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Secret Histories #10
Simon R Green

June 7, 2016/ ISBN 045147693X

Reviewed by Jan Fields


It's always exciting to get a fresh new visit with the Drood family of spies, dealing with the Supernatural dangers of this world and beyond. In this latest entry, Eddie Drood has a big problem. He's been poisoned by the most secret assassin in the world and even the amazing Drood doctors can't heal him. So Eddie teams up again with Molly Metcalf, the wild witch, to find his killer and perhaps a cure. And with his mortality so very much on his mind, Eddie struggles even more than usual with choices he needs to make, which brings him into conflict with Molly's desperation to save him -- and conflict always makes for an interesting dynamic. They poke around under a lot of rocks and stir up plenty of trouble in this adventure, but the author does the one thing I always have trouble forgiving in a novel. He ends on a huge cliffhanger, leaving us hanging until the next book to find out most of the answers we're desperate to know. Even as much as I love the Secret Histories series, the ending made the book hard to love. But if you don't mind waiting for the end of the story, the part you do get is Green's usual blend of lively action, snappy dialogue and fantastic characters.

Reviewer Janis Fields is the author of over two dozen books for children and adults including Threads of Deceit, Ghost Light Burning, Wellspring of Magic, and Emerald Dragon.
Reviewed 2016