The Midnight Mayor: Bk. 2: A Matthew Swift Novel (Matthew Swift 2)
by Kate Griffin
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841497341
Date: 04 March 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
A new novel from Kate Griffin, the pen name for popular children's author Catherine Webb - the Carnegie Medal nominated author of the Horatio Lyle YA novels. The Midnight Mayor is a follow-up to the wonderful A Madness of Angels - which was a favourite of many bloggers and reviewers in 2009 and like its predecessor is a London novel - "... reminiscent of Neil Gaiman and Susanna Clarke... a compelling, original blend of fantasy, noir and urban magic..."
"It's said that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, then the Tower will crumble and the kingdom will fall. As it happens, that's not so far from the truth ...One by one, the magical wards that guard the city are failing: the London Wall defiled with cryptic graffiti, the ravens found dead at the Tower, the London Stone destroyed. This is not good news. This array of supernatural defences - a mix of international tourist attractions and forgotten urban legends - formed a formidable magical shield. Protection for the City of London against ...well, that's the question, isn't it? What could be so dangerous as to threaten an entire city? Against his better judgement, resurrected sorcerer Matthew Swift is about to find out. And if he's lucky, he might just live long enough to do something about it... "