Property of a Lady Faire
Author: Simon R. Green
Reviewer: Gikany & Una
Witty as always, Simon R. Green’s Property of a Lady Faire was a fun romp. The latest in the Secret Histories series, Gikany and Una enjoyed the twists and turns and, of course, the wonderful banter as Molly and Eddie teamed up for another adventure and mystery to solve.
Although this is the eighth book in the series, Eddie’s adventures continue to be exciting, new, and filled with humor and allusions of the James Bond series. We really enjoyed the craft and skill that Mr. Green utilizes in blending these cleverly written odes to James Bond in his Secret Histories series. The allusions are not just funny but click into the overall plot in a vital way. In this adventure we find Molly and Eddie teamed up again to find out who is behind the red horde, a group of mercenaries that seem unstoppable, have decimated the Department of Uncanny, and murdered Eddie’s grandfather. It seems the master of the red horde wants an ancient artifact and Eddie must get it or more of his family will die. However, in order to accomplish this, Eddie will have to obtain it from the Lady Faire – an enigmatic creature who may end up ensnaring Eddie instead.
First, we love the banter between Molly and Eddie that plays throughout the novel. Even when the situation seems quite dark, there is always light in the clever banter as they figure out what to do next. The light-hearted feel of the adventure and mystery make this a very quick and gripping read. Humor is truly the heart of the series and although there is action and some drama, the humor is what truly kept us glued to the pages. The various characters and their histories enrich the story immensely. Gikany has gone back and read the series from the beginning (since we found this series only a couple novels back). However, Una has yet to get to it. This is a series you can jump right into, even with the eighth book, but you get the feeling that there is a missing back-story to the different characters you encounter. Although you do not feel you miss out on anything vital, you can sense there is something more.
If you enjoy humorous action/adventure stories with a paranormal flair, you really should pick up the Secret Histories series. Feel free to pick up and enjoy this latest adventure of Eddie and Molly without having read the prior titles. Property of a Lady Faire is light-hearted adventure full of a great balance of humor and action.
Call me Drood, Eddie Drood. Some know me as Shaman Bond and most simply don’t want to know me at all. For centuries, my family has been keeping the things that lurk on the darker side of existence as far away as possible from humans like you, without you even knowing we’re there.
Unfortunately for us, not everybody appreciates what we Droods do. Recently, I personally managed to survive yet another attempt on my life, but the rest of my relatives weren’t so lucky. My parents are missing in action. My grandfather has been murdered. And the future of my family lies in the iron grasp of the Lady Faire, an incredibly seductive, mysterious, and powerful being.
She possesses an ancient object that can save them. I have to steal it from her. Easy enough to say, difficult—and very, very dangerous—to do…
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Series: Secret Histories #8
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format(s): Hardcover (352 pages),e-book
Book Source: NetGalley
Property of a Lady Faire (Secret Histories #8)