Green, Simon R.
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The Deathstalker Series | Biblio. & Rights Info
Deathstalker Legacy -- Begins "Search for Owen Deathstalker"
Deathstalker Prelude (UK)/Twilight of the Empire (US)
The Hawk and Fisher Series| Biblio. & Rights Info
Hawk and Fisher (UK: No Haven for the Guilty)
Winner Takes All (UK: Devil Take the Hindmost)
The God Killer
Wolf in the Fold (UK: Vengeance for a Lonely Man)
Guard Against Dishonor
The Bones of Haven (UK: Two Kings in Haven)
The Blue Moon Books| Biblio. & Rights Info
Blue Moon Rising
Beyond the Blue Moon
Blood and Honor
Down Among the Dead Men
The Nightside Series | Biblio. & Rights Info
Something from the Nightside
Agents of Light and Darkness
Hex and the City
Paths Not Taken
Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth
Hell to Pay
The Unnatural Inquirer
Just Another Judgment Day
The Good, The Bad, and The Uncanny
A Hard Day's Knight, coming soon!
The Secret Histories| Biblio. & Rights Info
The Man with the Golden Torc
Daemons are Forever
The Spy Who Haunted Me
From Hell With Love (Coming soon!)
Ghost Finders | Biblio & Rights Info
A new series!
Ghost of a Chance (Forthcoming from Ace)
Single-Title Novels | Biblio. & Rights Info
Drinking Midnight Wine
Pit of Despair
Movie Tie-ins REVIEWS FOREST KINGDOM NOVELS For the HAWK AND FISHER SERIES I think what charmed me about it is the absolutely unabashed manner in which Green has copied the style of almost any current cop/detective/sleuth TV show -- I kept seeing Hawk as a slightly aging Ken Wahl, and the situations and dialogue are straight off your current screen....Green makes this peculiar combination of classic fantasy and modern tube script work; it's good fun, and ideal light reading. --Asimov's SF Magazine Haven is one of the most interesting settings yet to appear in fantasy fiction, and Green's very different approach to writing fantasy adventure -- bearing a strong resemblance to the private eye novel -- works surprisingly well. --Science Fiction Chronicle Swift, intriguing and lively. Green has a marvelous gift of leavening grim situations with wicked wit, and the intrigues are intricative enough to leave even the most practised mystery-solver puzzling. A stormer of a series. Fine stuff. --Prism UK Green's hallmark--mashing up genres and inventing something entirely new and engaging--is on full display in these three stories. At heart a modern police proceedural, the inclusion of a fantasy-medieval setting, magic of various stripes and a backstory familiar to Green's faithful readers, make the Haven series far more than the sum of its parts. A high fantasy counterpart to the Nightside. Strongly recommended. --SF Revu For BLUE MOON RISING This fantasy adventure is one readers will savor and enjoy for a long time to come. --Rave reviews Delightful. --New York Daily News Easily my favorite of Simon Green's fantasy novels. --Science Fiction Chronicle For BEYOND THE BLUE MOON I was completely caught up in their adventure and read it intently and impatiently until they finally achieved their destiny. If they're making fantasy adventure much better than this, I don't know about it. --Science Fiction Chronicle Fans of Hawk & Fisher will particularly enjoy the revelations about the deadly duo's background, and as always Green provides plenty of spectacular violence and some spectactular wonders. Solving the mystery is almost incidental, but that doesn't really matter in this engrossing adventure.
--Locus Continuing the adventures of a pair of charmingly roguish and intensely honorable heroes, this fast-moving wisecracking sequel to BLUE MOON RISING belongs in most fantasy collections. --Library Journal Very satisfying. --Wiltshire (UK) Times
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
chosen as one of the year's best books by SF Chronicle
FOREST KINGDOM NOVELS
For the HAWK AND FISHER SERIES
I think what charmed me about it is the absolutely unabashed manner in which Green has copied the style of almost any current cop/detective/sleuth TV show -- I kept seeing Hawk as a slightly aging Ken Wahl, and the situations and dialogue are straight off your current screen....Green makes this peculiar combination of classic fantasy and modern tube script work; it's good fun, and ideal light reading.
--Asimov's SF Magazine
Haven is one of the most interesting settings yet to appear in fantasy fiction, and Green's very different approach to writing fantasy adventure -- bearing a strong resemblance to the private eye novel -- works surprisingly well.
