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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Book Review - The Rook - Daniel O'Malley

Released Febuary 2012
ISBN: 9780732295394
A quick-witted, genre-bending, and wildly imaginative thriller about the secret organisation keeping England -- and the world -- safe from supernatural threats (one staff meeting at a time).
‘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 in a series of letters 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 an MI5ish secret organisation called the Chequy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain (who knew?). She also discovers that she possesses a rare, potentially deadly supernatural ability of her own.

In her quest to uncover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters such wacky folk as a person with four bodies, an aristocratic woman who can enter her dreams, a secret training facility where children with bizarre traits are transformed into Chequy operatives, and a conspiracy more vast than she ever could have imagined.
I got given an ARC of this book and I couldn't put it down. It was brilliant. Fast paced, mysterious, and leaving you wanting to find out what is going to happen.
Daniel O'Malley has done a great job at weaving together his plot lines and creating believable characters. You really feel for Myfanwy (who doesn't even know if she is pronouncing her own name right) She loses her memories and becomes a brand new person. Myfanwy now has to discover who is behind her memory loss and stop them before they kill her. A throughly engaging story and I want to see where the next one goes.  

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