By Charlie Fletcher
Only 5 nonetheless defend the borders among the worlds.
Only 5 carry again what waits at the different aspect.
Once the Oversight, the key society that policed the strains among the mundane and the magic, counted countless numbers of courageous souls between its individuals. Now their numbers could be counted on a unmarried hand.
When a vagabond brings a screaming lady to the Oversight's London headquarters, it sort of feels their hopes for a brand new recruit may be fulfilled—but the woman is a seize.
As the borders among this global and the following start to holiday down, murders erupt around the urban, the Oversight are torn viciously aside, and their enemies shut in for the ultimate blow.
This gothic myth from Charlie Fletcher (author of the Stoneheart trilogy) spins a story of witch-hunters, supra-naturalists, mirror-walkers and magicians. Meet the Oversight, and have in mind: after they fall, so will we all.
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He packed a bag, Mr. Dresden. I think the police will just assume he left his wife and his children. They won’t really look. But he didn’t. He’s not like that. He only wants to make a good life for us. ” I frowned at her. Nervous that maybe hubby has run out on you after all, dear? “Even so,” I said, “why come to me? Why 40 JIM BUTCHER not a private investigator? ” “Because you know about . ” She gestured, ﬁtfully. “About magic,” I said. Monica nodded. “I think it might be important. I mean, I don’t know.
I thought of the corpses at the Madison, and felt green. When I looked up at Monica, she was studying my face, chewing on her lip nervously. She hurriedly averted her gaze. ” I asked her. I shut the door behind us, ﬂicked on the lights. “Oh. No, thank you. ” She stood there, looking at my box of discarded paperbacks and holding her purse over her tummy with both hands. I thought she might scream if I said boo so I made sure to move carefully and slowly, making myself a cup of instant coffee. I breathed in and out, going through the familiar motions, until I had calmed down from my encounter with Marcone.
But he didn’t. He’s not like that. He only wants to make a good life for us. ” I frowned at her. Nervous that maybe hubby has run out on you after all, dear? “Even so,” I said, “why come to me? Why 40 JIM BUTCHER not a private investigator? ” “Because you know about . ” She gestured, ﬁtfully. “About magic,” I said. Monica nodded. “I think it might be important. I mean, I don’t know. ” I asked her. While I spoke, I got a pad of paper out of my pocket and jotted down a few notes. “SilverCo,” she told me.