A Madness of Angels
by Kate Griffin
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841497334
Date: 02 April 2009 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof: 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. A Madness of Angels is a London novel - "... reminiscent of Neil Gaiman and Susanna Clarke... a compelling, original blend of fantasy, noir and urban magic..." - due to be published as a paperback original from orbit in April.
"Enter a London where magicians ride the Last Train, implore favours of The Beggar King and interpret the insane wisdom of The Bag Lady. Enter a London where beings of power soar with the pigeons and scrabble with the rats, and seek insight in the half-whispered madness of the blue electric angels.
Enter the London of Matthew Swift, where rival sorcerers, hidden in plain sight, do battle for the very soul of the city …"