Daemons Are Forever
Simon R. Green
Roc, Jun 2008, $23.95
Secret agent Eddie Drood misses his carefree days as he detests being the family patriarch of a bunch of snobbish people who many of them consider him the enemy. Making matters worse for Eddie is the seemingly zillion deals his kin made in WWII with devils to battle the Nazi otherworldy horde. After exposing the scandal, the paranormasl keep coming around to collect their debt; some from him as the default “co-signer” even though at the collection encounter is when he learns he is held responsible for family mmeber IOUs.
Eddie also learns the Hungry Gods have come simply to take over the world. He enlists his girlfriend wood-witch Molly Metcalf, his Cousin Harry’s hellspawn half-brother Roger Morningstar, and the Drood family Armourer known for his gizmos in an effort to save the world from invaders.
DAEMONS ARE FORVER, the second satirical “James Bond” Drood fantasy (see THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TORC) is the usual Simon R. Green’s frantic, fast-paced frolic as Miss Penny Drood insists the hero just save the world with a gizmo or two. Filled with puns normally seen only in a Xanth novel and lampooning what is in and out, fans will appreciate Eddie Drood’s turning 007 into 700.