Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, her only hope of survival is to trust the instructions left in her pocket by her former self. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from... show more
Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, her only hope of survival is to trust the instructions left in her pocket by her former self. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization and this person wants her dead.As Myfanwy battles to save herself, she encounters a person with four bodies, a woman who can enter her dreams, children transformed into deadly fighters, and an unimaginably vast conspiracy. Suspenseful and hilarious, THE ROOK is an outrageously inventive debut for readers who like their espionage with a dollop of purple slime.
Publish date: October 16th 2012
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: The Checquy Files (#1)
Ok, I did as Darth Pendant suggested; I read the book then I watched the trailer for the new Starz series. She's right - the trailer makes absolutely no sense. Or, at least, based on what I saw in the trailer, has very little to do with the book itself. I also agree with DP that the book was go...
She stood shivering in the rain, watching the words on the letter dissolve under the downpour. Her hair was dripping, her lips tasted salty, and everything ached. Under the dim light of a nearby lamppost, she had scrabbled through the pockets of her jacket, looking for some sort of clue to who she w...
I was reminded I had this book gathering virtual dust in my Kindle when I saw a trailer for the upcoming Starz series. You can watch the trailer here. And then start to read this book. And then you can be as confused as I was. See, the trailer makes it look like a Bourne Identity-like mystery thri...