Daniel O'Malley

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.

Filled with characters both fascinating and fantastical, The Rook is a richly inventive, suspenseful fantasy. An astonishing debut from a brilliant new voice.

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601 printed pages
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Head of Zeus

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    Tucked away in there you will find an ATM card,
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    “Where’s the coffee?”

    “Oh, there’s no coffee,” said Ingrid. “The doctors said it was best for you not to have anything to eat or drink until after the tests.”

    “But… but didn’t you say there would be breakfast when I got down?”

    “That was just to lure you out of bed,” said Ingrid. Myfanwy thought briefly of bursting into tears, but instead nodded a weary assent
    Isabella Canedohas quoted2 years ago
    “Good evening, Myfanwy. I apologize for disturbing your sleep, but I felt obliged to thank you.

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