The Midnight Mayor: Or, the Inauguration of Matthew Swift

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Orbit, Mar 8, 2010 - Fiction - 480 pages
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It's said that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, then the Tower will crumble and the kingdom will fall. Resurrected sorcerer Matthew Swift is about to discover that this isn't so far from the truth...

One by one, the protective magical wards that guard the city are falling. This is not good news. This array of supernatural defenses - a mix of international tourist attractions and forgotten urban legends - formed a formidable shield that protects the city of London from threats that are known to no one. But what could be so dangerous as to threaten an entire city?

Matthew Swift is about to find out. And if he's lucky, he might just live long enough to do something about it...

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User Review  - Jubercat - LibraryThing

The second Matthew Swift novel is much darker than the first (and I liked the gritty atmosphere Griffin's prose evoked). I think readers will gain a deeper understanding of Matthew, since he seems to ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

I so love Mathew Swift. He is snarky, creepy, cool, and wonderful all at the same time. The only sad part about this book, is that I've read the first book, so the universe is not new this time. This ... Read full review

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Kate Griffin is the name under which Carnegie Medal-nominated author Catherine Webb writes fantasy novels for adults. An acclaimed author of young adult books under her own name, Catherine's amazing debut, Mirror Dreams, was written when she was only 14 years old, and garnered comparisons with Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman. She read History at the London School of Economics, and studied at RADA. Find out more about the author at

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