The Checquy: a centuries-old covert organisation that protects the nation from supernatural threat. The Grafters: a centuries-old supernatural threat.
After centuries of rivalry and bloodshed, The Checquy and The Grafters are on the verge of joining forces and only one person has the supernatural skills to get the job done - Myfanwy Thomas. But as a wave of gruesome atrocities sweep London, old hatreds ignite and negotiations grind to a halt....
©2016 Daniel O’Malley (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd
"Packed full of twists, O'Malley creates a lively and absorbing world." (Daily Express on The Rook)
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"Brilliant story, capable but poor narration."
The story is fantastic, funny, well written, intriguing and carries on well from the last book managing to introduce a lot of new characters but still keep everyone from the last book involved.
The sense of humour matches mine quite nicely. A bit of Buffy mixed with Spooks.
This is the major let down to the whole thing. Their is a switch in narrator from The Rook. Now the narrator on this book does a fine job but has clearly not read the first book or been directed by someone who has read the first book as they constantly pronounce the lead characters name wrong. Now I know that in most fantasy books you have to accept that you are likely to pronounce names differently but in the first book there is a large point made that the lead character Myfanwy pronounces her name mif-an-ny (rhymes with tiffany) rather than the welsh pronunciation of mif-an-way. However the narrator here uses the welsh pronunciation throughout and its just really annoying and distracting. She also has much more of a welsh accent here (given the story this doesn't make a lot of sense to me) but thats more a case of personal taste.
A fantastic book, largely well performed but tragically let down by a few really annoying decisions in the performance.
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