Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her site so that we can all see what everyone plans to read!
The Angel of the Crows
by Katherine Addison
Expected publication May 11, 2020, by Tor Books
From Goodreads: A fantasy novel of alternate 1880s London, where killers stalk the night and the ultimate power is naming.
This is not the story you think it is. These are not the characters you think they are. This is not the book you are expecting.
In an alternate 1880s London, angels inhabit every public building, and vampires and werewolves walk the streets with human beings under a well-regulated truce. A fantastic utopia, except for a few things: Angels can Fall, and that Fall is like a nuclear bomb in both the physical and metaphysical worlds. And human beings remain human, with all their kindness and greed and passions and murderous intent.
Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of this London too. But this London has an Angel. The Angel of the Crows.
I saw this in one of Steve Donoghue’s many mail hauls. Addison’s book, The Goblin Emperor, was one of my favorites of 2019. I have a soft spot for books set in London during the 1880s and 1890s, so I’m almost guaranteed to enjoy a book set then and there. Almost. I’m assuming Addison will knock this one out of the park.