Ishmael Jones travels to the Scottish Highlands on a mysterious dual mission: find the impostor, protect the entitled, uncover the truth of the Coronach Creature.
Author: Simon R. Green
A rogue agent has come in from the cold and wants to spill his secrets, and Ishmael Jones is sent to ascertain his real identity only to fall into a menacing series of incidents.
Ishmael Jones is someone who can’t afford to be noticed, someone who lives under the radar, who drives on the dark side of the road until invited to the Colonel’s to solve his murder.
Supernatural arse kicker Eddie Drood must play the most dangerous Big Game that is probably rigged by The Powers That Be to save those he loves.
The overall kingdom is the continuing character here and present only in a vague sense as Green introduces us to yet another ruling family. Oh, boy. They’re certainly more “interesting” than most of our leaders and their families — despite what the Enquirer has to say!
An anthology of 17 short stories by Simon R. Green, one of which falls within the Secret Histories series about the Drood Family. There are a few which could be considered loosely affiliated.
Prince Rupert discovers the hard way about being the spare heir when his father sends him on a quest and he discovers all that the legends never tell you.
The annual Casino Infernale finds Eddie Drood and Molly Metcalf rigging the game and bringing down the Bank-it’s winner take all and losers give up their souls!
The Secret Histories combine “witty banter, tough guy standoffs, visceral fight scenes, bad guy atrocities, surprise revelations, and high stakes” in supernatural adventures.
After the murder of the Drood Matriarch, the family finds itself vulnerable to evil. A Satanic Conspiracy that could throw humanity directly into the clutches of the Biggest of the Bads…