Sometimes he kills p Welcome to the Nightside. Seventeen delightfully unexpected stories from Simon R.
Green -- including a brand-new adventure of the Droods -- take us deep into the Darkside, embroil us in the Secret Histories, and lead us into the shadowy places where monsters and demons roam Call me Drood, Eddie Drood. For centuries, my family has been keeping the things that lurk on the darker side of existence as far away as possible from humans like you, witho They have earned the right to live happily ever after.
Hawk and Fisher, famous for their years of keeping the peace in Haven Meet the operatives of the Carnacki Institute--JC Chance: the team leader, brave, charming, and almost unbearably arrogant; Melody Chambers: t Simon R. Green employs his license to thrill in the Secret Histories Novels featuring the first name in supernatural spy-craft For generations my family has protected you ordinary mortals against The name is Bond, Shaman Bond. Recently, I suffered a s They know just the right spell to kill a man with one kiss—or raise him back again. In the secret heart of London, under the cover of endless darkness, the Nightside caters to anyone with any unusual itch that needs to be scratched.
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This time, it's a Satanic Conspiracy that could throw humanity directly into the clutches of the Biggest of the Bads John Taylor is a P. He's also the reluctant owner of a very special-and dangerous-weapon. Excalibur, the legendary sword. To find out why Lay them to rest, send them packing, or kick their nasty ectoplasmic arses with extreme prejudice The Institute's operatives are the best of the best.
JC Chance: sharp, brave, charming, It's no walk in the park for a Drood, a member of the family that has protected humanity from the things that go bump in the night for centuries. They aren't much liked by the creatures they kill, by ungrateful humans, or even by one another. In the Nightside -- that hidden area in the middle of London where time stands still at three A. When it comes to supernatural intrigue, nobody does it better than New York Times bestselling author Simon R.
Eddie Drood, at your service. For generations m family has been keeping humanity safe from the wicked, the nasty, and the generally These paranormal private investigators walk the streets no one else can walk and take the jobs no one else will take. Of course, if your case involves werewolves, zombies, demons, or other "unusual" circumstances, it may cost you a bit extra.
All-new from the top names in mystery and fantasy? John Taylor is a private eye working the mean streets of the Nightside, selling his talent at finding things to the highest bidder. From hunting for teenage runaways, to questing for the Unholy Grail, to finding out the true identity of his own mothe The editors of Many Bloody Returns deliver the perfect howl-iday gift, with new tales from Patricia Briggs, Carrie Vaughn, and many more.
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New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green returns with an all-new urban fantasy mystery featuring the first name in supernatural action and adventure Actually, the name's Drood, Eddie Drood. For centuries, the Droods ha Welcome to the Nightside, that secret square mile located in the dark heart of London where the sun never rises and people can fraternize with every myth and monster imaginable. Green introduces a new hind of hero--one who fights the good fight against some very old foes.
The name's Bond. Shaman Bond. Actually, that's just my cover. I'm Eddie Drood. But when your job includes In the wake of the war that left the Nightside leaderless, Jeremiah Griffin-one of the last of the immortal human families-plans to fill the power vacuum. But his granddaughter has disappeared, and he wants John Taylor to use his special abilities to Working in Nightside, a dark underworld hidden beneath the streets of London, John Taylor, a detective gifted with the ability to find things that are lost, searches for the missing daughter of a wealthy client, the Unholy Grail, and a missing singer My name is John Taylor.
I'm a PI for hire in the Nightside, the dark and corrupt city within the city of London. Where the sun never shines and where pleasure and horror are always on sale--for the right price. Not a nice place to visit or a nice I was born in the Nightside, that square mile in the hidden center of London where it is always the hour of the wolf, where gods and monsters walk side by side and where every dark question ever asked can be answered—for a price John Taylor is the name. I work the Nightside. Only in that dark-heart of London where it's always three A. Probably because I was born here.
What I do is find things Investigations of a Different Kind Conjured from the minds of today's most innovative authors, Powers of Detection features a dozen tales of mystery and fantasy, set in worlds where sleuths may wield wands instead of firearms--and criminals may be The name's John Taylor. I work the garish streets of the Nightside--the hidden heart of London where it's always three A. I have a talent for f Both have been branded traitors to the Empire and are now traveling in more notorious circles -- with immoral gladiator Ros I'm John Taylor.
