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
12 Jan 2017 * 496pp * £7.99 * 9781781853948
'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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