Sunday, April 15, 2007

"Agents of Light and Darkness" by Simon Green

The second entry into the Nightside series by Green is just as fast-paced as the first. John Taylor, the man who can find anything, is now living in the Nightside again, and as usual, there are forces who need his help. In this particular instance, he is requested to find the Unholy Grail, the cup that Judas drank from at the Last Supper. Seems it's surfaced and several parties are interested in obtaining it, as it brings great power to the one that owns it.

Of course, it also brings corruption and madness....

John is not the only one racing to find it. Angels from Above and Below are very anxious to procure it, as are several of the Nightside's residents. Indeed, even the Vatican is showing a great amount of interest in this little artifact, and John needs to hurry. The Nightside might not be able to survive this battle otherwise.

There's not much to say about this book, other than you won't be disappointed in it. The only thing that I was surprised about was that I knew who one of the key players was as soon as he/she showed up. Not to worry, though - that didn't mean that I was able to figure out how that character played into things, nor was I prepared for the ending. A great little sci-fi series for those who like Jim Butcher and perhaps the very early Anita Blake books.

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