Waiting on Wednesday: "The Oversight" by Charlie Fletcher

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are eagerly anticipating!



The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher (Orbit; May 6, 2014; 9780316279512; $15.00)
Once the Oversight, the secret society that policed the lines between the mundane and the magic, counted hundreds of brave souls among its members. Now their numbers can be counted on a single hand. When a vagabond 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. 

As the borders between this world and the next begin to break down, murders erupt across the city, the Oversight are torn viciously apart, and their enemies close in for the final blow. This gothic fantasy from Charlie Fletcher (the Stoneheart trilogy) spins a tale of witch-hunters, supra-naturalists, mirror-walkers and magicians. Meet the Oversight, and remember: when they fall, so do we all.

Sure, the cover is awesome, but that’s not why I chose this fantasy this week. This is the first adult novel by Charlie Fletcher, who wrote the YA fantasy trilogy Stoneheart. Which, granted, I haven’t read – but I’ve been dying to for a while. I mean, it’s not as if I need more trilogies in my life (Patrick Rothfuss, please hurry and finish your Kingkiller Chronicle) but this seems too good to pass up.

I feel like this book will be Neverwhere meets A Song of Ice and Fire (the Nightwatch, yup) and Thieftaker. And I cannot wait to find out if my guess is true.