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 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 43mm | 345g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1908800984
  • 9781908800985
  • 4,409

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'Packed full of twists, O'Malley creates a lively and absorbing world' Daily Express. 'What more can you ask from a novel? Reader, The Rook will capture you' Lev Grossman. 'Stop reading right now and go pick up The Rook' 'I love The Rook! A bit of Jasper Fforde, a bit of X-Files, and a lot of action' Deborah Harkness.
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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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33,420 ratings
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3 15% (4,897)
2 4% (1,340)
1 2% (572)
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