"Is this the end for Eddie Drood?"
Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted June 20, 2017
Science Fiction Alternate History
Eddie Drood is running out of time. He's been poisoned by
Dr. DOA and his torc is barely keeping him alive. With
Molly Metcalf by his side, Eddie hopes to escape the
alternate world he's been stranded on and find Dr. DOA
before he kills any others. Eddie is determined to kill
Dr. DOA, if it is the last thing he does before the
poison completely consumes his body. Is this the last
hurrah for Eddie Drood?
MOONBREAKER is the eleventh book in the Secret
Histories series and concludes the story arc started
in the prior book, DR. DOA. Simon R. Green helpfully
provides a summary of the events to remind us of all the
events that led to Eddie being poisoned and stranded in
an alternate reality. While the Secret Histories
series is one that is probably best read in order, I
would definitely read at least the prior book before
jumping into MOONBREAKER.
I love the Secret Histories series! Eddie Drood,
and his alternate ego Shaman Bond, are just sheer fun.
Yes, there\'s some slapstick humor but who can't help but
love this futuristic take on James Bond? Eddie's
dedication to his family and to doing the right thing
(which the secretive and powerful Drood family doesn't
always do) is admirable and MOONBREAKER showcases this
However, as much as I love Eddie, Eddie wouldn't be half
as much fun without Molly. Molly and her family are the
opposite of everything Eddie's family stands for in so
many ways- and yet somehow Molly and Eddie click together
just right. They provide balance to one another as she
keeps the Drood tendency to manipulate everyone under
control while Eddie tames Molly's wild witch side.
Together, Eddie and Molly are practically unstoppable-
and yet MOONBREAKER has the reader questioning if they've
finally met their match with DR. DOA.
The Secret Histories series only gets better and
better with each new installment. I won't reveal spoilers
but the sneaky hint in the last pages of the book has me
more than excited about the next book as Simon R. Green
is about to do what I've been waiting and hoping for.
Simon R. Green is one of my favorite authors and
MOONBREAKER only solidifies that opinion further. If you
love snarky science fiction and urban fantasy, give Simon
R. Green a try.
Ride shotgun with a “James Bond–of-the-supernatural”* as
the Secret Histories Novels take you careening through an
alternate London where around every corner a new kind of
My name is Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond, the very secret
agent. And I am a dead man walking.
I’ve been poisoned by Dr. DOA. There is no cure, no
treatment, no chance of a last-minute miracle. So all that
is left to me and my love, Molly Metcalf, is to track down
my killer and stop him before he can murder anyone else.
So whether that means fighting a secret army on another
world; or searching for a forgotten weapon in the Museum of
Unattached Oddities; or facing off against Grendel Rex, the
Unforgiven God, in the hidden heart of the Moon, for the
terrible secret that is Moonbreaker...I will do whatever it
takes, while I still can. Because the game isn’t over till I
say it’s over—and I still have one last card to play.
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