Review :: The Angel of the Crows
Warning: This review contain spoilers
I just finished this book and all I can say is it's one of the best Sherlock/Watson fanfics out there. I hadn't heard of wingfic before now, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Katherine Addison managed to follow the stories of Sherlock while also making John an original character that can actually solve problems on his own. Plus! He's a she! I wasn't expecting it in the least! I thought the secret was him (I still think of him as a guy instead of a girl) being a hellhound, which was wonderfully portrayed. I just really liked this book.
The Angel of the Crows
Katherine Addison, author of The Goblin Emperor, returns with 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.