Simon R. Green is the author of the bestselling DEATHSTALKER cycle, the New York Times bestseller ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, and many other novels. He lives in Bradford-upon-Avon in Wiltshire.
In NIGHT FALL, New York Times-bestselling author Simon R. Green brings the Secret Histories series to a stunning conclusion. The Nightside is London's hidden heart and secret soul, packed full of sin and shadows. It's a place where it's always three o'clock in the morning and dawn never comes. John Taylor, once a private eye specializing in lost causes, runs the Nightside-as much as anyone can be said to run a place where anything goes.For generations, the Drood clan has guarded London from demons, aliens, and secret organizations, but a strict series of pacts and agreements has kept their authority out of the Nightside itself. Something's changed, though, and the Nightside's boundaries are expanding-and threatening not just London but all of humanityEddie Drood, along with his girlfriend Molly Metcalf, must enter the Nightside, figure out what's disrupted the delicate balance, and come face-to-face with John Taylor-before the whole universe is turned inside out.Praise for NIGHT FALL:"e;A splendid riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, conveyed with trademark wisecracking humor, and carried out with maximum bloodshed and mayhem. In a word, irresistible."e; -Kirkus (Starred)"e;Green wraps up the Secret Histories and the Nightside series (and a few more) in a massive kitchen-sink of a battle between the righteous Droods and the lawless Nightside that brings together a host of old characters with a bunch of impossibly deadly weapons, a massive body count, and a healthy sprinkling of humor."e; -Locus
From the author of the Nightside seriesEddie Drood has finally cornered his archenemy after searching the galaxy end-to-end. But before Eddie can strike, Dr. DOA strands Eddie and his girlfriend, Molly Metcalf, in an alternate universe where the Drood clan have been systematically murdered.The key to their escape lies in this dimension's eerie and abandoned Drood Hall. Among the ruins, Eddie and Molly discover a mysterious creature who may be able to help them get home in exchange for a favor only a Drood could honor. But Eddie must move quickly if he's to put a stop to Dr. DOA definitively-all the while reckoning with the fatal poison spreading through his body.
My name is Eddie Drood, and the Powers That Be have taken everything...Eddie Drood has lost everyone important to him. His parents mysteriously disappeared and no one else in his family seems to care. His beloved uncle, the last family member he could trust, has just passed away. And now his girlfriend, Molly Metcalf, is missing.On his own and without the protection of the Drood family, Eddie pieces together the truth of their disappearances: both his parents and Molly have been kidnapped by the mysterious Powers That Be. Eddie has to break a few Drood family rules and a few ancient treaties to follow them. He'll have to risk everything to win their freedom, or lose their lives -- and their souls -- forever.
My name is Eddie Drood, and I'm running out of time...Eddie has been fatally poisoned. Not even his most powerful allies can save him. Certain death awaits, and Eddie is determined to find out who poisoned him before he succumbs. Eddie soon learns that there is only one person who could be behind the attack: Dr. DOA. Even the most formidable in the underworld are afraid to whisper Dr. DOA's name, and no one knows where Eddie might find a man who operates in the darkest shadows. But Eddie has his heart set on revenge. With his health failing and time running out, he has to catch up to Dr. DOA before his time runs out.
Lewis Deathstalker has succeeded at the impossible: he's found Owen Deathstalker, presumed dead for the last two hundred years. Owen's return strikes a crippling blow to the Empire as his military joins the rebellion. But Owen himself has a larger mission. He -- and according to prophecy, he alone -- must travel back in time to stop the steadily advancing Terror before the galaxy is destroyed, leaving his descendant Lewis in command of the growing rebel army.Even as Emperor Finn Durandal's empire is on the brink of annihilation from the Terror, he will do anything, no matter how evil, to retain power. Lewis is equally determined to take Finn down and restore the rightful ruler to the throne.Deathstalker Coda is the exciting finale to the beloved space opera series from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green.
Take a journey through the Age of Heroes...After falling in love with the king's intended, Lewis Deathstalker is now exiled, an outlaw from the empire he faithfully served for so long. With Lewis out of the way, former, Paragon Finn Durandal, has led a silent coup to wrest control from the king and set himself up as the power behind the throne. But Durandal is not the Empire's biggest threat. The Terror that Owen Deathstalker prophesied nearly 200 years ago is almost upon them, and Owen is supposedly the only one who can save civilization from unspeakable horrors. Lewis, unwilling to believe that the galaxy's savior is dead, sets off to the darkest reaches of the Galaxy to find his lost ancestor.Lewis intends to retrace Owen's footsteps and overturn every possible lead. But with Finn in control of the empire's massive forces, he is outmanned and outgunned at every turn. Lewis must stay one step ahead of Finn's ever-expanding reach if he has any hope of discovering Owen's fate.Deathstalker Return is the seventh book in the beloved New York Timesbestselling author Simon R. Green's beloved space opera series.
