put in serious jeopardy: this book includes a particularly devastating twist whose emotional logic is overwhelming. I would love to have a tour of London from Aaronovitch; he makes architecture and history so interesting while creating an incredible sense of place... I've enjoyed them all but Broken Homes is definitely the best or equal best of the series with its fast-moving serious plot, comedic narrative voice and encyclopaedic pop- and geek- culture references.' - Dark Matter 'BROKEN HOMES,continues in the same rich vein of his brilliant supernatural crime series. Writing about his native London, Aaronovitch has crafted a novel that renders the city in a very different light.' - BSFA Plenty of mysteries have been left as cliffhangers of various depths and I'm taking that as a hopeful sign that there's more to come (I'm watching you, Ben). '... opens with Aaronovitch's trademark rapidity and subversive joy with the acronyms and minutiae of modern policing... an enormously fun, fast-paced, witty novel...' - Tor.com If "urban" in "urban fantasy" means anything, it is the repartee and cynicism of urban life which drives the tone and here Aaronovitch delivers the goods. He seems to have walked the streets and observed the characters. Even though we are now four books into Rivers of London it still feels like a young, fresh series that we have only begun to explore and has a huge amount yet to offer... Ben Aaronovitch gets better with each book and BROKEN HOMES is no exception, it's witty, friendly and fast paced with some fantastic characters, a great story and one of the most shocking, unpredictable endings I've read in some time.' - SF Book Reviews '... Ben Aaronovitch is going from strength to strength...' - No Cloaks Allowed 'When it comes to the genre of urban fantasy, connoisseurs tend to rate Ben Aaronovitch's RIVERS OF LONDON and its sequels quite highly. 'Ben Aaronovitch is in top form in this fifth Peter Grant novel, as his beloved police constable ventures into the wilds of the English countryside. As ever, the realistic police procedural details ground the plot, but the wonderful and unexpected fantasy world that lurks just below the surface of reality makes this tale the rousing success that it is. The tension is high from the opening of this unpredictable story, but the gravity of Grant's newest case doesn't keep his snarky humor or his wry insight from shining through, making this a book that new readers and fans alike will relish.' - RT Book Reviews (January 2015 Top Pick) '[Aaronovitch's] ability to construct a fast, tense, readable police procedural (with magic) is inarguable. The combination-and frequently, the clash-of modern policing methods with magic and folklore remains a compelling juxtaposition, one that's funny more often than not... Peter's voice remains compelling. It's one of the most appealing things about this series. In removing him from his usual stomping grounds to the countryside, Aaronovitch takes the opportunity to cast a minor side-eye at the white uniformity and unthinking assumptions of part of Britain: as a mixed-race lad from London, Peter sticks out in Leominster... It's amusing. It's diverting. It's fun...' - Tor.com Reading these books in public is a risk, because I never know when something Aaronovitch writes will make me guffaw out loud, drawing stares from strangers around me who all then think I've gone nuts... this book is a great example of how a series and its main character can grow while still retaining everything that makes the previous novels so great. An extraordinary fun ride that's not to be missed.' - Bibliosanctum (5* Review) 'This is the fifth in a series of wonderful tales blending richly detailed fantasy with equally well researched crime fiction... Although this is the fifth novel in this terrific series, if you're just joining the series then this is actually a good place to start. While there are references to what has gone before - which I won't spoil here - FOXGLOVE SUMMER offers a funny, hugely entertaining jump on point for new readers, as police officer and apprentice magician Peter Grant is taken out of his comfort zone and plonked right down in the middle of the countryside... Throughout this enjoyable series, Ben Aaronovitch has developed a richly-textured alternate Britain... While never forgetting this is a crime novel, with a meticulous eye kept on police pr


Client list | Zeno Agency Ltd.

