The Neon Court: A Matthew Swift Novel (Matthew Swift 3)
by Kate Griffin
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Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841499017
Date: 03 February 2011 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 Neon Court is the third title in Griffin's London Urban Fantasy series, described as being "... reminiscent of Neil Gaiman and Susanna Clarke... a compelling, original blend of fantasy, noir and urban magic...". This new title follows on from A Madness of Angels and The Midnight Mayor.
"When the city was founded, he was the mad native spirit that waited in the dark, on the edge of the torchlight. When the streets were cobbled over, he became the footsteps heard on stone that you cannot see. When the Victorians introduced street lighting, he was the shadow who always shied away from the light, and when the gas went out, there he was. The shadow at the end of the alley, the footsteps half-heard in the night. A daimyo of the Neon Court is dead. So are two warriors of the Tribe. And a freshly-prophesied 'chosen one' is missing. Each side blames the other and Matthew Swift is right in the middle of it, trying to keep the peace. Because when magicians go to war, everyone loses. But Swift has even bigger problems. A dead woman is trying to kill him and the city itself is under attack from a force of unimaginable power. As if trying to stay one step ahead of an assassin and juggling magical politics weren't challenging enough, Swift must also find a way to defeat a primal threat from humanity's darkest nightmares. Or there may not be a London left to fight over ... "