Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a great way to share upcoming books that you’re excited about with other bloggers and readers. Check out the link to see other WoW posts. This week I stumbled across this book, the second in a series. It’s been over two years since the first book was published, but I loved it and I know I’ll love this one too. I tried to find a larger image but this is the biggest one I could locate:
Stiletto (The Checquy Files #2) by Daniel O’Malley. Releases in February 2015 from Little, Brown and Company. The Rook was a fantastic read, and I can’t wait to revisit O’Malley’s world. Here’s the story description from Goodreads:
In this spirited sequel, The Rook returns to clinch an alliance between deadly rivals and avert epic—and slimy—supernatural war.
When secret organizations are forced to merge after years of enmity and bloodshed, only one person has the fearsome powers—and the bureaucratic finesse—to get the job done. Facing her greatest challenge yet, Rook Myfanwy Thomas must broker a deal between two bitter adversaries:
The Checquy—the centuries-old covert British organization that protects society from supernatural
The Grafters—a centuries-old supernatural threat.
But as bizarre attacks sweep London, threatening to sabotage negotiations, old hatreds flare. Surrounded by spies, only the Rook and two women, who absolutely hate each other, can seek out the culprits before they trigger a devastating otherworldly war.
STILETTO is a novel of preternatural diplomacy, paranoia, and snide remarks, from an author who “adroitly straddles the thin line between fantasy, thriller, and spoof” (Booklist).
Has anyone out there read The Rook? Let me know what you’re waiting on…