Season of Skulls: A Novel in the World of the Laundry Files (Book #13 in the Laundry Files Series) – Charles Stross

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Speaking of urban fantasy, I also finished the latest book in the Laundry Files series, Season of Skulls, and I continue to be disappointed with where the series has ended up. The principal characters have been gone for several books, and I’m just not interested in what is happening right now. Yes, I know there is actually a novella featuring Bob, but I’m not playing the game of paying book prices for a short story just because I like the series.

At the present time in the series, England is controlled by a prime minister who is actually an ancient evil deity. Okay, so we have a challenge. But for several books now, no one has attempted to overthrow or respond to this disappointing development. They’re just living within this world, rather than plotting and successfully executing its overthrow via a band of supernaturally trained – if not actually powered – misfits. The characters in the situations are interesting, and of course Stross is a phenomenal writer, but I’m just tired of where this series has ended up.

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