Book Beginning – THE ROOK by Daniel O’Malley

The Rook Synopsis

The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

“The body you are wearing used to be mine.” So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her. She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Checquy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain.

She also discovers that she possesses a rare and deadly supernatural ability of her own. Filled with characters both fascinating and fantastical, The Rook is a richly inventive, suspenseful fantasy. (Audible)

The Book Beginning is:

Dear You.

The body you are wearing used to be mine. The scar on your inner left thigh is there because I fell out of a tree and impaled my leg at the age of nine. The filling in the far left tooth on the top is the result of my avoiding a dentist for four years. But you probably care little about this body’s past…

What a fabulous opening to the debut novel of Aussie Author Daniel O’Malley – how could I not be hooked!

I am listening to this in the audio version narrated by British actress Katy Carmichael and am spellbound.

Do yourself a favour and watch the fabulous book trailer at O’Malley’s website ‘The Rook Files”. According to his website, book number two has been delivered to publishers also…

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4 Comments on "Book Beginning – THE ROOK by Daniel O’Malley"

April 27, 2013

Sounds a different take on the idea (thinking of Every Day and Starters being about inhabiting bodies). Interesting because of the possibilities of who the old “owner” could be.

April 26, 2013

I didn’t realize the author was Australian! I really enjoyed this book and I bet it would have been even better as an audiobook. Enjoy!