In this spirited sequel to the acclaimed The Rook, Myfanwy Thomas returns to clinch an alliance between deadly rivals and avert epic -- and slimy -- supernatural war.When secret organizations are forced to merge after years of enmity and bloodshed, only one person has the fearsome powers---and... show more
In this spirited sequel to the acclaimed The Rook, Myfanwy Thomas returns to clinch an alliance between deadly rivals and avert epic -- and slimy -- supernatural war.When secret organizations are forced to merge after years of enmity and bloodshed, only one person has the fearsome powers---and the bureaucratic finesse---to get the job done. Facing her greatest challenge yet, Rook Myfanwy Thomas must broker a deal between two bitter adversaries:The Checquy---the centuries-old covert British organization that protects society from supernatural threats, and...The Grafters---a centuries-old supernatural threat.But as bizarre attacks sweep London, threatening to sabotage negotiations, old hatreds flare. Surrounded by spies, only the Rook and two women who absolutely hate each other, can seek out the culprits before they trigger a devastating otherworldly war.Stiletto is a novel of preternatural diplomacy, paranoia, and snide remarks, from an author who "adroitly straddles the thin line between fantasy, thriller, and spoof " (Booklist).
Publish date: June 14th 2016
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: The Checquy Files (#2)
Not as good as the first, but definitely as rambling. I listened to the audio, straight from the first book, The Rook and the narrator changed. Moira Quirk does a credible job, but I listened to both too close together not to notice the difference in voices and styles and it was a bit jarring. I...
I did finish before the end of Halloween Bingo! This novel of VERY SECRET Secret Agents starts slowly and develops into a worthy sequel to The Rook
Sad to say that I didn't enjoy Book 2 as much as I enjoyed Book 1, The Rook. I can put it down to too much infodumping and backstory and not enough story set in current times with the current action. As well as there not being enough of Myfanwy Thomas, the lead character from Book 1. The main focu...
I was very excited to finally get the chance to read this sequel to The Rook, which was one of the most fun books I've read in as long as I can remember. The setting's concept is not one I see often, a covert government organization consisting of people with supernatural abilities whose job is to fi...
not quite as much of a rip roaring romp as the first book, but very enjoyable. loved seeing more of the grafters, Odette was very charming. missed myfanwy's pov, and super wished there was more than a cameo by shantay but overall, loved it.