--Science Fiction Chronicle
Swift, intriguing and lively. Green has a marvelous gift of leavening grim situations with wicked wit, and the intrigues are intricative enough to leave even the most practised mystery-solver puzzling. A stormer of a series. Fine stuff.
Green's hallmark--mashing up genres and inventing something entirely new and engaging--is on full display in these three stories. At heart a modern police proceedural, the inclusion of a fantasy-medieval setting, magic of various stripes and a backstory familiar to Green's faithful readers, make the Haven series far more than the sum of its parts. A high fantasy counterpart to the Nightside. Strongly recommended.
For BLUE MOON RISING
This fantasy adventure is one readers will savor and enjoy for a long time to come.
--New York Daily News
Easily my favorite of Simon Green's fantasy novels.
--Science Fiction Chronicle
For BEYOND THE BLUE MOON
I was completely caught up in their adventure and read it intently and impatiently until they finally achieved their destiny. If they're making fantasy adventure much better than this, I don't know about it.
--Science Fiction Chronicle
Fans of Hawk & Fisher will particularly enjoy the revelations about the deadly duo's background, and as always Green provides plenty of spectacular violence and some spectactular wonders. Solving the mystery is almost incidental, but that doesn't really matter in this engrossing adventure.
Continuing the adventures of a pair of charmingly roguish and intensely honorable heroes, this fast-moving wisecracking sequel to BLUE MOON RISING belongs in most fantasy collections.
--Wiltshire (UK) TimesReturn to Top
A huge SF novel of sweeping scope, told with a strong sense of legend ... some old-fashioned heroes and a theme of honor -- and for the most part, it works.
When Owen Deathstalker, foppish aristocrat-about-the-galaxy and master of the martial arts who'd rather write history, is outlawed by the maximally evil empress Lionstone, it's a pretty sure bet that narrow escapes and desperate deeds will follow. They do. This first-in-a-series is populated by a suave and suitably blasé; hero, nasty villians galore, a wide assortment of peculiar supporting characters of many bizarre species, and the requisite confused love interest; and it is set on a criminal planet, Mistworld, at an imperial court, and all over a wildly variegated galaxy. Green blends derring-do, space battles and wry banter aplenty to form an eminently satisfying space opera.
For DEATHSTALKER REBELLION
Green makes a virtue of taking everything to extremes, and has a lot of fun ... the action is fast and frantic, even compelling.
For DEATHSTALKER WAR
The action is fast and frenzied ... consistently entertains with some wondrously quirky and warped characters.
For DEATHSTALKER LEGACY
Swashbuckling ... rushes from one dramatic set piece to the next ... when Lewis sets off on his heroic quest to locate the original Deathstalker, accompanied by an outrageously diverse band of cohorts, the prospect of another long series of long novels actually sounds like fun.
Full of high drama and huge body count ... it's good fun in Green's best gory style, and all ends with a cliffhanger escape that promises much more action to come in future volumes.
An over-the-top masterpiece that veers between brutal comedy and touching riffs on love, loyalty and betrayal ... bloody funny and extremely bloody.
--The Guardian (UK)
One of the few writers still using the galactic empire as a theme, and he does it to good effect. At times the stories have some of the feel of a fantasy epic, but they're undeniably sf, rip roaring space operas with dastardly villains, exciting battles, nefarious plots, and strong willed heroes. Take this as an antidote after one too many serious and relevant stories about the human condition.
--Science Fiction Chronicle
A great facility with action scenes, dialogue and likeable characters. Terrific new characters.
--SFX Magazine (UK)
I would recommend this book if you like your plots sweeping, your characters big and your stories bold.
--SF Crow's Nest
Space opera at its action best. The novel is populated with heroic figures reminiscent of Lancelot and Arthur and villains that make Darth Vader seem like a nice person ... Once again, Simon R. Green has written a work that will appeal to Star War fans.
--Midwest Book Review
It's fun, it's frenetic, and it's a barrel of laughs. Doubtless not to everyone's taste, but I can't wait for the next one. Heartily recommended.
For DEATHSTALKER RETURN
A fun, twisty romp with surprises around every corner.
Space opera at its finest ... The motley band of rebels plays off each other with the sharp wit and endearing affection found in the best buddy comedies, and Lewis, with his wry humor, is an engaging galactic Indiana Jones.