Ben Aaronovitch was born and raised in London and all his work has reflected his abiding fascination and love for what he modestly likes to refer to as the 'Capital of the World'.
He is the author of the critically-acclaimed, bestselling Peter Grant/Rivers of London urban fantasy series. In his youth he wrote for Doctor Who (his 'Remembrance of the Daleks' is regarded as a classic by many) Casualtyand the late lamented space soap Jupiter Moon - a show so low budget that you were only allowed seven of the regular cast in any given episode! Read the rest of this entry >


A | Zeno Agency Ltd.

Ben Aaronovitch was born and raised in London and all his work has reflected his abiding fascination and love for what he modestly likes to refer to as the 'Capital of the World'.
He is the author of the critically-acclaimed, bestselling Peter Grant/Rivers of London urban fantasy series. In his youth he wrote for Doctor Who (his 'Remembrance of the Daleks' is regarded as a classic by many) Casualtyand the late lamented space soap Jupiter Moon - a show so low budget that you were only allowed seven of the regular cast in any given episode! Read the rest of this entry >


Rivers Of London | Zeno Agency Ltd.

The collected paperback of Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel's RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK is out now in the US!
Written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, this is the second comic series set in Ben's best-selling urban fantasy world. This afternoon, between 6-7pm, Ben and Andrew will be at the Forbidden Planet Megastore in London, signing copies of the collection and also RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH #1. An important date for your calendars: Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel will be at London's Forbidden Planet next week, signing copies of the RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK collection and issues of RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH #1 - including an exclusive Ben Oliver variant (pictured below)! Ben and Andrew's comic series are published by Titan Comics. Here's the synopsis for BODY WORK... Peter Grant looks look your average London police officer, but he is actually a part-time wizard in a very elite branch of the Metropolitan Police. It's his job to investigate those crimes that regular cops don't like to talk about because they often involve vampires or strange things in Underground tunnels. The first collected edition of Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel's Rivers of London comic series is available now in the US and digitally in the UK. Ben and Andrew's second Rivers of London comic series, NIGHT WITCH, starts later this month (check back soon for more details). After the tremendous success of RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK, next year Titan Comics will be publishing Ben Aaronovitch's and Andrew Cartmel's second RIVERS OF LONDON comic mini-series, NIGHT WITCH! Issue five in Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel's RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK comic series is released tomorrow! As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Ben was interviewed by the Amazon Kindle blog about the RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK series - more on that here. Ben Aaronovitch Interviewed by Amazon about RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK Last week, Ben Aaronovitch was interviewed for Amazon's Kindle Blog about his new comic series, RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK. BEN: The books are written in a very strict first-person narrative style and the comics are much looser - you can follow other characters, do quick one panel flashbacks, memories and other omniscient narrator stuff - which opens up a wide array of possibilities of expanding the world beyond the books. BEN: The best thing about research is that it's not actually work in any way or form. The fourth issue of Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel's comic series RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK is out now. The third issue in Ben Aaronovitch's RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK comic series is out tomorrow. Based on his best-selling and critically-acclaimed Peter Grant urban fantasy series, the comics are published by Titan Comics (in print an digital). Here's the synopsis for #3... RIVERS OF LONDON, the best-selling first novel in Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant urban fantasy series, has been published by Kosmas in Czech. The second issue in Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel's RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK series is published tomorrow! Spinning off from Ben's critically-acclaimed and award-winning Peter Grant urban fantasy series, the comic is published by Titan Comics. Here's the synopsis... Today, we wanted to draw your attention to a handful of new audio editions of Ben Aaronovitch's critically-acclaimed, best-selling Peter Grant series. Cover: THE HANGING TREE by Ben Aaronovitch Posted in Clients, Cover Reveal, News | July 15th, 2015 Aaronovitch-PG6-HangingTreeUK-Blog A moment ago, Gollancz unveiled the cover for Ben Aaronovitch's sixth Peter Grant novel, THE HANGING TREE! Written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, it expands on the characters and world Ben created in the best-selling Peter Grant series of urban fantasy novels. Written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, it expands on the characters and world Ben created in the best-selling Peter Grant series of urban fantasy novels. Ben Aaronovitch's FOXGLOVE SUMMER Out Now in Paperback Ben Aaronovitch's fifth Peter Grant novel, FOXGLOVE SUMMER, is out now in paperback! Published in the UK by Gollancz, here's the synopsis...


