The Rook - The Checquy Files 1 (Hardback)
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The Rook - The Checquy Files 1 (Hardback)

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Hardback 496 Pages
Published: 01/01/2013

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'The body you are wearing used to be mine.' So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her.

She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Checquy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain. She also discovers that she possesses a rare and deadly supernatural ability of her own.

Filled with characters both fascinating and fantastical, The Rook is a richly inventive, suspenseful fantasy. An astonishing debut from a brilliant new voice.

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781908800374
Number of pages: 496
Dimensions: 228 x 145 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Just outrageously good. A rich secret world to play in and a superpowered and frequently hilarious heroine' Lev Grossman.

'Utterly convincing and engrossing – totally thought-through and frequently hilarious' Time.

'Stop reading right now and go pick up The Rook. Hands down, I have not enjoyed a good supernatural novel this much for some time' Wired.

'A delightful first novel ... O'Malley weaves common ideas into a hugely likeable world, mixing action adventure with humour ... The book is blessed with strong plot hooks, a witty authorial voice and a heroine with her own mind. There's a great TV show here' SFX.

'Packed full of twists, O'Malley creates a lively and absorbing world' Daily Express.

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“This is a cracker of a read!”

“Dear You, the body you are wearing used to be mine.” As first sentences go, this is a cracker! And the promise of that first sentence is fully borne out in the subsequent story which will keep you reading to the very... More

Hardback edition
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“Thoroughly enjoyable”

A secret organisation run by people with special powers defends Britain from the supernatural. This is the world we are thrust into when a woman wakes in a park surrounded by corpses with no memory of who she is or... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 38

“bad guys and broomsticks”

Not all good books need a love story at the heart. The rook has a grip on you from the first page to the last. Treason? Please. Powerful mutants? Yes please. A crazy storyline dragging you through this fiction so fast... More

Paperback edition
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