QBD Reviews: The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher

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Only five still guard the borders between the worlds.
Only five hold back what waits on the other side.
When they fall so do we all...
The end always comes faster than you think.

Before the Disaster, the members of the Oversight numbered in their hundreds. Brave souls, voluntarily standing between the natural and the supranatural elements of our world, keeping both sides safe. Now there are only five. And forces conspire to dwindle their numbers further still. For in the dark, cold London night people are plotting...

Roughly thrust into the midst of this battle is Lucy Harker, abducted by a vagabond and unceremoniously dumped at the Oversight's London headquarters. If she can find it within herself, she might just save them all...

9780356502861In his debut adult  novel, Charlie Fletcher spins a rich, almost gothic tale of magic, adventure and mystery that captivates the reader from the very beginning. Admittedly it is a little slow to start, but this twisting fantasy full of hidden agendas, secrets and lies requires a little world-building so that you can properly appreciate the characters in all their depth. And while it is true that the end always comes faster than you think, take heart! Book 2: The Paradox is released on August 25th so you don't need to say goodbye to these fictional friends just yet.