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The Man With the Golden Torc by Simon R. Green
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The first in the series.Shaman Bond is actually Eddie Drood. The Droods are the secret protectors of the world.They take care of those things that no one else can.Their secret weapon is their golden armor that protects them from all harm and makes they strong and fast enough to fight those things that threaten the world.

Eddie Drood is a combination of James Bond and a mystical Iron Man.He was raised to fight the good fight, but always had a problem with authority.So after trying to be his own man for years while still working as a field agent for his family, he suddenly has to go on the run when he declared rouge by his family.When your friends and family have turned on you, all you have left are your enemies.So Eddie turns to the wild witch of the woods,Molly Metcalf, and her friends to try and discover why he was declared rogue.But to do that, he will have to find out secrets about his family that make him question everything he believed.

Eddie is ok but he still doesn't seem to be fully developed. Molly Metcalf is a great character but it is obvious we still haven't seen everything she can do.The Droods are complex. Basically they are both the good guys and the bad guys so it is hard to know how to feel about them.Overall the story felt like a watered down Nightside story.There are several nice scenes, especially the running battle on the M4, and lots of great dialogue so worth a read for any Simon R. Green fan.

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“Alexandra was tall and blond, with a balcony you could do Shakespeare from.”
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