“Take some James Bond and throw in some of Green’s own Nightside, and mix liberally with the epic over-the-top action of his Deathstalker novels, and you’re somewhere in the right neighborhood” (The Green Man Review) of this all-new urban fantasy mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of The Spy Who Haunted me…
It’s no walk in the bloody park, being a Drood—one of the family who has protected ordinary humanity from the things that go bump in the night for centuries. We’re not much liked—even by one another. Now our Matriarch is dead. Murdered. Maybe by one of us. Maybe not. It’s been left up to me, Eddie Drood, to figure out whodunit.
That’s not going to be easy. You see, opinion is divided evenly between two camps of thought: those who think the killer was Molly, my best girl, and those who think the killer was actually me. And I know for a fact that I didn’t do it.
This gripping, fast-paced, emotionally intense fourth volume in Green's Secret Histories series (after 2009's The Spy Who Haunted Me) is sure to delight fans of paranormal investigator Eddie Drood and his girlfriend, the fabulously strong and strong-willed witch Molly Metcalf. An insignificant villain, Doctor Delirium, plans to acquire a powerful, mysterious item at a secret sale. This simple event explodes into complexity when someone kills the Drood matriarch and turns Eddie's family into a deadly mob, with horrifying consequences. The real enemy is truly worthy of the Drood clan: a race of immortals who plan to breach the gates of heaven itself. Fans of the series will be delighted by the deft combination of urban fantasy adventure, sharp-edged sarcasm, and treachery upon treachery, which make this installment strong enough to stand alone as a great introduction to Green's work.
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Fun book, but hire a proofreader!!
Urban fantasy that parodies Ian Fleming (as if you couldn't tell from the titles). Over the top, supernatural, and a total hoot. Definitely part of the series, though it could stand alone.
But the typos, random degree symbols, and more typos took much of the joy out of reading it. Come on Apple, I expect better of you.
A book that should never have passed the editors desk
I love the series, I'm a fan of the author but for a book that to do so much it did nothing at all. We lose some main characters, are introduced to some big players in the books universe and it ties up a bunch of loose ends but... It does all this in a very unimportant lackluster way. Not to mention it had one of the most predictable and unfufilling endings. I'd give it less stars but if ur a fan of the series u are forced to read this one, because of what happens in it.
This book is weird I don't understand it