OMG! The sequel to one of my FAVORITE debuts is finally coming out!!!
Daniel O'Malley's The Rook hit shelves January 2011 and I've been pining away for a sequel ever since. It's just such a very cool book and a very cool premise for a series that I couldn't imagine it not continuing. And now, at long last, there's a sequel due out! Stiletto is set to be released February 2015 from the good folks at Little, Brown.
Here's a bit about it from Goodreads:
In this spirited sequel to the acclaimed The Rook, Myfanwy Thomas returns to clinch an alliance between deadly rivals and avert epic -- and slimy -- supernatural war.
When secret organizations are forced to merge after years of enmity and bloodshed, only one person has the fearsome powers---and the bureaucratic finesse---to get the job done. Facing her greatest challenge yet, Rook Myfanwy Thomas must broker a deal between two bitter adversaries:
The Checquy---the centuries-old covert British organization that protects society from supernatural threats, and...
The Grafters---a centuries-old supernatural threat.
But as bizarre attacks sweep London, threatening to sabotage negotiations, old hatreds flare. Surrounded by spies, only the Rook and two women who absolutely hate each other, can seek out the culprits before they trigger a devastating otherworldly war.
I would show you the happy dance this news brought about but... yeah. Mark your calendars, folks! February 10 looks like the day. In the meantime, if you haven't treated yourself to The Rook, I highly suggest you do so immediately :)