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Daniel O'Malley

Autor(a) de The Rook

4 Works 4,130 Membros 258 Críticas 10 Favorited

About the Author

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Séries

Obras por Daniel O'Malley

The Rook (2012) 2,995 exemplares
Stiletto (2016) 979 exemplares
Blitz (2022) 155 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
19??
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Australia
Locais de residência
USA
Australia
Educação
Michigan State University
Ohio State University (MA) (medieval history)
Ocupações
press officer
Organizações
Transport Safety Bureau

Membros

Críticas

Love when a book can grab you in the first sentence.
 
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SiannaSue | 205 outras críticas | Apr 12, 2024 |
Have you ever wondered what you would get if you took Men In Black, The X-Men and MI-5/Spooks and mashed them all together? Then Daniel O'Malley's The Rook is the book for you. O'Malley created a world where occasionally people are born with special skills, such as one person's consciousness sharing four bodies, or the ability to don a protective skin. These people are trained to use or control their abilities, and a secret agency (The Chequy) helps to control and end any hazardous threats that may be caused by people with unique abilities. The world is a blend of your favorite espionage stories with your favorite science fiction tales.

Myfanwy is one of these people with special abilities, but we learn things at the same time as Myfanwy, who recovers her past through a series of notes and letters left by herself, before she lost her memory. The result is being dropped into the middle of the action, however I found some of the letter chapters a little slower than the present. By the middle of the novel, the use of the letters drops of dramatically and the pace really picks up.

I really enjoyed entering this world O'Malley created in The Rook and would love to read or see more set in this world.
… (mais)
 
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sawcat | 205 outras críticas | Apr 8, 2024 |
This is a fast paced fantasy thriller and the mystery is quite satisfyingly solved.

Rook Thomas deserves all the kudos, specially pre-memory loss. I really love when I can be in the shoes of someone so efficient and well prepared. I'm intrigued about the next books but I'll miss the letters format for sure.

This is one of the books that I loved the most this year!
 
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omseijas | 205 outras críticas | Feb 3, 2024 |
Loved the first half. The end fizzled a bit.
 
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epear | 205 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
4
Membros
4,130
Popularidade
#6,096
Avaliação
4.1
Críticas
258
ISBN
63
Línguas
7
Marcado como favorito
10

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