For Heaven's Eyes Only (Secret Histories Series #5)

For Heaven's Eyes Only (Secret Histories Series #5)

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by Simon R. Green
     
 

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I’m Eddie Drood. AKA Shaman Bond, a member of the Drood family. We Droods have been holding back the forces of darkness for generations. It’s a hell of a job—and we’re good at it…

But now, the Droods have hit a bad patch, what with the death of our Matriarch and the discovery that she was killed by one of our own.

Overview

I’m Eddie Drood. AKA Shaman Bond, a member of the Drood family. We Droods have been holding back the forces of darkness for generations. It’s a hell of a job—and we’re good at it…

But now, the Droods have hit a bad patch, what with the death of our Matriarch and the discovery that she was killed by one of our own. It’s left us in more than a bit of disarray, and it goes without saying that those forces of darkness are taking advantage of the situation. There’s a Satanic Conspiracy brewing—one that could throw humanity directly into the clutches of the Biggest of the Big Bads, forever.

Things are looking grim—and here I am, not able to be of any help. On account of I’m dead…

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Bestseller Green adds a winning fifth entry to his Secret Histories series (after From Hell with Love). Eddie Drood, aka secret agent Shaman Bond, and his family are the last line of defense between humanity and the big, bad, magical things that go bump in the night. When Eddie and his witch lover, Molly Metcalf, stumble across a Satanist conspiracy, the Droods vow to stop the Satanists' horrific plan, which involves a mysterious Great Sacrifice. Along the way, Eddie tackles every possible over-the-top supernatural action situation—an office building full of bad guys, a Supernatural Arms Faire—with aplomb. Clever world-building, madcap characters, cheeky one-liners, and a James Bond feel make this series stand out, and a surprise ending will have readers eagerly anticipating the next Eddie Drood adventure. (June)
Library Journal
Shaman Eddie Drood, of the power-wielding Drood family, wakes after a near-death experience to find the family in chaos, its Matriarch murdered by someone within. In addition, a new Satanic Conspiracy threatens the world, seeking to take advantage of the Droods' weakness. Green's latest addition to his witty urban fantasy series (The Man with the Golden Torc; Daemons Are Forever) continues its spoof of the James Bond adventure/suspense genre as well as the supernatural detective story. Drood is a likable character with a devoted and uncannily sensible wife as his support and better half. VERDICT Series fans should enjoy this extended parody and the genuine storytelling skill that lies beneath it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101515471
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Series:
Secret Histories Series , #5
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
61,094
File size:
511 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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For Heaven's Eyes Only (Secret History Series #5) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
matt bear More than 1 year ago
The sory is good and Mr. Green is finally moving away from all the cliched James Bond references. He is still including cameos of characters from his Nightside series, but this doesn't feel like a cheat the way his use of Giles Deathstalker in an earlier story did. Eddie Drood and friends (and enemies and family) has finally come into his own. There is a problem with formatting in the ePub version, but I don't think this is Mr. Green's fault. In several places the opening quotation marks are missing from a conversation. This makes following the conversation more difficult than it needs to be. I hope these missing quotes are in the print version. (I just did a quick search of my notes and found I had marked thirty instances of missing quotation marks. For $13 [more than a paperback] I don't think having these flaws is acceptable.)
harstan More than 1 year ago
Eddie "Shaman Bond" Drood, his lover Molly Metcalf the witch and his family defend humanity against evil paranormal monsters. Eddie and Molly learn of a horrific Satanist plot from beyond when his spirit was a prisoner in Limbo and she came to take him home to Drood Hall. Needing help, Eddie enlists his Uncles the Armourer and the Librarian and Molly's sister Isabella. The team finds further evidence of the Great Sacrifice project that has been deployed in Little Stoke. A confused Eddie and Molly obtain assistance from Ammonia vom Acht the telepath to enable the Librarian to fully function. As they dig deeper, neither Eddie, Molly or the rest of team anticipated the betrayal that leaves their side tottering towards hell since the armor fails while earth is being turned into a supernatural battlefield with a paranormal weapons commodity market thriving in the Himalayas. The latest Secret Histories urban (and mountain) fantasy (see From Hell with Love) is a superb thriller that has the Drood brood trying to save the world. The story line is fast-paced and satirically over the top of the Himalayas as Eddie's zoo crew is certifiable, but then again who would not be if they were fighting supernatural monsters. With a lampooning nod to James Bond in an urban fantasy earth, fans will relish For Heavens Eyes Only and await the direct sequel Live and Let Drood.
ljparker2983 More than 1 year ago
I've become addicted to this Author. The great thing is, I just became enamored late in his career and have the advantage of being able the keep up with most of this series. I have read him before, so have to struggle through remembering which ones in his other works I have read. Buy it.
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I normally enjoy Simon R. Greens imagery and wit and was hooked on the Secret Histories Series after reading From Hell with Love. However, For Heaven's Eyes Only left me a bit bored. It was repetitive and frankly a bit monotonous.
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Book five of the ongoing supernatural spy series, and a good read. In this outing, the Drood family faces a resurgent Satanist conspiracy. Yes, Satanist, as in devil worshippers who revel in human sacrifices. Ongoing traitors in the Drood family continually hamper Eddie and his family as they try to wipe out this new conspiracy, and their mysterious Grand Sacrifice. A lot of twists and turns along the way, including some unexpected and terribly poignant sacrifices among the Drood. Along the way, Eddie comes face-to-face with the realization that sometimes his motives are not amongst the purest, and put his own soul in jeopardy. My only disappointment is that one of the betrayers is telegraphed fairly early and obviously, and I wanted to hit Eddie upside the head to warn him of the impending knife in the back. And just as in the previous book, the ending is a bit of a cliffhanger, leading directly (one hopes) into the next book. I guess I'll find out for sure soon.
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bigdon More than 1 year ago
Drood is a gas and complements John Taylor well (tales from the nightside). This series seemsto be getting better (and wilder) as it goes along.
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Sweet_Musings More than 1 year ago
This is one awesome book. It starts off pratically where the last one left off and it is a rolling rocking rollercoaster ride. From page one to the last page. I would recommend this one for anyone that has been reading the series. And if you haven't read the Secret Histories series what are you waiting for. Eddie Drood and Molly Metcalf are awesome!
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