Monday, May 30, 2011

For Heaven's Eyes Only: By Simon R. Green



After the murder of the Drood Matriarch, the family finds itself vulnerable to evil. This time, it's a Satanic Conspiracy that could throw humanity directly into the clutches of the Biggest of the Bads..


At the end of From Hell With Love Eddie had just been killed by an imposter, impersonating Molly’s sister, leaving the family and the series in complete disarray and madness. Luckily for Green’s Secret Histories series, he doesn’t have Eddie die. Instead he opens up an interesting theory that Eddie’s parents are still alive. This theory then takes a back seat to the Satanic Conspiracy that threatens to destroy the world (much like most other evil organizations we’ve seen in previous books in the series.) Of course unlike some of the other books in the series For Heaven’s Eyes Only kills off some surprising supporting characters. This coupled with a shocking ending to the book will leave readers in stunned silence eagerly awaiting the next and possibly last in Green’s fantastic 007 like series.

Fans of the previous books in the series will certainly enjoy this newest addition to the Secret Histories family. It was not just phoned in (as Green’s newest series, Ghost of Chance, with its poor writing, unlikable characters, and purely engaging, seemed to be.) Instead it begins with Eddie having just been shot and residing in Limbo, continues with high levels of action, comical remarks, and inventive characters, and ends with such a surprising ending that even those who were on the edge for this series will be drawn in and eagerly awaiting the next book.

The story is predictable, the writing light and humorous, and the action continuous. It is not the best book ever written, but it is certainly fun and engaging. Fans of Green’s other works will enjoy the series and as I mentioned, I can’t wait for the next book in this exciting series.

8 out of 10


Publisher: Roc Hardcover

Published: June 7, 2011

Price: $25.95

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