The Midnight Mayor

The Midnight Mayor

by Kate Griffin
4.7 20

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback)

$7.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Monday, September 25 ,  Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.
    Same Day delivery in Manhattan. 
    Details

Overview

The Midnight Mayor by Kate Griffin

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. This is not good news. This array of supernatural defenses - a mix of international tourist attractions and forgotten urban legends - formed a formidable shield that protects the city of London from threats that are known to no one. But what could be so dangerous as to threaten an entire city?

Matthew Swift is about to find out. And if he's lucky, he might just live long enough to do something about it...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316079907
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Series: Matthew Swift Series , #2
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 520,781
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Kate Griffin is the name under which Carnegie Medal-nominated author Catherine Webb writes fantasy 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. She read History at the London School of Economics, and studied at RADA. Find out more about the author at kategriffin.net.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Midnight Mayor (Matthew Swift Series #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whisperlynn More than 1 year ago
Griffin's follow-up to A Madness Of Angels is just as vivid, witty, and modern. With the return of some characters and the introduction of some awesome new ones, Kate Griffins series continues to be a favorite of mine. A smart, original read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anzabel More than 1 year ago
I have to say that I liked A Madness of Angels better, just because, I felt, there were more mysteries (not just about the underlying plotline, but also about the electric blue angels, Matthew's death, etc.) but The Midnight Mayor is still amazing. It's action oriented (though he does get beaten up a lot) and has many shocking relevations. It's intensely written and has a lot of violence in it, like the first, but nothing particularly disturbing. Matthew seems to act a little more like his age (though not quite 30ish) and has reconciled himself with the blue electric angels a bit more (doesn't use "we" as much), but he still doesn't seem to develop any strong bonds with anyone, and he's lonely (or should I say "they"?). Many who were in the first book are no longer part of the second one, for one reason or another, but the new characters are just as interesting. All in all, you won't put it down once you've picked it up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
harstan More than 1 year ago
Matthew Swift was a sorcerer who would have been better off dead, which he believes he once was; as he muses that the Terminator and the Knights Templar would have quit if they had to deal with the 'electric blue angels' buzzing inanely inside his brain. Unless you are a voyeur, who wants to listen in on some puke talking sex over a telephone? Alas, the once proud sorcerer is back with his head aching from telephone lines, and electronic gizmos. However, having the buzz inside his head pales when he learns someone or perhaps something assassinated the powerful protector of London, The Midnight Mayor. The Aldermen, aware that someone of power committed the atrocity, accuse Swift. His first thought is flight, but he decides to investigate instead. He quickly realizes the invincible eternal magical wards that keep the city safe are being breached. London Wall has cryptic graffiti on it and the Tower ravens are dead. Each step he takes he uncovers a greater nightmare as Swift considers flight again as his conclusion is not very comforting. The Midnight Mayor is a strange refreshing urban fantasy starring a reluctant hero whose inquiry into what is going on and by who or perhaps better said as what makes for a fine thriller. The whodunit is cleverly devised as Swift finds wards failing while dodging a female human assassin who loathes sorcerers and their ilk. Complicated and not an easy read, Kate Griffin provides sub-genre fans with a deep tale of magic failing with ironically the only individual who might save the city is a target for death by those he is trying to protect. Harriet Klausner