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Daemons Are Forever (Secret Histories Series #2)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2010

    Great Read!

    Simon Green is now a part of my "must read authors"...the story line is smooth, interesting & funny...there's a slew of characters..but not once do they jumble or seem out of place...you won't be disappointed - it's a great read...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2009

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    Daemons Are Forever

    So says the voice of Eddie Drood the new head of the wildly dysfunctional family that is supposed to save humanity from those who aren't human. The book takes place shortly after the first one, The Man With the Golden Torc (review), ended.


    Eddie is confronted by a family struggling to regain it's footing now that they are without their protections and facing a identity crisis. This is compounded by the fact that the outside world is starting to get a sense that the Droods are not in the best of shape so they start testing the waters. To keep the outside from finding out Eddie decides they need to send a message and wipe out The Loathy Ones, which they were responsible for bringing into our dimension to begin with. In the process of scoping the demons out, they discover something even worse is coming. The Loathy Ones are only the shadows of greater beings, The Hungry Gods, who are trying to enter our world and devourer it.


    With the help of a odd mix of people; Molly Metcalf the Witch of the Wild Woods and his girlfriend, his cousin Harry Drood who has a axe to grind since Eddie killed his father, Harry's half brother Roger Morningstar who happens to be half demon and Harry's lover, Mr. Stab, Subway Sue, and various other family members including two different Uncle Jacobs, the Uncle Jacob we met in the last book as a ghost and the Uncle Jacob from the past before he died.


    I loved this book even more than the first one. The characters keep getting cooler and the writing is even better. Anyone who is a fan of urban fantasy needs to start this series and they will find themselves laughing and on the edge of your seat at the same time.

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

    Good solid entertaining read

    Have been a fan of Simon R Green since reading a Night Side short story in Mean Streets. Promptly purchased the entire Night Side series and recommend it to any Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan.
    Daemons is the second in a series,so far of three books. As such, you should read the first, The Man with the Golden Torque.
    I enjoyed meeting Eddie Drood and learning the secrets of his family, his feud with same, their history, his budding romance and his adventures. It was, for me, a new premise as it takes place today, in our world, while he and his protect us from the nasties and ghoulies, that we are unaware of. He has a biting sense of humor, that I can appreciate.
    This is followed by The Spy Who Haunted Me. Also very good.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Crossover warning

    He does a crossover in this story absolutely love it

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  • Posted July 22, 2009

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    Getting better all the time

    Simon Green has put out many books and this is the 2nd book in a new series. If you have read his work before you will find no surprise in the writing style but the storyline in this book does have some interesting twists and turns. The plot works and the inclusion of a character from another of Simon's series (don't want to spoil anything!) is a nice touch. All in all the book was very enjoyable - if you like Simon Green's work. I would recommend reading the first book in the series, The Man with the Golden Torc, before this one as Daemons Are Forever builds on the conclusion from it. I'm enjoying the series and love the characters (Mr. Stab is fast becoming one of my favorites, can't wait to see where his character goes as the series progresses).

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  • Posted April 25, 2009

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    Enjoyable Fantasy - Interesting, Convoluted Plot

    Fast-paced adventure of Eddie Drood trying to lead his reluctant family in a scheme to put down the 'loathly ones' (demons who/which possess a person until only the demon's will survives while the abnormally strong/fearless body gradually rots). Eddie is helped, (and sometimes hindered) by Molly Metcalf, Mr. Stab, the armorer, two cousins (one a half-hell spawn) and others. Having already read the hard cover version, I recommend this very enjoyable fantasy fiction along with the first book in this series "The Man With the Golden Torc." (As noted by "Publishers Weekly", this novel is a 'lighthearted romp' with bursts of 'cinematic' action.)

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