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10:24 am - Some details about NightSide #7
Some details about "Hell To Pay" the 7th novel of the Nightside.

The fallowing has been cut & pasted from Amazon.com just to share some info with my fellow Green fans, the review in no way reflects my thoughts on the book since it is not out yet and therefore, I have not yet read it. This info and more can be found at the link in the post about the cover art. As posted before, its going to come out on December 26, 2006
I can't wait, it sounds like its just as much fun as the other books.

Book Description
In the wake of the war that left the Nightside leaderless, Jeremiah Griffin-one of the last of the immortal human families-plans to fill the power vacuum. But his granddaughter has disappeared, and he wants John Taylor to use his special abilities to find her. Except someone-or something-is blocking Taylor's abilities.

Editorial Reviews
From Publishers Weekly
Lady Damnation, Old Father Time, a world weary Count Dracula and the hard-drinking storybook character Bruin Bear are only a few of the beings that Green produces for his seventh novel set in the sinister and psychedelic world of Nightside. None, however, are more powerful than "the Griffin," an immortal who built his empire on the carcasses of foes, who has now summoned paranormal PI John Taylor to find his granddaughter. Taylor specializes in locating lost things; his Sight—which allows him to see into other dimensions—should be ideal for the task. But when an entity in the Griffin's mansion blocks his abilities, Taylor must investigate the old-fashioned way: questioning the Griffin's family members one by one. Taylor's q&a sessions are less than thrilling, and the numerous references to the family's fearsome reputation grow tiresome. Fortunately, Green throws in a number of left-field surprises, spicing things up with an attack of fanatical nuns (called the Salvation Army Sisterhood), a bloodthirsty gangster and a DNA-stealing Charnel Chimera. Indeed, the most entertaining aspect lies not in Taylor's investigation but in anticipating what Green's twisted imagination will conjure next. (Jan.)
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Date:December 9th, 2006 02:41 am (UTC)

Re: I wonder what happened to Eddie and Deadboy

The link is at http://sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=4402

The text is:

Hell to Pay: A Novel of The Nightside by Simon R. Green
Review by Drew Bittner
Ace Paperback: ISBN 0441014607
Date: 26 December, 2006 List Price $6.99
Buy this book and support SFRevu at Amazon US / Amazon UK

All Jeremiah Griffin wanted was to live forever. Well, in the Nightside, nothing comes without a price… and often, it's a lot more than you'd want to pay.

In Hell to Pay, the latest installment of his acclaimed Nightside series, the Lilith War has left the "dark heart of London" in disarray. Most of the major players are gone —- dead or humbled, broken and forgotten —- but that only means opportunity for the survivors. And among those lucky handful is the Griffin family. Shadowy and powerful, there's one man they turn to in their darkest hour: John Taylor, the Nightside's most formidable private eye.

What could drive an immortal to seek out John Taylor? Griffin's grand-daughter Melissa has gone missing -— just after he amended his will, leaving his vast business holdings to her. Naturally, Taylor assumes this will be an open-and-shut case; he merely has to use his magical "third eye", capable of finding anything, and Melissa will be discovered in no time.

Except that it doesn't work. Taylor's power is shut down hard, something that's never happened before, leaving him only the tools of ordinary gumshoes: legwork, dogged persistence and a willingness to cause trouble. With the dubious assistance of a sarcastic butler named Hobbes, Taylor sets out to interview the rest of this singular family, but finds himself pulled into their diverse dramas against his will. Socialite mother Mariah, bored Eleanor, blustering William and Melissa's secretive brother Paul all have their schemes and nurse their grudges, but none of it seems to add up.

Unfortunately, there's another player in this game...one coming to collect on an ancient debt. Unless Taylor can figure things out and fast, with the help of Dead Boy and fighting nun Sister Josephine, there will literally be hell to pay for this family. And it's just possible that the undertow will drag down John Taylor as well.

Simon R. Green takes his Nightside series to the next level. With all the mysteries solved in the previous Sharper Than A Serpent's Tooth, it was anyone's guess where the story might go from here. Well, now we know—and it's dynamite. The Nightside is changing, and not for the better, as new forces move to stake a claim on that piece of surreal estate.

The new crop of characters mingles well with the familiar few who survived. Paul Griffin stands out as a character whose tribulations are not rooted in the fantastic, but rather in issues of identity, while Hobbes represents every snooty butler (or marginal authority figure) who has ever inconvenienced the hero. Even Dead Boy's car, an ultra-tech contraption like hell on wheels (no pun intended), has personality to spare. This is not to slight major supporting characters like The Griffin or Marcel, the hopeless gambler in need of rescue by his devoted wife Eleanor; rather, it should suggest that there are lots of great characters packed into one novel.

And, as often happens, Bruin the Bear and the Sea Goat are on hand to comment on the goings-on. (When are they getting their own series?)

Hell to Pay ups the stakes from the previous books, which is a major feat indeed. Taylor has rarely been pushed so hard or handled so many simultaneous crises; he's risen to the challenge of being a hero and now he's discovering that what comes next can be murder. Literally.

If you're looking for fast-paced, no-holds-barred dark urban fantasy, you need look no further: the Nightside is the place for you. With John Taylor as your guide, you know things will never be dull...

Strongly recommended.

I'm rather excited. I adore Deadboy!
Date:December 22nd, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)

Re: I wonder what happened to Eddie and Deadboy

I hear in some places the book is already out. Weird

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