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Head of Zeus
The Rook
The Rook Daniel O'Malley
 The Checquy Files, 1

'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.

Head of Zeus * Fantasy
17 Jul 2012 * 496pp * £5.99 * 9781908800879
'Just outrageously good. A rich secret world to play in and a superpowered and frequently hilarious heroine'
Lev Grossman
'Utterly convincing and engrossing – totally thought-through and frequently hilarious'
'Stop reading right now and go pick up The Rook. Hands down, I have not enjoyed a good supernatural novel this much for some time'
'A delightful first novel ... O'Malley weaves common ideas into a hugely likeable world, mixing action adventure with humour ... The book is blessed with strong plot hooks, a witty authorial voice and a heroine with her own mind. There's a great TV show here'
'Packed full of twists, O'Malley creates a lively and absorbing world'
Daily Express
Daniel O'Malley
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.
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