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Publisher Comments:

From the New York Times-bestselling author of the Deathstalker and Nightside series comes a new kind of hero in an old kind of war.

All those things you hear about as a kid? The boogeyman under the bed? The creature in the closet? They're for real, people.

Eddie Drood knows they're for real. His family has kept humanity safe from the things that go bump in the night. For ages, they've held back the nightmares, locked the doors, barred the gates, and put righteous boot to monster arse on a nightly basis.

But now Eddie's in trouble. One of his own has convinced the rest of the family that Eddie's become a menace, and that humanity needs to be protected from him. So he's on the run, using every trick in the book, magical and otherwise, hoping he lives long enough to prove his innocence. And he knows how dangerous the Droods can be — because he's one of them

Review:

"Readers who recognize the pun on Ian Fleming's James Bond title, The Man with the Golden Gun, will find the secret agent in question has more up his sleeve than a fancy car and some high-tech gadgets in this first of a new fantasy series from bestseller Green (Deathstalker). Meet Shaman Bond, aka Eddie Drood, scion of the ancient Drood family, devoted to 'protecting humanity from the forces of darkness.' Protected by the 'secret weapon' received at birth by all members of the Drood family — a magical gold torc (i.e., a neck ring) that turns into a suit of nearly impervious golden armor — Eddie faces arcane dangers with healthy doses of wry self-confidence and sarcasm. Then the family matriarch sends him on a mission that turns out to be a deadly setup. Declared a rogue, Eddie teams up with short-tempered witch Molly Metcalf to find out why he's been betrayed. This spy yarn is packed with enough humor, action and plot twists to satisfy fans who prefer their adventure shaken, not stirred. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"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." Booklist

Review:

"With crossover appeal to fans of urban fantasy and adventure/suspense, this witty fantasy adventure belongs in most libraries." Library Journal

Synopsis:

From the New York Times-bestselling author of the Deathstalker and Nightside series comes a new kind of hero — one who fights the good fight against some very old Joes.

Synopsis:

For “enjoyable, fast-paced, and fun entertainment” (SF Revu), New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green employs his license to thrill in the Secret Histories Novels featuring the first name in supernatural spy-craft…

 

My name is Drood, Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond. For generations my family has protected you ordinary mortals against things that lurk in the darkness, just out of sight, but not at all out of mind.

 

Unfortunately, Ive had a falling out with my near and dear (some of whom were trying to kill me), so my true love—and powerful witch—Molly Metcalf and I are now in the employ of The Department of the Uncanny. Weve been given an Extremely Important Assignment: attend Casino Infernale, an annual event held by the Shadow Bank, financiers of all global supernatural crime. Our mission: rig the game and bring down the Shadow Bank.

 

But at Casino Infernale, the stakes are high indeed—winner takes all and losers give up their souls…

 

Synopsis:

For “enjoyable, fast-paced, and fun entertainment” (SF Revu), New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green employs his license to thrill in the Secret Histories Novels featuring the first name in supernatural spy-craft…

 

My name is Drood, Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond. For generations my family has protected you ordinary mortals against things that lurk in the darkness, just out of sight, but not at all out of mind.

 

Unfortunately, Ive had a falling out with my near and dear (some of whom were trying to kill me), so my true love—and powerful witch—Molly Metcalf and I are now in the employ of The Department of the Uncanny. Weve been given an Extremely Important Assignment: attend Casino Infernale, an annual event held by the Shadow Bank, financiers of all global supernatural crime. Our mission: rig the game and bring down the Shadow Bank.

 

But at Casino Infernale, the stakes are high indeed—winner takes all and losers give up their souls…

 

About the Author

Simon R. Green is a New York Times bestselling author. He lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451461452
Author:
Green, Simon R.
Publisher:
Roc Hardcover
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
SECRET HISTORIES
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.28x6.34x1.31 in. 1.29 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 400 pages Roc - English 9780451461452 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Readers who recognize the pun on Ian Fleming's James Bond title, The Man with the Golden Gun, will find the secret agent in question has more up his sleeve than a fancy car and some high-tech gadgets in this first of a new fantasy series from bestseller Green (Deathstalker). Meet Shaman Bond, aka Eddie Drood, scion of the ancient Drood family, devoted to 'protecting humanity from the forces of darkness.' Protected by the 'secret weapon' received at birth by all members of the Drood family — a magical gold torc (i.e., a neck ring) that turns into a suit of nearly impervious golden armor — Eddie faces arcane dangers with healthy doses of wry self-confidence and sarcasm. Then the family matriarch sends him on a mission that turns out to be a deadly setup. Declared a rogue, Eddie teams up with short-tempered witch Molly Metcalf to find out why he's been betrayed. This spy yarn is packed with enough humor, action and plot twists to satisfy fans who prefer their adventure shaken, not stirred. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "With crossover appeal to fans of urban fantasy and adventure/suspense, this witty fantasy adventure belongs in most libraries."
"Synopsis" by , From the New York Times-bestselling author of the Deathstalker and Nightside series comes a new kind of hero — one who fights the good fight against some very old Joes.
"Synopsis" by ,
For “enjoyable, fast-paced, and fun entertainment” (SF Revu), New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green employs his license to thrill in the Secret Histories Novels featuring the first name in supernatural spy-craft…

 

My name is Drood, Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond. For generations my family has protected you ordinary mortals against things that lurk in the darkness, just out of sight, but not at all out of mind.

 

Unfortunately, Ive had a falling out with my near and dear (some of whom were trying to kill me), so my true love—and powerful witch—Molly Metcalf and I are now in the employ of The Department of the Uncanny. Weve been given an Extremely Important Assignment: attend Casino Infernale, an annual event held by the Shadow Bank, financiers of all global supernatural crime. Our mission: rig the game and bring down the Shadow Bank.

 

But at Casino Infernale, the stakes are high indeed—winner takes all and losers give up their souls…

 

"Synopsis" by ,
For “enjoyable, fast-paced, and fun entertainment” (SF Revu), New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green employs his license to thrill in the Secret Histories Novels featuring the first name in supernatural spy-craft…

 

My name is Drood, Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond. For generations my family has protected you ordinary mortals against things that lurk in the darkness, just out of sight, but not at all out of mind.

 

Unfortunately, Ive had a falling out with my near and dear (some of whom were trying to kill me), so my true love—and powerful witch—Molly Metcalf and I are now in the employ of The Department of the Uncanny. Weve been given an Extremely Important Assignment: attend Casino Infernale, an annual event held by the Shadow Bank, financiers of all global supernatural crime. Our mission: rig the game and bring down the Shadow Bank.

 

But at Casino Infernale, the stakes are high indeed—winner takes all and losers give up their souls…

 

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