The Neon Court

The Neon Court

by Kate Griffin

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ISBN-13: 9780316123365
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 03/24/2011
Series: Matthew Swift , #3
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 228,282
File size: 1 MB

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.

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The Neon Court: Or, the Betrayal of Matthew Swift 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
yarmando on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Someone summons Matthew into a burning building, where he uncovers the beginnings of a war between the Neon Court and the Tribe, and the advent of a beast that bring darkness and the end of the city.Why I picked it up: Griffin's style isn't for everyone, but I love the poetry of her language. Her love of the city brings energy to her language, while it shapes the unusual powers she gives to her unique sorcerer protagonist.Why I finished it: The writing is getting better, and Matthew is becoming more human. I enjoyed the trick of having Bakker's consciousness ride shotgun in Matthew's mind, prickling him with some hard truths about himself.I'd give it to: This one might appeal to Harry Dresden fans more than the previous books.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
London is trapped inside the eternal night with neighborhoods vanishing one after another. War is imminent between the Neon Court and the Tribe; besides being enemies for seemingly ever, a daimyo was murdered. The only hope to prevent the hostilities between two magical user groups from igniting is the electrical magician Matthew "The Midnight Mayor" Swift. He has shown the ability to protect London from various paranormal threats including A Madness of Angels, but he fears he will not be able to stop the war. However, Matthew has been ordered to come to a nearby burning tower where the corpse of his associate Oda the Warrior of The Order lies. She has a hole and Matthew's symbol as the Midnight Mayor drawn in her blood; yet she walks and talks while trying to kill Swift. As the night turns darker, Lady Neon is coming to London while unknown phenomena hunt for a monster that burns the eyes of victims and the dead woman still walking and talking. This is an exciting Swift fantasy (see A Madness of Angels and The Midnight Mayor) as the electrical sorcerer deals with big issues trying to prevent a war and personal issues trying to save his friend from killing him. Loaded with tons of action mostly of a paranormal kind that at times supersedes the plight of the hero, readers will enjoy Matthew Swift's tightrope as otherworldly occurrences threatens his city and definitely his well-being. Harriet Klausner