From a Drood to a Kill is another novel in the secret histories series by Simon R Green. The series is a continuation of the amazing adventures of Eddie Drood, part of a lineage of family that keeps humanity safe from the "dark, demonic, and downright evil". This novel like many others by Green starts off with an adventure and letting the culmination of it to lead into the overarching problem that needs to be taken care of. For this novel, Eddie has been roped into the "big game", an ultimate battle of win or lose by getting from one side of a pocket dimension to the other while killing your opponents, while just trying to save his kidnapped girlfriend. He may be able to save her and have her debt paid in full or lose both of them in body and soul forever.
This novel was just as good as any of the previous novels and as many of Green's novels are, and you are able to jump right in to the book without reading previous novels and back story.
The characters are so engaging and even though the story started to get a little confusing at a point, reading through more of the story and getting deeper in solved many problems. If you have read previous installments, the novel also helps answer a few questions you may have had and gives some more story and "likeability" to some of the reoccurring characters or names.
I couldn't put the novel down once I started and it is a fairly quick read, but thoroughly engaging and interesting. I am very excited to see what comes next in the story of Eddie Drood.
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....