Space opera on a grand scale done with great talent and a sense of adventure.
Have fun. Reading even one Deathstalker leaves one feeling jollier than before.
A guaranteed blood-and-thunder romp, shot-through with broad swathes of fashion parody, a sustained piss-take on 'lives of the Rich and Famous' and the occasional lance of satire. This last is refreshing stuff. It's mostly aimed at Dictatorship, Fascism, Established Religion, the Toadying Media and so-forth--and it's nice to find an author who knows that laughter is the most destructive weapon to aim at a repressive establishment. In short, very violent, very funny, very good.
Highly readable, with plenty of interesting, fun characters and enjoyable ideas ... GreenŐs fluid, often tongue-in-cheek style really helps the pages fly.
For DEATHSTALKER CODA
Action, characterization, and ethical dilemmas all balanced and mingled in a way to keep readers turning pages.
Green has created an amazing universe that stretches light years into the far future. Deathstalker Coda provides a very satisfying conclusion to a highly enjoyable series.
Green's ingeniuty and sarcastic prose style keep readers from getting grossed out by the bloodshed or bored by tired space opera theatrics.
Thankfully, Deathstalker Coda is one of those books that has quite obviously been written to entertain you, the reader, rather than simply indulge the writer. Coda bounds forward at a terrific pace...always keeping its focus on the characters rather than impenetrable technobabble. [H]is prose sparkles with wit, great dialogue and a genuine sense of place. Coda retains the sense of adventure and high spirits that so many epics lose when they drown in their own backstory. You really shouldn't start the series here, but you'd probably enjoy it even if you did.
--SFX Magazine (UK)
An epic crescendo in this final installment. Green uses every trick in his extensive repertoire in constructing this ultimate Deathstalker adventure. Highly recommended.
DEATHSTALKER CODA is the latest, last, and possibly even the best installment of Simon R. Green's sprawling space opera, a story overflowing with over-the-top action, memorable characters, bizarre twists, unexpected revelations, monumental battles, huge armies, and visceral fight scenes.
For TWILIGHT OF EMPIRE/DEATHSTALKER PRELUDE
Lots of action ... an uncomplicated plot ... and plenty of exotic dangers and scenes, the kind of story you read to clear your mind of everyday hassles.
--Science Fiction Chronicle (HELLWORLD)
Green moves his plot at top speed, and his characters are alive and his background solid.
--Baird Searles, Asimov's SF Magazine (MISTWORLD)
Fascinating characters and a complex plot to keep your interest at a fever pitch.
--Rave ReviewsReturn to Top
For DRINKING MIDNIGHT WINE
Another wildly fantastic extravaganza bound to please his many fans.
A likable hero, some new takes on the set up, and his usual highly polished adventure format ... I wouldnt mind another trip to the worlds of Veritie and Mysterie.
--Science Fiction Chronicle
Green weaves numerous plot threads together with vivid characters, sharp dialogue, and a touch of Terry Pratchettish absurdity. This world and these characters are so amusing that it will be a shame if Green doesn't revisit them.
A fantastic tale. It reminds me a lot of Neil Gaiman's "American Gods," but itŐs a little more past-paced and intense. Green has packed Mysterie with a cast of colorful characters. DRINKING MIDNIGHT WINE has a little of everything -- mystery, fantasy, norror, suspense and a wicked sense of humor. Green throws it all in a lender and what comes out is a very satisfying story.
--The News-Star (Monroe, LA)
An engaging cross-world fantasy that transforms a small English village into a realm of wonder and nightmare. Fans of the urban fantasies of Charles de Lint and Tanya Huff should enjoy this multilayered tale. For most fantasy collections.
An incredibly English novel, in the best sense of the word.
--The Guardian (UK)
An imaginative and fun adventure.
Wisecracking fantasy adventure. An entertaining romp ... Many of Green's characters have a depth that humorous fantasy often lacks.
With his usual over-the-top style, Green mixes gods, angels, hard-hitting violence, and mundane details with absurd abandon, working humor into even the most horrifying moments, for some great fun, with a bit of a blood-stained edge to it.
A highly satisfying comic fantasy -- well-written, funny and with a happy ending.
Stands out as being an original and interesting fantasy. It is also a highly entertaining book, easy to read and great fun. Without making it an actual comic story, Green writes with a dry wit and irony which is refreshing and appealing, particularly when compared to the pedestrian nature of much fantasy writing.