A golden age doesn't last forever...Owen Deathstalker sacrificed everything to topple a corrupt empire and usher humanity into an age of peace and prosperity. Now Lewis Deathstalker, Owen's descendant, carries on the family name and honor as a Paragon, warriors famed for their skill and heroism who dispense the king's justice throughout the galaxy.However, two hundred years have passed since Owen and his gang of heroes disappeared into legend, and the peace that the Deathstalker bought with his life is quickly coming to an end. Amidst political uncertainty, Lewis's oldest friend, Douglas, ascends the throne and names Lewis to the archaic, and largely symbolic, role of King's Champion. But Lewis quickly finds that he has all the bad luck of his famous ancestor and that his old allies have become his enemies.Surrounded on all sides by plots and treason with the political situation spiralling out of control, Lewis is exiled from court in disgrace. Now it's the new Deathstalker's turn to save the empire with only a ragged band of allies as chaos spreads throughout the empire and threatens to end the golden age.
The Ghost Finders are in deep trouble - but is teaming up with their evil ghost-busting rivals at the Crowley Institute really the answer?The North Sea is bitterly cold, grey and unfriendly . . . and it's also home to a major threat to humanity. The interdimensional entity known as the Flesh Undying, a monstrous being of unimaginable power, is way out of the Ghost Finders' league, so JC Chance, Melody Chambers and Happy Jack Palmer have no choice but to accept an alliance with their evil counterpart, Project Crowley.What they don't yet know is that the creature lurking in the seabed has already turned its eye upon the Ghost Finders - and dispatched an assassin with a deadly vendetta against them . . .Forces from Beyond is the sixth and final title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Ghost Finders series featuring Eddie Drood.
Official hero of the great rebellion, Owen Deathstalker fought impossible odds to throw down the Empress Lionstone XIV and destroy the corrupt Empire. That should have been enough to be feted, honored, and finally retired. Unfortunately, the new Parliament has some different ideas. There's no rest for a Deathstalker.As newly appointed Imperial bounty hunter, Owen tracks down the most dangerous war criminals. His current target: Valentine Wolfe, depraved right hand of the Empress and so-called "e;butcher of Virimonde."e; Valentine's latest atrocities are both staggering and deeply personal to Owen, but revenge may have to wait.Humanity faces extermination from enemies new and old, while the fledgling Parliament struggles to maintain control. Worse still, something is alive and beginning to stir in the Darkvoid. The odds are stacked against him again, but Owen Deathstalker will have to face his destiny one more time...or forever damn the future of mankind.Deathstalker: Honor is the fourth book in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's beloved space opera series.
Owen Deathstalker has a prophecy to fulfill. Just as the espers foretold, Owen tumbled an empire and witnessed the end of everything he believed in...all that's left to do is die. But Owen has a few more scores he'd like to settle before his borrowed time is up.The Empire is besieged by nanotechnology plagues and AI invasions, while mysterious and horrific beings, known as "e;the Recreated,"e; descend from the Darkvoid. But right now, Owen's only concern is rescuing Hazel d'Ark from the vicious Blood Runners who abducted her. He's already lost so much to become the leader and warrior he never wanted to be; he'll be damned if he loses Hazel too. So one more time, Owen Deathstalker will step up and be the hero--for Hazel, and then for Humanity. One more time, he'll call upon the gifts of the Deathstalker Clan to fulfill his destiny and face death. All while knowing that every "e;one more time"e; could be his last. Deathstalker: Destiny is the fifth book in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's beloved space opera series. Don't miss the next chapter of the Deathstalker universe in Deathstalker: Legacy.
To the Empire, Owen Deathstalker is an Outlaw. To the inhuman Hadenmen, he is the Redeemer. And to the underground, he is humanity's last hope. Above all else, he is the last of a legendary warrior clan who is determined to bring down an Empire rotted by corruption, greed, and institutionalized slavery. Owen will fire the first shot by breaching Golgotha, the heavily guarded home planet of the Empress and the location of her overflowing coffers. Besides enraging and embarrassing the Iron Bitch (one of the few perks of leading the revolution), robbing the Empire will help to fund the rebellion and garner support from the public. But starting a revolution is one thing. To win it, Owen and his companions will have to convince key planets to join the fight. Scattered across the galaxy, Owen's band of misfits struggle to embrace their new roles as leaders while facing espionage, treachery, and the unexpected challenges of making their rebellion a reality. Deathstalker: Rebellion is the second book in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's beloved space opera series.
Owen Deathstalker doesn't trust anyone, even his companions...especially his companions. But for the diplomatic mission to Mistworld, he'll have to try. Representing the Golgotha underground, Owen hopes to bring the planet into the rebellion--their powerful psychic "e;espers"e; would be an invaluable asset. But that's not Owen's only reason for visiting Mistworld.In fact, everyone aboard the Sunstrider II has a secret agenda. While Owen looks for an information-gathering network that his father set up, all-too-perfect Jack Random seeks out former allies, volatile esper Jenny Psycho searches for information about her power, and ex-pirate Hazel d'Ark pursues an old vice. Of course, success won't be easy and there's little time to spare.The Empire's recent esper attack already left Mistworld physically and politically exposed. Playing host to the leaders of the rebellion only makes the planet a juicier target and this time, the Empress will deploy her most ruthless weapon to crush Owen Deathstalker and the uprising, once and for all.Deathstalker: War is the third book in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's beloved space opera series.
Ghost-busting is never simple: just ask the Ghost Finder's of New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Carnacki Institute.In a quiet London suburb, four university students are holding a s ance in a house everyone knows is haunted - and, of course, it goes terribly wrong. Whatever or whoever they managed to summon has left them nothing but empty shells.Enter the Ghost Finders, ready to confront the enraged poltergeist and battle for the students' very souls.It's all in a day's work for the Carnacki Institute operatives - except this day is going to get very nasty indeed. What they're about to discover is that another entity had also breached the veil between worlds and crossed the threshold into ours . . . and they soon realise that it's not just four lives at stake, but all lives - humanity itself is being threatened with annihilation.Voices From Beyond is the fifth book in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Ghost Finders series.
