Sixth in the series. Finally, the big question from book one has been answered. 'Bout time. I got the impression that Green keeps his hero wandering around in the dark just so the book would be long enough. Maybe the next books will turn out as good as the first two.
I don't know which came first, Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden or Simon R. Green's John Taylor, but either one of these guys would be the best friend you could possibly have on your side when things get really dark, supernatural and scary.
From back cover: I'm John Taylor, a PI for hire in the Nightside, the dark and corrupt city within the city of London. Where the sun never shines and where pleasure and horror are always on sale for the right price.
Not a nice place to visit or a nice place to live, so you wouldn't think I would care that it was about to be destroyed by none other than my very own long-missing, not-quite-human mom. But I do care. I was born here. I live here, and I got friends here. They might not all be acceptable in polite company, but they're my friends, nonetheless.
I know I'm the only one who can stop her. The trick is, how to do it without fulfilling this prophecy that says whatever action I take, not only is the Nightside doomed, but the rest of the world will soon follow . . .
The Nightside...a different London, where magic rules. A dark urban fantasy series. If you have a twisted sense of humor, this series will entertain you. Charles de Lint darkened. It has the feel of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, but a bit more fully developed, as it is a series.
I'm in the middle of this book, and so far, it's entertaining. It's a bit shorter than what I'm used to reading, but it's still engrossing, with a good sense of humor and the degree of description that makes the story play like a movie in my mind. Very good!