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Publisher's Summary

Meet Shaman Bond, aka Eddie Drood, scion of the ancient Drood family. He is devoted to protecting humanity from the forces of darkness. Protected by the secret weapon received at birth by all members of the Drood family - a magical gold torc (i.e., a neck ring) that turns into a suit of nearly impervious golden armor - Eddie faces arcane dangers with healthy doses of wry self-confidence and sarcasm. Then the family matriarch sends him on a mission that turns out to be a deadly setup. Declared a rogue, Eddie teams up with short-tempered witch Molly Metcalf to find out why he's been betrayed.
©2007 by Simon R. Green (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"This spy yarn is packed with enough humor, action and plot twists to satisfy fans who prefer their adventure shaken, not stirred." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Green sustains a good spy thriller's breakneck action with lots of magic, strange creatures, and even some character growth and romance." ( Booklist)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Loren on 04-30-08

entertaining

A funny and amusing satire of James Bond and The Avengers, etc. to include special gadgets; the matriarch (mother); Q; fancy sports cars; and imaginative villains. The narrator has a slightly bored, ho-hum quality that perfectly fits the "been there and done that attitude" of Eddie when he describes his fantastic exploits, family, and abilities. To anyone else it would be fantastic - but to Eddie it is just life as usual and nothing out of the ordinary. During the action sequences the narrator picks up the pace and sounds excited, alarmed, surprised, etc. The women's voices are not perfection, but I was never in doubt as to who was speaking and I did not find it irritating.

The book was a great "listen" and I enjoyed it very much. It would be great to have a sequel and find out how Eddie handles the family. If you are looking for a fun book that will make you laugh and feel good when evil is outsmarted, this would be the one.

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5 out of 5 stars
By iMo on 06-05-08

Good Exciting Book

I was a little hesitant when I first started listening because it drops you right in the middle of what's going on but it turned out to be a great scifi/fantasy book with the revenge aspect that everyone loves. I like it so much that I just got the follow-up book Daemons Are Forever which picks up at the end of this one.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Steven paxton on 07-29-17

great book. loved listening to. app easy to use 5*


everything thing work great, the download was fast. only slight problem narrator voice could have been a little better but was still great

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4 out of 5 stars
By Nick on 12-15-15

ups and downs

thought the story was alright. it seemed a bit inconsistent, and perhaps tried to put too many ideas into a chapter - introducing new foes, and of species not common across fantasy lore, was a bit much

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By benjamin J Fry on 07-19-17

I actually liked this better than nightside...

...and I love me some nightside, this series is brilliant. it's like 007 meets nightside.

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