Owen Deathstalker, last of the infamous warrior Clan, always considered himself more of a writer than a fighter, preferring his history books to making any actual history with a sword. But books won't protect him from Her Imperial Majesty Lionstone XIV, who just Outlawed and condemned Owen to death, without any explanation, reason, or warning. No wonder she's called the Iron Bitch.Now, on the run from Imperial starcruisers, shady mercenaries, and just about everyone else in the Empire, Owen's options are limited. Though the name Deathstalker still commands respect in certain quarters, out on the Rim, Owen is lucky he can cobble together a makeshift team of castoffs, including an ex-pirate, a cyborg, and a bounty hunter. But allies won't be enough to save him.If he's to live, Owen can either run forever...or take down the corrupt Empire. To do that, he'll need the fabled Darkvoid Device-an artifact dating back to the first Deathstalker and perhaps the only weapon powerful enough to help this ragtag rebellion win. The time has come for Owen to finally embrace his Deathstalker heritage...and all the blood and death that go along with it.Deathstalker is the first book in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's beloved space opera series.
The Carnacki Institute is all about ghosts - or at least, keeping them under control.Their latest assignment sees JC and the team sent to a small country village, site of a famously haunted inn. At first, JC thinks that the spirits in the King's Arms are more the stuff of urban legend than anything that needs the Ghost Finders' expertise. But one story rings true: the tale of a traveller trapped in the inn by an unusual thunderstorm. She retired to her room for the night - and vanished.Trapped by an unusual thunderstorm - like the one that begins raging outside shortly after they arrive . . . As the team investigates, they are forced, one by one, to face some hard truths about themselves, their relationships and the haunting itself - truths that may push Happy Jack over the edge into the madness he has always feared . . .Spirits from Beyond is the fourth title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Ghost Finders series.
JC, Melody and Happy Jack are looking forward to working a straightforward case for a change. They're about to be disappointed.After the potentially world-altering events of their last assignment, the Ghost Finders are looking forward to working a more run-of-the-mill case. The team has asked to investigate a haunted theatre (aren't they all?).The Hayburn Theatre is in the middle of renovations, but work has been thrown off schedule by some peculiar and unnatural activities - standard haunting stuff. But there is nothing standard about the Phantom of the Hayburn, an ancient evil with the ability to alter reality itself. The team will need to push their skills - and luck - to the limit if they hope to leave the theatre in one piece.Ghost of a Dream is the third title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Ghost Finders series.
Quests are overratedAll his life, Prince Rupert thrilled in the glorious exploits of his royal ancestors. Finally embarking on his own heroic journey, Rupert realizes there's a lot the minstrels leave out of their songs. On the hunt for a mythical dragon, besieged by demons, and navigating the cursed Darkwood with a smart-mouthed unicorn, Rupert is becoming somewhat disenchanted with legends. But even if he succeeds, peril awaits, because the king never intended for his spare heir to return from this fool's errand. Now, with the help of a few unusual allies, Rupert must make up the story as he goes--outmaneuvering assassins, thwarting the voracious spread of the Darkwood, and grappling with rumors of a powerful evil's return. Rupert may not be the hero Forest Kingdom wanted, but at this rate, he's the only one they're going to get.New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's trademark wit and genre-twisting narrative sparkles in Blue Moon Rising, the first book of The Forest Kingdom series.
One more 'Once upon a time...'No one knows the hero business like Hawk and Fisher. That's why they started the Hawk and Fisher Memorial Academy-to share their skills with the next generation of heroes. Decades later, their Hero Academy is the Dutchy of Lancre's most profitable tourist attraction, its greatest pride, and now...its biggest problem.During auditions for the next class of students, an assassin ambushes Hawk and Fisher, setting off a powerful chain of events that could destroy the Forest Kingdom. For the Blue Moon rises once more, and with it, a familiar and formidable foe that Hawk and Fisher thought they'd never see again-the Demon Prince.Now, Hawk and Fisher must embark on one final quest. Joining forces with their children, they'll reunite with old friends, visit legendary lands, and battle infamous villains to stop the Demon Prince once and for all. Hanging in the balance is the future of their bloodline, the kingdom, and the world.Once in a Blue Moon is the compelling conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's beloved The Forest Kingdom series.
Hawk and Fisher: partners, husband and wife, Captains in Haven's City Guard. Known, respected, and mostly feared, Hawk and Fisher fight crime, pursue justice, and protect Haven with their unique blend of strength, steel, and razor-sharp instinct. Haven's citizens have never needed their protection more. The city is a hotbed of violence and corruption, where the natural and supernatural constantly collide, ready to boil over at any moment. Hawk and Fisher have their work cut out for them-for even by daylight, Haven is a dark place.Swords of Haven brings together the first three novels in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's beloved Hawk & Fisher series:Hawk & FisherA high-level city official is murdered during a dinner party and Hawk and Fisher have only a few hours to find the killer among the guests, including powerful spell-casters, cunning politicians, Haven royalty, and the victim's own wife.Winner Takes AllHawk & Fisher grapple with dark magics, devious politicians, and deadly assassins when they're assigned to protect James Adamant, a fiery young politician whose plan to root out Haven's corruption makes him very popular...as a target.The God KillerNo one is safe in Haven, not even the Gods! When divine residents of the Street of Gods fall prey to a murderer, Hawk & Fisher must team up with an exclusive tactical unit to catch the killer before all hell breaks loose in Haven.
