Readers who recognize the pun on Ian Fleming's James Bond title, The Man with the Golden Gun, will find the secret agent in question has more up his sleeve than a fancy car and some high-tech gadgets in this first of a new fantasy series from bestseller Green (Deathstalker). Meet Shaman Bond, aka Eddie Drood, scion of the ancient Drood family, devoted to "protecting humanity from the forces of darkness." Protected by the "secret weapon" received at birth by all members of the Drood family-a magical gold torc (i.e., a neck ring) that turns into a suit of nearly impervious golden armor-Eddie faces arcane dangers with healthy doses of wry self-confidence and sarcasm. Then the family matriarch sends him on a mission that turns out to be a deadly setup. Declared a rogue, Eddie teams up with short-tempered witch Molly Metcalf to find out why he's been betrayed. This spy yarn is packed with enough humor, action and plot twists to satisfy fans who prefer their adventure shaken, not stirred. (June)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
The Man with the Golden Torc (Secret Histories Series #1)by Simon R. Green
For ages, Eddie Drood and his family have kept humanity safe from the things that go bump in the night. But now one of his own has convinced the rest of the family that Eddie’s become a menace, and that humanity needs to be protected from him. So he’s on the run, using every trick in the book, magical and otherwise, hoping he lives long enough to prove his… See more details below
For ages, Eddie Drood and his family have kept humanity safe from the things that go bump in the night. But now one of his own has convinced the rest of the family that Eddie’s become a menace, and that humanity needs to be protected from him. So he’s on the run, using every trick in the book, magical and otherwise, hoping he lives long enough to prove his innocence...
For centuries, the Droods have protected the world from supernatural enemies, keeping reality safe for humans. When Eddie Drood, the latest in a long line of secret agents against the supernatural, becomes the victim of a plot to frame him as a danger to humanity, he goes on the run from both his friends and his enemies. The author of the "Deathstalker" and "Nightside" series introduces a hard-boiled, fast-talking, druidic James Bond who wields ancient magic instead of a gun. With crossover appeal to fans of urban fantasy and adventure/suspense, this witty fantasy adventure belongs in most libraries.
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