Sunday, 8 August 2010

A Madness of Angels - Kate Griffin

Book 1 - Matthew Swift Series

Swift got on the wrong side of his socerer tutor two years ago and was killed by the Shadow.
Now he's been brought back from the dead and with him are the Blue Angels.
The story is based in London and the magic used throughout utilises everyday things, ideas and animals that dwell within the city.
Swift has to protect himself from his first appearance and despite there been scatterings of battles with The Tower - were Bakker rules the magic in the city - the storyline can be slow and confusing.
Most of this confusion comes from the characters multiple personalities.  That is Swift and the Blood Angels that reside in the same body.
Despite this being difficult to follow and despite the heavy detail at times, it is an interesting story.  I did like how magic is used and the ideas of using well known icons and everyday things in a magical way.

Rating - 3.5/5
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