The Rook

The Rook
Author: Daniel O'Malley
Release: 2012-01-11
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780316193276
Language: en
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Now a Starz® Original Series "Utterly convincing and engrossing---totally thought-through and frequently hilarious....Even this aging, jaded, attention-deficit-disordered critic was blown away." --Lev Grossman, Time Myfanwy Thomas awakens in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, she must trust the instructions left by her former in order to survive. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization, and this person wants her dead. Battling to save herself, Myfanwy will encounter a person with four bodies, a woman who can enter her dreams, children transformed into deadly fighters, and terrifyingly vast conspiracy. Suspenseful and hilarious, THE ROOK is an outrageously imaginative thriller for readers who like their espionage with a dollop of purple slime.

The Rook

The Rook
Author: Daniel O'Malley
Release: 2012-07-17
Editor: Head of Zeus
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781908800879
Language: en
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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 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. An astonishing debut from a brilliant new voice.

The Rook

The Rook
Author: Daniel O'Malley
Release: 2012-01-11
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780316193276
Language: en
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Myfanwy Thomas awakens in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, she must trust the instructions left by her former in order to survive. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization, and this person wants her dead. Battling to save herself, Myfanwy will encounter a person with four bodies, a woman who can enter her dreams, children transformed into deadly fighters, and terrifyingly vast conspiracy. Suspenseful and hilarious, The Rook is an outrageously imaginative thriller for readers who like their espionage with a dollop of purple slime. "Utterly convincing and engrossing -- -totally thought-through and frequently hilarious....Even this aging, jaded, attention-deficit-disordered critic was blown away."-Lev Grossman, Time

The Rook

The Rook
Author: Daniel O'Malley
Release: 2013-08-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 486
ISBN: 1908800984
Language: en
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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 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.

Rook

Rook
Author: Sharon Cameron
Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780545676007
Language: en
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Who needs a wedding ring when you can pick up a sword? A remarkable and utterly inventive novel from Sharon Cameron, author of THE DARK UNWINDING, which USA TODAY called "spellbindingly imaginative." History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal? Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy's arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she. As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and René find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse. Daring intrigue, delicious romance, and spine-tingling suspense fill the pages of this extraordinary tale from award-winning author Sharon Cameron.

The Rook The Bowers Files Book 2

The Rook  The Bowers Files Book  2
Author: Steven James
Release: 2008-08-01
Editor: Revell
Pages: 496
ISBN: 1441216294
Language: en
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An arsonist has struck a top-secret research facility at a key US naval base. But it's not just a random terrorist attack. These people were after something specific. When Special Agent Patrick Bowers is called in to investigate, he is drawn into a deadly web of intrigue and deception. With his own criminology research being turned against him and one of the world's most deadly devices missing, Bowers is caught up in a race against time to stop an international assassin before it's too late. Full of fast-paced action and mind-bending plot twists, The Rook is an adrenaline-laced page-turner that will keep readers up all night. Book 2 in the Bowers Files, this riveting look into the criminal mind is the perfect follow-up to James's well-reviewed The Pawn.

The Rook

The Rook
Author: Steven Grant
Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781616559526
Language: en
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When the greatest monsters of the past and future join forces to conquer all of history, only the time traveling adventurer Restin Dane can stand in their way! Accompanied by his loyal android MAN-RS, and armed with his six shooters and the fantastic time-space traversing Rook, Dane is ready for action--any place, any time! This trade paperback collects the Dark Horse comics series The Rook #1-#4.

Stiletto

Stiletto
Author: Daniel O'Malley
Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780316228039
Language: en
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In this spirited sequel to the acclaimed The Rook, Myfanwy Thomas 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 threats, and... 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).

W B DuBay s The Rook Archives Volume 3

W B  DuBay s The Rook Archives Volume 3
Author: William B. Dubay
Release: 2017-11-21
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781506702865
Language: en
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He is Restin Dane, AKA the Rook--adventurer, inventor...and Master of Time. Crossing the ages in his chesspiece-shaped Time Castle--aided by his gunfighter grandfather and a squad of eccentric robots--the Rook races from the Wild West to mythic kingdoms to unthinkable futures to put a few things right! From the pages of Eerie magazine come The Rook, William B. DuBay's signature creation that became a worldwide sensation. Featuring rare art by comics legends Richard Corben, Alfredo Alcala, Jim Starlin, and Lee Elias. Collects The Rook stories from Eerie issues #99-105.

