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on 11 May 2009
We're dropped into the action when Matthew is first resurrected and are just as confused and disoriented as he is. His home is his, but not his. He flees from the new occupants to the park where he is attacked by a 'litterbug'. He defeats it, attempts to contact allies to find they are all dead and is shortly after invited by an irritatingly pompous man to join a group of 'concerned citizens' against an organisation known as the 'Tower' led by Matthew's former mentor and suspected murderer. What follows are his attempts to unite the magical community in a fight for revenge, and to bring the Tower down.

This book has flashes of greatness and is genuinely creepy in parts, but it is generally predictable, plodding and fails to capitalise on its interesting premise. Some of the concepts introduced were interesting but somehow familiar and pedestrian, as though they had been poorly copied from some other story, such as San Khay's tattoos and the Shadow. Nothing seems wholly original, and the endless refrain of the Blue Electric Angels ('come be we, be free, etc')becomes irritating after a while. The ending was also a letdown, and had been telegraphed from early on in the story with no unforeseen twists or startling revelations. Definitley one to borrow from the library if you want to read it, it's not worth buying.
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