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The Neon Court: Or, the Betrayal of Matthew Swift by Kate Griffin
Cover Artist: Photo: Shutterstock
Review by Drew Bittner
Orbit Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780316093644
Date: 24 March 2011 List Price $19.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Matthew Swift is in big trouble. Okay, that's nothing new--as Midnight Mayor of London, it's his job to be in the middle of supernatural catastrophe. But even this is pushing it, with war about to break out between two heavyweight magical communities and the sun refusing to put in an appearance, even as the outlying suburbs begin to vanish into mystical darkness.

Not exactly another day at the office.

From official release/information:

Product Description: War is coming to London. A daimyo of the Neon Court is dead and all fingers point towards their ancient enemy - The Tribe. And when magicians go to war, everyone loses.

But Matthew Swift has his own concerns. He has been summoned abruptly, body and soul, to a burning tower and to the dead body of Oda, warrior of The Order and known associate of Swift. There's a hole in her heart and the symbol of the Midnight Mayor drawn in her own blood. Except, she is still walking and talking and has a nasty habit of saying 'we' when she means 'I'.

Now, Swift faces the longest night of his life. Lady Neon herself is coming to London and the Tribe is ready to fight. Strange things stalk this night: a rumored 'chosen one,' a monster that burns out the eyes of its enemies, and a walking dead woman. Swift must stop a war, protect his city, and save his friend - if she'll stop trying to kill him long enough for him to try.

(Source: Orbit)

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