Only two things stand between Haven's law abiding citizens and the city's notoriously dangerous criminal element: Hawk and Fisher. As Captains of the Haven City Guard, Hawk and Fisher deliver justice, root out corruption, and fight crime with a deadly combination of sharp steel and even sharper instincts. But it isn't easy. A volatile mix of natural and supernatural violence, Haven is a terrible place to be after dark...and not much better during daylight.Guards of Haven collects books #4 through #6 of New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's beloved Hawk & Fisher series.Wolf in the FoldIn a risky undercover case, Hawk and Fisher have only 24-hours at a high society funeral to catch a shapeshifting spy with a dangerous secret who hides among one of Haven's wealthiest families.Guard Against DishonorWhen the influx of a deadly new drug threatens Haven, Hawk and Fisher must track down and crush the source, pitting them against Haven's most powerful politicians, its sleaziest criminals, and...each other.The Bones of HavenAmid tense political negotiations in Haven, Hawk and Fisher join forces with the Special Wizardry and Tactics team to stop a ruthless terrorist who is determined to drag the country into a brutal war.
The Operatives of the Carnacki Institute are prepared for anything . . . except this. When the Ghost Finders answer a distress call from the private research centre of one of the biggest drug companies in the world, the last thing they expect to encounter is a threat to the building's very existence. A team of police were called in - but never came out. A national security team followed, but no one's heard anything from them either.The Ghost Finders are the drug company's last chance, but they have the wrong equipment, and no idea what they're facing - except an extremely tight deadline. Their only chance is to rely on their secret weapon: JC's very lovely - and very dead - girlfriend.Ghost of a Smile is the sequel to Ghost of a Chance and the second title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Ghost Finders series.
Meet the operatives of the Carnacki Institute. The Institute's operatives are the best of the best: JC Chance, team leader, is undoubtedly brave, sharp as a tack, incredibly charming - and almost unbearably arrogant. Melody Chambers may be a science geek, but she's also the techno-wizard extraordinaire who keeps their anti-supernatural equipment running. And as for Happy Jack Palmer: their terminally gloomy telepath is the last person anyone would want navigating through their head.Their mission: Do Something About Ghosts. That means lay them to rest, send them packing, or just kick their nasty ectoplasmic arses with extreme prejudice . . . Their current is a haunting deep underground, in London's Oxford Circus tube station, but things become difficult when their rival team - the Crowley Project - get involved.Ghost of a Chance is the first title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Ghost Finders series.
Call me Drood, Eddie Drood. Some know me as Shaman Bond but most don't want to know me at all - especially when I'm in need of help. Not everybody appreciates what the Droods do, which means an endless succession of assassination attempts and very few people to rely on. Things have been especially tough for Eddie recently - his parents are missing in action, his grandfather has been murdered and the future of his family lies in the iron grasp of the Lady Faire, an incredibly seductive, dangerous, and powerful being. She possesses an ancient object that can save the Droods, so, of course, Eddie needs to steal it from her. Easier said than done . . . Property of a Lady Faire is the eighth and final title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Secret Histories series featuring Eddie Drood.
Welcome to the Nightside, the secret heart of London where it's always 3am and the creatures of the night congregate. If you're looking for a place to indulge the darker side of your nature, this collection of short stories from the Nightside is what you need.Delve into ten macabre mysteries that shine a dim light into the neighbourhood's darkest corners, revealing things that refused to stay hidden - and to hell with the consequences.Take a walk with some of the deadly and dangerous denizens of the Nightside, like Razor Eddie, Dead Boy and Larry Oblivion, who are about to encounter things even more inhuman and inhumane than they are. And join John Taylor, the PI with a knack for finding lost things, as he confronts Sir Francis Varney, King of the Vampires, in a never-before-published novella-length adventure.There may be nothing to be afraid of in the dark, but there's plenty to be afraid of in the Nightside ...
My name is Drood, Eddie Drood, but I should probably change that. My family has cast me out, but that doesn't mean the fight is over. Unfortunately, Eddie's had a falling out with his nearest and dearest - some of whom were trying to kill him, so he has a valid excuse. Now, he and his true love (and powerful witch), Molly Metcalf, are now in the employ of The Department of the Uncanny. Their Extremely Important Assignment is to attend Casino Infernale, an annual event held by the Shadow Bank, financiers of all global supernatural crime. Their mission: rig the game and bring the corrupt corporation crashing down. But at Casino Infernale, the stakes are high indeed - the winner takes all and the losers give up their souls . . . Casino Infernale is the seventh title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Secret History series featuring Eddie Drood.
The name is Drood, Eddie Drood - and yes, I'm now the last. Recently, my family was wiped out, but I will get them back.Eddie recently suffered a slight case of death, but thanks for Molly, his best girl (who also happens to be a powerful witch), he managed to get over that right quick. Unfortunately, his family wasn't so lucky - his family home, Drood Hall, was destroyed in his absence, and all of his relatives were killed.He's not fond of being the Last Drood, but he soon realises that things aren't exactly as they appeared. The home wasn't destroyed; it was caught in a dimension engine, sending Drood Hall and everyone inside it into an alternate Earth, and replacing it with a burnt-out doppleg nger. Eddie's family is out there - somewhere! - all he has to do is find them.Live and Let Drood is the sixth title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Secret History series featuring Eddie Drood.
