3.75 More of a mixed bag than usual - but that's probably unavoidable. I really didn't get much from the hyped "The Rat King" (only cute thing is the special River Goddess) and "A Book of Cunning Device" (though the stealth Bagdhad Battery reference was nice), but I liked both Abigail's and Vanessa's Christmas stories quite a bit. Generally the close-to-life ordinary people stories like "The Domestic", "The Cockpit" and "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Granny" were also quite satisfying. Generally, I think the theme of weird river god(esse)s hijinks is on the point of getting repetitive, though the one about the Lugg had its moments.
Published July 30, 2020