Daemons Are Forever (Secret Histories Series #2)

Daemons Are Forever (Secret Histories Series #2)

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by Simon R. Green
     
 

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Man With the Golden Torc delivers...

"RAPID-FI RE PARANORMAL SUSPENSE."(Monsters and Critics)

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Man With the Golden Torc delivers...

"RAPID-FI RE PARANORMAL SUSPENSE."(Monsters and Critics)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A surprisingly moving tale of self-sacrifice and hope in the midst of chaos and loss."
-Monsters and Critics

"Green delivers on the high-stakes action/adventure...Fans of fast-paced heroics, featuring a snarky knight armored in silver and sarcasm, need look no further; Eddie Drood is your guy."
-SF Revu

"Green loves the widescreen splash of cinematic battles against zombie hordes, and genuine traces of tragedy and nobility underlie the nonstop punning banter and pop culture references, lending surprising nuance to this merry metaphysical romp."
-Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly

This lighthearted second installment (after 2007's The Man with the Golden Torc) in the adventures of "very secret agent" Eddie Drood follows the former rogue and reluctant patriarch as he struggles against enemies within and without his temporally extended family. Fighting against the Droods' stiff-necked traditionalists and their previous deals with various devils, Eddie finds ways to combine the magic of his girlfriend, woods witch Molly Metcalf, and cousin Harry's "hellspawn" half-brother and lover, Roger Morningstar, with the high-tech gadgets of the family Armourer to save the world from an intrusion of the Hungry Gods. Other than some page-long character-developing digressions, the pace is fast and energetic, which keeps attention off the occasional giant plot hole. Green loves the wide-screen splash of cinematic battles against zombie hordes, and genuine traces of tragedy and nobility underlie the nonstop punning banter and pop culture references, lending surprising nuance to this merry metaphysical romp. (June)

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Now that he has exposed the darkness at the heart of his ancient family (as outlined in The Man with the Golden Torc), modern-day shaman Eddie Drood stands as its head-yet the bargain once made with supernatural creatures, the Loathly Ones, still holds sway over some of his relations. With the help of his witch friend, Molly, Eddie must sort through his family while saving the world from destruction by these daemons. The author of the "Deathstalker" series and other fantasies continues the adventures of supernatural secret agent Edwin Drood as he seeks to purge the world's darkest corners in this second entry in his new noir urban fantasy trilogy. Gently spoofing the consummate action/adventure hero James Bond (note the punning title), Green supplies some much needed tongue-in-cheek humor to a genre that often takes itself too seriously. A good choice for larger libraries.
—Jackie Cassada

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451462787
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/02/2009
Series:
Secret Histories Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
499,600
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

"A surprisingly moving tale of self-sacrifice and hope in the midst of chaos and loss."
-Monsters and Critics

"Green delivers on the high-stakes action/adventure...Fans of fast-paced heroics, featuring a snarky knight armored in silver and sarcasm, need look no further; Eddie Drood is your guy."
-SF Revu

"Green loves the widescreen splash of cinematic battles against zombie hordes, and genuine traces of tragedy and nobility underlie the nonstop punning banter and pop culture references, lending surprising nuance to this merry metaphysical romp."
-Publishers Weekly

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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Daemons Are Forever (Secret History Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Secret agent Eddie Drood misses his carefree days as he detests being the family patriarch of a bunch of snobbish people who many of them consider him the enemy. Making matters worse for Eddie is the seemingly zillion deals his kin made in WWII with devils to battle the Nazi otherworldy horde. After exposing the scandal, the paranormasl keep coming around to collect their debt some from him as the default ¿co-signer¿ even though at the collection encounter is when he learns he is held responsible for family mmeber IOUs.------------- Eddie also learns the Hungry Gods have come simply to take over the world. He enlists his girlfriend wood-witch Molly Metcalf, his Cousin Harry¿s hellspawn half-brother Roger Morningstar, and the Drood family Armourer known for his gizmos in an effort to save the world from invaders.------------- DAEMONS ARE FORVER, the second satirical ¿James Bond¿ Drood fantasy (see THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TORC) is the usual Simon R. Green¿s frantic, fast-paced frolic as Miss Penny Drood insists the hero just save the world with a gizmo or two. Filled with puns normally seen only in a Xanth novel and lampooning what is in and out, fans will appreciate Eddie Drood¿s turning 007 into 700.------------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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...
Ryan_G More than 1 year ago
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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He does a crossover in this story absolutely love it
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