The Mask of Mirrors

The Mask of Mirrors
Author: M. A. Carrick
Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: Orbit
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9780316539692
Language: en
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"For those who like their revenge plots served with the intrigue of The Goblin Emperor, the colonial conflict of The City of Brass, the panache of Swordspoint, and the richly detailed settings of Guy Gavriel Kay." —Booklist (starred review) The Mask of Mirrors is the unmissable start to the Rook & Rose trilogy, a darkly magical fantasy adventure in which a con artist returns to the city that betrayed her, determined to have her revenge—only to find that her fate might be to save it. This is your past, the good and the ill of it, and that which is neither . . . Arenza Lenskaya is a liar and a thief, a pattern-reader and a daughter of no clan. Raised in the slums of Nadezra, she fled that world to save her sister. This is your present, the good and the ill of it, and that which is neither . . . Renata Viraudax is a con artist recently arrived in Nadezra. She has one goal: to trick her way into a noble house and secure her fortune. This is your future, the good and the ill of it, and that which is neither . . . As corrupt nightmare magic begins to weave its way through the city of dreams, the poisonous feuds of its aristocrats and the shadowy dangers of its impoverished underbelly become tangled—with Ren at their heart. And if she cannot sort the truth from the lies, it will mean the destruction of all her worlds. Praise for The Mask of Mirrors: "Utterly captivating." —S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass "This novel will catch hold of your dreams and keep you from sleeping." —Mary Robinette Kowal, author of The Calculating Stars "Ushers you into the fascinating city of Nadezra, replete with complex politics, intricate magic, and mysteries that readers will be racing to unravel." —Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter "A fantastically twisty read.” —Fran Wilde, author of the Bone Universe trilogy "Lush, engrossing, and full of mystery and dark magic, The Mask of Mirrors is sure to please fantasy readers looking to dial up the intrigue." —BookPage "A tightly laced plot dripping with political intrigue. Carrick has built a strong foundation for things to come." —Publishers Weekly

The Rook

The Rook
Author: Taylor Danae Colbert
Release: 2021-03-14
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9798721614910
Language: en
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I've been running the New York branch of my father's outfit since I was eighteen years old. Standing at five-feet-four-inches in high heels and a ponytail, people don't look at me and think immediately: mob boss. But that works in my favor. It's not exactly conducive to our line of work to be in the spotlight, or to have people know your name. So I keep a low profile and I keep my men close.The men in this outfit know my deepest secret, the one that keeps me up at night all these years later. The one that some died to keep. The one that changed me into this dark version of myself, this woman who can do unspeakable things. So when my father's right hand man brings a devilishly handsome new sharpshooter to join the crew, I don't exactly welcome him with open arms. The doors of this Brooklyn brownstone may as well have been cemented shut all those years ago, right along with what was left of my heart.But the second Leo lays eyes on me, he sees something that no one else around me has seen in eight years. He sees hope. He sees light. He sees a future. And as terrifying as it is, with him around, I start to see those things, too.But the secrets I've tried so hard to bury, the ghosts of the past are back to haunt me. And they remind me that no matter how hard I try, I can't outrun myself. Trigger Warning: This book contains some graphic scenes and very sensitive subject matter.

The Rook

The Rook
Author: Frost Kay
Release: 2020-11-20
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 338
ISBN: 1636841805
Language: en
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The Dark Court is no place for a lady. After tricking the king, Tempest has finally won her long sought-after prize - a place on the king's council - but it comes with a steep price. The king wishes for her to once again infiltrate the Jester's Dark Court and crush the remaining rebellion. Stuck between her duty to her kingdom and her duty to what is right, she throws herself into the assignment, determined to discover her true enemies. Slipping into her role as the Jester's fiery plaything and personal assassin comes with an ease that terrifies her. The charming and dangerous shapeshifter makes it too easy to forget her purpose and tempts her to join his world of depravity and eternal night. But Tempest is no man's pawn. Her destiny was never to sit back passively. She makes her own path. Even if it's painted with blood, strewn with bodies, and scattered with the pieces of her broken heart.

W B DuBay s The Rook Archives

W B  DuBay s The Rook Archives
Author: W.B. Dubay
Release: 2017-07-18
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781630088316
Language: en
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From the pages of Warren Publishing's Eerie magazine, The Rook returns in new archival editions, bringing you the best of the time-travelling swash-buckler. Written by William B. Dubay and drawn by Jim Stenstrum, with covers by Paul Gulacy, The Rook follows scientist and adventurer Restin Dane as he travels through history righting wrongs and saving those in need, while investigating the mysteries of his own family history. Joined by robots he created, and traveling via his invention The Time Castle, the Rook takes readers on a journey through time they'll never forget.

W B DuBay s The Rook Archives Volume 3

W B  DuBay s The Rook Archives Volume 3
Author: William B. Dubay
Release: 2017-12-26
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781630088323
Language: en
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He is Restin Dane, AKA the Rook--adventurer, inventor...and Master of Time. Crossing the ages in his chesspiece-shaped Time Castle--aided by his gunfighter grandfather and a squad of eccentric robots--the Rook races from the Wild West to mythic kingdoms to unthinkable futures to put a few things right! From the pages of Eerie magazine come The Rook, William B. DuBay's signature creation that became a worldwide sensation. Featuring rare art by comics legends Richard Corben, Alfredo Alcala, Jim Starlin, and Lee Elias. Collects The Rook stories from Eerie issues #99-105.

