The Testament of Loki – Joanne M. Harris

The Testament of Loki - Joanne M. Harris
The Testament of Loki – Joanne M. Harris

Rollicking fantasy set in modern day English village / town (in the West Country was my impression). Loki escapes eternal torment into AsgardTM computer game, and from there into self harming, anorexic teen, Jumps.

Slowly settling into their shared space, Loki and Jumps discover other gods have made similar journeys to this part of the English countryside, and soon old rivalries resurface and battles resume…

I’d not realised it was part of a series. And, yes, it is that Joanne Harris.

Author page: The Testament of Loki – Joanne M. Harris

Light – M. John Harrison

Light - M. John Harrison
Light – M. John Harrison

The first in a trilogy that receives rave reviews but, despite the presence of The Shrander and K-Ship captain Seria Mau Genlicher, the ever present male gaze left me a bit cold. I won’t be continuing down the wormhole to read Nova Swing or Empty Space.

I’m still willing to give Climbers a try though, if I ever find a copy in the library…

Publisher page: Light – M. John Harrison

Lies Sleeping – Ben Aaronovitch

Lies Sleeping - Ben Aaronovitch
Lies Sleeping – Ben Aaronovitch

Peter Grant (now a Detective Constable) and the rest of the magic-wielding team at the Folly are on the trail of Martin Chorley, the Faceless Man, with help from various, better known, parts of the Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police. Lesley May and Mr Punch also feature, as do Beverley Brook and her Rivers of London family, and we meet another of the London River Goddesses – Lulu, aka Walbrook, serving pints in a Shoreditch pub.

Lots of action takes place in the City, from its Roman beginnings to 21st century financial centre, and the new Bloomberg building and the now-displaced Whitechapel Bell Foundry both play key roles.

Publisher page: Lies Sleeping – Ben Aaronovitch