A review by samwescott
The Lights Go Out in Lychford by Paul Cornell


My heart! Oh my god, that was so much. My heart is broken, but omg, I love this series so much. And I'm so glad that even though A Big Thing happened, it was definitely setting up for the next book. I'm interested to see where the author will take the series after The Big Thing.

This book was really thoughtful and emotionally driven, much like the others. It's a little more narrowly focused than the last book (we focus back in on Lychford after opening up the world a little bit to include Brexit themes in the last one). But just because it zooms back in doesn't mean it lost the emotional weight and practical consequences from the last one. It was a quiet, almost anxious story, gearing up for a big change. It was loving and sad and I really appreciate the author's careful handling of a sad bit in a larger story about love and friendship and responsibility.

It was really good. I'm glad the series isn't over. But I will be mourning for a bit.