Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Daemons Are Forever

Title: Daemons Are Forever
Author: Simon R. Green

What it's about: Now that Eddie Drood and friends destroyed the evil entity the Heart that gave his family their amazing powers, Eddie is in command of the family, trying to get it back on its feet. In an effort to show that the Droods are still powerful, Eddie orders an attack on the Loathly Ones, a bunch of soul stealers, and discovers a plot to bring the Hungry Gods into our dimension. Now he and his allies have to figure out a way to stop beings from a higher plane of reality from obliterating our dimension.

What I thought: Just as action-packed as its predecessor, this book has plenty more cool gadgets and impossible situations. Basically, this book runs of the Rule of Cool. It's got a good sense of humor, too, and a lot of current references which are nice touches. Really, acknowledging the Rule of Cool is an important part of liking the Eddie Drood books, because if you don't, you're gonna start nitpicking and then not enjoy it at all. This is like the literary equivalent of an action flick, and it's really pretty entertaining.

Overall: If you liked the first book, you'll definitely like the sequel.

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