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It's part of the gift I was born with as a child of the Nightside.
I left there a long time ago, with my skin and sanity barel Owen Deathstalker sacrificed his life to save all of Humanity. In the two hundred years since his passing, the Empire has prospered in a Golden Age of peace among aliens, humans, and Ms. Now, on the human homeworld of L Toby Dexter is a slave to his own daily grind -- nine to five at the local bookstore. One evening he gets a reprieve in the form of a beautiful woman riding the same train.
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A Woman who opens a door in a wall th This book series was supposed to be a trilogy, but due to the great popularity of the books Simon R. Green has decided to continue with the series. These books are the adventures of Edwin Drood, AKA Shaman Bond his field name; it is a parody of James Bond 's name and he is a part of the Droods, an ancient family that purportedly watches over the world and protects it from various threats, including supernatural and magical ones.
Needless to say, they are wholeheartedly despised by criminals. Each Drood is entrusted with a golden and, for some time, silver torc , which bestows a certain "living armour" upon the wearer, giving them nearly unlimited strength, speed, durability and stealth, which can be called up or dispelled at will. The torc also grants the wearer the Sight , allowing him to see through most magical and scientific disguises, translates any language, prevents the user from appearing in any kind of photography, videotaping, or tracking of any kind including tracking by other Droods , prevents the user's soul from being taken away by daemons or other creatures of the sort , and a whole host of other abilities.
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Edwin he is usually referred to as "Eddie" is a field agent of the Droods who operates in the London area. During his early childhood in the Hall, the Droods' base of operations, Eddie came to hate the family due to its strict discipline and the lack of freedom given to him. Cloning is commonplace, with clones being regarded as products of science, and therefore, non-people for use as expendable slave labour. Some people, known generically as espers , have various psychic powers including telekinesis , telepathy and teleportation - these are also regarded as products of science and therefore are carefully regulated and exploited by the empire as slaves, weapons, and "bio-computers".
The vast majority of imperial citizens, whilst denied many forms of political self-expression, appear to lead fairly normal lives under the fiefdoms of the different clans. The author draws a parallel to certain periods of the Roman Empire , with the citizenry being kept compliant through the use of public holidays and spectacles such as gladiatorial games.
Although a parliament exists, its autonomy and influence are trivial - in large part due to the widespread corruption that permeates every facet of the empire's institutions. The empire's official religion, the Church of Christ the Warrior , acts as an arm of the imperial throne and maintains its own military forces to counterbalance those of the clans.
Despite the futuristic setting, some technology is rather unusual and even anachronistic. Disruptors, a type of energy weapon, are the primary armament of most military forces including on starships and battlewagons. They are extremely powerful, causing both impact and thermal damage to a target and capable of beam adjustment to engulf a large target area, but have the disadvantage of a lengthy recharge period after each shot of up to several minutes.
To cover the interim, most fighting between characters takes place at short range, using swords and other melee weapons. Some reviewers have speculated that the disruptor is a plot device to allow Green to indulge in lurid descriptions of bloody hand-to-hand combat. Projectile weapons are all but forgotten, although they are introduced partway through the series as part of the discovery, by the protagonists, of a long-lost arsenal. It is implied that they were deliberately phased out to deny ordinary people a cheap and effective means of resistance to oppression; disruptors are expensive and are illegal to most citizens of the empire.
Energy shields are also in use, as an effective counter to the disruptor. Again they are expensive, found almost exclusively in the hands of the wealthy or of imperial armed forces, and suffer from the same need for recharge as the disruptor. Most military vehicles, including spaceships, are shielded, and both area and planetary shields are described in the text. The following are the characters who passed through the Madness Maze and gained amazing abilities.
For the most part, they are the focus characters for the first five books. Giles is also briefly seen in the book "Daemons Are Forever," in which it is revealed that he is, and by extension the entire Deathstalker clan are, distant descendants of the Drood family.
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