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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.

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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Islander-60 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!
DeaDiscordia 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 >.<
Pensive-Penumbra Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is perfect!  Will you be drawing anything for books 2 and 3?
DeaDiscordia Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I need to read them first xD, but I'd like to draw something for the other books! (:
Pensive-Penumbra Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Looking forward to it! :)
franklando 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
DeaDiscordia Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thank you!I'll probably read them in English, I just need to know what happens next >_<
franklando Jan 2, 2013   Filmographer
Haha = me too! I hope you enjoy them! :D
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!
DeaDiscordia 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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