I might have faced reading this book with a bit of trepidation. I have
only read one book before in the¬†Secret Histories¬†series (MOONBREAKER) and no books
from the¬†Nightside¬†series and¬†Ghost Finders¬†series. However, I did not
need to worry. This book was just as much fun reading as
MOONBREAKER. NIGHT FALLS is
the conclusion of both the¬†Secret Histories¬†and the¬†Nightside¬†series.
It's a massive book, with lots of characters popping in and out of the
story and it's a bloody marvelous book. Ever since I started to read
the¬†Ishmael Jones¬†series has I been a big fan of Simon R. Green, and I
just love the fact that I now have several new series that I want to read.
In NIGHT FALLS two worlds collide.
The Droods go to war on the Nightside to bring order to the world after
Nightside starts to expand its borders. This expansion is a mystery to
the inhabitants of Nightside, and John Taylor is trying to figure out
what is going on. It doesn't help that Eddie Drood and Molly Metcalf are
sent by the Drops to investigate. And, suddenly chaos breaks out and
that is pretty much a good description of the rest of the book. And I
loved it. It's a bloody mayhem and you have no clue who will live and
who will die. One thing that I found really impressive was how easy it
was to keep track of all the characters, most of them new to me, and
also never feeling lost when more characters were introduced along the
I might be an exception, but I have never any real problems starting a
new series with a random book. However, reading this book as the first
ever Simon R. Green book might be a bit daunting. Still, I had just read
MOONBREAKER before I read NIGHT
FALLS and I found no problems with that, but since this is the last
book for two series might it be more fun to start from the beginning (of
both series, or three since not sure if this is the end of Ghost Finders as
well). If you are a fan of adventures paranormal books with humor then
you definitely should read Simon R. Green's books!
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