are some book series that become a gift each time a new book
comes out. Night Fall was doubly so because it represents
the finale to both the Secret Histories series and the Nightside
series with a dash of Ghost Finders thrown in for good measure.
long-time fan of Eddie Drood, I never quite trusted his family.
They were all just a little too narrow-minded and rigid. So,
of course, they would hate the Nightside. So when the Nightside
enlarges its borders and no one knows why, the Droods intend
to deal with it, no matter how much blood has to be shed to
do it. But the question of why the Nightside oozed beyond
its borders was soon nearly forgotten in the battle between
self-righteousness and the fierce independence of the truly
free. But this is more than a simple story of giants colliding
because Eddie Drood shares something very important with the
Nightside Walker John Taylor. Both are good men, and in this
last book, that goodness will be tested harshly in both men.
are fewer chuckles in Night Fall than in many other
of Simon R. Green’s books and considerably more gore,
but that’s what you’d expect by a clash as epic
as the Droods and the Nightside. For fans of both series,
this one is chock-a-block with familiar and beloved characters,
not all of whom are going to make it out alive. But then,
that’s always been the way of both the Droods and the
Nightside. The book explores some interesting themes about
power and virtue and how much astray one can go when equipped
with absolute surety that whatever you do is right. It broke
my heart a little, now and then, and left me thinking. And
what better things can be said for a book? You’ll finish
it far too soon, and with that comes the sadness of the end
of two favorite series.