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By Daniel O'Malley

Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded through lifeless our bodies. together with her reminiscence long gone, her purely desire of survival is to belief the directions left in her pocket by means of her former self. She quick learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a mystery organisation that protects the area from supernatural threats. yet there's a mole contained in the association and this individual wishes her dead.

As Myfanwy battles to save lots of herself, she encounters somebody with 4 our bodies, a girl who can input her goals, childrens remodeled into lethal opponents, and an unimaginably colossal conspiracy. Suspenseful and hilarious, THE ROOK is an outrageously artistic debut for readers who like their espionage with a dollop of crimson slime.

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I knew that they'd be mendacity at the floor having been “taken down hardcore,” within the phrases of 1 fairly batty previous lady who spoke to me in the street in Liverpool. i ponder, are you made from elements of me? Or are you a totally new individual? You don’t be aware of who you're, that a lot i will ascertain of, yet what else is long past? i guess you couldn’t recognize that Jane Eyre is my least favourite ebook on the earth. Or that something by means of Georgette Heyer is my favourite. i admire oranges. i love pastries. “Do you love pancakes? ” questioned the lady within the lodge room, taking a chunk of blueberry-filled deliciousness. “I definitely like them. you'll have acknowledged. ” to inform the reality, i locate this complete factor alarming. i've got a tidy, cozy lifestyles. It’s a trifle unorthodox, yet i've got controlled to make it paintings. And now all i will do is piece issues jointly from what I’ve been advised. 1. i do know that i'm going to lose my reminiscence. i've got no thought why, yet i'm going to try to be ready and make this as effortless for you because it may be. 2. i do know that I otherwise you may be attacked, will struggle, and should win. I’m laying odds that the final half is you. I arrange rather well, yet I don’t struggle. The black eyes are most likely mine, even though. that kind of factor turns out to ensue to me. three. i do know that the lads who assault me are all donning latex gloves, that is extremely important. i do know it seems like not anything, probably an incidental perversion. You don’t comprehend the importance, yet I do, and that i will clarify it to you, if you would like. All you want to be aware of instantly is that somebody I may be in a position to belief has made up our minds that i must be got rid of. I don’t be aware of precisely who. I don’t understand why. it can be for whatever I haven’t even performed but. I can’t be sure that you’ll learn this letter; I can’t also be definite that you’ll learn the 1st letter. I’ve simply placed copies of them in each coat and jacket I personal to ensure they’ll be on hand to you if you happen to want them. i will be able to merely wish that my restricted wisdom of the long run should be of use to you, and that you're going to achieve a few extra insights of your individual. And that I’ll be donning a coat while it occurs. at the least, we needs to face proof. there's a selection you want to make, simply because i can't make it for you. you could stroll clear of my lifestyles and move create a brand new one. If that’s what you decide, you then might want to go away the rustic, yet this physique comes with a large number of money—more than sufficient to shop for you a snug existence. i've got left directions on the best way to construct your self a brand new id, and lists of names and evidence so you might use to guard your self. it'll by no means be a very secure existence, however it will be as secure as I, anyone who is aware how you can organize, could make it for you. otherwise you can decide to undertake my lifestyles as your individual. you will find out why you've been betrayed. I stated earlier than that mine is an efficient lifestyles, and that's real. The physique you're in has been privileged sufficient to have wealth, strength, and information past the desires of standard humans. you could have these issues in addition, yet this selection can be risky.

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