The first book in a new urban magic series from the author of the Matthew Swift novels set in London's hidden otherworld
'Don't look back. It wants you to look back.'
London's soul has gone missing. Lost? Kidnapped? Murdered? Nobody knows - but when Sharon Li unexpectedly discovers she's a shaman, she is immediately called upon to use her newfound powers of oneness with the City to rescue it from a slow but inevitable demise.
The problem is, while everyone expects Sharon to have all the answers - from the Midnight Mayor to Sharon's magically-challenged self-help group - she doesn't have a clue where to start.
But with London's soul missing and the Gate open, there are creatures loose that won't wait for her to catch up before they go hunting.
STRAY SOULS is the first novel in the Magicals Anonymous series, set in the same fantastical London as the Matthew Swift novels.
Griffin's writing is as fluent and enjoyable as always, with a hint of humour that verges on Pratchett-esqueKate Griffin flawlessly balances horror and humour to . . . pull off a funny yet frightening read about the supernatural-induced demise of London . . . both unique and addictiveKate 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 fourteen years old, and garnered comparisons with Terry Pratchett and Philip PullmanSusanna Clarke meets Neil Gaiman meets Jim ButcherThe first in a new series set in the same magical London as Kate Griffin's Matthew Swift seriesFor fans of Jim Butcher, Ben Aaronovitch and Benedict JackaKate Griffin has received excellent critical acclaim from both print and online mediaAn Orbit worldwide publication