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Category: Literature and Fiction
Subcategory: Christian Books
ISBN: 1908800372
ISBN13: 978-1908800374
Language: English
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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The Rook is the 2012 debut novel of Australian author Daniel O'Malley.

The Rook is the 2012 debut novel of Australian author Daniel O'Malley. from supernatural threats. Following a magically-induced bout of amnesia, she works to uncover the identity of a traitor inside the organization while simultaneously keeping her amnesia a secret

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The Rook is going to kick off my Best Books of the Year list. Daniel O'Malley's The Rook gives you one heck of a hook, there's no denying that. This is wonderful entertainment. Charlaine Harris, on her blog . James Floyd Kelly, Wired. When your book's opening line is "The body you are wearing used to be mine," well, that's a great way to draw in your reader.

At her mention of the name, she felt the scaly youth’s hand move on her neck, and the girl behind Grantchester shifted uneasily. That’s what Myfanwy Thomas, the most pathetic Rook in the history of the Checquy, said to me. His voice tightened with rage, but then he controlled himself. It’s down in Wales, a little remote and a little spartan, but it’s got some very nice medical facilities. And of course, it’s illegal as anything. Second, there is the painfully obvious fact that Gestalt could never work such a complicated piece of administrative flimflammery. And so, he said lightly, I stood up, slapped you in the face, and then set my Retainers on you while you were still reeling.

Fandoms: The Rook (TV 2019), The Checquy Files - Daniel O'Malley. Potentially a drabble collection exploring Gestalt from Starz' The Rook show, because I haven't read the books and they say fanfic authors are just fanfic readers who can't find what they want to read

Fandoms: The Rook (TV 2019), The Checquy Files - Daniel O'Malley. No Archive Warnings Apply. Potentially a drabble collection exploring Gestalt from Starz' The Rook show, because I haven't read the books and they say fanfic authors are just fanfic readers who can't find what they want to read. And it's a challenge to write them, that's for sure.

Download the The Checquy Files audiobook series and listen anywhere, anytime on your iPhone, Android or Windows device. uk online audiobook store. 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.

Read an excerpt from The Rook. He is the author of the Checquy novels The Rook & Stiletto (and those yet to come).

It worked closely with the House of York, tended to ignore the Tudors and endured the House of Stuart

It worked closely with the House of York, tended to ignore the Tudors and endured the House of Stuart. The Rook, chapter 1. The Checquy Group has existed for centuries and has had it's pick of the finest minds in Britain since it was founded. It exists to counter the threat posed to Great Britain by supernatural beings and by humans with supernatural powers.

The body you are wearing used to be mine. 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.

Book by Daniel O'Malley
Comments to eBook The Rook (The Checquy Files)
Heraly
I'm rounding up a bit.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, particularly two quite different aspects: its frequently silly sense of humor, and its well-conceived main character.

Starting with the latter: we meet two distinct versions of Myfanwy Thomas. The first we meet only in her letters to the second. Myfanwy knows that she will lose her memory, and makes exhaustive preparations for this event, which include writing letters to the woman who will awake, entirely ignorant, in Myfanwy's body. Both Myfanwy 1 and Myfanwy 2 are thoroughly imagined and sympathetic. The differences we eventually see between the two have plausible (and implicit, rather than unduly explained) causes. The reader ends up rooting for the hopes of one to be fulfilled in the fate of the other.

O'Malley's sense of humor is in his exuberant kitchen-sink-and-then-some combinations of elements and his deft way of walking the line between tweaking the reader and unduly breaking the spell.
Fearlessrunner
I read the reviews before buying this, well, I got the sample first. I disagree with most of them, except one. It was a 1 star review, saying that reading this was like reading about a game of D&D. Since I'm and avid reader of dndgreentext on reddit, I decided to get the sample. Then I purchased the book, and proceeded to finish reading it in about 8 hours (with breaks for dinner and game night with my wife). The ending made me cry happy tears. Some people say it was written poorly, I do not agree with that at all. Some didn't like the swapping between perspectives, I enjoyed it and how it gave background and flavor to the story. Someone said the characters were one dimensional, which couldn't be further from the truth, particularly about the main character. It was an interesting concept, it took an old trope, amnesia, and gave it a different flavor. This isn't like X-files, sure as hell isn't like Harry Potter, the closest I can think of is Simon Green's Man With the Golden Torc series, or his Carnaki institute. Different type of humor though.

Maybe you'll like it, maybe it's not your thing, but I recommend giving it a try, because it's a well done story.
Yahm
This is X-Men meet the Men in Black. If you are willing to take the ride, suspend disbelief and let the story wash over you, you will enjoy this book. It is total fantasy with plenty of thrills, gore and political intrigue. Warring secret societies battle for control of England and potentially the US, however, they have no desire to reveal themselves to the general population, ever. They manage to live, fight, kill and die in some of the most grotesque ways while keeping themselves totally under the radar. The politics of the organizations contain all sorts of Machiavellian twists and turns which only add to the enjoyment and advancement of the plot. The story is told through the eyes of Myfanwy (pronounced like Tiffany with an M) Thomas who finds herself awakening, surrounded by dead bodies, with no memory of her past at all. Her pre-amnesia body has written her letters which guide her, and therefore the reader, through the back story of her life and give her clues as to how to deal with her new reality. She belongs to an organization called the Chequy made up of people with supernatural powers and politically organized like a chess set. We follow her as she learns of her past, deals with her present and contemplates her future among a group of people with amazing supernatural powers which she learns she also possesses.

This book is a lot of fun and like nothing I have ever read before. I recommend it to fantasy lovers and others willing to try something new.
Banal
This was a quick read. Yes, there is info dump but it's an interesting world and the author throws in some fun touches (e.g. a passing reference to the Narnian wardrobe). I loved the way the author grabbed the attention right from the start with an great opening, and the way the heroine has to navigate through a world she's already supposed to know while trying to figure out who's trying to kill her and why.

I did have a couple quibbles, things that irked me. First, the heroine--unlike most of the other people in the story--spoke American more often than she spoke English, even though she had apparently lived in the UK all her life.
Second, and more irksome, is this. There is apparently a rule that EVERY male author who ever undertakes to write a story from a woman's point of view feels compelled to include a scene where the heroine checks herself out in a mirror. He then immediately forgets that he's supposed to be writing from a woman's point of view and looks at her the way a man looks at nekkid wimmin, i.e. he rates her sexiness.
Look, Male Authors, please take this as an earnest request. Stop. Just stop. Women Do Not Do This.
Especially a woman in this situation, when she's just survived a fight and is covered in bruises. It's ludicrous.

Okay, quibbling done. Aside from those points, I enjoyed this story.
Akta
I started this book and didn't want to put it down. I seriously contemplated canceling all of my plans for the next 24 hours just so that I could keep reading it. 

The world building here was excellent. The method of storytelling is unique and perfectly...simple. There is a TON of information thrown at you but it is so interesting that it isn't off-putting. 

At one point while reading I did have to google the character list so that I could remember who everyone was but that did not bother me. This book may be the first that I have ever read without some kind of romance aspect. There was relationship building but nothing of the romantic kind. I kept waiting for it to appear but the it didn't. It felt kind of strange but it wasn't really lacking. I didn't mind it honestly. 

The end was a surprise but it somehow left me feeling that it was anti-climactic. It was wrapped up well enough that I don't really feel the need to read the second book though I may pick it up at some point in the future. 

All in all, I found this book to be a really good read.
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