The Man with the Golden Torc

With his own family convinced that he has become a menace and that humanity needs to be protected from him, Eddie Drood is on the run, forced to use every magical trick in the book to avoid capture and hoping he lives long enough to prove ...

Author: Simon R. Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451461452

Category: Fiction

Page: 393

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With his own family convinced that he has become a menace and that humanity needs to be protected from him, Eddie Drood is on the run, forced to use every magical trick in the book to avoid capture and hoping he lives long enough to prove his innocence.
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The Man With the Golden Torc

New York Times bestselling author Simon Green introduces a new kind of hero, one who fights the good fight against some very old foes in the first novel in the Secret Histories series.

Author: Simon R. Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101212875

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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New York Times bestselling author Simon Green introduces a new kind of hero, one who fights the good fight against some very old foes in the first novel in the Secret Histories series. The name’s Bond. Shaman Bond. Actually, that's just his cover. His real name is Eddie Drood, but when your job includes a license to kick supernatural arse on a regular basis, you find your laughs where you can. For centuries, his family has been the secret guardian of Humanity, all that stands between all of you and all of the really nasty things that go bump in the night. As a Drood field agent he wore the golden torc, he killed monsters, and he protected the world. He loved his job. Right up to the point where his own family declared him rogue for no reason. Now, the only people who can help Eddie prove his innocence are the people he used to consider his enemies...
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Daemons are Forever

In the sequel to The Man with the Golden Torc, Eddie Drood is forced to take on some nasty daemons from another dimension, who arrived in this world at the behest of the Drood family to help battle the Nazis during World War II and who have ...

Author: Simon R. Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451462084

Category: Fiction

Page: 406

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In the sequel to The Man with the Golden Torc, Eddie Drood is forced to take on some nasty daemons from another dimension, who arrived in this world at the behest of the Drood family to help battle the Nazis during World War II and who have decided that they have no intention of leaving.
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Ghost of a Chance

Ghost of a Chance is the first title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Ghost Finders series.

Author: Simon Green

Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books

ISBN: 9781784295721

Category: Fiction

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Meet the operatives of the Carnacki Institute. The Institute's operatives are the best of the best: JC Chance, team leader, is undoubtedly brave, sharp as a tack, incredibly charming - and almost unbearably arrogant. Melody Chambers may be a science geek, but she's also the techno-wizard extraordinaire who keeps their anti-supernatural equipment running. And as for Happy Jack Palmer: their terminally gloomy telepath is the last person anyone would want navigating through their head. Their mission: Do Something About Ghosts. That means lay them to rest, send them packing, or just kick their nasty ectoplasmic arses with extreme prejudice . . . Their current is a haunting deep underground, in London's Oxford Circus tube station, but things become difficult when their rival team - the Crowley Project - get involved. Ghost of a Chance is the first title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Ghost Finders series.
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The Many Colored Land

Thus begins this dazzling fantasy novel that invites comparisons with the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Quin.

Author: Julian May

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547892474

Category: Fiction

Page: 415

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In the year 2034, Theo Quderian, a French physicist, made an amusing but impractical discovery: the means to use a one-way, fixed-focus time warp that opened into a place in the Rhone River valley during the idyllic Pliocene Epoch, six million years ago. But, as time went on, a certain usefulness developed. The misfits and mavericks of the future—many of them brilliant people—began to seek this exit door to a mysterious past. In 2110, a particularly strange and interesting group was preparing to make the journey—a starship captain, a girl athlete, a paleontologist, a woman priest, and others who had reason to flee the technological perfection of twenty-second-century life. Thus begins this dazzling fantasy novel that invites comparisons with the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Quin. It opens up a whole world of wonder, not in far-flung galaxies but in our own distant past on Earth—a world that will captivate not only science-fiction and fantasy fans but also those who enjoy literate thrillers. The group that passes through the time-portal finds an unforeseen strangeness on the other side. Far from being uninhabited, Pliocene Europe is the home of two warring races from another planet. There is the knightly race of the Tanu—handsome, arrogant, and possessing vast powers of psychokinesis and telepathy. And there is the outcast race of Firvulag—dwarfish, malev-o olent, and gifted with their own supernormal skills. Taken captive by the Tanu and transported through the primordial European landscape, the humans manage to break free, join in an uneasy alliance with the forest-dwelling Firvulag, and, finally, launch an attack against the Tanu city of light on the banks of a river that, eons later, would be called the Rhine. Myth and legend, wit and violence, speculative science and breathtaking imagination mingle in this romantic fantasy, which is the first volume in a series about the exile world. The sequel, titled The Golden Torc, will follow soon.
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The Golden Torc

