From the New York Times bestselling author of From a Drood to a Kill comes the next Secret Histories adventure, now in paperback The name is Drood, Eddie Drood, also known as Shaman Bond My family has been safeguarding humanity for generations, facing the hidden horrors of the world so you can sleep at night and remain oblivious to the existence of the monstrous nightmares among us Speaking of predatory night terrors, there is a man who gets away with murder A man who specializes in removing the problems from other peoples lives by killing the people who cause those problems He operates from the darkest shadows of the hidden world, coming and going unseen No one knows who he is, just his nom de mort Dr DOA.Somehow this demented doc poisoned me I dont know how he did it, when or where, but whatever is coursing through my veins seems to be immune to magic cures and treatments But thats not going to stop me from finding him and whoever hired him and giving them both a taste of their own medicine....
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DR. DOA (Secret Histories) Reviews
The Secret Histories series details the activities of super-spy and near immortal Eddie Drood, scion of the Drood family who for centuries have worked for British monarch and parliament protecting the realm against alien and magical intrusions of the Green Meanie variety. (Drood stands for Druid –did you get it?) Like all the Droods (well, most of them –they have their renegades too), Eddie possesses an alien device that armors him up and makes him invulnerable and other things when the times demand supernatural powers of him. In the outside world, Eddie goes by the name Shaman Bond. For the most part, he hides his membership in the Drood family but family business and spy business have a way of ending up twined together in this generally diverting though insubstantial series.
Love Green's work but he must have fallen so far behind on his deadline that the publisher agreed to break book #10 into two separate books. Be patient and wait until book 11 comes out, then both can be read together. This was VERY unsatisfying and the first time I've not enjoyed spending the $$ for a Simon Green series.
Sack your proof reader, some fairly obvious errors here that should've been caught by anyone paying half attention.
Green's Secret Histories frequently set up the forthcoming book in the series. This one is no exception, but the lack od resolution at the end was very unsatisfying... almost like this was the first part of a single longer work and not a standalone work itself. I love Simon Green but I would wait to purchase this one until the next volume is out.
I love the characters "Eddie Drood" and "Molly Metcalf" but the premise is getting old to me. It's not because there aren't still stories to be told in this fictional universe but, more, because Simon Green's style of throwing a score off-the-wall new characters and organizations at the reader every novel starts to grate. I like the world. I like the established characters. I just don't think we need to keep hearing about YA adventurer with a weird outlook/fetish/power or a new organization with a shady objective.
This was, by far, the worst book I've ever read from Simon R. Green (and I've read nearly everything he's written). It definitely felt like he no longer cared about the quality of his writing and was just putting pen to paper to get something out to get paid. The story line was weak, and it ended without a resolution. I've purchased every book in this series in hardback, but I'm so disappointed in this story that I won't even get the kindle version of the next book. Simon, you've done yourself and your readers a grave disservice.
I am a Simon Green junkie and would read his description of peeling a cucumber. But I was a little disappointed with this entry in the secret histories series. It didn't have the level of visceral insanity and humor that I have come to expect. Or at least it was not up to his usual standards. Every thing seemed dialed down a notch. Like he had the flu while he was writing it and just wasn't up to speed. It makes me wonder if his publishers are pushing him to turn out more and more books by dangling large checks in front of his eyes. Still. it IS Simon Green and on an off day he is better than virtually anyone else out there. So buy it. Read it. You won't be sorry.
One of the weakest entries in this series- it takes a long time to go nowhere and when you get to the end you discover it is only part one of the whole story. Simon R Green creates a wonderful universe with colorful and surreal characters, but in this book you (trying to avoid spoilers here) encounter one group after another, have things happen but end up making zero progress in the main situation the story is written about. It is like trying buy a special gift for a friend and spending the entire day going from store to store and finding nothing. I love his work, my biggest frustration is that the two series I followed for so long, the Ghostfinders and the Nightside series have now ended.