Agents of Light and Darkness (Nightside Series #2)

Agents of Light and Darkness (Nightside Series #2)

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by Simon R. Green
     
 

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The New York Times bestselling author takes readers back to the Nightside.

A quest for the Unholy Grail-the goblet from which Judas drank at the Last Supper-takes private eye John Taylor deep into the secret, magical heart of London...called the Nightside.

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The New York Times bestselling author takes readers back to the Nightside.

A quest for the Unholy Grail-the goblet from which Judas drank at the Last Supper-takes private eye John Taylor deep into the secret, magical heart of London...called the Nightside.

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Agents of Light and Darkness, Simon R. Green’s macabre sequel to Something from the Nightside, pits John Taylor -- a private investigator with supernatural powers who can find anything -- against armies of irate angels and street gangs of sadistic demons.

John’s latest job is to find the Unholy Grail (the cup that Judas drank from at the Last Supper), an incredibly evil artifact that has been rumored to be somewhere in Nightside -- a subterranean otherworld beneath London where it is always three o’clock in the morning. The place permeates danger and is home to ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and nightmarish monstrosities of all shapes and sizes. When John is approached by a man named Jude (who says he’s from the Vatican) and is offered a boatload of money to locate the Unholy Grail, he has to agree, especially when he is told that Nightside -- and every creature in it -- could be destroyed were the chalice to fall into the wrong hands.

Green's many fans will undoubtedly devour the Nightside series, which is characterized by the same larger-than-life characters and breakneck pacing as the Owen Deathstalker sequence but is decidedly darker and owes more to hard-boiled mystery than to science fiction space opera. With a cast of characters that include antisocial bounty hunter Shotgun Suzie and Razor Eddie, a maniacal punk god with an odor problem, how can you go wrong? Concisely put, Green’s Nightside novels are as outrageous as they are entertaining. Paul Goat Allen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101208151
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Nightside Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
50,476
File size:
688 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Simon R. Green is a New York Times bestselling author whose works include Drinking Midnight Wine, Beyond the Blue Moon, Blue Moon Rising, The Adventures of Hawk & Fisher, and the Deathstalker series. A resident of Bradford-on-Avon in England, he is currently working on the next Deathstalker novel.

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Agents of Light and Darkness (Nightside Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 101 reviews.
Kenfucious More than 1 year ago
Simon R. Green found his stride in the second book of the Nightside. Private eye John Taylor has returned to the Nightside; a dark, hidden place that lies in the shadows of London, where any vice or desire may be found for a price. Usually, the price is your soul.. or somebody else's. John Taylor's haunted past and uncertain future are brought into harsh perspective for the first time, as he is hired to find the Unholy Grail, the chalice of Judas. The war that ensues will leave its mark upon Nightside for years to come. This second book in the series truly begins to open the eyes of the reader to the darkness, depravity, and all-round great time that the Nightside has to offer, as John explorers its depths in his search. Simon R. Green has a fantastic noir style, told in John's voice, cutting words to their very bone to give you the tired, hard cynicism beneath. Nightside is a fringe world of grays, where even mortal enemies may set aside differences in light of greater threats. As an avid reader, I found myself engrossed in the story of the Nightside, and the mystery of John Taylor. I recommend this to any who have grown weary of epic descriptions of foliage, drawn out and convoluted political turmoil.. who enjoy a good, engrossing story without unnecessary ornamentation.
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Hard go put down once you start. If you are new to Green's work, you are in for a fun ride.
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