The Rain Soaked Bride E–book/E–pub

The Resurgent Liberal and Other Unfashionable Prophecies

Guy Adams ó 3 characters

The Rain Soaked BrideOnference at a remote site thorough assassination resulting in a country house mystery This is the second book in the Clown Service series I m reading this because I liked the irst book in the series The Clown Service my reviewThis was an urban antasyspy thriller that shapes up as a country house mystery A sorcerer Service my reviewThis was an urban A Constellation of Vital Phenomena fantasyspy thriller that shapes up as a country house mystery A sorcerer engaged by a third power to break up an international conference between the UK and Korea taking place at an English manor house The sorcerer s use of magicor the purpose of assassination causes MI5 to skeptically engage Section 37 AKA The Clown Service their Preternatural Investigations Op Section 37 consisting of August Shining a white wizard and his apprentice Toby Greene ight magic with magic and try to erret out the assassin Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights from amongst the delegates and staff at the isolated conference Country House Mysteries are a very British mystery sub genre I thought doing an urbanantasy crossover with it was clever The writing is also very British and in places comedic The author achieves atmosphere and moves the story uickly with a screenplay like style Finally the story extends both long term plot lines and sets up Still Life with Chickens for new onesMy dead tree copy was a moderate 340 pages Original UK copyrightor the story was 2014 I read the book very uickly Note not a great deal of prose is dedicated to backstory Reading this book without having read the #first book in the series would substantially detract rom its enjoymentGuy Adams is a British author who writes in several genres #book in the series would substantially detract rom its enjoymentGuy Adams is a British author who writes in several genres is the second book in his Clown Service series The series is three 3 books The last book in the series was written in 20015Prose was good I Paradox Bound felt it was a little better than theirst book It had an informal hip British style Note the story has not been Americanized There are references that may baffle a non. Sador to the UK shoots his chauffeur and drives his own car off London Bridge an actor sets ire to himself during a movie premiereAugust and Toby investigate and slowly uncover the ancient orce of the Rain Soaked Bride a ghostly spirit of vengeance that drags her enemie. Funny and chilling in eual measure Great
Read Hard To Put Down 
hard to put down I had no idea there were other Books Associated With This On associated with this On back of the cover it mentions something called the Clown Service which is a STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare fun add since I mairly certain that organization is not mentioned once throughout the course of the book instead referring to the department as Section 37 From what I gather this is the second installment regarding the happenings of the Clown Service Either way you don t need to have read any other books to understand what you can gather through context and still have a pleasant time This book was caught part way between trying to be a comedy and managing to achieve that goal at times and looking or a kinship with #Brand Names Like X Files Or Fringe #names like X Files or Fringe looks or the paranormal sometimes mocked by others in their Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays field If you re lookingor it this book is a Diet X Files that serves up a healthy amount of camp It was a light read and I m okay having read it I can t Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All finish this review without mentioning myavorite character April She is a brilliantly splash of color on the page Most characters that get to be What a Lass Wants female and sexually empowered are usually young wanton things With April she is often described as an older woman who is bothierce and youthful She calls grown men boys and is always down Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis: Advice from Twentysomethings Who Have Been There and Survived for a good time I probably wouldn t have made it through this book without her Reason to read this book You re into the hokey pokey and want to turn yourself around Favorite side character April Shiningorever Be still my beating heart An okay UK urban Mexican Hooker fantasy novelMore Charles Stross Laundry Files than Ben Aaronovitch s Rivers of LondonAn okay read but the characterselt a little The League for the Suppression of Celery flat Crossover urbanantasyespionage thriller where a sorcerer attempts to break up an international A number of influential South Korean nationals are committing suicide on UK soil In all cases they seem to simply drop whatever they're doing and swiftly almost vacantly end their own lives An electronics importer The Thirteen-Gun Salute fallsrom the top loor of his high rise office the ambas. ,
Brit or at least a non Anglophile For example I had what type of carnival ride a Waltzer was Dialog was than the descriptive prose Action seuences were well handled The narrative was humorous There were two 2 main POVs August Shining and Greene There was also
The Minor POVs Of April 
minor POVs of April August s sister and a supporting character and the antagonistThere was no sex or drug abuse in the story Alcohol was used or social recreation Violence was physical and irearms It was moderately graphic Descriptions of resulting trauma were similarly graphic Body count was moderate and in line with a murder mystery The main characters were well executed although they were carried over The Day Fidel Died from theirst book Greene is the main character He s come a long way since The Clown Service While not magically savvy he s a ull unction agent of Section 37 August Shiner is the same spymaster bureaucrat and sorcerer August s sister April Shiner continues to be my avorite character I like her spinster pensioner ex bureaucrat character In another life I think she may have been an English Lucrezia Borgia in a previous life Tamar August s Caucasian Armenian or Azerbaijani bodyguard and who magically disappeared in the irst book reappears She s now Greene s love interest I thought this plot line was sappy There are several Korean and English diplomats and MI5 subordinate characters In the past I ve worked closely with Koreans in and out of Korea The Korean characters were not the Gulp!: The Seven-Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge folks I mamiliar with The antagonist remains well if unfairly hidden I take issue with magic bad guys in mysteries Their repertoire of spells negates my deep experience with police procedurals view spoilerI thought the use of the Doppelg nger spelli was a breach of the authorreader conventions of mysterious warfare hide spoile. S to their deathsOnce summoned the spirit cannot be dismissed until it takes the life it is charged with it will be unstoppable in its pursuit of the mortal it has in its sights Unfortunately after getting too close to the source of the spirit that mortal is now Toby Gree.