Author: Simon R. Green
Reviewers: Gikany and Una
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 end they always triumph. Although there may be overarching minor plot lines, the major plot of each novel is resolved at the end. Until this one. Dr. DOA ends with a massive cliffhanger. So a word of warning to those that can’t stand them, wait until the next book comes out.
This novel was incredibly gripping and filled with emotional turmoil. Eddie is faced with his own mortality, and it is incredibly difficult as Eddie deals with it. The tension that develops between Molly and Eddie, since she is desperate to save him at any cost, along with Eddie’s turmoil as he is forced to deal with the choice between keeping a personal vow or protecting loved ones, keeps you on the edge of your seat. The suspense continually builds as the novel progresses with Eddie trying to find a cure, and if he cannot, revenge. It makes those moments of witty banter rest points. The novel flows seamlessly as if a roller-coaster on rails.
For fans of the series, this is a serious must read. It is gripping, with certain minor overarching elements being exposed. That being said, it has an incredible cliffhanger ending (yes, Gikany and Una’s screams of frustration can still be heard). Needless to say, we are biting at the bit for the next book.
Our Rating: A, Loved It
until the cliffhanger ending… Then
A- Enjoyed A Lot
About the Book:
The name is Drood, Eddie Drood, also known as Shaman Bond. My family has been safeguarding humanity for generations, facing the hidden horrors of the world so you can sleep at night and remain oblivious to the existence of the monstrous nightmares that walk and stalk among us.
Speaking of predatory night terrors, there is a man who gets away with murder. A man who specializes in removing the problems from other people’s lives, by killing the people who cause those problems. He operates from the darkest shadows of the hidden world, coming and going unseen. No-one knows who he is, just his nomme du muerte. Dr. DOA.
Somehow, this demented doc poisoned me. I don’t know how he did it, when or where, but whatever is coursing through my veins seems to be immune to magic cures and treatments. But that’s not going to stop me from finding him and whoever hired him and give them both a taste of their own medicine…
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Series: Secret History #10
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format(s): hardcover (400 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Reviews in the Series:
For Heaven’s Eyes Only by Simon R. Green (Secret Histories #5)
Live and Let Drood by Simon R. Green (Secret Histories #6)
Property of a Lady Faire by Simon R. Green (Secret Histories #8)
From a Drood to a Kill by Simon R. Green (Secret Histories #9)
Hm… haven’t heard of this series and I need to seriously check it out… after the next book comes out. Ugh. I hate cliffies too!
It’s a long series but they are really good. Gikany has gone back to read them all (we jumped in the middle) but I enjoy them.
I should try Green?
I’ve not read him, but based on Gikany and Una’s constant raves, I’m thinking of looking the series up on audiobooks.
If you really want something AWESOME, the series is complete, but pick up his Nightside series. Gikany raves about it. You get a sneak peak of it in this series, but it’s really, really good. I have the complete series and am just waiting to get to it. It’s near the top of my TBR pile.