Daemons Are Forever: Secret Histories Book 2: Daemons Are Forever Bk. 2 (GOLLANCZ S.F.) Paperback – 15 Jan 2009
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"We liked this book immediately. Green's main contribution to the masquerade stew is his very British spin on it all, with sardonic wit, fun characters and shameless referencing of everything from 'Wild Wild West' to his own Deathstalker books. A fresh, fun style with some surprisingly heft battle scenes. It's great fun nonetheless." (Richard Corbett SFX)
"This kind of thing is popular right now but green is an old hand and good with the funnies." (DEATHRAY) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Men are mortal, but demons are forever: James Bond meets Blade in this kick-ass fantasy series!See all Product Description
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With the original story with its varying introductions out of the way, Green has slightly more time to develop his characters in between the almost constant action. Eddie and Molly's relationship is explored touchingly, the other major family members are fleshed out, and a handful of new characters are introduced.
Eddie's cousin Harry and his demonic boyfriend add an extra obstacle to the protagonist's life, and they are written as antagonists without being wholly evil. There is a subplot with the sinister Mr Stab and Penny Drood that also adds an extra emotional layer to the story. Perhaps most excitingly, as Eddie plunders the timestream for aid, a guest character from Green's most famous series joins the fun.
As always with the author, it's all about non-stop incident, and as the plot develops into an apocalyptic war against extradimensional monstrosities, there are a multitude of thrilling scenes. This series is really gathering pace: who knows where it will go next?
The difficulty in writing a review is how much to give away and what to discuss in the story, let me say that the elevator is unique as is the train set :D I enjoyed it and I'm sure you will as well.
Just one question, who are Bruin Bear and the Sea goat based on?
There's enough back story given early on in this, in very digestible chunks, so that you could get into this easily enough if you hadn't read the first book. Both books have a real world setting but one where the fantastical exists side by side with the mundane. Not that those who notice the latter notice the former, save for a select view such as the Droods.
In the first book Eddie ended up taking control of his family and their operations and falling in love with a witch called Molly. Now Eddie has to consolidate his power and deal with members of the family who want things back the way they were.
And on top of that, nasty gods from another dimension are set on taking over this one.
Adopting the usual light tone and fast pace of the writer's work it also keeps up the style from the first book - and his nightside series of novels - of throwing a remarkable amount of inventiveness at the reader, with fantastical characters and items coming at you at the rate of new ones every few pages. Whilst the first book did feel like it could have belonged to the nightside series this doesn't, and for the first three quarters does prove an engaging read. Although all the romantic banter between eddie and molly does get a bit tiresome after a while.Read more ›
Here in the second instalment of the series we still get to meet the characters who we were so engaged with in the original as the Droods go to war to prove that they're not as weakened as the world has been led to believe. A great story with an interesting premise and characters that just leap off the page, although as a side note, you don't turn your back on Mr Stab, which keeps this tale trucking along at 70MPH with the hidden bonous of another of Simons epic characters leaping through time to join this epic adventure keeping everything at top note for the entire journey.
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Book added to my daughters' library ; she has all of Simon Green's novels.Published 13 months ago by David H. Millett
Couldn't wait to read this second book and was not disappointed at all - I loved it. Bring on the 3rd!!!Published on 16 Jan. 2013 by cass griffiths
In my review of the book of Simon R. Green's 'Secret Histories' series, The Man With The Golden Torc: Secret Histories Book 1 (Gollancz S.F.): Man with the Golden Torc Bk. Read morePublished on 24 Jan. 2010 by Charles Green
As always Simon Green has created a rollicking read in the sci-fi fantasy genre, but there are just too many knowing nods and winks to characters and events in his other series. Read morePublished on 4 Dec. 2009 by Lord Baal
I think I have read too much - or enough - Simon Green. The same jokey-buddy-wryobservationalstyle approach has worn quite thin enough. Read morePublished on 9 Jun. 2009 by Amazon Customer
Fantastic read, opened my eyes to the questions and gave me answers for Deathstalker! Cant wait for book 3Published on 2 April 2009 by Mr. P. D. Kerridge
I've been reading Simon Green's books since the very enjoyable Blue Moon Rising, and enjoy his irreverent take on the sci-fi genre. Read morePublished on 12 Mar. 2009 by Mr. Julian Davis