Throwback Thursday (22) December 6, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
Tags: book talk, books, reading, simon r. green, something from the nightside, throwback thursday, urban fantasy
Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books. While the spotlight is always on the new releases, Throwback Thursday features a book published five or more years ago.
Title: Something from the Nightside
Author: Simon R. Green
Original Publication Date: January 1st, 2003
John Taylor is not a private detective per se, but he has a knack for finding lost things. That’s why he’s been hired to descend into the Nightside, an otherworldly realm in the center of London where fantasy and reality share renting space and the sun never shines.
This series is something along the vein of the Dresden Files. It’s gritty and full of magic just like Harry Dresden’s world. Except it has its own magic, its own characters. Its distinctive in that way too. The Nightside is a landscape that is hard to forget. It’s full of sorcery and demons. Witches and bounty hunters. It’s also full of violence. It’s definitely not light-hearted.
Although this series is dark, it’s still fun. It’s another series I keep meaning to pick up again. One of the many on my list.