Second in the series that portrays “one of the best-thought-out futures ever encountered in science fiction” from the author of The Many-Colored Land (Joe Haldeman).

Author: Julian May

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547892450

Category: Fiction

Page: 529

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The Many-Colored Land, the first volume in Julian May's dazzling series of science fiction-fantasy novels, began with a des perate act of exile. A group of talented misfits from a future society chose to pass through a time-portal into the unknown dangers of a world six million years past, the world of the Pliocene. They emerged in a proto-Kurope inhabited by two extraterrestrial races — the chivalric Tanu and the dwarfish, forest-dwelling Tirvulag. both of which possessed far-reaching psychic powers. The humans soon became in volved in the age-old struggle between the two.T he Golden Tore picks up the story as one group of captured humans is brought to Muriah. the stately capital of the Tanu kingdom. Among them is Elizabeth Orme. who was once, in her own world, a Grand Master Metapsychic. In spite of Tanu ha rassment, she begins to recover her lost powers. Also in this group is Bryan Gren-fell. an anthropologist seeking his lost love. And there is Aiken Drum, an adventurer, schemer, and trickster who has the talent and ambition to become a ruler in this strange new-old world.The other human group, which has managed to overcome its Tanu guards and escape into the northern forests, includes Chief Burke, an American Indian, and Felice Uindry, an athlete gifted with certain psychic powers of her own. This group, wi t h t he ambiguous aid of the Firvu-lag. determines to launch an attack against the very heart of Tanu dominance. At the end of the Grand Combat tournament between Tanu and Kirvulag comes the astonishing climax to this astonishing novel. Fritz Lciber says the series is "altogether enchanting and engrossing." Vonda Mc-Intyre comments, "It's action-oriented and vivid"; and Joe W. I laldeman says. "It's one of the best-thought-out futures ever encountered in science fiction."
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The Spy Who Haunted Me

When it comes to supernatural intrigue, nobody does it better than New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green.

Author: Simon R. Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101057575

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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When it comes to supernatural intrigue, nobody does it better than New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green. Eddie Drood, at your service. For generations my family has been keeping humanity safe from the wicked, the nasty, and the generally not-nice inhuman predators who feed on people’s fear and misery. No one kicks evil arse better than us Droods—especially yours truly. In fact, my arse-kicking skills have come to the attention of the legendary Alexander King, Independent Agent extraordinaire, who spent a lifetime doing anything and everything—for the right price. Now he’s on his deathbed, looking to bestow all of his priceless secrets to a worthy successor. To decide, King challenges six competitors—myself included—to solve five mysteries all around the world, figuring that along the way we’ll backstab one another until only one remains. But I’ve got to win at all costs, because King holds the most important secret of all to the Droods: the identity of the traitor in our midst.
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Casino Infernale

Shaman Bond and his witch girlfriend attend an annual gambling gala sponsored by a shady bank involved in supernatural crime, in an attempt to bring the bank down.

Author: Simon R. Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451414304

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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Shaman Bond and his witch girlfriend attend an annual gambling gala sponsored by a shady bank involved in supernatural crime, in an attempt to bring the bank down.
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Moonbreaker

Ride shotgun with a “James Bond–of-the-supernatural”* as the Secret Histories Novels take you careening through an alternate London where around every corner a new kind of danger awaits.

