The Spy Who Haunted Me (Secret Histories #3)
Eddie Drood's evil-stomping skills have come to the attention of the legendary Alexander King, Independent Agent extraordinaire. The best of the best, King spent a lifetime working for anyone and everyone, doing anything and everything, for the right price. Now, he's on his deathbed and looking to bestow all of his priceless secrets to a successor, provided he or she wins...more
Well, this was interesting. It was a lot of short stories woven into a larger tale of six of the world's greatest secret agents invited to play a game with the winner to gain all of Alexander King's, the Independent Agent's, secrets. And Green has brought Walker from the Nightside in as one of the participants.
I love it! The Hiring Hall is incorporated as Pound of Flesh, I...more
And I know some people are thinking that I'm just talking about "well the character were a red shirt in that particular scene but it's really supposed to be blue" type thing. But I'm not. I'm talking rather big mistakes like...more
Of course, Eddie's determined to find out who it is but in order to do that he has to deal with something else first. He needs to be Shaman Bond, the spy, in order to take part in a quest for the dying legendary Independent Agent. IA happens to be the best spy in the world and is willing to pass on all his knowledge to whoever solves/survives his little contest.
The six best se...more
The series reminds me of a mix between James Bond and Xanth. Lots of puns, take-offs, and pop culture references. I'm sure I missed a lot of them, but I...more
I am about halfway through and have found 3 contiguity problems between book 2 and book 3.One is very minor and the other two are larger.The small one is about Eddie. In book 2, he basically states he has seen too many James Bond movies,but in book 3 he tells the Matriach that he doesn't watch spy movies.The next one is about Subway Sue.In book 3, she is called one of the walking wounded and teamed up with Callan Drood. Unfortunately she was dead at the book...more
I believe three of the other competitors are new characters, but readers of Green's Nightside series w...more
I really like that Simon Green combines characters from his different series. Walker was an awesome choice, but why not Mr. Taylor himself?
Also, if either Eddie or John T. are suiting up for a book, then I'm going to read and mostly enjoy the show.
The contest was an interesting plot idea but it did seem strange to not have Molly along for the ride.
The other contestants never really got under my skin as a reader. Just found out as they died off one by one that they hadn'...more
Thoughts: I actually enjoyed this a lot more than the previous Eddie Drood book. It was a lot more like the first book in...more
As usual the book starts out with the introduction to Shaman, the drood and what all supernatural capabilities his torc gives him. The characters of the previous novel are given just a brief refresh an...more
At any rate, it was better than the first one by far and even had some of the characters from the Nightside in this book. The story wa...more
In Spy Who Haunted Me, Eddie is faced with another wild road of unexpe...more
It is sometimes wearying to have to encompass the meeting on our little plane of untold numbers of dimensions, unplumbed depths of spiritual and magical powers heavenly, satanic, and eldritch, adding...more
This time around we get to see Edwin finally away from the family and Molly, which is a nice change of pace and gives the reader a chance to get to know the character on his own better.
He faces off against other field agents in a game run by one of the Legends in their field. Along the way there's the usual slew of monsters to fight and mysteries to solve. With a bit of betrayal and a whole lot of golden armoured ass kicking. Add in a guest appearance from th...more
The contest, on the surface, seems simple - 5 agents from various places must all solves 5 great mysteries of the world - and in the end the best agent (or surviving one) wins. But of course, a Drood agent is involved - even if he was invited - so nothing is simple.
What really makes this book a standou...more
They're a fun meld of magic and super-spy in the vein of James Bond. Green writes action and thriller well, while keeping it light enough to be an absolute page turner.
Eddie is sent on a scavenger hunt around the world in order to receive the secrets of a legendary, dying spy. Winner take all; there can be only one. His competitors include the spy's grandson, Walker from the Nightside (love him!), the Blue Fairy, and Honey, a dangerous damsel occasionally in distress (depends on the scene, she mostly seemed to be the token girl). M...more
To be fair, the author has cr...more
I really enjoyed this one. It was fun and showed Green's massive imagination. I liked that he included Walker from the Nightside series. Missed Mollie, though.
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.