I'm Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond and my family holds back the forces of darkness. It's a full-time job - and we're good at it . . .But now, the Droods have hit a bad patch, what with the death of their Matriarch and the discovery that she was killed by one of their own. It's left the family in more than a bit of disarray, and the forces of darkness are taking advantage of the situation. A satanic conspiracy is brewing - one that could throw humanity directly into the clutches of the Biggest of the Big Bads, forever.Things are looking grim and Eddie can't help - he's suffering from a slight case of death . . . For Heaven's Eyes Only is the fifth title in Simon R. Green's Secret History series featuring Eddie Drood.
The Drood matriarch is dead, and Shaman Bond is home to figure out whodunit. But he'd better act fast if he wants to take them down.It's no walk in the park being a Drood. The family that has protected humanity from the things that go bump in the night for centuries but they aren't much liked, not by the monsters they vanished - not that that's surprising - nor the ungrateful humans they saved. They don't even always like each other. Now the Drood Matriarch is dead, and it's up to Eddie, aka Shaman Bond, acting head of the family, to figure out whodunit. Unpopular opinion is divided: it was either Eddie's best girl, Molly, or Eddie himself. And Eddie knows he didn't do it.From Hell with Love is the fourth title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Secret History series featuring Eddie Drood.
Eddie Drood's clan has been protecting mankind for centuries - and now he's supposed to be in charge. But nothing is ever easy for Shaman Bond. Legendary Independent Agent Alexander King is on his deathbed, and he's looking to bestow all his wisdom - and his priceless secrets - to a worthy successor. To decide who that's going to be, King has summoned six of the best - including Eddie, of course - to give them his orders: The first to solve all five great mysteries is the winner. He figures that by the time they've finished backstabbing and betraying each other, there'll be just one man - or woman - left. Unsurprisingly, Eddie must be the last man standing, as King holds a secret that is extremely important to the Droods - the identity of the traitor in their midst . . . The Spy Who Haunted Me is the third book in the Secret History series by New York Times bestselling author of Daemon's are Forever.
Humanity's at risk - again - and we need a special kind of secret agent to save our collective arses . . . so step up Eddie Drood!During World War II, the Droods made a pact with some nasty buggers from another dimension known as the Loathly Ones, in order to defeat the Nazis. But once the war was won and the pact was fulfilled, the Loathly Ones decided that they liked this world too much to leave, and the Droods are the only thing stopping them from world domination.Unfortunately, it seems that Eddie may not be able to trust every member of his family, and if he chooses the wrong horse to back, everything he - and the rest of humanity - holds dear will go up in smoke.Daemons are Forever is the second book in the Secret History series from the New York Times bestselling author of The Man with the Golden Torc.
Meet a new kind of hero in an old kind of war: Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond. He protects humanity from the bad guys.All those things you hear about as a kid? The boogeyman under the bed? The creature in the closet? They're for real, and Eddie Drood's family has kept humanity safe from the things that go bump in the night for centuries. They hold back the nightmares, lock the doors, bar 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 humanity needs to be protected from him. So he's on the run, using every trick in the book, magical and otherwise, to live long enough to prove his innocence. He knows how dangerous the Droods can be - after all, he's one of themThe Man with the Golden Torc is the first book in the Secret History series From the New York Times bestselling author of the Deathstalker and Nightside series, Simon R. Green.
It's supposed to be the happiest day of Private eye John Taylor's life - his wedding day. It's a shame he's on the run from his bride . . . Everything is finally falling into place for John Taylor - he has a new job as Voice of the Authorities in the Nightside and he's about to marry the love of his life, Suzie Shooter, the most formidable bounty hunter in the Nightside. This new life, and the responsibilities that go along with it, mean it's time for Taylor to retire from the private detective business. He just has time for one final case.But, as always, nothing in the Nightside is straightforward and his final investigation ends with a price on Taylor's head. Now the entire Nightside is against him, and his bride-to-be is after the bounty. Happily-ever-after is beginning to look like an unlikely ending for John Taylor.The Bride Wore Black Leather is the twelfth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Nightside series by Simon R. Green.
Private eye John Taylor has a supernatural gift for finding things - but when the legendary sword Excalibur finds him instead, he really wishes it hadn't . . .Most people would be happy to receive the legendary sword Excalibur in the mail one day, but private eye John Taylor knows better. The weapon is extremely powerful, but it is also extremely dangerous and - of course - a portent of perilous times to come.If he's going to find out more about the sword, and why he's been chosen to wield it, Taylor must find and investigate the Last Defenders of Camelot.And to do that, he's going to have to visit a place he fears more than even the Nightside . . . London Proper.A Hard Day's Knight is the eleventh title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series
The Voice of the Nightside is dying, but he won't let a small thing like death stop him from making private eye John Taylor's life difficult . . . For once, Taylor has been hired for a really simple task - escort an elf across the Nightside. Well, it would be simple, if Walker, the powerful, never-to-be-trusted Voice of the Authorities wasn't determined to interfere.It soon becomes clear that surviving the journey is going to be the least of John Taylor's worries: Walker is dying and he wants Taylor to be his successor. He's the obvious choice, the one man all the inhabitants of the Nightside know - and fear. The problem is, Taylor doesn't want the job. It comes with more trouble and enemies than he's willing to deal with. But Walker is set on his choice, and he'll go to great lengths to get his way . . .The Good, the Bad and the Uncanny is the tenth title in the New York Times bestselling Nightside series by Simon R. Green.
