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The Oversight

The Oversight


‘Exciting, exhilarating, scary and moving in equal measure, The Oversight is a teeming world of dark deeds and dark magics, brilliantly realised. This feels like the start of something amazing’ –M. R. Carey, author of The Girl With All the Gifts

WHEN THEY FALL, SO DO WE ALL

Once the Oversight, the secret society that polices the lines between the mundane and the magic, counted hundreds of brave souls among its members. Now their number can be tallied on a single hand.
When a drunkard brings a screaming girl to the Oversight’s London headquarters, it seems their hopes for a new recruit will be fulfilled – but the girl is a trap, her appearance a puzzle the five remaining guardians must solve or lose each other, and their society, for good.
As the borders between the natural and the supernatural begin to break down, brutal murders erupt across the city, the Oversight are torn viciously apart and their enemies close in for the final blow.

This dark Dickensian fantasy spins a tale of witch-hunters, magicians, mirror-walkers and the unlikeliest of heroes drawn from the depths of British folklore. Meet the Oversight, and remember: when they fall, so do we all.

The Oversight Trilogy begins with The Oversight, continues in The Paradox and concludes in The Remnant.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

On Sale: 4th November 2014

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780356502922

Reviews

Fletcher's Victorian London is juicily vivid, and laced with macabre Dickensian wit. There's a real sense of grim danger, both natural and unnatural, hungrily awaiting the slightest mis-step
Frances Hardinge, Costa Book of the Year winner
Exciting, exhilarating, scary and moving in equal measure, The Oversight is a teeming world of dark deeds and dark magics, brilliantly realised. This feels like the start of something amazing
M. R. Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
Told in a kind of compelling and hypnotic poesie that I just lapped up . . . I'll certainly be reading the next one
Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.net
A richly atmospheric and intensely readable slice of Victoriana, with a splendidly eerie sense of the way the unearthly lies cheek-by-jowl with the mundane
Adam Roberts
A remarkable combination of British folklore, brisk pacing and wide-ranging imagination
Kirkus Reviews
The Oversight is - and let's be clear here - something very special . . . It's oh so moreish a morsel. I'd read a prequel this evening, a sequel as soon as.
Niall Alexander, Tor.com
A highly entertaining fantasy that promises a trilogy worth sinking your teeth into
SciFiNow
Utterly enthralling: Charles Dickens meets Susanna Clarke
Lou Morgan
Richly atmospheric (the evil lurks in the background of every paragraph), the book should be a big hit with supernatural-fantasy readers ... the second book can't come soon enough
Booklist (starred review)