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The Paradox

The Paradox

The last members of the secret society known as the Oversight still patrol the border between the natural and supernatural, holding a candle to the darkness. But the society’s new members are unproven, its veterans weary and battle-scarred. Their vulnerability brings new enemies to London, and surprising new allies from across the sea.

But most surprising of all are revelations about the Oversight’s past, secrets that will expose the true peril of the world in which their friends Sharp and Sara are trapped – the riddle of the Black Mirrors, and what lies beyond. And the catastrophic danger that will follow the duo home, if they ever manage to return.

The dark waters rise. The candle is guttering. But the light still remains. For now . . .
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

On Sale: 3rd December 2015

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780356502885

Reviews

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
Mike Carey
A dark and glinting book . . . told in a kind of compelling and hypnotic poesie that I just lapped up . . . I'll certainly be reading the next one
Cory Doctorow on The Oversight, BoingBoing.net
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.
Tor.com
A highly entertaining fantasy that promises a trilogy worth sinking your teeth into
SciFiNow on The Oversight
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 on The Oversight
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 for The Oversight)
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 on The Oversight
A remarkable combination of British folklore, brisk pacing and wide-ranging imagination
Kirkus Reviews on The Oversight
Utterly enthralling: Charles Dickens meets Susanna Clarke
Lou Morgan
The Paradox serves to provide us with fantastically dark characters, goodies and baddies, as well as some rather unexpected alliances
Time Out
The Paradox is the real deal, darkly dusted Dickensian counter mythology at its very best.
SF Site
An atmospheric, creepily delicious concoction of alleyways and dark magic, mirror worlds where danger dwells at every turn, and nuanced, complex characters, all with their own story. Those already familiar with this world will be delighted, and newcomers will eagerly lose themselves in this utterly imaginative fantasy
Publishers Weekly
Confirms his position as one of the most ingenious and intelligent writers of fantasy . . . I can barely wait for the next volume
The Scotsman on The Paradox