For SHADOWS FALL
A memorable effort with some brilliant moments. The finale is epic.
Shadows Fall is an extraordinary town.
Definitely a Simon Green classic. It's great fun, and worth reading whether you're a fan of urban fiction, a fan of Simon Green, or just in the mood for something sprawling, epic, action-packed and yet confined to the pages of a single book. Give it a shot if you haven't already.
--Green Man ReviewReturn to Top
For SOMETHING FROM THE NIGHTSIDE
So much fun it's practically irresistible ... the start of a series of books that could come to dominate our beach reading for many a summer to come.
A fast-paced, macabre excursion into an entertaining world of twisted heroes and rampant weirdness.
Nobody delivers sharp, crackling dialogue better than Green, and no one whisks readers away to more terrifying adventures or more bewildering locales.
--Black Gate #6, Fall 2003
Devotees of edgy urban fantasists Laurell K. Hamilton and Jim Butcher will eat this one up.
A grand tour ... the setup and the writing are good enough to make me hope for more in the series in the near future.
--Science Fiction Chronicle
A fascinating little gem that makes people want to walk on the wild and visit his extraordinary world.
--Midwest Book Review
A fun read, lots of action and some pretty wild character. I get the feeling Simon Green is setting up a series, and I'll be willing to read more of them.
--Books 'n' Bytes
For AGENTS OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS
Green's writing style is a mix of creepy and matter-of-fact, perfectly suited to his dark-tinged story. Supernatural and religious elements combine in the Twilight Zone-like setting.
Considerable skill ... a quick fun book to read ... a lot of talent on display ... so much fun you're only thinking about what comes on the next page -- or in the next book.
Even better than the first ... one of the easiest and fastest reads I've had this summer.
--(Science Fiction) Chronicle
For NIGHTINGALE'S LAMENT
The latest installment in Green's Nightside series is a delight -- exciting, action packed, truly suspenseful.
Strong chracterization of a complicated hero is one of the qualities that makes Green's series effective. With dark humor and psychological horror he rivals urban horror writers such as Jim Butcher and Christopher Golden. Laurell Hamilton fans should enjoy this series as well.
Nightingale's Lament offers all the pleasures of the previous novels while still seeming fresh. Green's prose is consistently funny... The NightSide is entertainingly explored, and Green creates several scenes of horrifically imaginative awe. Green is a remarkably effective writer, and his work here is exemplary. He describes vistas that are astonishing, inspiring and darker than the reader might expect. Green's characterization deserves praise as well as his prose. Simon R. Green is a man who knows what works and delivers...no less than a perfectly satisfactory reading experience.
for HEX AND THE CITY
All the elements of a classic PI story... I find this series to be totally enjoyable, and this latest one is no exception.. Green is a natural story teller with a wonderful imagination. Think Mickey Spillane writing espisodes of Millenium. He makes the Nightside come alive in such a vivid way that you wonder if maybe he hasn't actually been there himself. take a vacation with Green into The Nightside...
Green is a master chef. Fans of Harry Dresden would find John Taylor a terrific read...but then again, so would any fan of good, dark urban fantasy. Recommended.
Infused with a wonderful dark humor that is as unique as the nightside itself.
for PATHS NOT TAKEN
...A great entrée into the series for new readers and will delight fans...of the Nightside as well.
Fans of the Nightside series will enjoy the journey into the past of London's underworld.
Green's Nightside novels continue to build, one to the next... Fascinating new players are introduced... High Recommended.
Green makes this kind of story look deceptively easy and he never fails to deliver an entertaining adventure.
Green weaves the threads from book to book that enrich the series as a whole and make each book better than the one before. With every book in this series Green fleshes out his world more and more. A perfect blend of mystery and supernatural fantasy, the Nightside has it all, superb plotting, witting humor and great dialogue. Full of original and unique characters the Nightside is a place I love to visit. John Taylor is a combination of Magnum PI, Van Helsing and Gandalf only hipper and cooler. Get comfortable before you start reading, because chances are you'll want to read it in one sitting. I cannot recommend this series enough.
for SHARPER THAN A SERPENT'S TOOTH
...Colorful and quirky characters. ...it's packed with action and dark humor. Taylor is an eminently sympathetic hero,...entertaining.
