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.
Head of Zeus * Fantasy
02 Jun 2016 * 496pp * £6.99 * 9781781853931
'A bit of Jasper Fforde, a bit of X-Files, and a lot of action'
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'
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'
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'
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'
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