The Droods see it as their family duty to maintain order
and fight evil that occurs in the world. For centuries,
they have left the Nightside alone, allowing that hidden
otherworldly realm that lurks within London and where
anything can and will happen. Ancient pacts have kept the
two separate, but now the Nightside has intruded on the
rest of the world by mysteriously expanding its
boundaries. The Droods now deem the Nightside a threat.
What will happen when the Droods go to war with the
NIGHT FALL is the twelfth and concluding book in the
Histories series. However, for Simon R.
Green fans NIGHT FALL is so much more as it ties together
characters from two of his other series, the Ghost
Findersand most importantly the Nightside
series. There are also references to his SHADOWS FALL
book, which is the only one of those mentioned I'm not
familiar with. I would highly suggest having at least
some familiarity with both the Secret Histories
series as well as the Nightside series in order to
fully enjoy and appreciate NIGHT FALL.
I admit that it's with more than a little sadness that I
finished reading NIGHT FALL as I'm sorry to see the
conclusion of some of my favorite series. I also have to
admit that I sneaked a peek at the end as Simon R. Green
makes it clear that no character is safe when the Droods
and the Nightside go to war. No spoilers, but I'm still
reeling from shock over some of the deaths, much as I did
after the conclusion of the last Harry Potter book. Yes,
it's just that shocking for fans of the Secret
Histories and Nightside series.
One of the aspects I liked the most about NIGHT FALL is
that Simon R. Green doesn't favor the Secret
Histories characters simply because the book is
listed under that series and not the Nightside
series. Instead, the Nightside gives as good as it gets,
taking on the Droods with all the trickery we'd expect
from this dark side of London. Even in the face of the
seemingly hopeless task of defeating the Droods, the
characters in the Nightside stand firm and fight as best
they know how. Fans of Dead Boy and Julien Advent will
particularly appreciate their involvement.
NIGHT FALL is the book all Simon R. Green fans have been
waiting for- and the one we've all dreaded as well.
Saying goodbye to beloved characters is never easy but
Simon R. Green tackles the issue just how we'd expect
Eddie Drood, John Taylor, Shotgun Suzie, Molly Metcalf,
and the rest of the Droods and the Nightside to handle
it. We get to see a glimpse of all the characters we've
grown to love, from the main characters right down to
William the Librarian and his rabbit, Pookah. Simon R.
Green knocks this one out of the ballpark as NIGHT FALL
concludes both series with just the right kind of urban
fantasy mayhem we had hoped for. I look forward to the
next adventures Simon R. Green has in store for us as he
moves on to new worlds and new characters.
From the New York Times bestselling author of
Moonbreaker comes the epic final Secret Histories
adventure, where the Droods will take on the most unexpected
of enemies: the inhabitants of the Nightside.
Droods are all about control, making people do what they're
told for the greater good. The Nightside is all about
choice: good and bad and everything in between. The Droods
want to make the world behave. The Nightside wants to party.
They were never going to get along.
ancient Pacts have kept the Droods out of the Nightside, but
now the Droods see the Nightside as a threat to the whole
world. They march into the long night, in their armour, to
put it under their control. All too soon, the two sides are
at war. It's Eddie Drood and Molly Metcalf against John
Taylor and Shotgun Suzie. The Drood Sarjeant-at-Arms and
their Armourer against Dead Boy and Razor Eddie. More groups
join in: the London Knights, the Ghost Finders, the Spawn of
Frankenstein, Shadows Fall, and the Soulhunters. Science and
magic are running wild, there's blood running in the
gutters, and the bodies are piling