Dimensions: 496 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.57 in
Published: January 11, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316098795
ISBN - 13: 9780316098793
From the Publisher
"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 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 a
secret organization called the Chequy that battles the many
supernatural forces at work in Britain. She also discovers that she
possesses a rare, potentially deadly supernatural ability of her
In her quest to uncover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and
why, Myfanwy encounters a person with four bodies, an aristocratic
woman who can enter her dreams, a secret training facility where
children are transformed into deadly fighters, and a conspiracy
more vast than she ever could have imagined.
Filled with characters both fascinating and fantastical, THE ROOK
is a richly inventive, suspenseful, and often wry thriller that
marks an ambitious debut from a promising young writer.
About the Author
Dan O''Malley graduated from Michigan State University and earned a Master''s Degree in medieval history from Ohio State University. He then returned to his childhoom home, Australia. He now works for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, writing press releases for government investigations of plane crashes and runaway boats.
"O''Malley''s narrative is peppered with sly humor, referential
social commentary, and the ironic, double-layered self-awareness
that will have genre fans believing Buffy the Vampire
Slayer has joined Ghostbusters."