Why this book?
Airships, angels, and evil-doers in an alternate 1880s London. I love Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. Addison has worked out twists on the original cases that I found even more satisfying. From Watson's arrival in London by air-barque right to the very last page, I was obsessed with this novel. I only wish there were more from Addison set in this intriguing world.
The Angel of the Crows
Why should I read it?
3 authors picked The Angel of the Crows as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
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.
London 1888. Angels inhabit every public building, and vampires and werewolves walk the streets with human beings in a well-regulated truce. A utopia, except for one thing: Angels can Fall, and that Fall is like a nuclear bomb in both the physical and metaphysical worlds.
Dr J. H. Doyle returns to London having been wounded in Afghanistan by a Fallen, and finds himself lodging in Baker Street with the enigmatic angel Crow. But living…