Rivers of London: Cry Fox: Volume 5
Child kidnapping is already an appalling crime, but in the latest case for Detective Constable Peter Grant--newly promoted in the ranks of London's Metropolitan Police, but with a lot still to learn about wizarding--things take a truly dark turn when the victims become prey in a homicidal hunt that Grant and the members of the Folly must ...more
There are four previous graphic novels that collec…moreI think it's just four of them, but yes, it collects the whole storyline of "Cry Fox" in one volume.
There are four previous graphic novels that collect previous comics.(less)
Cry Fox directly draws upon the events in the graphic novel Night Witch, and relies on a similar plot. Abigail is brought in through very naive actions which I felt didn’t fit for a generally skeptical teen. But okay, suspensio ...more
As a result there are details which are over looked (I would not say lost as that would imply you cannot enjoy this book without having read everything that went on b ...more
Well, the story was ok-ish, really. The plot idea was actually a little lame. The telling of it was good though. Very good characterizations. Nicely done evil guys, too. I enjoyed the short stories at the end.
And my favourite part of the (nice, but standard) artwork was Abigail.
I might read more of this graphic novel spin-off of the Peter Grant novels, if I found them cheaply.
Characters from earlier graphic novel "Night Witch" appear, along with Abigail and that slimely little refugee from the hunt, Reynard Fossman.
I can't give an synopsis without given the plot away. It's a fairly simple plot, but executed with style and wit.
The little visual gifts are as delightful as ever. Reynard is watching "Basil Brush" on television... sweetly Basil's companion is clearly Mr Rodney, which is a lovely tribute ...more
No it wasn't a rash, per se. It was an urge. An urge that made me want to draw again. ...It's been so long since I've sat down and sketched for hours upon hours. You see, I create graphics for a living, so ...more
It is no secret I'm a fan of the Rivers of London series and one of the things I like is the multiple ways in which the story is told, e.g. here the graphic novel. Like its predecessors it is good in keeping you entertained while waiting for the next novel in the series.
Cry Fox only contained four issues so it was a very fast read. It was a take on a very well known tale which was maybe not the most surprising or original but ...more
Another, more or less, stand alone graphic novel that contains a single case with an old adversary, Reynard the Fox. Although this was pretty good I had a few small issues with it. For one, there were a couple of panels where the art had been reused. I guess this is symptom of digital art, it's easy to duplicate a background or whole frame and mak ...more
PS. Because of a remark Peter made I googled Rotherham. Ugh.
I highly recommend the "Peter Grant" series; a young police officer gets accidentally introduced to the fact that magic & other supernatural entities are real. Witty, clever, and w ...more
In Cry Fox we get the story of a relatively minor kidnapping caper, but it's built out with some great characters and some real tension. Overall, a lovely little read while we wait for the next novel. ...more
Rivers of London: Cry Fox has newly promoted Detective Constable Peter Grant taking on a kidnapping case with a familiar victim – Anna Nestoro ...more
Rivers of London: Cry Fox is the fifth collected volume of the Rivers of London comic book. This volume carries on the trend of consisting of four collected issues of the comic book.
Following on from the story in Night Witch vengeful Russian mobsters are looking to hire members of London's demi-monde (the umofficial society consisting of minor magic users and supernatural creatures) to bring bloody retribution down on the witch Varvara Sidorovna Tamonina. However, the ex-Soviet sorcerer is under...more
When the daughter of a Russian oligarch goes missing Grant and Nightingale are called in. Then it turns out that Abigail has gone missing too. With some help from some foxes the Folly realises demi-monde inhabitant Reynard is involved so it must be trouble. Soon, Abigail and Guleed find themselves the prey in a homicidal hunt.
Essentially this volume gives us the classic story "The Most Dangerous Game" and puts it in the Ri ...more
There's some interesting stuff here, including the involvement of Reynard Fossman, who's out for revenge against the Folly, but there's little in the way of development here, either for the characters or for ...more
Born and raised in London he says that he'll leave his home when they prise his city out of his cold dead fingers.