This is Green's tour-de-force culmination of the Nightside books. Anyone who's enjoyed the series to date absolutely must read this installment. Highly recommended.
Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth is an excellent blend of dime store detective and dark fantasy. It's an intense culmination of a gripping series. Highly recommended.
--Infinity Plus Review
for HELL TO PAY
The most entertaining aspect lies...in anticpating what Green's twisted imagination will conjure next.
This is an absolutely fantastic and compulsively readable entry in Green's long-running Nightside series. Witty banter, a well-constructed plot and compelling characters combine to make this one hell of a read.
As always, Green shines in his over-the-top no-holds-barred action and descriptions of the Nightside's nastiest, strangest corners. ...no one can write quite like Simon Green when it comes to stylized or extreme dark/urban fantasy storytelling...it's all in good fun. I absolutely love this series. HELL TO PAY is urban fantasy with a neon edge. I'll happily recomment HELL TO PAY as a worthy addition to the Nightside series.
--Green Man Reviews
Simon R. Green takes his Nightside series to the next level. With all the mysteries solved in the previous SHARPER THAN A SERPENT'S TOOTH, it was anyone's guess where the story might go from here. Well, now we know--and it's dynamite. If you're looking for fast-paced, no-holds-barred dark urban fantasy, you need look no further: the Nightside is the place for you. With John Taylor as your guide, you know things will never be dull... Strongly recommended.
I love Green's little NightSide novels, they are absolutely tops with me. Each one a quick-reading nugget of fun, chock-a-block with monsters, gangsters, touch talk and good jokes. Here's the book you pick up to read while you ride on one of them cigar tubes that scoots through the skies, crammed with sweaty Others. Yikes, get me my gas mask and aluminum-foil helmet. I don't want anybody reading my mind on the plane. They can read their own Simon R. Green novel. Green's little NightSide novels are the epitome of delightful paperback cheese, smart but not too smart, well-written but not literary. They are tonic to a complicated world that often in fact does demand complicated literature.
--The Agony Column
It's no secret that I am a huge fan of this series from Green, and in this latest tale from the Nightside the adventure is a real treat. Green is a demented and disturbed genius, and I mean that in the nicest way! If I ever need help, I want to call on John Taylor.
Green's latest is the Nightside series featuring one of fantasy's most intriguing private investigators, John Taylor. Replete with puns and colorful characters, Hell to Pay is an easy and painless read. Fans will likely enjoy.
Wonderfully imaginative. Green presents some great plot twists, and a few sparkling and quite original concepts. An imaginative narrative, which pays homage to a range of pulp prose. The novel rattles along at such a pace that, if you're into spoof fantasy, you'll find it compelling despite yourself.
An easy and enjoyable entry into Green's weird and wonderful world.
-- SFX Magazine (UK)
for THE UNNATURAL INQUIRER
Sam Spade meets Sirius Black...in The Case of the Cosmic MacGuffin! Green's crabby wit and inventively gruesome set pieces make up for a scattershot mystery plot.
--Entertainment Weekly (B+)
The engaging eighth book in Green's popular offbeat Nightside series. Green skillfully blends action and humor, and shows no sign of running out of ideas. This installment will undoubtedly rope in new readers who enjoy his blend of dark humor and the supernatural.
Fast paced and amusing as well as packed with inventive details.
Green skillfully blends action and humor, and shows no sign of running out of ideas. This installment will undoubtedly rope in new readers who enjoy his blend of dark humor and the supernatural.
--School Library Journal
Enjoyably edgy...a dryly humorous, darkly quirky vacation from mundane reality.
Fast, fun, adventurous detection in a setting in which nearly anything's possible.
A terrific hardcover debut. I love this series. Great detective work set in a mystical realm that is loads of fun. The dialogue is sharp and witty and the characters are unique and entertaining as hell. And on a personal level I'm thrilled to see these in hardcover because that means these wonderful covers will be bigger!
Green writes with his usual hyper-octane manner, injecting your standard urban fantasy setup with a brilliant cocktail of widescreen adventure and psychedelic insanity, resulting in an over-the-top blend of adventure, dark humor and strange magic. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, as I do all the ones in this series. It's fast-paced, entertaining and appealing, a guilty pelasure in the same way some action movies can be. I highly recommend.
