Private eye John Taylor has a supernatural gift for finding things - but when the legendary sword Excalibur finds him instead, he really wishes it hadn't . . .
Most people would be happy to receive the legendary sword Excalibur in the mail one day, but private eye John Taylor knows better. The weapon is extremely powerful, but it is also extremely dangerous and - of course - a portent of perilous times to come.
If he's going to find out more about the sword, and why he's been chosen to wield it, Taylor must find and investigate the Last Defenders of Camelot.
And to do that, he's going to have to visit a place he fears more than even the Nightside . . .
A Hard Day's Knight is the eleventh title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series
Private investigator John Taylor returns in the 12th novel (after 2010's The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny) of the Nightside, "the dark, secret, brooding heart of London." Having killed the former Walker, the voice of the Authorities, Taylor's now the closet thing the Nightside has to a leader. When the sword Excalibur shows up in the mail, he must return to London Proper to consult with the descendants of the Knights of the Round Table. The blood runs red (and golden) as he teams up with King Arthur and tangles with Merlin, elven royalty, traitor knights, sons of the devil, the Lady of the Lake, and various creatively named denizens of the Nightside. Taylor's irrepressible sarcasm and a twisted take on quotidian scenes compensate for a few too many solemn, self-important pronouncements and evil-overlord lectures.