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The Paradox

by Charlie Fletcher

Part of the Oversight Trilogy Series

The Paradox Synopsis

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 . . .

The Paradox Press Reviews

Utterly enthralling: Charles Dickens meets Susanna Clarke -- Lou Morgan A remarkable combination of British folklore, brisk pacing and wide-ranging imagination * Kirkus Reviews on 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 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) * 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 A highly entertaining fantasy that promises a trilogy worth sinking your teeth into * SciFiNow on The Oversight * 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 * 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 The Paradox is the real deal, darkly dusted Dickensian counter mythology at its very best. * SF Site * 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 * 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 The Paradox serves to provide us with fantastically dark characters, goodies and baddies, as well as some rather unexpected alliances * Time Out *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780356502885
Publication date: 3rd December 2015
Author: Charlie Fletcher
Publisher: Orbit an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 480 pages
Categories: Fantasy, Historical fiction,

About Charlie Fletcher

Charlie Fletcher is a screenwriter and children's author living in Edinburgh. His Stoneheart trilogy has been translated into a dozen languages and the film rights have been sold to Paramount. The first volume, Stoneheart, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase award and longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. His stand alone novel for children, Far Rockaway, was published last year to great critical acclaim and has been longlisted for the Carnegie prize. He can be found on Twitter at @CharlieFletch_r.

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