The Neon Court

The Neon Court : A Matthew Swift Novel

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When the city was founded, he was the mad native spirit that waited in the dark, on the edge of the torchlight. When the streets were cobbled over, he became the footsteps heard on stone that you cannot see. When the Victorians introduced street lighting, he was the shadow who always shied away from the light, and when the gas went out, there he was. The shadow at the end of the alley, the footsteps half-heard in the night.

A daimyo of the Neon Court is dead. So are two warriors of the Tribe. And a freshly-prophesied 'chosen one' is missing. Each side blames the other and Matthew Swift is right in the middle of it, trying to keep the peace. Because when magicians go to war, everyone loses. But Swift has even bigger problems. A dead woman is trying to kill him and the city itself is under attack from a force of unimaginable power. As if trying to stay one step ahead of an assassin and juggling magical politics weren't challenging enough, Swift must also find a way to defeat a primal threat from humanity's darkest nightmares. Or there may not be a London left to fight over . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 28mm | 322g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Digital original
  • 1841499013
  • 9781841499017
  • 155,960

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About Kate Griffin

Kate Griffin is the name under which Carnegie Medal-nominated author, Catherine Webb, writes fantasy novels for adults. An acclaimed author of young adult books under her own name, Catherine's amazing debut, MIRROR DREAMS, was written when she was only fourteen years old, and garnered comparisons with Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman.
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2,705 ratings
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4 42% (1,130)
3 17% (473)
2 2% (56)
1 1% (21)
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