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THE CHECQUY: A centuries-old covert organization that protects the nation from supernatural threat.

THE GRAFTERS: A centuries-old supernatural threat.

After centuries of rivalry and bloodshed, two secret and otherworldly organisations - The Checquy and The Grafters - are on the verge of joining forces, and only one person has the supernatural skills - and the bureaucratic finesse - to get the job done: Myfanwy Thomas.

But as a wave of gruesome atrocities sweep London, ingrained paranoias flare, old hatreds ignite and negotiations grind to a halt. It is up to Myfanwy to find the culprits before they trigger a devastating, all-out, supernatural war between the reluctant allies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 45mm | 437g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781781853948
  • 31,812

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'Extraordinary' Daily Mail. 'A bit of Jasper Fforde, a bit of X-Files, and a lot of action' Deborah Harkness. 'Outrageously good' Lev Grossman. 'I really enjoy O'Malley's sense of humour ... it's a familiar mix of snark and squick with an ongoing question of who to trust' 4/5, One More. 'The writing is sublime ... I love everything about this series ... It's a fun, sometimes horrifying, sometimes heart-rending, sometimes funny, and always thrilling series' Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. 'This book was everything I hoped for, and worth the wait ... O'Malley has an amazing imagination, and a smooth, dry style that makes the most implausible magic seem mundane, and the most horrible disaster an occasion for courage. Get it, read it, enjoy it' Robert Mcgrath. 'Laugh-out-loud hilarious ... A book that's easy to like, set in a world that is easy to feel at home in, and delivered with an easy-going, tongue in cheek style' Balthasar Books. 'A masterful sequel to an already exceptional debut ... At times gruesome, irreverent, hilarious, devastating, terrifying, and realistic. O'Malley knows exactly when to weave in moments of humour, and when to allow a character to step into another room to have a cry, and when to warn readers of an accidental weremoose' Fantasy Book Review.
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About Daniel O'Malley

Daniel O'Malley graduated from Michigan State University and earned a master's degree in Medieval History from Ohio State University. He lives in Australia, and has written two books in the Checquy Files series. Visit his website at
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19,518 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 37% (7,139)
4 44% (8,641)
3 16% (3,175)
2 2% (470)
1 0% (93)
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