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Book Review: Moonbreaker by Simon Green

Moonbreaker by Simon R. Green
Genre: Science fiction
Publisher: Ace
Date: June 6, 2017

Eddie Drood is not just a secret agent. He’s a very secret agent. I’m not kidding. He fights things that most of us only read about in books. His girlfriend, Molly, is one of the most powerful witches in existence and the two of them basically travel all over the place fighting the supernatural. It’s big. It’s bad. And right now, it’s deadly. Eddie’s been poisoned by himself. Well, sort of. It’s him from a parallel universe. And he knows he’s dying. So now he’s going to spend his very last days tracking Edmund down to make sure he doesn’t create any more chaos.

This is the eleventh book in the Secret Histories series. It’s also the first book that I’ve read in the series or by Simon Green for that matter. I usually don’t jump into a series that’s already this far established. When I got the blurb for the book though, I was intrigued so decided to give it a try. (And it worked really well for me with J.D. Robb’s In Death series – so I figured why not?)

The book contained what I’m positive were a lot of in-jokes some seriously heavy backstory and I’ll admit that it did take me a little bit of time to get into things. I knew that I was in over my head in the early part of the story and there were a couple of times, I almost gave up so I could go look for the earlier books. But I stuck with it and by the time I made it about a quarter of the way through, I was good.

I really enjoyed this adventure. It ran at breakneck speed with twists, turns, fights and situations popping up at every turn. I mean without a doubt if you like fast moving stories, this is one for you. And the supernatural? Yeah, got it covered. In fact, the blurb called Eddie the James Bond of the supernatural. I’d say that was a pretty good description.

This book was a lot of fun and if you enjoy mysteries, the supernatural, or the unexplained, you’ll definitely want to give this one a try. Although it might be a little more fun to go back and start with the first one, if you really want to dive in here, this book wasn’t a bad jumping off point!