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The Midnight Mayor: Or, the Inauguration of Matthew Swift by Kate Griffin
Cover Artist: Photo: Shutterstock
Review by Drew Bittner
Orbit Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780316041232
Date: 08 March 2010 List Price $19.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Matthew Swift is not having a good day. After having been killed and then resurrected, through bonding with the awakened spirits of electricity known as the blue electric angels, he's the only sorcerer in London. Now it appears he's been nominated for a new job: the Midnight Mayor, who keeps London safe from mystical harm. But with the Tower of London's ravens dead and the city's mystic protections shattered, it's going to be one hell of a tough job...

From official release/information:

Product Description: 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 has ever 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...

(Source: Orbit)

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