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Daemons are forever
Simon R. Green
Adult Fiction GREEN

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From Publishers' Weekly:

This lighthearted second installment (after 2007's The Man with the Golden Torc) in the adventures of "very secret agent" Eddie Drood follows the former rogue and reluctant patriarch as he struggles against enemies within and without his temporally extended family. Fighting against the Droods' stiff-necked traditionalists and their previous deals with various devils, Eddie finds ways to combine the magic of his girlfriend, woods witch Molly Metcalf, and cousin Harry's "hellspawn" half-brother and lover, Roger Morningstar, with the high-tech gadgets of the family Armourer to save the world from an intrusion of the Hungry Gods. Other than some page-long character-developing digressions, the pace is fast and energetic, which keeps attention off the occasional giant plot hole. Green loves the wide-screen splash of cinematic battles against zombie hordes, and genuine traces of tragedy and nobility underlie the nonstop punning banter and pop culture references, lending surprising nuance to this merry metaphysical romp. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Now that he has exposed the darkness at the heart of his ancient family (as outlined in The Man with the Golden Torc), modern-day shaman Eddie Drood stands as its head--yet the bargain once made with supernatural creatures, the Loathly Ones, still holds sway over some of his relations. With the help of his witch friend, Molly, Eddie must sort through his family while saving the world from destruction by these daemons. The author of the "Deathstalker" series and other fantasies continues the adventures of supernatural secret agent Edwin Drood as he seeks to purge the world's darkest corners in this second entry in his new noir urban fantasy trilogy. Gently spoofing the consummate action/adventure hero James Bond (note the punning title), Green supplies some much needed tongue-in-cheek humor to a genre that often takes itself too seriously. A good choice for larger libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Eddie Drood
Male
Heir
Heir to an ancient family devoted to protecting humanity from the forces of darkness; holds back nightmares and monsters; fighting against his family's previous deals with various devils; wears a magical gold torc that turns into a suit of golden armor.
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Molly Metcalf
Female
Witch
Eddie's girlfriend.



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