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A Madness of Angels: Or, the Resurrection of Matthew Swift

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Publisher Comments:

Two years after his untimely death, Matthew Swift finds himself breathing once again, lying in bed in his London home.

Except that it's no longer his bed, or his home. And the last time this sorcerer was seen alive, an unknown assailant had gouged a hole so deep in his chest that his death was irrefutable...despite his body never being found.

He doesn't have long to mull over his resurrection, though, or the changes that have been wrought upon him. His only concern now is vengeance. Vengeance upon his monstrous killer and vengeance upon the one who brought him back.

Review:

"YA fantasy author Catherine Webb (The Obsidian Dagger) makes an ambitious leap to adult urban fantasy under the Griffin pseudonym. Matthew Swift, a young London sorcerer, was brutally killed thanks to the machinations of Robert James Bakker, a superpowerful mage who also targeted several of Matthew's colleagues. Two years later, Matthew revives as a 'we,' sharing his body with an 'electric angel.' While seeking answers, Matthew meets magician Dudley Sinclair, who wants to kill Bakker and crush his group of evil dark arts practitioners — including Matthew's former apprentice, who has become Bakker's lover. Griffin's lush prose and chatty dialogue, modeled after the best work of other modern British fantasy writers, create a wonderful ambience but often diffuse the tension, leaving readers to make their own way through the uncomplicated plot." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The last time Matthew Swift was seen alive, an unknown assailant had gouged a hole so deep in his chest that his death was irrefutable--despite his body never being found. Two years after his untimely death, this sorcerer finds himself breathing once again.

About the Author

Kate Griffin is the name under which Carnegie Medal-nominated author Catherine Webb writes fantasy novels for adults. An acclaimed author of young adult books under her own name, Catherine's amazing debut, Mirror Dreams, was written when she was only 14 years old, and garnered comparisons with Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman. She read History at the London School of Economics, and studied at RADA. Find out more about the author at kategriffin.net.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316041256
Author:
Griffin, Kate
Publisher:
Orbit
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Magic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Matthew Swift
Publication Date:
20100201
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
7 x 4.25 x 1.5 in 0.64 lb

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Product details 640 pages Orbit - English 9780316041256 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "YA fantasy author Catherine Webb (The Obsidian Dagger) makes an ambitious leap to adult urban fantasy under the Griffin pseudonym. Matthew Swift, a young London sorcerer, was brutally killed thanks to the machinations of Robert James Bakker, a superpowerful mage who also targeted several of Matthew's colleagues. Two years later, Matthew revives as a 'we,' sharing his body with an 'electric angel.' While seeking answers, Matthew meets magician Dudley Sinclair, who wants to kill Bakker and crush his group of evil dark arts practitioners — including Matthew's former apprentice, who has become Bakker's lover. Griffin's lush prose and chatty dialogue, modeled after the best work of other modern British fantasy writers, create a wonderful ambience but often diffuse the tension, leaving readers to make their own way through the uncomplicated plot." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The last time Matthew Swift was seen alive, an unknown assailant had gouged a hole so deep in his chest that his death was irrefutable--despite his body never being found. Two years after his untimely death, this sorcerer finds himself breathing once again.
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