A Madness of Angels

A Madness of Angels, UK paperback coverUK Publisher: Orbit Books
Publication Date: April 2009
Format: Paperback
R.R.P. £7.99
More Info: www.littlebrown.co.uk

US Publisher: Orbit Books
Publication Date: April 2009 / January 2010
Format: Hardcover / Paperback
R.R.P. $19.99 / $7.99
More Info: www.hachettebookgroup.com

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About the Book:

When a man is tired of London he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford – Samuel Johnson

In fact, Dr Johnson was only half right. There is in London much more than life – there is power. It ebbs and flows with the rhythms of the city, makes runes from the alignments of ancient streets and hums with the rattle of trains and buses; it waxes and wanes with the patterns of the business day. It is a new kind of magic: urban magic.

Enter a London where magicians ride the Last Train, implore favours of The Beggar King and interpret the insane wisdom of The Bag Lady. Enter a London where beings of power soar with the pigeons and scrabble with the rats, and seek insight in the half-whispered madness of the blue electric angels.

Enter the London of Matthew Swift, where rival sorcerers, hidden in plain sight, do battle for the very soul of the city …

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  4. One of my favourite books of all time.
    A really terrific take on modern urban fantasy and the rules and constructs of the magic in Swift’s world are very clever.
    It would make a fantastic TV series (please don’t let the American’s do it – keep it British).

  5. This is a brilliant series, whether you love urban fantasy, or just love ‘london. The descriptions bring the city to life and it plays a dominant part of the story like an extra character. I’ve loved every book since.

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  7. This a a fab book and a wonderful series. One of my favorites! When will there be an audiobook made of it?

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