The Rook

The Rook

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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 Chequy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain. She also discovers that she possesses a rare, potentially deadly supernatural ability of her own. In her quest to uncover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters a person with four bodies, an aristocratic woman who can enter her dreams, a secret training facility where children are transformed into deadly fighters, and a conspiracy more vast than she ever could have imagined. Filled with characters both fascinating and fantastical, THE ROOK is a richly inventive, suspenseful, and often wry thriller that marks an ambitious debut from a promising young writer.

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  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 45.72mm | 703.06g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0316098795
  • 9780316098793
  • 109,449

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"O'Malley's narrative is peppered with sly humor, referential social commentary, and the ironic, double-layered self-awareness that will have genre fans believing "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" has joined "Ghostbusters."" "Kirkus""

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About Daniel O'malley

Dan O'Malley graduated from Michigan State University and earned a Master's Degree in medieval history from Ohio State University. He then returned to his childhoom home, Australia. He now works for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, writing press releases for government investigations of plane crashes and runaway boats

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This would have to be one of the best books that I have had the fortune of coming across in many years. I am a compulsive reader. I read on average 160 books a year, over many genres, both fiction and non-fiction. SO now that you have all that useless information, let me tell you a little bit about this book. It is set in Great Britain, and centres around a wonderful female character, Myfanwy Thomas. I don't want to spoil the plot, so instead of giving you a detailed review of this book, I would rather compel you in some mystical, paranormal/vulcan mind meld way to just pony up the cash, and read it. Be prepared to not do anything else but read this book until you are finished. Call in sick to work, put out a heck of a lot of cat food and unplug your phone. Really. Do it. You know you want to. :)show more
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