Thursday, March 1, 2012

Trailer Thursday: The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

Happy Thursday! I know I have not been the most consistent book blogger, but rest assured I am reading and really working on getting to the posting part. :-) My husband actually surprised me with The Rook by Daniel O'Malley when he was picking up my book club read. He said you are going to love this book and I will see you when you are done. I of course did the responsible thing and read the book club book first, which was great and I will tell you all about it later. Then I picked up The Rook and was a little scared. It is a thick book! After the first page I became his official stalker. I am proud to say that the next time I am in Australia I will have to buy him food or whatever he wants as long as I get to meet him. I hate that his book was published the day I was leaving Australia otherwise I am sure I would have incorporated an author stalking adventure in the plans. :-)

Anyways, I found this trailer will executing my official stalking duties and thought I would share it with you. Please go out and pick up this book! It is good!

Title: The Rook

Author: Daniel O'Malley (Check out his website or follow him on twitter)

Publisher: Little Brown & Co. 

Pages: 486 

Release Date: January 11, 2012


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 own.

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. (Taken from Goodreads)


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  1. Somehow I've not heard of this one, but I need it. ASAP. It looks so good. Big kisses to your hubby for surprising you with it. Only..not from me. That's kind of incestous annndddd just wrong. LOL! So kisses from you to him. Oh, I'm slightly ditzy today...

    Hope you are doing well!

  2. And incestous..was SO not the word I was looking for..if I had shame I'd delete that comment and re-write it, but I'm sure you'll find it hilarious. :\