A daimyo of the Neon Court is dead and all fingers point towards their ancient enemy - The Tribe. And when magicians go to war, everyone loses.
But Matthew Swift has his own concerns. He has been summoned abruptly, body and soul, to a burning tower and to the dead body of Oda, warrior of The Order and known associate of Swift. There's a hole in her heart and the symbol of the Midnight Mayor drawn in her own blood. Except, she is still walking and talking and has a nasty habit of saying 'we' when she means 'I.'
Now, Swift faces the longest night of his life. Lady Neon herself is coming to London and the Tribe is ready to fight. Strange things stalk this night: a rumored 'chosen one,' a monster that burns out the eyes of its enemies, and a walking dead woman. Swift must stop a war, protect his city, and save his friend - if she'll stop trying to kill him long enough for him to try.
Griffin wraps up the story of electrical sorcerer Matthew Swift in this stylish, inventive, and often frustrating sequel to A Madness of Angels and The Midnight Mayor. Eternal night has descended on modern-day London, which is disappearing one neighborhood at a time, and war is about to break out between the mystical clan known as the Neon Court and its magical enemies, the Tribe. Everyone hopes that Swift, who's been dubbed the Midnight Mayor, can protect the city from supernatural dangers, but he may well be in over his head. As Swift, his likable apprentice, and a few less-than-trustworthy colleagues race to prevent the destruction of the city, the special effects and chase scenes too often overwhelm the characters and their story.