Judgement Day has arrived for the inhabitants of the Nightside, and here to cast the first stone is God's very own agent of righteousness, the Walking Man. The Walking Man; God's enforcer on earth, has arrived, and brought Judgement Day with him. His sole mission is to rid the Nightside of sin and corruption, but the trouble is, that's exactly what the city was built on. It's a place where depravity rules, and where every dark desire can be fulfilled. If the Walking Man is allowed to carry out his indiscriminate purge, there'll soon be nothing - and no one - left. So the Authorities have hired private eye John Taylor to stop him, although that is likely to be easier said than done. Everyone knows that the Walking Man can't be killed, but if John Taylor doesn't find his weakness soon, he - along with the entire Nightside - will be facing God's wrath.Just another Judgement Day is the ninth title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series
In his most lucrative case yet, private eye John Taylor must find a missing man . . . and potential proof of the Afterlife. John Taylor's latest case is going to make him a lot of money - he'll earn more than a million pounds if he manages to find Pen Donavon, a man who claims to have a DVD with evidence of the afterlife. The editor of The Unnatural Inquirer, the most notorious gossip rag in the Nightside, has made a deal with Donavon for exclusive rights, but now both man and DVD have vanished. Taylor is used to dealing with the unsavoury denziens of the Nightside, but it's becoming clear that someone altogether more powerful - and deadly - is also on the trail. Taylor must act fast if he's to find the missing DVD before his mysterious adversary, or he may well be the next one to disappear.The Unnatural Inquirer is the eighth title in the New York Times bestselling Nightside series by Simon R. Green.
Private eye John Taylor has survived war in the Nightside, but it has left a power vacuum . . . one just begging to be filled.The war in the Nightside - the hidden netherworld in the heart of London - has come to an end, but now there is no one in charge, and plenty of ruthless people who will go to absurd lengths to take that power.Jeremiah Griffin, one of the last immortal humans, is one, but his plans are obstructed when his granddaughter disappears. It's no surprise when he calls on John Taylor to find her - after all, finding people is what he does - but the job is not as simple as it appears. And to make matters worse, someone - or something - is blocking Taylor's supernatural gift, so he'll have to work the old-fashioned way . . . and quickly.Hell to Pay is the seventh title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series.
There is a world beyond the worldIt figures. Just when Bradfordian bookshop clerk, Toby Dexter, finally works up the nerve to talk to his secret crush, she darts into an open door. Toby follows, and in that second, everything changes. Though it still looks like Bradford-on-Avon, the town's suddenly chatty ATM and river mermaids are the first clues that something is quite out of place-namely, Toby. The moment he stepped through that door, Toby entered the magical parallel world of Mysterie.Our ordinary dimension-the one Toby knew as Bradford-on-Avon-is actually Veritie, a mere shadow of its alter ego, Mysterie, where magic and myth, gods and monsters, living legends and walking nightmares reign. And Toby isn't the only recent arrival. A cunning and vicious demon-The Serpent's Son-has returned to Mysterie, accompanied by a malevolent new ally, intent on bringing down both dimensions. Toby can remain mortal, return to Veritie, and try to convince himself that he had a bad pint of bitter that night. Or he can stay in Mysterie, join forces with his new friends Leo Morn and his Brother Under The Hill, and try to stop The Serpent's Son. The choices Toby makes will have dramatic consequences for both worlds. It may not be the first time Mysterie's wars have spilled over into our reality, but if Toby fails, it could be the last.Simon R. Green, New York Times bestselling author of the Deathstalker series and the Nightside series, brings his trademark wit and inventiveness to his beloved hometown of Bradford-on-Avon, in this charming standalone urban fantasy novel.
Private eye John Taylor is facing his most dangerous foe yet: his mother. She created the Nightside, and now she intends to obliterate it.The Nightside is the dark heart of London - a dark, shady place, full of dark, shady characters, a corrupt place, where both dreams and nightmares come true, where anything can be bought for the right price, and where it is forever 3 a.m. But to private detective John Taylor the Nightside is home, and he won't allow his home to be destroyed - even if he has to defeat his own mother to save it. He is the only person able to stop her from exterminating the Nightside, a place that she created, but he fears that, whatever action he takes, the Nightside - and the rest of the world - will be doomed.Nothing is ever simple.Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth is the sixth title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series.
Private eye John Taylor must travel back in time to stop his mother destroying the Nightside, the secret heart of London. Things are about to get complicated . . .John Taylor is a private detective with a supernatural gift - he can find what is lost. But sometimes that gets him in trouble . . . During his last case, he made the most dangerous of discoveries: his mother's true identity. Even worse she created his home - the twisted, noir playground known as the Nightside - and she has the power and the will to destroy it.Taylor must find a way to stop his mother; he's convinced that the answer lies deep in the past, in the days of the Nightside's creation, so that's exactly where he's headed. But travelling through time is a dangerous business, and the past can be a deadly place.Paths Not Taken is the fifth title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series.
