The Man With the Golden Torc
by Simon R. Green
Cover Artist: Paul Young
Review by Drew Bittner
Roc Hardcover Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780451461452
Date: 05 June 2007 List Price $23.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
You can also read our UK Editor John Berlyne's review of The Man With The Golden Torc which was in our May issue.
Eddie Drood is a man with a mission... and a problem. Part of an ancient family dedicated to protecting humanity from legions of occult horrors, Eddie is the Droods' secret agent/soldier responsible for keeping London safe. He is also a black sheep, known for his disrespect and contempt for the family's hidebound traditions. But he wears the golden torc--source of the family's power--and lives by the oaths they all swear... or does he?From official release/information:
Book Description: From the New York Times bestselling author of the Deathstalker and Nightside series comes a new kind of hero in an old kind of war.
All those things you hear about as a kid? The boogeyman under the bed? The creature in the closet? They're for real, people.
Eddie Drood knows they're for real. His family has kept humanity safe from the things that go bump in the night. For ages, they've held back the nightmares, locked the doors, barred the gates, and put righteous boot to monster arse on a nightly basis.
But now Eddie's in trouble. One of his own has convinced the rest of the family that Eddie's become a menace, and that humanity needs to be protected from him. So he's on the run, using every trick in the book, magical and otherwise, hoping he lives long enough to prove his innocence. And he knows how dangerous the Droods can be-because he's one of them.
(Source: Roc Hardcover)