W B DuBay s The Rook Archives Volume 1

W B  DuBay s The Rook Archives Volume 1
Author: Bill Dubay
Release: 2017-05-09
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781506702841
Language: en
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From the pages of Warren Publishing's Eerie magazine, The Rook returns in new archival editions, bringing you the best of the time-travelling swash-buckler. Written by William B. Dubay and drawn by Jim Stenstrum, with covers by Paul Gulacy, The Rook follows scientist and adventurer Restin Dane as he travels through history righting wrongs and saving those in need, while investigating the mysteries of his own family history. Joined by robots he created, and traveling via his invention The Time Castle, the Rook takes readers on a journey through time they'll never forget. A value-priced, high-quality edition for Eerie and Creepy collectors. Dark Horse has re-launched The Rook with Steven Grant writing and Paul Gulacy providing the art.

Eye of a Rook

Eye of a Rook
Author: Josephine Taylor
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 232
ISBN: 1925816710
Language: en
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In 1860s London, Arthur sees his wife, Emily, suddenly struck down by a pain for which she can find no words, forced to endure harmful treatments and reliant on him for guidance. Meanwhile, in contemporary Perth, Alice, a writer, and her older husband, Duncan, find their marriage threatened as Alice investigates the history of hysteria, female sexuality and the treatment of the female body - her own and the bodies of those who came before.

Mr Rook

Mr  Rook
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Release: 2017-06-13
Editor: Paper & Silver, Inc.
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Language: en
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From NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes Part One of Mr. Rook’s Island, a Sexy, Dark, Romantic Suspense. He’s Enigmatic, Dangerously Handsome, and COMPLETELY OFF-LIMITS… The women who vacation on Mr. Rook’s exclusive island are looking for one thing and one thing only: to have their wildest romantic fantasies come to life. Pirates, cowboys, billionaires—there’s nothing Rook’s staff can’t deliver. But when Stephanie Fitzgerald’s sister doesn’t return after her week in paradise, Stephanie will have to pose as a guest in order to dig for answers. Unfortunately, this means she’ll need to get close to the one thing on the island that’s not on the menu: the devastatingly handsome and intimidating Mr. Rook. And he’s not about to give the island’s secrets away.

W B DuBay s The Rook Archives

W B  DuBay s The Rook Archives
Author: Various
Release: 2017-05-09
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781630088309
Language: en
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From the pages of Warren Publishing's Eerie magazine, The Rook returns in new archival editions, bringing you the best of the time-travelling swash-buckler. Written by William B. Dubay and drawn by Jim Stenstrum, with covers by Paul Gulacy, The Rook follows scientist and adventurer Restin Dane as he travels through history righting wrongs and saving those in need, while investigating the mysteries of his own family history. Joined by robots he created, and traveling via his invention The Time Castle, the Rook takes readers on a journey through time they'll never forget. A value-priced, high-quality edition for Eerie and Creepy collectors. Dark Horse has re-launched The Rook with Steven Grant writing and Paul Gulacy providing the art.

The Liar s Knot

The Liar s Knot
Author: M. A. Carrick
Release: 2021
Editor: Rook & Rose
Pages: 672
ISBN: 0316539716
Language: en
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"In Nadezra, peace is as tenuous as a single thread. The ruthless House Indestor has been destroyed, but darkness still weaves through the city's filthy back alleys and jewel-bright gardens, seen by those who know where to look. Derossi Vargo has always known. He has sacrificed more than anyone imagines to carve himself a position of power and influence among the nobility, hiding a will of steel behind a velvet smile. He'll be damned if he lets anyone threaten what he's built. Grey Serrado knows all too well. Bent under the yoke of too many burdens, he fights to protect the city's most vulnerable. Sooner or later, that fight will demand more than he can give. And Ren, daughter of no clan, knows best of all. Caught in a knot of lies, torn between her heritage and her aristocratic masquerade, she relies on her gift for reading pattern to survive. And it shows her the web of darkness that traps her city. But all three have yet to discover just how far that web stretches. And in the end, it will take more than knives to cut themselves free.."--

The Rook King

The Rook King
Author: Sue Mongredien
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 24
ISBN: 0192724312
Language: en
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To coincide with the launch of The Magic Key on BBC Educational television, OUP is publishing a series of picture books based on the Magic Key adventure the characters have in each episode. This section of the television show is also due to be broadcast on Children's BBC television soon. In The Rook King the children have an adventure on a fantastical farm and help to save the farmer from the wicked Rook King. The Magic Key is to be a major 26 part BBC television series featuring the characters from Oxford Reading Tree. The Oxford Reading Tree characters are recognized by children in virtually all primary schools, and know and loved by parents and children. This is the first time BBC Education and BBC children's have jointly invested in a children's TV series. It will be shown on both. Transmission dates to be confirmed. The series is produced by HIT Entertainment, makers of Kipper, Percy the Park Keeper and Bob the Builder programmes.