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The June Book Club – The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


We’re announcing our book club pick for June early this year, because it’s a bit of a long read (but totally worth it!) On June 27th, we’ll meet to discuss Katherine Addison’s The Angel of the Crows, an alternate-history fantasy inspired by Sherlock Holmes!

Here’s the description:

“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 in 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.”

Here are some reviews:

“A Sherlock Holmes–esque novel that truly breaks the mold […] what really makes this title stand out […] is its straightforward criticism of gender roles and the gender binary itself.”Kirkus Reviews

“… a charming and tender character study and a masterclass in worldbuilding. If you like carefully constructed and thoughtful urban fantasy, this is the book for you. If you like Holmes’ stories and want a fresh perspective […] this is the book for you. If you enjoy complex, wounded characters and superb writing, this is the book for you.”Fantasy Faction

If you would like to join us, make sure you’re on the $7+ tier on our Patreon for the month of June!


June 27
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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