Night Fall by Simon Green
Urban Fantasy - June 12th, 2018
4 ½ stars
Night Fall is a crazy, unexpected edge of your seat nearly catastrophic novel that will leave you breathless and a little sad. For this is the author’s professed last book in his series/s.
In this amazingly complex whirl-wind story the heroes from the Nightside and Secret Histories clash for dominance and it isn’t pretty. Having read both of these series is a must to understand and enjoy the evil mastermind that is Simon Green.
John Taylor is the new enforcer of the Nightside so when all the Gods leave the Street of the Gods in terror he knows something truly horrible is about to happen. Meanwhile, the Droods are in an uproar as the boundaries of the Nightside are changing. The Droods signed a pact not to interfere with the Nightside but the Matriarch feels that if the Nightside in encroaching on their territory they must retaliate. But first she sends Eddie Drood as a spy to find out what is happening in the Nightside. However, Eddie’s cover is blown when he suits up and plays hero. As the enforcer, John visits the Matriarch and asks her to leave the Nightside alone as she is violating their pact. But the Matriarch is undeterred by his warning and attacks the Nightside instead! Eddie and his girlfriend, Molly try to prevent the chaos that occurs. But can they and John Taylor find reason when nothing seems to make sense anymore?
This book was utterly entertaining but also a bit of a shell shock. The sheer body count is uncontrolled mayhem. I love both of these magical series and it felt like that the author was tired of them and wanted just finish them. I guess I felt there could have been a more gentle way for both series/s to go. Or at least each get their own ending book. But then both series have an off the wall craziness and casual violence that sort of makes sense to end this way. Instead of decimation, it would have been nice to have the main characters ride out into sunset and leave things as they were in my own imagination. Plus the big pay off at the end when the mystery is solved is anticlimactic. However, the ending does have resolution for characters and this book also demonstrates Simon Green’s sheer genius.
A great series/s and a great, imaginative author.
Reviewed by Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club