--Green Man Review
Fans of genre-bending detective stories will find John Taylor is their guy, and fans of the series will enjoy this latest installlment. Recommended.
Laced with dark humor and plenty of action, this apranormal detective series is always highly entertaining.
--Sci Fi Chick
Containing even more dark humor than the previous outing, alongside the occasional smart homage to H.P. Lovecraft, it's a fun read.
-- SFX Magazine (UK)
for JUST ANOTHER JUDGMENT DAY
"Yet another roller-coaster ride through the dark fantasy landscape of the nightside... certain to please Green's legions of fans.
-- SF Revu
"The Nightside is perhaps my favorite of all those invented magical neighborhoods that have spawned in one series or another, and Tayor is fast becoming one of my favorite private eyes."
-- Critical Mass
Fans of urban noir will want to discover this series if they have not already done so.
-- Monsters & Critics
Bloody, brutal, stylized, extremely over-the-top, wildly inventive and always entertaining, the Nightside series has become a guilty pleasure, the sort of series that hits a great many of my "Awesome Buttons." The Nightside is one of a kind.
--SF SiteReturn to Top
for THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UNCANNY
"The ripping, suspenseful and wry 10th tale in the Nightside series proves every bit the equal of Jim Butcher's better known Harry Dresden books ... Longtime fans and first timers alike will applaud Green's blend of fantasy, mystery, and humor."
-- Publishers Weekly
"An enjoyable read and a worthy addition to the series, with plenty of Green's patented snark and style. And the glimpse behind the curtain of one of the sereis' most mysterious layers is a real treat."
-- Sacramento Book Review
"A fast, intelligently written tale that is fun to read."
-- Green Man Review
"Green remains the master of postmodern genre blending... fans of Green's staggering body of work will be well rewarded in this volume."
-- SF Revu
"Green once again showcases his amazing talent."
-- Fantasy Literature
"This fast-paced urban fantasy is great fun... newcomers will be able to jump right in and enjoy the ride."
-- Monsters & Critics
"Readers who appreciate urban fantasy told with a flare for the ironic should find this hard-boiled fantasy detective tale to their liking."
-- Library Journal
"Green has a relaxed though lively style of writing that I almost always enjoy, and this is no exception. I read this one through in a single sitting."
-- Critical Mass
"Taylor's snappy wit and quick thinking make for another exciting Nightside volume."
--BooklistReturn to Top
SECRET HISTORIES NOVELS
For THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TORC
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TORC is an enjoyable change of direction from sci-fi master Simon R. Green. The idea...has been tackled before, but Green has given the idea a new lease of life with Eddie Drood, a character as fresh and original as anything seen in fantasy for some time. This will appeal to readers of Terry Pratchett and Christopher Fowler, and should work outside the genre's traditional fanbase.
Green sustains a good spy thriller's breakneck action with lots of magic, strange creatures, and even some character growth and romance. His new series star is one fun character.
There's no one who's consistently more entertaining writing that subset of contemporary fantasy that involves the wizards and creatures secretly living among us than Simon R. Green. I've enjoyed all of the books in the Nightside series and this new novel...is even better, with its blend of humor and high adventure.
This spy yarn is packed with enough humor, action and plot twists to satisfy fans who prefer their adventure shaken, not stirred.
an action packeg paranormal mystery.
--Monsters & Critics
Written in Green's usual sarcastically snarky style, this is an entertaining and enjoyable series first. ...While the story treads on the same ground as Green's Nightside series, it stands on its own with the addition of James Bond-esque gadgets and high jinks.
With crossover appeal to fans of urban fantasy and adventure/suspense, this witty fantasy adventure belongs in most libraries.
The wisecracking plot hits the ground running and ends with a riproaring finale. Green has certainly provided himself with plenty of scope for Eddie's future adventures.
Quite sharp and easy to read...wonderfully imaginative. Green presents some great plot twists, and a few sparkling and quite original concepts. Imaginative narrative, which pays homage to a range of pulp prose. The novel rattles along at such a pace that, if you're into spoof fantasy, you'll find it compelling despite yourself.
SECRET HISTORIES is a mix of James Bond and Blade, a fast-paced roller-coaster ride through the dark side. The equivelant of a theme park ride, seat of your pants writing, with larfer than life characters and exaggerated situations. You'll step off exhilarated and a little dizzy, but you'll be aware that you had a pretty good time.
