Ride shotgun with a “James Bond–of-the-supernatural”* as the Secret Histories Novels take you careering through an alternate London where around every corner a new kind of danger awaits....
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.
Author: Simon R. Green
Series: Secret Histories #11
Published by Ace Source: Publisher
Published: June 6, 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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I’m reading my first book by author Simon R. Green. Knowing I was jumping into a series this far in, book #11!, without knowing anything about it was risky. But still, I liked the cover of Moonbreaker. It reminded me of the covers of ScyFy stories back in the 80s. The blurb wasn’t bad either so I took a leap of faith and jumped into reading. So glad that I did!
This was one of those books that caught me by surprise. Honestly, at first, I felt a bit disoriented. Quite a bit was going on and I’m assuming I would have had to read the previous books to know what was going on. There wasn’t a whole lot of recapping done outside of Eddie was dying and had been poisoned by Edmund aka Dr. DOA. I wasn’t sure what the importance of who the Droods were or what Molly’s place in the whole story was aside from a sidekick to Eddie. The little bit finally kicked in place that she was his girlfriend, and reflecting back on the blurb, DOH! It said it right there.
Yes, lot’s going on, confused, thinking of giving it up and suddenly it clicked! I started to enjoy the story. The energy of the chase really started drawing me in. As Eddie and Molly pursue Edmund across worlds/universes/the moon, I found myself not carrying about all that I missed from the previous books. This here and now timeline was so exciting with all its crazy twists, the bantering and interesting characters, I was just soaking it in and enjoying myself. The pacing is fast as Eddie tackles each situation each thrown at him. The combination of humor, surprises, and craziness lured me in, kept me from putting down the book. It all ends on a high note with just enough of a dunt-dunt-da cliffy that isn’t frustrating yet has me wanting to know what happens next. I might have to go back and start the series from the beginning while I wait for the next book to come out. Either way, Moonbreaker was high action fun and well worth the time reading.