Emily's Reviews > A Madness of Angels

A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
5685721
's review
Jun 24, 11

Read from May 09 to 10, 2011, read count: 1

"We be light, we be life, we be fire!
We sing electric flame, we rumble underground wind, we dance heaven!
Come be we and be free!"


This is quite a weird sort of book, probably a bit "marmite" in its style - you'll either love it or hate it. I loved it. I liked the fact that it was just so different to everything else I'd read. I also liked the fact that, having visited London a good many times, I was familiar with a lot of the areas that were being described in the story.

Lots of lovely twists on old magic - the London Underground sign as a symbol of powerful magic, the license to travel on an underground ticket as a warding spell - unique, quirky and fun.

After waking up two years after he died, Matthew finds he has to hunt down his old magic teacher and his teacher's evilly powerful shadow. Urban magic, taken from the streetlights and gas mains, fighting Litterbugs (giant rubbish-based constructs) with summoned bin-lorries. It's fascinating, it's desperate, it's about two types of being living in one body and trying to get used to it.
8 likes · likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read A Madness of Angels.
sign in »

Quotes Emily Liked

Kate Griffin
“We be light, we be life, we be fire! We sing electric flame, we rumble underground wind, we dance heaven! Come be we and be free!”
Kate Griffin, A Madness of Angels


Comments (showing 1-1 of 1) (1 new)

dateDown_arrow    newest »

message 1: by Joe (new) - rated it 5 stars

Joe kinda like kill bill meets dresden files


back to top