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Apr
11

Review: Into the Thinnest of Air by Simon R. Green

Review: Into the Thinnest of Air by Simon R. Green Into the Thinnest of Air Author: Simon R. Green Reviewer: Gikany and Una Rating: B  What We’re Talking About: After the revelation in the previous Ishmael Jones novel, we were surprised by Into the Thinnest of Air.  We weren’t expecting an intermission. Simon Green’s witty mystery/suspense series with a science-fiction twist has fascinated us for four novels.  Ishmael and Penny brave the strange and horrific, sleuthing out the culprit(s) while maintaining witty banter.  After the hint given in the previous book we had hoped to learn more about Ishmael’s mysterious past or see if Ishmael decides to dig into it.  What we didn’t expect is for Penny to surprise...
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Nov
26

Sunday Snippet: Death Shall Come by Simon R. Green

Sunday Snippet: Death Shall Come by Simon R. Green  About the Book Death Shall Come    Author:  Simon R. Green Publisher:   Severn House Publishers Released:  September 1, 2017 Series:   Ishmael Jones #4 Genre:  Sci-fi/Urban Fantasy/Mystery Author contact links:   Website Purchase links:  Amazon REVIEW Snippet: There was nothing welcoming about the house.  It looked like it had been dropped here in the middle of nowhere because nowhere else would have it.  Just looking at the building made my skin crawl.  It felt… spiritually unhealthy, as though the life within it had soured and gone off. ‘You’re frowning,’ said Penny.  ‘Which is rarely a good sign.  Should I be thinking seriously about turning the car round and making a run for...
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Sep
20

Review: Death Shall Come by Simon R. Green

Review: Death Shall Come by Simon R. Green Death Shall Come Author: Simon R. Green Reviewer: Gikany and Una Rating: A What We’re Talking About: Gikany and Una discovered Death Shall Come by accident.  We thought we were picking up a new series by Simon Green (we love his Nightside and Secret Histories series).  It turned out to be the fourth book in the Ishmael Jones series.  It is awesome! Although you need not read the first three books, Gikany did and Una got through the first two.  You can easily jump into the series with Death Shall Come, but why would you?  This series has all of the wit, horror and sublime banter that we love...
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Jul
2

Sunday Snippet: Moonbreaker by Simon R. Green

Sunday Snippet: Moonbreaker by Simon R. Green  About the Book Moonbreaker Author:  Simon R. Green Publisher:   Ace Released: June 6, 2017 Series: Secret Histories #11 Genre:  Urban Fantasy Purchase links:  Amazon REVIEW Snippet: The only sounds disturbing the graveyard quiet came from Molly.  Her language started out bad and quickly escalated, as she swept her hands back and forth through the empty space where the dimensional gateway had been just a few moment before.  She was trying to find some trace of it with her magics, so she could call it back and force it open, but she wasn’t getting anywhere. “Molly,” I said thoughtfully. “What?  I’m busy!” “Look what’s back.” She turned around, and there was Alpha Red Alpha,...
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Jun
13

Review: Moonbreaker by Simon R. Green

Review: Moonbreaker by Simon R. Green Moonbreaker Author: Simon R. Green Reviewer: Gikany and Una Rating: A What We’re Talking About: After the last novel, Dr. DOA, we were concerned on where Moonbreaker would go.  Left with an unusual cliffhanger (for this series), Gikany and Una were nervous about what Eddie and Molly would face.  Never fear fans of the Secret Histories series, Mr. Green delivers a gripping, hilarious and fascinating action/adventure as we have not only come to expect, but love. ***Please note that the standard disclaimer for a long running series applies.  There was a huge cliffhanger in the previous book.  There will be spoilers for it here not to mention spoilers for...
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Jun
15

Review: Dr. DOA by Simon R. Green

Review: Dr. DOA by Simon R. Green Dr. DOA Author: Simon R. Green Reviewers: Gikany and Una Rating: A/A- What We’re Talking About: Gikany and Una love the Secret Histories series.  It is a fun, tongue-in-cheek, urban fantasy take on James Bond.  We love that no matter how grueling or arduous a mission is, Eddie always finds a way to overcome and triumph. First, let us say we continue to love the characters, the fascinating world, and the witty banter that are key elements in this series.  Eddie and Molly’s verbal volleys (along with their adventures) are gripping, humorous, and all around great fun.  No matter what mystery or mission is thrown at them, by the...
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Jun
15

Review: From a Drood to a Kill by Simon R. Green

Review: From a Drood to a Kill by Simon R. Green From a Drood to a Kill Author: Simon R. Green Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: A- What We’re Talking About: Mr. Green has done it again.  From a Drood to a Kill is another witty, exciting, and enjoyable Secret Histories adventure filled with quirky characters, humorous banter, and nail-biting adventure. Despite some tragedy in From a Drood to a Kill, the novel follows what we normally expect from Mr. Green.  He has the most amazing ability to tie his different worlds together.  It is so enjoyable to see the connections between the Secret Histories, Nightside and Ghost Finders series.  The humor and dry wit that are characteristic of the...
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Jan
21

Review: Tales from the Nightside by Simon R. Green

Review: Tales from the Nightside by Simon R. Green Tales from the Nightside Author: Simon R. Green Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: A- What We’re Talking About: This was a real treat to read. Tales from the Nightside is a must read for any fans of the Nightside series. For those unfamiliar with the series, you may enjoy the book, but the stories within Tales from the Nightside contain spoilers for the series…you’ve been warned. Una and Gikany are fans of Simon Green’s work. We enjoy both the Secret History and Ghostfinders series.  We discovered him after his completion of the Nightside series.  Gikany picked up the series and read them all because she was intrigued by the...
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Jun
5

Review: Property of a Lady Faire by Simon R. Green

Review: Property of a Lady Faire by Simon R. Green Property of a Lady Faire Author: Simon R. Green Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: A- What We’re Talking About: 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...
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Sep
9

Sunday Snippets #119

Sunday Snippets #119 Live and Let Drood Author: Simon R. Green Secret Histories #6 Publisher: Roc Released: June 5, 2012 REVIEW HERE “Things just get better all the time,” said Molly.  “So, what now?” “We need answers,” I said.  “We need hard information as to exactly what went down here and who was behind it.  Someone out there will know.  Someone always knows.  But where do we go to ask?  Time was, we’d have just dropped into the Wulfshead Club, that celebrated supernatural water hole, paid for a round for the house, and they’d have been lining up to tell us everything we needed to know.  But I’m pretty sure I’m persona...
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