Sunday, January 25, 2009

Daemons Are Forever - Simon R. Green

Strangely enough, for Simon Green, this book is a little slow in places.

I think with his style longer works tend to suffer - so that the Nightside books are a lot more readable than Deathstalker, for example.

Daemons is on the longer end, and has a lot of talking amongst the various Drood members jockeying for position as Eddie realises he needs to get some military training into his family.

He has taken their torcs, so he recruits some dangerous outside help to teach most of them to fight without armour.

No military genius, he makes mistakes and people die. Nastily, of course.

This leads to time travel and a surprising recruit as the second half of the book ups the pace and the super powered slaughter levels.

Call it a 3.25.

3.5 out of 5

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