Author: Simon R. Green
Reviewer: Gikany and Una
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 those that haven’t read the series. You’ve been warned… but seriously, read the series it’s awesome!***
When we last saw Molly and Eddie, they were trapped in a different dimension where the Droods had been eradicated most shockingly by Dr. DOA aka Edmond Drood (Eddie’s counterpart in this alternate dimension). Time is ticking because Eddie is slowly dying from the poison that Edmond has slipped him. They need to either find a remedy (which is completely unlikely) or at least have Eddie exact his revenge on Edmond. It becomes a race against the clock as Eddie fights one battle to the next to stop Edmond before he takes his last breath.
Though the action was completely gripping, the emotions were poignant in this chronicle of Eddie’s adventures. The idea of his own mortality and the choices he makes, knowing they will be his last. The connection and support between Molly and Eddie is as heartwarming as it is witty. Their banter never slows down – not when they are abandoned in an alternate dimension, not in the face of danger, not when Eddie’s slow demise shows itself, not even in the middle of a battle. The humor and steadfastness of their relationship is an anchor during the chaotic nature of their lives.
As for the plight of Eddie – it is well foreshadowed, he is poisoned and there is no cure, no hope, he is a dead man walking. However, in true Shaman Bond style, the poetic justice of the ending was phenomenal. It was well worth the pain and anguish of the previous cliffhanger in Dr. DOA. The story of Edmond truly evolves in Moonbreaker. It was classic and gritty and thoroughly enjoyable with all the quirks that make the Droods…Droods.
We thoroughly enjoyed Moonbreaker! The plot was well woven with intriguing twists and a beautiful ending that is the perfect illustration of poetic justice. However, the best part is knowing the next Secret Histories will be delving back into the beloved world of the Nightside. We cannot wait to see Eddie and John Taylor in action!
Our Rating: A, Loved It
About the Book:
My name is Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond, the very secret agent. And I am a dead man walking.
I’ve been poisoned by Dr. DOA. There is no cure, no treatment, no chance of a last-minute miracle. So all that is left to me and my love, Molly Metcalf, is to track down my killer and stop him before he can murder anyone else.
So whether that means fighting a secret army on another world; or searching for a forgotten weapon in the Museum of Unattached Oddities; or facing off against Grendel Rex, the Unforgiven God, in the hidden heart of the Moon, for the terrible secret that is Moonbreaker…I will do whatever it takes, while I still can. Because the game isn’t over till I say it’s over—and I still have one last card to play.
Release Date: June 6, 2017
Series: Secret Histories #11
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format(s): hardcover (352 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)
Dr. DOA by Simon R. Green (Secret Histories #10)