Author: Simon R. Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698407435

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Ride shotgun with a “James Bond–of-the-supernatural”* as the Secret Histories Novels take you careening through an alternate London where around every corner a new kind of danger awaits.... 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. *SFRevu
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The Bride Wore Black Leather

Before he can marry his true love, John Taylor must race to solve one more case which has him fleeing from friends, enemies and his bounty hunter fiancée, Suzie Shooter, the most fearsome in Nightside. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Author: Simon R. Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425256442

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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Before he can marry his true love, John Taylor must race to solve one more case which has him fleeing from friends, enemies and his bounty hunter fiancée, Suzie Shooter, the most fearsome in Nightside. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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Something from the Nightside

Taylor is the name, John Taylor.

Author: Simon R. Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101208137

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Taylor is the name, John Taylor. My card says I’m a detective, but what I really am is an expert on finding lost things. It’s part of the gift I was born with as a child of the Nightside. I left there a long time ago, with my skin and sanity barely intact. Now I make my living in the sunlit streets of London. But business has been slow lately, so when Joanna Barrett showed up at my door, reeking of wealth, asking me to find her runaway teenage daughter, I didn’t say no. Then I found out exactly where the girl had gone. The Nightside. That square mile of Hell in the middle of the city, where it’s always three A.M. Where you can walk beside myths and drink with monsters. Where nothing is what it seems and everything is possible. I swore I’d never return. But there’s a kid in danger and a woman depending on me. So I have no choice—I’m going home.
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Paths Not Taken

With the fate of his world at stake, John Taylor, a detective gifted with the ability to find lost things, must travel back in time to stop his mother, the creator of the Nightnight, from destroying her creation.

Author: Simon R. Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0441013198

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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With the fate of his world at stake, John Taylor, a detective gifted with the ability to find lost things, must travel back in time to stop his mother, the creator of the Nightnight, from destroying her creation.
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The Nonborn King

In Pliocene Europe, warring races of aliens and humans face a new threat from North America in the third novel of the Locus Award–winning sci-fi series.

Author: Julian May

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547892504

Category: Fiction

Page: 545

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In Pliocene Europe, warring races of aliens and humans face a new threat from North America in the third novel of the Locus Award–winning sci-fi series. A group of misfits from the twenty-second century have travelled six million years back in time to the Pliocene Epoch. But instead of an uninhabited paradise, they discover a land overrun with two alien races—each possessing great psychic powers—locked in bitter war. After escaping the knightly Tanu, a group of humans forms an uneasy alliance with the dwarfish Firvulag. But even after they succeed in destroying the Tanu capital, the war is far from over. Aiken Drum, a human with awesome mental powers, has usurped the Tanu throne. Aiken faces opposition from skeptical Tanu factions, as well as the revitalized Firvulag, who now out-number the Tanu-human coalition that Aiken has patched together. But another menace emerges to threaten Aiken's rule: a group of fearsome rogues from the year 2083, who have been living quietly in North America for decades. Led by Marc Remillard, they now seek to take advantage of the chaos in King Aiken's Many-Colored Land in order to seize control of the time-portal. The Nonborn King features the same blend of adventure, rich pageantry, humor, and fantastic eroticism that characterized The Many-Colored Land and The Golden Torc.
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Magnificat

“Fascinating . . . May has cemented her position as one of this generation's foremost storytellers.

