Sunday, 2 April 2017

That Night In Lagos by Vered Ehsani + Free book

That Night in Lagos by Vered Ehsani
Self published

Where to buy this book:
I believe this story is only available directly from Vered Ehsani's website

How I got this book:
Received a copy from the author

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

That Night In Lagos is the prequel to Vered Ehsani's Society Of Paranormals series. It is numbered 0.5 and takes place before Ghosts Of Tsavo.

Back to That Night In Lagos: we meet Miss Beatrice Anderson, aged nineteen, when she has been in the Society of Paranormal's employ for just a year. Her anniversary gift was her wonderfully versatile walking cane which is put repeatedly to good use in turn-of-the-century Nigeria as Miss Bee strives to shatter a smuggling ring and meets her nemesis, Koki, a giant preying mantis. Ehsani has the same great talent for evoking place so Victorian Lagos is just as easy to visualise as Nairobi was in Ghosts Of Tsavo and I loved the wealth of detail, colours and scents, describing Lagos harbour. This story is only about fifty pages long so there isn't the space for as much characterisation and Beatrice drinks far fewer cups of tea, but it's still a fun tale and fills in more background information.

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Books by Vered Ehsani / Short stories / Books from South Africa

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