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y The Rook : A Novel single work   novel   thriller   fantasy  
Is part of The Checquy Files Daniel O'Malley 2012 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'"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 in a series of letters 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 an MI5ish secret organisation called the Checquy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain (who knew?). She also discovers that she possesses a rare, potentially deadly supernatural ability of her own.

'In her quest to uncover which member of the Checquy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters such wacky folk as a person with four bodies, an aristocratic woman who can enter her dreams, a secret training facility where children with bizarre traits are transformed into Checquy operatives, and a conspiracy more vast than she ever could have imagined.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Launched at Dymocks Canberra, Canberra Centre, Civic, Australian Capital Territory, 24 January 2012.
  • Dedication: For my father, Bill O'Malley, who read to me at bedtime,and my mother, Jeanne O'Malley, who read to me the rest of the time.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Little, Brown , 2012 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      ISBN: 9780316098793
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2012 .
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      Extent: 486p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 11 January 2012 (e-book) and 1 February 2012 (paperback).
      ISBN: 9781743095911 (ebk.), 9780732295394 (pbk.)
Alternative title: De Dame
Language: Dutch
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      De Boekerij , 2013 .
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      Extent: 476p.p.
      ISBN: 9789022564837, 9022564835, 9789460236570, 946023657X

Works about this Work

Review : The Rook Jean M. Gordon , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodean SF , April no. 190 2014;

— Review of The Rook : A Novel Daniel O'Malley 2012 single work novel
Review of 'The Rook' Adam Pettet , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 13 January 2013; (p. 37)

— Review of The Rook : A Novel Daniel O'Malley 2012 single work novel
Boredom Led to Supernatural Hit with Time Critic Claire Low , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 January 2012; (p. 12)
Daniel O'Malley and 'The Rook' Daniel O'Malley , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 56 no. 2 2012; (p. 7)
Hot Reading, Cool Talent Colin Steele , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 January 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of The Rook : A Novel Daniel O'Malley 2012 single work novel
Late-Night Writing Produces Fantastic Debut Novel Elise Scott , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 - 11 March 2012; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Rook : A Novel Daniel O'Malley 2012 single work novel
[Untitled] John Cohen , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 56 no. 2 2012; (p. 39)

— Review of The Rook : A Novel Daniel O'Malley 2012 single work novel
Hot Reading, Cool Talent Colin Steele , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 January 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of The Rook : A Novel Daniel O'Malley 2012 single work novel
Late-Night Writing Produces Fantastic Debut Novel Elise Scott , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 - 11 March 2012; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Rook : A Novel Daniel O'Malley 2012 single work novel
[Untitled] John Cohen , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 56 no. 2 2012; (p. 39)

— Review of The Rook : A Novel Daniel O'Malley 2012 single work novel
Review of 'The Rook' Adam Pettet , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 13 January 2013; (p. 37)

— Review of The Rook : A Novel Daniel O'Malley 2012 single work novel
Review : The Rook Jean M. Gordon , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodean SF , April no. 190 2014;

— Review of The Rook : A Novel Daniel O'Malley 2012 single work novel
Boredom Led to Supernatural Hit with Time Critic Claire Low , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 January 2012; (p. 12)
Daniel O'Malley and 'The Rook' Daniel O'Malley , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 56 no. 2 2012; (p. 7)
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