The Oversight: A mystery of witch-hunters, magicians and mirror-walkers - Oversight Trilogy (Paperback)
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The Oversight: A mystery of witch-hunters, magicians and mirror-walkers - Oversight Trilogy (Paperback)

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Paperback 576 Pages / Published: 04/11/2014
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Once the Oversight, the secret society that polices the lines between the mundane and the magic, counted hundreds of brave souls among its members. Now their number can be tallied on a single hand. When a drunkard brings a screaming girl to the Oversight's London headquarters, it seems their hopes for a new recruit will be fulfilled - but the girl is a trap, her appearance a puzzle the five remaining guardians must solve or lose each other, and their society, for good. As the borders between the natural and the supernatural begin to break down, brutal murders erupt across the city, the Oversight are torn viciously apart and their enemies close in for the final blow. This dark Dickensian fantasy spins a tale of witch-hunters, magicians, mirror-walkers and the unlikeliest of heroes drawn from the depths of British folklore. Meet the Oversight, and remember: when they fall, so do we all.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356502922
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 441 g
Dimensions: 130 x 199 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Exciting, exhilarating, scary and moving in equal measure, The Oversight is a teeming world of dark deeds and dark magics, brilliantly realised. This feels like the start of something amazing -- M. R. Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
A highly entertaining fantasy that promises a trilogy worth sinking your teeth into * SciFiNow *
Fletcher's Victorian London is juicily vivid, and laced with macabre Dickensian wit. There's a real sense of grim danger, both natural and unnatural, hungrily awaiting the slightest mis-step -- Frances Hardinge, Costa Book of the Year winner
Told in a kind of compelling and hypnotic poesie that I just lapped up . . . I'll certainly be reading the next one -- Cory Doctorow * BoingBoing.net *
A richly atmospheric and intensely readable slice of Victoriana, with a splendidly eerie sense of the way the unearthly lies cheek-by-jowl with the mundane -- Adam Roberts
The Oversight is - and let's be clear here - something very special . . . It's oh so moreish a morsel. I'd read a prequel this evening, a sequel as soon as. -- Niall Alexander * Tor.com *
A remarkable combination of British folklore, brisk pacing and wide-ranging imagination * Kirkus Reviews *
Richly atmospheric (the evil lurks in the background of every paragraph), the book should be a big hit with supernatural-fantasy readers ... the second book can't come soon enough * Booklist (starred review) *
Utterly enthralling: Charles Dickens meets Susanna Clarke -- Lou Morgan

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“When they fall, so do we all”

I've been sat here in front of my screen for a while now wondering what exactly I was going to write about this book. My opinion of it has changed a fair bit over the course of reading it. I honestly found it... More

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Natalie Charlesworth

“Staggeringly good”

I’ve read Charlie Fletcher before. I loved Stoneheart (although I haven’t finished the trilogy) and when I saw this on the shelf at Lancaster’s Waterstones I had to have it. So, as ever, I waited for th inevitable... More

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“Wonderfully engaging Gothic fantasy”

The Oversight, like the UN, polices borders. But these are not the borders between disputed territories, rather they are the borders between the magic and the mundane world. Over the centuries it has risen and fallen... More

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