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Rivers  of London by DeaDiscordia Rivers  of London by DeaDiscordia
(The coloring sucks, sorry)

So, I read this book, Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch and I loved it!
It's the first book of a trilogy and talks about the adventures of Peter Grant, a young officer in the Metropolitan Police; who, following an unexpected encounter with a ghost, is recruited into the small branch of the Met that deals with magic and the supernatural.

Peter Grant, having become the first English apprentice wizard in fifty years, must immediately deal with two different but ultimately inter-related cases. In one he must find what is possessing ordinary people and turning them into vicious killers, and in the second he must broker a peace between the two warring gods of the River Thames.

And I wanted to draw the main protagonists.
From Left to right:

Up left:
Beverley Brook, "daughter" of Mama Thames and goddess of a small river in South London.

Bottom left:
Police Constable Lesley May, an officer in the Metropolitan Police who, having completed her mandatory probationary period, is expected to go far.

Middle:
Police Constable Peter Grant, the protagonist and an officer in the Metropolitan Police who, having completed his mandatory probationary period, is expected to do paperwork.

Up right: (I fell in love with him, and I regret nothing.)
Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, head of the Folly and the last officially sanctioned English Wizard.

Bottom right:
Molly; The Folly's domestic helper, of unknown species. (I don't really know why, but I love her so much. She doesn't really have all this space in the book but I like her!).

I want to read the other two books but here in Italy they haven't yet been published ._.
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Inquisitor-Hein Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
I guess you are the first one ever to draw Molly...hats off to you for that. You nailed her appearance pretty well :)
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DeaDiscordia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel a bit ashamed everytime I look back at this drawing (poor coloring etc.) but comments like this always give me a smile! Thank you so much!
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Creatimagination Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I read the first book last weekend and well, I couldn't stop reading. Great book. :)
And as often, just searching here for fun and there's your picture.
I really like it. :)
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DeaDiscordia Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thank you!
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Islander-60 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your drawings! there are now four books: Rivers of London; Moon Over Soho; Whispers Underground and Broken Homes...Hope you get them in Italy soon!
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DeaDiscordia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? AAAH I hope the same, otherwise I'm gonna read them in english because I miss Peter and Detective Chief Inspector Nightingale so much (especially Nightingale, I've such a crush on him)!
Thanks for the nice feedback btw >.<
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Pensive-Penumbra Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Writer
This is perfect!  Will you be drawing anything for books 2 and 3?
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DeaDiscordia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I need to read them first xD, but I'd like to draw something for the other books! (:
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Pensive-Penumbra Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Writer
Looking forward to it! :)
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franklando Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Filmographer
This is awesome = I knew who all your characters were straight away! I'm just half way through book 1 (but I already have books 2 & 3 waiting) and absolutely love it - it could make an awesome TV series. I'll keep my fingers crossed that Moon Over Soho and Whispers Underground come out in Italian for you soon! (although your English is awesome = you could always read them in English if the waiting becomes too much!) :D
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DeaDiscordia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thank you!I'll probably read them in English, I just need to know what happens next >_<
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franklando Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Filmographer
Haha = me too! I hope you enjoy them! :D
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Miaree Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I loved the books. looking forward to part three. Your picture is great, though I imagine Nightingale looking diffrent...somehow... but that's fine, since it's your picture ;-)
You'll like the second book. Though you'll definitely miss Brook. But Ash will make up for it.^^ And you'll need to work over Leslie's face again....after the incidents at the end of the first book ;-) Enjoy!
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DeaDiscordia Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I knooooow I'll miss Brook and Leslie's face (xD), and I want those books so bad _, they haven't been translated in Italian yet. I've imagined Nightingale differently too but, as I said in another comment, he didn't come out like I wanted!
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Miaree Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Well, I am from Germany, but I read the books in English, which is just fine for me. Maybe you want to try? Then you could buy them at Amazon? I just got myself the third part yesterday :-P Peter will visit Brook then....so maybe she'll appear more often. And Leslie stays in contact with him...tells one girl who asks her, why she's wearing a mask, that her face fell off...just like that. i laughed my head off :-D
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DeaDiscordia Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could try but when I buy a book in Italian I'd like to finish it in Italian >.<, oh well, thanks for the hint anyway ^^
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Miaree Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I know what you mean...I started it in German too, but couldn't wait for the translation...so here I go. Sadly the visit with Brooke in the third book was canceled -.- But I am pretty sure she will reappear somehow later
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DeaDiscordia Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope to read about Brooke again, in the end I liked her ^^
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tsukijisatsuga Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I'm about half-way through the first book myself and admittedly, up until now, I had a problem picturing Lesley in my head, so this was a great help =D

My favorite scene with Molly so far is when she's teasing Toby in the kitchen. I'm glad my boyfriend brought this back from England with him.
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DeaDiscordia Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww I loved that scene too, Molly is so cute (but I'm in love Nightingale xD)!I'm glad that my drawing helped you with Lesley (:
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Mirocchi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I love your Peter and Lesley. I truly love the books.
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DeaDiscordia Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! (:
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Mandy-Of-The-Desert Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome :D
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DeaDiscordia Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, did you read the book?
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Mandy-Of-The-Desert Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes :D
One of the best books I have ever read *__*
I love how you drawn Molly^^
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Milliath Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
I love this book! You're the only person who's done a drawing for this series so far and i love you for it!
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DeaDiscordia Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D'aaawwww, thank you! I love this book too and I can't wait to read Moon over Soho (the second book of the trilogy), I think I'm gonna do other (better) drawing about Peter and Co. (:
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DeaDiscordia Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*drawings, ups!
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bluebran Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I see you've been experimenting with digital colouring! I like it
I hadn't heard of these series... Sounds interesting!
And I wanted to ask you, have you read The Hunger Games? I've been thinking about reading them, but I wanted to know aboyt other people's opinions first, and as you and I have many similar tastes...
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DeaDiscordia Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVED The Hunger Games, I'm also a proud District 4 citizen xD. No seriously, I really liked all the H.G. books, they're catchy and almost all the chapters make your heart race.
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bluebran Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Then I'll most definitely read them! Thanks for the info haha, I'll go to the book shop tomorrow to see if I can get it :D
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teriamckenzie Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Awesome. I was searching for some drawing for this book, but so far you're the only one I found. I have to say Molly and Peter are spot on. But I imagined Nightingale a bit more oldfashioned british.
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DeaDiscordia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've looked for drawings too and, sadly, I've found almost nothing even on google :\ . Actually I'm not fully happy about how Nightingale came out, I imagine him more fascinating but well...
I'm so glad that someone else knows this book!
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