For Heaven's Eyes Only (Secret Histories #5)
But now, the Droods have hit a bad patch, what with the death of our Matriarch and the discovery that she was killed by one of our own. It's left us in more than a bit of disarray, and it goes...more
At it's best, even those new to the series will have no trouble jumping in with book five. At it's worst, the Secret Histories series skates perilously close to glib. The opening of FOR HEAVEN'S EYES ONLY is a prime example of this shortcoming, but not to an ex...more
Green has such a good time making fun of secret agents, family, scientists, and demons with the Nightside's influence leaking in all over, LOL. There is no shortage of action in this one, and again I just couldn't figure out how Green was going to get them out of this. There were heart-stopping moments galore, some of which resulted from Eddie's inability to step back and plan for a minute.
Simon Green once again returns us to the Drood universe, the shamans of humanity. In the last book the Drood's took on the immortals and suffered many losses along the way, including Eddie's at the end. But even death can't keep Eddie from trying to save the world. This time a Satanic Conspiracy threatens all of humanities souls and only the Drood family can put a stop to it. Along the way the Librarian is healed, a myste...more
For those of you not familiar with the "Secret Histories" series , it's a bit James Bond-esque (as you can probably tell from the titles...!) . Shaman Bond - man-about-town , always on the fringes of anything going on - is really Edwin Drood (yes , I know...!), Leader of the Drood family, who have superpowers thanks to their armour , & who are sworn to protect the rest of us from Ghosties , Ghoulies , & things that go bump in the night.........more
Thoughts: It was enjoyable enough. Pretty much a standard addition to the series - there's a bad thing, Eddie and Molly find out who's responsible, something goes horribly wrong, a minor character dies in a rather horrific way, Eddie and Molly stop the evil plot and kill those responsible.
So yes, having read them all back to back, they're star...more
This is book five in Simon Green's The Secret Histories series. The series features field agent Edwin "Eddie" Drood - aka secret agent Shaman Bond.
"A horrifying presence is growing and the threat of a mysterious Great Sacrifice looms. Although Eddie has always been something of an outside, he - with help from his witch lover Molly Metcalf - will have...more
This book picks up right where the last one left off, with the cliffhanger of Eddie being stabbed in the chest. The action just keeps going from there.
And this time they're fighting Satanists! And there's pocket dimensions! And nazis! And a bad guy that everyone knows but doesn't know they know! And the traitor in the family is still going strong!
And...and...there's death. And betrayal. And vengeance.
This outing is a tad on the dar...more
Indeed, now th...more
After his near-brush with death, Eddie find himself in hell -quite literally -with one of the most powerful authorities from the Nightside. Not only must Eddi...more
Ok, I am a hardcore Green fan from the second I picked up Blue Moon Rising. I am getting a bit tired of him writing exactly the same lines in all his novels. You might not always pick it up but I had a marathon session and read them over the weekend. He is a bit repetitiv...more
Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond, is a member of the powerful and secretive Drood family. The Droods are secret agent-types who help protect the world from all kinds of nasty supernatural threats. So when Eddie, his friends, and his very large family start hearing rumors of a Satanist conspiracy and a big sacrifice that's coming up, they quickly get involved and find out that the danger is real...more
A fast-paced, inventive tale, "For Heaven's Eye's Only" puts a new spin on classic adages and will keep readers attentions until the very end.
The second installment begins where the last book left off with Eddie Drood and his spy-based family and friends trying to stop a group of Satanist bent on total world domination. Simon R. Green masters his amusing and action-based adventures and includes very interesting and unique characters...more
In our last tale, Eddie was in trouble. (view spoiler)[He was shot dead. (hide spoiler)] He finds himself in an odd place surrounded by spirits of enemies, most of whom he's killed personally. Each of them trying to get information out of him.
Of course, this scene is quickly changed, though not resolved. Of course, the ramifications of this, well most of them, the actual, important, possibly world altering implications are forgotten. The main characters get distracted and stumble onto a new enem...more
Unfortunately, this latest installment feels like a bunch of random ideas have been lying around for a while and he decided to throw them together and call it a book.
If you have been following the adventures of Eddie and Molly, then you will no doubt still read this, but don't expect it to live up to the rest of the series.
To be fair though, the other books in the...more
His Deathstalker series is partly a parody of the usual space-opera of the 1950s, told with sovereign disregard of the rules of probability, while being at the same time extremely bloodthirsty.