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AGE OF IRON by Angus Watson

AGE OF IRON Angus Watson

Bloodthirsty druids and battle-hardened Iron Age warriors collide in the first volume of this action-packed historical fantasy trilogy.
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A long-exiled living god arises. A city begins to break apart at the seams.
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The Midnight Mayor is here!

Kate Griffin’s A Madness of Angels wowed us all last year with its imagination, magic, and inventiveness.

We got exclusive CCTV footage of Matthew Swift himself in London back in 2009– check it out on the youtubes!

Now, Matthew Swift is back in this stunning sequel– say hello to The Midnight Mayor.

It’s said that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, then the Tower will crumble and the kingdom will fall.   Resurrected sorcerer Matthew Swift is about to discover that this isn’t so far from the truth. . .

One by one, the protective magical wards that guard the city are falling: the London Wall defiled with cryptic graffiti, the ravens found dead at the Tower, the London Stone destroyed. This is not good news.  This array of supernatural defenses – a mix of international tourist attractions and forgotten urban legends – formed a formidable magical shield, one that could protect London from the greatest threat it hasever known.  But what could be so dangerous as to threaten an entire city?

Against his better judgment, Matthew Swift is about to find out. And if he’s lucky, he might just live long enough to do something about it . . .

  1. Claire

    March 17, 2010
    at 12:14 pm

    A copy arrived today and I seriously considered putting it to one side for myself until payday. Alas, I was a good girl and put it our of customers to buy. I’ll just have to order myself a copy instead :D

  2. Books Online

    March 20, 2010
    at 4:55 am

    Hi There,
    The author of this book Kate Griffin is one of the best writer of 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.

    The Midnght Mayor is worth reading.

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