Lady Luck wants to hire John Taylor to investigate the Nightside itself . . . this case is going to get personal.John Taylor is a private detective with a supernatural gift for finding things, but his latest case is different. Lady Luck has hired him to investigate the origins of the Nightside, the shadowy heart of London where it's always 3 a.m. But the further he delves into the history of the Nightside, the more Taylor realises the case might be related to the greatest mystery in his own life: exactly who - or what - his mother is. He's been warned: when it comes to his mother, the truth could be dangerous. In fact, it could be downright catastrophic - and not just for the Nightside, but for all of Existence. But John Taylor is an investigator: finding things is in his very nature. And now he's close to discovering the truth, nothing can stop him. No matter what the consequences.Hex and the City is the fourth title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series.
Private eye John Taylor must find the Nightingale before her magical voice ensorcels the entire Nightside - and drives all the denizens of the netherworlds to suicide! No one likes a diva - particularly one who lures her fans to an early grave. In the concealed heart of London known as the Nightside, a place of everlasting darkness, private eye John Taylor has a new case: finding the elusive young songstress known as the Nightingale. The singer has fallen under the influence of a merciless husband-and-wife management team. Once she sang cheerful, upbeat tunes; now her songs are so melancholy that all who hear her are driven to suicide. Taylor is determined to uncover the truth behind this powerful voice, before the whole of the Nightside falls under the singer's deadly spell. But to do so, he must first listen to the Nightingale himself . . . Nightingale's Lament is the third title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series.
Private eye John Taylor is - grudgingly - back in the Nightside, because the Unholy Grail is missing . . . and everyone wants its corrosive power.John Taylor, private detective with a difference, is back in the Nightside, that nightmarish realm hidden deep beneath London where it is forever 3 a.m.This time he must use his supernatural gifts to locate the Unholy Grail; the cup from which Judas drank at the Last Supper; before it falls into the wrong hands. Anyone who touches the cup will gain tremendous power - but they will also be corrupted.Angels, demons, sinners and saints are all determined to find the Unholy Grail, no matter what the cost. And it isn't long before they realise exactly who can lead them to it . . .Agents of Light and Darkness is the sequel to Something From the Nightside and the second title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series.
'A macabre and thoroughly entertaining world' - Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden FilesPrivate eye John Taylor swore he'd never return to the Nightside, the hellish netherworld under London. But now a young girl is missing . . . John Taylor is a private detective with a difference. He's a child of the Nightside, with a supernatural ability - he can find things that are lost. But it's been a long time since Taylor left that hidden netherworld where fantasy and reality co-exist and it is always 3am. He has no intention of ever returning . . . until a distraught mother arrives at his office with a tragic tale and a bag full of cash. Joanne Barrett wants her daughter back, and she'll pay a small fortune to make it happen. Of course, Taylor knows exactly where the girl is. The Nightside is calling him . . . Something from the Nightside is the first title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series.
There's nothing safe about Haven, nor is there justice, truth, or honesty. The only thing stemming the forces of darkness from overtaking the city is the Guard, but even they are susceptible to bribes, threats, and general maliciousness. However, two members of the Guard hope to change that. Hawk and Fisher, the husband and wife team, are the only pure forces of good in Haven. They can't be bought. They can't stand for injustice. But they can kick your ass.Hawk and Fisher constantly find themselves in the middle of Haven's trouble, but this time they might be in over their heads. A massive riot breaks out in the prison where all of Haven's most notorious criminals - and wizards - and incarcerated, threatening the tentative Peace Talks the would bring peace to the kingdom. Their actions in the prison take them straight into the fold of Haven's political battle where peace talks might meet a bloody end. As the action unfolds, Hawk and Fisher find themselves deeper and deeper in the conspiracy that ties the lowest of prisoners to the highest politicians in Haven. The toughest married couple faces their greatest (and perhaps final) battle in the stunning conclusion to the Hawk and Fisher series.
There's nothing safe about Haven, nor is there justice, truth, or honesty. The only thing stemming the forces of darkness from overtaking the city is the Guard, but even they are susceptible to bribes, threats, and general maliciousness. However, two members of the Guard hope to change that. Hawk and Fisher, the husband and wife team, are the only pure forces of good in Haven. They can't be bought. They can't stand for injustice. But they can kick your ass.For Hawk and Fisher, the job is about honor. But when their current case goes wrong, they face their most daunting challenge yet: working apart. Hawk has to investigate a powerful and lethal new drug while Fisher is delegated to policing a potential peace treaty talk, a suicide mission if ever there was one. Soon enough, the couple manages to find themselves in trouble, dishonored, and on the run. Even worse, a bounty has been placed on their heads, a bounty so large that even the nicest guy in Haven would kill them without blinking an eye. Is this the mission that's finally too much for Hawk and Fisher?
There's nothing safe about Haven, nor is there justice, truth, or honesty. The only thing stemming the forces of darkness from overtaking the city is the Guard, but even they are susceptible to bribes, threats, and general maliciousness. However, two members of the Guard hope to change that. Hawk and Fisher, the husband and wife team, are the only pure forces of good in Haven. They can't be bought. They can't stand for injustice. But they can kick your ass.Working on the side of good in Haven means you have to get used to rubbing elbows with lowlifes. But nothing they've faced before has prepared them for this case. The spy they're trailing leads them to a tower of the aristocratic quality. Donning disguises to infiltrate the tower, Hawk and Fisher risk death if they're caught, but they have to catch the spy before valuable secrets are revealed. However, all is not well in the tower. Maniacal and immortal, a Freak is on the loose, murdering anyone in its path. Now Hawk and Fisher must not only stop the monster before it kills more people, but also find the spy without blowing their cover.
