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Rivers of London

Here Be Dragons

James Swallow Jose Maria Beroy Andrew Cartmel Ben Aaronovitch



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12 December 2023
Some say a dangerous monster is at large above the streets of London. A monster red in tooth and claw, with wings, and fire for breath. And its name…Wyvern!

CSI meets Harry Potter in this graphic novel from Ben Aaronovitch — writer of the bestselling Rivers of London supernatural police procedural crime novel series, Andrew Cartmel author of the Vinyl Detective and New York Times best-selling author, James Swallow creator of the Marc Dane series, and writer of five best-selling Warhammer 40,000 novels.

After a rash of strange UFO sightings above the capital, a Met Police helicopter night patrol is attacked by what can only be described as a dragon!

Wizard in training Peter Grant and his mentor, Thomas Nightingale, the Met’s only sanctioned wizard, takes to the skies to investigate.

As the mystery deepens, Peter and Thomas find themselves caught between two groups of hunters — one human, one fae — and he uncovers the legacy of events that extend all the way back to the late ‘60s and one of London’s most famous residents — a certain “Experienced” rock star — who made a pact with the Demimonde that was never fulfilled.

To save the skies of the city, Peter will have to face the enraged beast — but can he end things peacefully...

Or will he be forced to destroy the last wyvern?

Collecting together the critically acclaimed original four-issue mini-series.

With exclusive bonus material, included a script to art comparison, covers gallery and a collection of the backup articles from the four comics.

The continuing comic-book adaptation of Ben Aaronovitch’s hugely successful and award-winning 10-book novel series first published in 2011.

An all-new original adventure starring the Peter Grant the wizard-in-training hero of the first Rivers of London novel.

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Imprint:   Miscellaneous
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 258mm,  Width: 170mm, 
ISBN:   9781787740921
ISBN 10:   1787740927
Series:   Rivers of London
Pages:   112
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

"James Swallow is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty-five books, including fiction from the worlds of Star Trek, Doctor Who, and more. His other credits feature scripts for videogames and radio drama, including Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Fable: The Journey, Battlestar Galactica, and Killzone 2. A BAFTA nominee, James lives in London. Andrew Cartmel was born in London and grew up in midwestern Canada where, among other things, he learned the meaning of the words ""wind chill factor."" The fine public libraries of his childhood provided a rich feast (Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, the Oz books) and Andrew never wanted to be anything except a writer. On returning to London to study at university, his game plan was to support himself writing for television while getting established as a novelist. This led him into a detour - and down a rabbit hole - which included a distinguished sojourn script editing Doctor Who for three years (search ""Cartmel masterplan""). At the same time, he began writing for comics and today he co-writes the Rivers of London graphic novels. A playwright and crime novelist, Andrew created the Vinyl Detective while listening to a lot of music, most of it good. Most of it very good. Andrew Cartmel lives in London with too many books, too many records and just enough cats. Ben Aaronovitch has written for TV, his credits including Doctor Who and Casualty; his Rivers of London novels have been international bestsellers and he has finally fulfilled his dream of adding a comic to the series; in this he has been joined by fellow writer and regular Doctor Who contributor Andrew Cartmel. The series is drawn by yet another Doctor Who creator, Matthew Dow Smith, who has also illustrated the likes of Hellboy, Supernatural: Origins and Sandman Mystery Theatre. Residence: UK Author Site:"

Reviews for Rivers of London: Here Be Dragons

"QUOTES for past books: Reviews for Rivers of London ""Whether you like good writing, good fantasy or urban fantasy, good characters, or simply a breath-taking story set in a breath-taking world, this book is for you."" - Fantasy Book review ""Witty, imaginative and gripping."" - SFX ""A PERFECT BLEND OF CSI AND HARRY POTTER."" - io9 ""ENGAGING, THRILLING AND HAS JUST ENOUGH OF THAT REAL WORLD WORK SPLICED WITH THE MAGIC/SUPERNATURAL ELEMENTS TO MAKE IT PLAUSIBLE AND FANTASTICAL AT THE SAME TIME."" - READING WITH A FLIGHT RING ""AN ACCOMPLISHED MYSTERY AND A WELL-CREATED URBAN FANTASY."" - FAN GIRL NATION ""The book is enjoyable on two levels, for both the complete novice and for the knowledgeable fan. A fun read."" - Nerdly ""It's not often you'll find an entirely new comic book series that's promising, with a well-written story, some brilliantly complimentary artwork, and a sense of fun "" - Graphic Policy ""Men in Black meets Knight Rider"" - Latino Review ""Two things I love are magic, and a good mystery, so for me this is pretty much perfect. Essential reading..."" - Big Comic Page ""An enjoyable ride."" - Down The Tubes ""It's engaging, thrilling and has just enough of that real world work spliced with the magic/supernatural elements to make plausible and fantastical at the same time. - Reading With A Flight Ring ""... very entertaining"" - Need To Consume Body Work is an accomplished mystery and a well-created urban fantasy. Readers who are already hooked on the books will enjoy this series; readers who haven t yet discovered Rivers of London will find this a good introduction."" - Fangirl Nation ""Body Work is a delightful continuation of Aaronovitch s story, capturing the spirit and tone of the novels and bringing them to life with what is essentially a quick crash course in the world of Rivers Of London for the uninitiated."" - Geeky Girls Love Sci Fi ""The magic or falcon, as police slang would have it is pleasingly grounded here, creating a world of subtle intricacies rather than dazzling fireworks, and the supernatural is blended into the police procedural with satisfying realism. The characters are familiar but engaging enough, and the art does much to make each face distinctive and expressive as well as give the story its down-to-earth sturdiness."" - Booklist"" --Booklist"""

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