I think it’s time for me to put a pin in this series. I haven’t enjoyed it for a while now and the book seems to be signaling some characters are going to be gone in a few. I just have zero interest to keep reading about Peter and Beverly and everything else going on in London that mere mortals don’t know about anymore. It’s not a bad book, just a very boring one. It goes on forever it feels like. And we still have zero resolution once again with Lesley. I just want her killed off or gone entirely at this point. She’s becoming just as annoying as the Faceless Man.
“Amongst Our Weapons” follows Peter as he is preparing for the birth of twins with Beverly. Peter and the Folly associates as I now call them are trying to track down someone who has somehow snuck into the London Silver Vaults, murdered someone, and then disappeared. Of course something magical is afoot. And it’s up to Peter to figure it out and stop it.
Peter is fine as our main character. I am just sad that once again Nightingale barely fits in this. And then the ending leaves us with a wrinkle in Peter and Nightingale’s futures. I just don’t think I want to continue reading if the book shifts in the way that it is being proposed right now.
Lesley is a murderer. I am going to keep saying that because it feels like every five seconds Peter forgets. I don’t know if we are doing the whole redemption arc of her character or what, but I am not really interested in it.
Beverly, her sisters, that whole thing have never interested me at all and I am still wholly uninterested. I feel bad because I still have never bought them being in love. I am interested to see if a showdown between Beverly and Lesley will ever happen though. There still seems to be feelings of I don’t know, jealousy there.
The writing was fine. As I said, not a bad book, just not interesting. It does enlarge the world building of “Rivers of London” though. I just found my attention wandering while reading. I used to love the little historical notes that Aaronovitch would include on things, but this time I felt just irritated and started to skip over them.
The pace was up and down though. You just keep waiting for things to get on after a while.
The ending was as I said interesting cause it’s showing us a different path than what I thought would happen with this series. I wonder if fans will continue to read?