Daemons Are Forever (Secret Histories Series #2)

Daemons Are Forever (Secret Histories Series #2)

by Simon R. Green

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Join supernatural agent Eddie Drood on a dangerous adventure in the second Secret Histories novel from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green.

“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

For centuries, the Droods have been fighting the monsters in the shadows so that the rest of you lot can go about your everyday lives. These days, I’m the head of the family, and it’s fallen to me to deal with a bit of a mess left over from World War II.

Seems that back then the Droods made a pact with a bunch of demons known as the Loathly Ones to fight some really nasty buggers called up by the Nazis. Once the war was over, we couldn’t get rid of them. Now they’re calling their masters to invade and destroy our world...and we Droods are the last, best hope of stopping them.
I’d say that the world is in a major lot of trouble.

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: 506,170
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Simon R. Green is a New York Times bestselling author whose works include the Secret Histories Novels, the Novels of the Nightside, the Ghost Finders series, and the Deathstalker series. He lives in England.

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"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

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Daemons Are Forever (Secret History Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 84 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.
BookAddictDiary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this second installment in the Secret Histories series, author Simon R. Green offers another fun, witty and downright entertaining book that continues the adventures of everyone's favorite Drood. This time, Eddie now finds himself as the head of his clan, that has spent centuries defending mankind. But Eddie's position may not be as solid as he thinks, and it comes along with a price. Apparently, during World War II, the Droods made a pack with the Loathly Ones, some inter-dimensional creatures, to fight the Nazis. But once the war was over, the Loathly Ones decided they didn't want to leave.Eddie, Molly and all our favorite characters are back along with some fun new faces. Green's signature wit and charm is dripping from every word, with such excellent dialog to compliment the cooky characters. Though not as dark as the Nightside, Daemons are Forever is a light-hearted and quick read that's a fun adventure for Green's readers. While I wouldn't say that Daemons are Forever is an incredible difference from Man with the Golden Torc, it's basically more of the same, making it the perfect for the Green faithful.
njstitcher on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Once again, Simon Green does not disappoint. In the second installment of this series, the humor that is the hallmark of Green's writing is their along with a riveting story. There is a satisfactory ending, but enough questions are left unanswered to have you looking forward to the next installment.
DonnerLibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am loving this series! Green writes with so much humor that I find myself smiling and even laughing out loud while reading. That is not an easy thing to do when the entire plot focuses on saving the world from an other worldly invasion.The characters are fantastic. Each has their own little quirks and they play off each other quite nicely. Molly and Eddie keep things light on the romantic front with their banter but their actions show a deep commitment to each other. While a lot of the character interaction seems to take place on the surface, Green does reveal small details that give insights into the characters' pasts.The action in the book is non-stop. From trying to bring the family back together and training them to defend themselves without the aid of the golden torc to the first attack on the Loathly ones to the final moments when all hope seems lost, there are few breaks in the action to contemplate decisions. Green does sneak in some moments of self-reflection and these are a great way to understand the characters' self-doubts and motivations.The only thing I didn't like about this book is that some parts in the beginning felt very repetitive. Yes, there needed to be a quick recap of some main events from the first book in order to understand how Eddie came to be the head of the family but I don't think that there needed to be quite as many of those explanations. Green can be a bit wordy at times but that doesn't really distract from the fast pace of the book.I would highly recommend reading this series in order. I'm not sure it would even be understandable any other way.
Reacherfan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really liked the first one in the series, and I couldn't wait til I picked up a copy of the second adventure. It was a major let down. The plot was weak. Drood has to prove to the world that just because his family was down, but they weren't out. Drood feels the only way do to this is to pick a fight with a group, and how them and the world that the Drood family isn't as weak as people think. Honestly, that's pretty much the plot. That's the biggest problem I had with the book. Drood had to pick a fight, and he picked the weakest creature (supernatural beings) to fight. To me, Drood and the family seemed like bullies. Drood kept on stumbling around and he was doing things, just to do them. **SPOLIERS** Some examples are that he had to go to the past to get the best fighters to help him and the family fight....then he had to go to the future to get a fighter too. It was just so silly. The characters seemed to be paper thin. I also had the feeling that the characters seemed bored to be in the book. More as I read, the more I disliked them. Even my favorite, Mr. Stab. If you read this after the first one, don't expect to much.
hjjugovic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm a big Simon Green fan, but so far I fee like his Eddie Drood series is a bit of a letdown. This book is entertaining and an easy read, but it feels like Green is just going through the motions. Green writes several series, and he often revisits themes or crosses his worlds. I usually enjoy reading him explore his personal obsessions in such an entertaining way, but there just doesn't seem to be much here that is fresh. He even drags in a character from one of his older series to have a starring role in this one (see spoiler below if the series/character name will help you decide whether or not to read this book). Unfortunately, I think it was an unusually flat character in that series and doesn't develop much here. I'm going to continue to read this series in the hopes that (like many of his series) it will become more intriguing as the mythology develops, but as far as this books goes, it's ok.SPOILER!!!The cross-universe character is from the Deathstalker series.MORE SPOILER.It's Giles.
Phantasma on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Every time I think that I couldn't love Simon R. Green any more than I already do, he suprises me. I love the Deathstalker tie-in (even though I've only read the first Deathstalker novel). This book was everything I love about Green and more. It was beautiful and horrifying. It had action, tears, laughs! I wish my words could do this book justice. But, just read it. Seriously.
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Loved it
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He does a crossover in this story absolutely love it
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