Another example of Green's action packed yet irreverent approach to story-telling... All the staples are there for a cracking read; a fast paced plot (complete with car chases and big explosions) coupled with a main character that the reader really wants to succeed. Green's sense of humour runs rampant throughout the book.
--Graeme's Fantasy Book Reviews
It's almost impossible to find a writer with a more fertile imagination than Simon, and in his latest book he combines that imagination with non-stop action adventure and a dash of romance. He's a writer who seems endlessly inventive.
--Charlaine Harris (charlaineharris.com)Return to Top
For DAEMONS ARE FOREVER
Fast and energetic...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 surprise nuance to this merry metaphysical romp.
A fantastic story. The action is fast paces, and the dialogue is clever and amusing. This book is a delight from beginning to end, and readers will eagerly look forward to the next in the series.
--Romantic Times (4 1/2 stars, TOP PICK)
A page-turner from beginning to end. One of those that draws you in so tightly, you cannot let go until the very end, and even then you want more.
--Affaire de Coeur (5-Star-Review)
Green supplies some much needed tongue-in-cheek humor to a genre that often takes itself too seriously.
Rivals anything out of [Ian] Fleming's imagination... Green delivers on the high-stakes action/adventure in this new Eddie Drood tale.
Green has created as amusing and entertaining mythos for this series, full of magical peoples and things. The hero is likeable if not particularly memorably, indecisive but committed, and naturally we know that he's going to end up on top of things. The journey in this case is more important than the destination, and Green provides his usual light but effective style throughout. Not the least of its advantages is the fact that the series is still new enough to hold some surprises.
Full of sharp twists and sudden curves, a roller-coaster of a storyline thta manages to pull out more than one surprise when you're not looking... Simon R. Green doing what he does best, and delivering yet another high-octane performance... I loved it, and I'll be right here waiting for the next installment.
--Green Man Review
We liked this book immediately ... told in a fun, fresh style with some surprisingly hefty battle scenes. It's great fun.
--SFX Magazine (UK)Return to Top
For THE SPY WHO HAUNTED ME
"Engaging, well-crafted quests take the team from Loch Ness to Roswell, wehere Eddie is forced to choose between saving humanity and recovering the information his family desperately needs. Though some supporting characters are clearly meant to be disposable, Eddie makes a likable hero, and fans will enjoy following him through this surprisingly complex mystery."
"As usual, the narrative moves at a fast clip and the sarcasm flows freely. Another action-packed melding of spy story and fantasy, featuring suave sleuthing, magican powers and a generous dash of dry wit."
"Once again, Green delivers a tale complete with witty dialogue, exciting action-packed adventure and close encounters of the bizarre kind -- in Green's classic wry style. A page-turner from first to last."
"Green's Drood books are fun, funny and action-packed, and Eddie is one of Green's most entertaining creations."
"Perhaps the best Eddie Drood adventure to date, with lots of snark, sardonic wit, violence and perhaps one of the most tender goodbyes in Green's canon. Fans will love it, and those interested in giving Green a try should pick it up. Strongly recommended.
-- SF Revu
"I thoroughly enjoyed The Spy Who Haunted Me, and I'll cheerfully recommend it to anyone who wants some wide-screen no-holds-barred, big ideas and snappy execution thereof, urban fantasy adventure."
-- Green Man Review
-- Gold Coast Bulletin (Australia)
"I can't think of anyone who writes this kind of light, occult adventure story more entertainingly than Green, and this is one of his best."
-- Critical Mass
"Fast, fun and furious ... It had me smiling all the while I read."
For FROM HELL WITH LOVE
Gripping, fast-paced, emotionally intense ... fans of the series will be delighted by the deft combination of urban fantasy adventure, sharp-edged sarcasm, and treachery upon treachery, which make this installment strong enough to stand alone as a great introduction to Green's work.
-- Publisher's Weekly
An intelligently written novel that advances the story of the characters while telling a ripping good yarn. I wholeheartedly recommend this novel.
-- Greenman Review
Filled with fun gadgetry, humor and underneath it all, some pointed observations about loyalty, family and the human quest for immortality. New readers will appreciate.
-- Romantic Times Book Review
A masterpiece of pulp fiction ... Green's imagination runs even wilder than usual in this action-filled tale.
-- Night Owl ReviewsReturn to Top
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