Author: Julian May

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780307776105

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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“Fascinating . . . May has cemented her position as one of this generation's foremost storytellers. . . .This satisfying end to a remarkable feat of the imagination is a necessary purchase.”—Library Journal By the mid-twenty-first century, humanity is beginning to enjoy membership in the Galactic Milieu. Human colonies are thriving on numerous planets, life on Earth is peaceful and prosperous, and as more humans are being born with metapsychic abilities, it will not be long before these gifted minds at last achieve total Unity. But xenophobia is deeply rooted in the human soul. A growing corps of rebels plots to keep the people of Earth forever separate, led by a man obsessed with human superiority: Marc Remillard. Marc's goal is nothing less than the elevation of human metapsychics above all others, by way of artificial enhancement of mental faculties. His methods are unpalatable, his goal horrific. And so Marc and his coconspirators continue their work in secret. Only the very Unity he fears and abhors can foil Marc's plans. And only his brother, Jack the Bodiless, and the young woman called Diamond Mask can hope to lead the metaconcert to destroy Marc, Unify humanity, and pave the way for the Golden Age of the Galactic Milieu to begin . . . “A certain crowd-pleaser.”—Kirkus Reviews
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Agents of Light and Darkness

While working in Nightside, John searches for the Unholy Grail, a cup used during the Last Supper that corrupts the owner and gives him power, before it falls into the wrong hands.

Author: Simon R. Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0441011136

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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While working in Nightside, John searches for the Unholy Grail, a cup used during the Last Supper that corrupts the owner and gives him power, before it falls into the wrong hands.
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From a Drood to A Kill

New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green “continues to deliver enjoyable, fast-paced, and fun entertainment” (SF Revu) in his Secret Histories novels featuring supernatural arse kicker Eddie Drood—who’s about to play a most ...

Author: Simon R. Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698184084

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green “continues to deliver enjoyable, fast-paced, and fun entertainment” (SF Revu) in his Secret Histories novels featuring supernatural arse kicker Eddie Drood—who’s about to play a most dangerous game in his latest adventure.... Some call me Shaman Bond, but I was born Eddie Drood, the latest in a long line of folks who chase monsters out of closets for a living to keep humanity safe from all that is dark, demonic, and just downright evil. Needless to say, we’ve made our fair share of enemies over the centuries—and made some questionable bargains. In exchange for the power to fight the forces of darkness, my parents signed over their souls. They’re not the only ones who’ve made deals with Heaven, Hell, and every otherworldly realm in between, but now the bill’s due for several big names in the supernatural community. Including my girl, Molly. She, my parents, and other major players have been kidnapped so they’ll pay up—or participate in the “Big Game.” The rules are simple: get from one side of the pocket dimension to the other and kill your competitors. The winner’s debt is paid in full, and the losers get themselves permanently lost, body and soul, forever. To save my loved ones, I’ve got to become a ringer in this deadly contest that’s undoubtedly rigged by the Powers That Be....
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Blood Song

Betrayed by her royal employers, bodyguard Celia is changed into a part-vampire and targeted by both human and supernatural adversaries while she leans on friends to survive and help her discover the source of her transformation.

Author: Cat Adams

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0765364220

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Betrayed by her royal employers, bodyguard Celia is changed into a part-vampire and targeted by both human and supernatural adversaries while she leans on friends to survive and help her discover the source of her transformation. By the best-selling co-authors of Magic's Design. Reprint.
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Broken Homes

Ben Aaronovitch's bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series • “The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter.” —io9 A mutilated body in Crawley.

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698143715

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Ben Aaronovitch's bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series • “The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter.” —io9 A mutilated body in Crawley. A killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, possibly an associate of the twisted wizard known as the Faceless Man. Or maybe just a garden-variety serial killer. Before apprentice wizard and Police Constable Peter Grant can even get his head 'round the case, two more are dropped in his lap: a town planner has gone under a tube train, and there's a stolen grimoire for Grant to track down. So far, so London. But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate. Is there a connection? And if there is, why oh why did it have to be South of the River—in the jurisdiction of some pretty prickly local river spirits?
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Sweet Silver Blues

Garrett, a human detective, tries to track down the heir to a fortune in silver in a world of gnomes, centaurs, and vampires

Author: Glen Cook

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451450701

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

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Garrett, a human detective, tries to track down the heir to a fortune in silver in a world of gnomes, centaurs, and vampires
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