Ben Aaronovitch | Zeno Agency Ltd.

The collected paperback of Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel's RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK is out now in the US!
Written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, this is the second comic series set in Ben's best-selling urban fantasy world. This afternoon, between 6-7pm, Ben and Andrew will be at the Forbidden Planet Megastore in London, signing copies of the collection and also RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH #1. An important date for your calendars: Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel will be at London's Forbidden Planet next week, signing copies of the RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK collection and issues of RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH #1 - including an exclusive Ben Oliver variant (pictured below)! Ben and Andrew's comic series are published by Titan Comics. Here's the synopsis for BODY WORK... Peter Grant looks look your average London police officer, but he is actually a part-time wizard in a very elite branch of the Metropolitan Police. It's his job to investigate those crimes that regular cops don't like to talk about because they often involve vampires or strange things in Underground tunnels. The first collected edition of Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel's Rivers of London comic series is available now in the US and digitally in the UK. Ben and Andrew's second Rivers of London comic series, NIGHT WITCH, starts later this month (check back soon for more details). After the tremendous success of RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK, next year Titan Comics will be publishing Ben Aaronovitch's and Andrew Cartmel's second RIVERS OF LONDON comic mini-series, NIGHT WITCH! Ben Aaronovitch's FOXGLOVE SUMMER was selected by iTunes Germany as Best Fantasy of the year! MOON OVER SOHO, the second novel in Ben Aaronovitch's best-selling and critically-acclaimed Peter Grant series, is now available in Czech! Published by Kosmas as MESÍC NAD SOHO, here's the synopsis... Ben Aaronovitch's MOON OVER SOHO Now in Korean! Ben Aaronovitch's second Peter Grant novel, MOON OVER SOHO, is now available in Korean! Published by Hyundae Munhak as ??? ?, here's the Korean synopsis... Issue five in Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel's RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK comic series is released tomorrow! As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Ben was interviewed by the Amazon Kindle blog about the RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK series - more on that here. Ben Aaronovitch Interviewed by Amazon about RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK Last week, Ben Aaronovitch was interviewed for Amazon's Kindle Blog about his new comic series, RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK. BEN: The books are written in a very strict first-person narrative style and the comics are much looser - you can follow other characters, do quick one panel flashbacks, memories and other omniscient narrator stuff - which opens up a wide array of possibilities of expanding the world beyond the books. BEN: The best thing about research is that it's not actually work in any way or form. Ben Aaronovitch's FOXGLOVE SUMMER now available in German audio! The fifth book in Ben Aaronovitch's best-selling Peter Grant series, FOXGLOVE SUMMER, has been released as an audiobook in German. Published by GoyaLit as FINGERHUT-SOMMER, here's the synopsis... The fourth issue of Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel's comic series RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK is out now. Space Soldiers' - Ben Aaronovitch 7:30-8:00pm - 'These Aren't My: Writing Outside Your Own Experiences' - Ben Aaronovitch 2:00-2:15pm - Ben Aaronovitch discusses the Process of World Building, with his editor Simon Spanton Ben Aaronovitch is the author of the best-selling Peter Grant urban fantasy series - the latest novel is FOXGLOVE SUMMER. The third issue in Ben Aaronovitch's RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK comic series is out tomorrow. Based on his best-selling and critically-acclaimed Peter Grant urban fantasy series, the comics are published by Titan Comics (in print an digital). Here's the synopsis for #3... RIVERS OF LONDON, the best-selling first novel in Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant urban fantasy series, has been published by Kosmas in Czech.


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