Before Owen Deathstalker, there was the Twilight of the Empire...Hellworld. Wolf IV. It's the next stop for Captain Scott Hunter, who'd been given a choice. Get booted, or join the Hell Squads. For Russel Corbie, it was prison or the Hell Squads. Megan DeChance was an ESPer, so for her the only other choice was death. That's the kind of choice you're given when your new job puts you on the frontlines of the dangerous unknown... "e;Lots of action, an uncomplicated plot, plenty of exotic dangers and scenes, the kind of story you read to clear your mind of everyday hassles."e; Science Fiction Chronicle on HellworldHellworld has previously been published singly, as well as in the omnibus editions Twilight of the Empire (US) and Deathstalker Prelude (UK). Be sure to enjoy the other Prelude/Twilight of the Empire novels Mistworld and Ghostworld, and the entire Deathstalker series, all from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green.
Before Owen Deathstalker, there was the Twilight of the Empire...Ghostworld. Unseeli. A dead world, at least since the Ashrai Rebellion ten years before. A world of metal trees crucial to the Empire, as crucial as Captain John Silence will one day be to the Empress. But not now. Silence botched the Empire's response to the Rebellion, and bears the burden for a world wiped clean of all life, save its precious metal trees. Now, Base Thirteen has gone silent, cut itself off from the Empire, and stopped its crucial shipments. Silence has to find out why, and clean up his mess, aided by the ESPer Diane Vertue and Investigator Frost. Behind each locked door on Base Thirteen, mystery and menace await.Ghostworld has previously been published singly, as well as in the omnibus editions Twilight of the Empire (US) and Deathstalker Prelude (UK). Be sure to enjoy the other Prelude/Twilight of the Empire novels Mistworld and Hellworld, and the entire Deathstalker series, all from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green.
Before Owen Deathstalker, there was the Twilight of the Empire...Mistworld. The day would come when it would be a key world in Owen Deathstalker's Rebellion. Now, it's as it's always been, a world on the edge of the Empire, a lawless one, shielded from the outside by powerful ESPers. A world where Leon Vertue can run his body bank, where a burglar like Cat has more to fear from other thieves than the Empress' justice, a world where Investigator Topaz is determined to make her mark."e;Green moves his plot at top speed, and his characters are alive and his background solid."e; Baird Searles in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine on MistworldMistworld has previously been published singly, as well as in the omnibus editions Twilight of the Empire (US) and Deathstalker Prelude (UK). Be sure to enjoy the other Prelude/Twilight of the Empire novels Ghostworld and Hellworld, and the entire Deathstalker series, all from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green.
"e;Ten years have passed since the Demon War. The Forest's scars are slowly healing, the Darkwood is still and silent, and few demons ever venture out of the endless night. But in a clearing not far from the Darkwood boundary, in a darkness where a sun has never risen and a moon has never shone, an ancient evil stirs in its sleep and dreams foul dreams."e;And with those words, New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green begins the third of his Forest Kingdom novels, a classic sword-and-sorcery quest of four Rangers, three outlaws, and one Infernal Device that could reawaken a Beast that's best left sleeping. Travel along with Duncan MacNeil, the witch Constance, Jessica Flint and Giles Dancer as they -- and their buried secrets -- go down among the dead men on the adventure of a lifetime.
It's seven years after the end of the Demon War. Rupert and Julia are becoming legends, their story one for performers to tell.Performers like Jordan, who was in debtors prison a year ago and is now to be cast in the role of a lifetime. Magicked to look like Prince Viktor, the middle child of the recently deceased -- and likely poisoned -- King Malcolm, his stage the halls of Castle Midnight, Jordan will be playing at politics instead of theater. While Jordan is in the middle of a struggle for succession with Viktor's two brothers, all three are pawns in a much bigger war. The forces of Real and Unreal see an opening in the battle for Malcolm's throne, and the very corridors of Castle Midnight become a constantly changing landscape for a new battle that could again tear the Forest Kingdom asunder.This is the second Forest Kingdom novel from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green, and a worthy successor to his long-popular Blue Moon Rising.
It has been many years since the long night of the Blue Moon. King Harald is dead, and chaos reigns in the Forest Kingdom. The long-lost heroes of Blue Moon Rising must return in order to save the nation of their birth--and it might already be too late.Favorite characters return, and a stunning revelation about the true identities of two Haven cops (whom readers will recognize from Green's popular Hawk & Fisher series) awaits. At long last, revisit the world of the Blue Moon.A continuation of several of New York Times-bestselling author Simon R. Green's most beloved series, Beyond The Blue Moon was chosen as one of the year's best books by Science Fiction Chronicle, who wrote "e;If they're making fantasy adventure much better than this, I don't know about it."e; Locus lauded it as "e;an engrossing adventure"e;, and Library Journal declared that "e;this fast-moving, wise-cracking sequel to Blue Moon Rising belongs in most fantasy collections."e;
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