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Recently, I found the most dangerous thing of all: the true identity of my long-gone mother. It corrupts all who touch it, but it also grants enormous power. Assignment: Find out why the local diva called the Nightingale has cut herself off from her family and friends. Fate had made Owen Deathstalker a rebel hero in an empire choked by tyranny. Embracing his warrior lineage for the sake of freedom, he stoked the flames of revolution, gathering the forces that one day must strike against Imperial authority.
That day has come. With his valiant compatriots Hazel d'Ark and Jack Random, Owen must now bring the uprising to a fiery conclusion. But he and his compatriots have no chance to enjoy their victory before they are launched into conflict again - this time among factions quarreling over who will replace the deposed Empress. Owen and Hazel d'Ark attempt to escape the ensuing chaos only to discover that Humanity has problems more pressing than political squabbles as they encounter an even greater threat - an encroaching invasion fleet of alien origin A rogue agent has come in from the cold and wants to spill his secrets.
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The Organization has dispatched Ishmael and his partner Penny to Coronach House on the shores of Loch Ness, where the secretive but highly influential Baphamet Group are holding their annual meeting. The Organization believes an imposter has infiltrated the Group, and they have instructed Ishmael to root him - or her - out. It's not Ishmael's only mission. The first agent sent by the Organization has been found dead in her room, murdered in a horribly gruesome manner. Ishmael must also discover who killed Jennifer Rifkin, his fellow agent - and why. Rupert didn't especially want to be a prince.
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So he was sent out to slay a dragon and prove himself - a quest straight out of legend. But he also discovered the kinds of things legends tend to leave out, as well as the usual demons, goblins, the dreaded Night Witch - and even worse terrors hidden in the shadows of Darkwood. Rupert did find a fiery dragon - and a beautiful princess to rescue. He is devoted to protecting humanity from the forces of darkness. Protected by the secret weapon received at birth by all members of the Drood family - a magical gold torc i. Then the family matriarch sends him on a mission that turns out to be a deadly setup.
Considered by the author to be his finest work yet, this is a novel of realistic detail, heartfelt emotion, and dazzling imagination that builds a world listeners won't want to leave and spins a tale they won't want to end. In a town of amazing magicks, where the real and the imagined live side by side and the Faerie of legend know the automatons of the future, Time sees all - but even he cannot escape the prophecy of James Hart's return, which can only mean the death of Shadows Fall.
Only in that dark heart of London where it's always three a. While the action is lighter, the tone of the book is much more engaging. Paths Not Taken by Simon R. In order to stop his mothers plans, John Taylor and friends must travel through time to learn the true origins of the Nightside.
Hex and the City was a lot of fun, and perhaps my favorite book of the series so far. Greens humor shines through with this entry more so than in the previous novels. War has come to the Nightside. Yet, Taylor knows that if he tries to fight her directly it could lead the bleak future he visited previously. The conclusion pays off well, yet leaves me wondering just where the series will go next. Note: Further editions of the series will be added as they are listened to an reviewed, so feel free to check back later.
You seem to be doing really well making your way through these! I too hate starting a series in the middle, have only done it a few times when I had no idea I was doing so. I applaud your commitment! I have been contemplating picking this series up in audio, and I think you have convinced me that I would enjoy the series keeping company during a commute. I read the first two, and remember thinking of them as NeverwhereLite. I loved the setting, and the characters were enjoyable enough, if not very realized or original. I liked them enough to order a few more of the books when the sale came up.
My problem with The Nightside — and more with the audiobooks than the novels — is the repetition. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
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Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Sign me up! Green 19 04 One of my fears, when taking on an event like The Armchair Audies, is that I am going to find myself with a title that is part of a series, with hundreds of hours of listening to get through before even having to listen to the novel.
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The second response told me I should probably read the first book. The Story: The Nightside a paranormal Noir Urban Fantasy series that takes place in a secret area of London where it is always 3 AM and the streets are filled with monsters, old gods, creatures of myth, escapees from other dimensions and any other creepy otherworldly thing you can imagine. My Thoughts: Really, this is one odd series.
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Welcome to the Nightside. It's the secret heart of London, beating to its own rhythm, pumping lifeblood through the veins of its streets and alleys hidden in eternal darkness, where creatures of the night congregate and where the sun is afraid to shine. It's the place to go if you're looking to indulge the darker side of your nature--and to hell with the consequences.
Tales from the Nightside presents ten macabre mysteries that shine a dim beam into the neighborhood's darkest corners to reveal things that should never come to light. Take a walk with such deadly and dangerous denizens of the Nightside as Razor Eddie, Dead Boy, and Larry Oblivion as they encounter things even more inhuman and inhumane than they are. There may be nothing to be afraid of in the dark, but there's plenty to be afraid of in the Nightside