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The Minority Council: A Matthew Swift novel by [Griffin, Kate]
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4.7 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews
Book 4 of 4 in Matthew Swift (4 Book Series)

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Praise for the Matthew Swift series: "London's magic has seldom if ever been brought to life so electrifyingly and convincingly." --- Mike Carey"I'm fully convinced that Kate Griffin is a literary sorceress. She weaves the most intricate spells with clever, artful, snarky, luxurious prose, characters who are both painfully human and gloriously badass, and settings so magical you forget they're real places. When I get my hands on a new Kate Griffin book I put down everything else. She's just that good." --- N.K. Jemisin"Griffin's novel mixes fantasy and reality into a plot that brings to mind Neil Gaiman's "Neverwhere"." --- RT Book Reviews"Griffin's lush prose and chatty dialogue...create a wonderful ambiance." --- Publishers Weekly"I love a lot of things about this book....the narration has meat and vitality, and it sings. Griffin's updating of magic is simply brilliant." --- Charles de Lint"You need to read this series. Hands down." --- BSCReview.com"Quite possibly the best urban fantasy novel I had ever read." --- Robwillreview.com "The people are complex and compelling. It's these characters, and the interplay between them, that help the novel shine" - SFX "Griffin has nailed it... fun" - SciFi Now

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The fourth novel detailing the adventures of resurrected sorcerer Matthew Swift in a tale of mystery, revenge and intrigue on the streets of a magical London

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1560 KB
  • Print Length: 431 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (1 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0068PHQNA
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #152,021 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Another outstanding Midnight Mayor novel. This crosses over in the Cannon with Magicals Anonymous.

Swift is still the tortured soul trying to save everyone but trying to do the right thing in the City of London leaves him with no choice at all.

With his totally kick ass apprentice and super efficient PA, will Swift survive not just the usual magical attacks but internal treachery from the Aldermen?

Domini Dirige Nos......
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Book as described and dispatched quickly.
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Fantastic!!!
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Really enjoyed this conclusion to the series of four Mathew Swift stories, although I am really disappointed that there are no more.
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Firstly, let me say I may be a bit biased, as I love all the Matthew Swift Books since I first read A Madness of Angels, and I always wait impatiently for the next one to be published .I particularly like that they are set in London, a much older, more arcane and haunted place than any of the American cities usually featured in Urban Fantasy. It seems to me that London itself is just as much a living entity in the stories as any other character, human or otherwise.
This is a much darker episode than the preceding books, but then it is about a powerful addictive drug that ultimately brings death, the misuse of power, betrayal and revenge. Matthew himself stumbles around attempting to right immense wrongs, and regretting that the Blue Electric Angels are no longer entirely human. Don't let this put you off - it is also fast and furious, and about loyalty, doggedness and friendship freely given.
Ms Griffin's writing is powerful and in parts lyrical, and made me feel sympathy for her monster as Mary Shelley made
me feel sorry for Frankenstein's monster .But then, who are the real monsters?
I don't go to London often, but next time I will be looking out for the landmarks mentioned in the series, and craning my neck to find the Silver Dragons.
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With more than its fair share of Magic and Monsters, Kate Griffith's offers up plenty of clever ideas and characters wrapped in a London that is recognisable, but never in a tour guide book kind of way.

For me, part of the fun in reading these books is recognising the places I live and play in all neatly wrapped in a believable, evolving mythology. It is this growing mythology that lends itself to smart turns enjoyed through surprising plot twists and the different and unexpected characters and groups who populate this magical London.

Swift is a character who would sit easily as a supernatural counter-point to the BBC's Dr Who (sci-fi), Sherlock Holmes (crime and logic) and Dirk Gently (the metaphysical). He's an urban magician, in the vein of John Constantine, though less cynical and with perhaps more of a sense of community to the London he resides in, though never quite rules over.

An alloy of man and magic, Matthew Swift is a character comfortable in his own (shared) skin, sometimes naïve in his dogmatic approach, but not all together innocent. He has a sense of how difficult life can be for your average, and less than average Londoner, and how magic, more often than not, only adds to that difficulty.

In this book Matthew seems to have put his own stamp on the role of Midnight Mayor, and the fractious relationship with the Aldermen has developed its own rhythm and expectation. Griffith builds on familiar themes of the powerful and mighty being out of touch with, and caring little for, the low and lowly. While Matthew Swift's social conscience is more in the fore, Griffith seems to be having more fun with him as he increasingly grows into his prestigious role.
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Whilst the previous books bring supernatural London to the readers, they've always felt a little lighter than this title which is the darkest of the set. Within the pages, the reader is taken on a journey into the darkest recesses of the drug addled mind as hero Matthew Swift delves into his city's problem where walking drug labs (ordinary humans) are grabbed by the Supernatural community to feed their fix.

Its fast paced, the characters outstanding and when you add some wonderfully deliciously evil twists alongside great prose the reader is in for a real treat. Finally throw into this the author breaking out from her comfort zone with a newer style that keeps everything flowing and overall it's a title that was a treat for me.
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As of writing, this is the first 5 star review for this book. Everyone has their own personal opinion - I get that, but having read the other books in the series, I don't understand why.

This book is great. I'd waited for what seemed like forever to get this book, and knew instantly that I would love it. And I did.

The writing is as usual, brilliant. I love the style Kate Griffin uses, although I still maintain (as I have throughout the series) that this needs smaller chapters. I hate having to stop reading partway through a chapter, but there you go. Probably my only gripe with this book.

If you've enjoyed the first books, then you'll enjoy this one. Go, read it. Now.
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