Something from the Nightside
Nightside Book 1
By Simon R. Green
Private eye John Taylor swore he'd never return to the Nightside, the hellish netherworld under London. But now a young girl is missing . . . 'A macabre and thoroughly entertaining world' - Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files.
'A macabre and thoroughly entertaining world' - Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files
Private eye John Taylor swore he'd never return to the Nightside, the hellish netherworld under London. But now a young girl is missing . . .
John Taylor is a private detective with a difference. He's a child of the Nightside, with a supernatural ability - he can find things that are lost.
But it's been a long time since Taylor left that hidden netherworld where fantasy and reality co-exist and it is always 3am.
He has no intention of ever returning . . . until a distraught mother arrives at his office with a tragic tale and a bag full of cash. Joanne Barrett wants her daughter back, and she'll pay a small fortune to make it happen.
Of course, Taylor knows exactly where the girl is. The Nightside is calling him . . .
Something from the Nightside is the first title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series.
Simon R. Green was born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, where he now lives after some years in Leicester studying for his MA in Modern English and American Literature; he also studied history and has a combined Humanities degree. After years of rejections, he sold seven novels at once, just two days after he started working at Bilbo's Bookshop in Bath, after three and a half years of unemployment. The following year, he hit the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists with the novelisation of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, which has sold more than 370,000 copies, and continues to sell. His bestselling novels span fantasy, space opera and horror, and include the Deathstalker, Nightside, Ghost Finders, Secret History and Hawk and Fisher series. He is currently working on a new Deathstalker novel.
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29 May 2014
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Jo Fletcher Books
Simon R. Green's Nightside series is a delight from beginning to end... The Nightside books are, unashamedly, all about having a bloody good time reading works that have more than their fair share of "ics." Fantastic, comedic, sarcastic, caustic and heroic are just a few that spring to mind — SF Site
A fast-paced, macabre excursion into an entertaining world of twisted heroes and rampant weirdness — Locus
So much fun it's practically irresistible ... the start of a series of books that could come to dominate our beach reading for many a summer to come — Cemetery Dance
Nobody delivers sharp, crackling dialogue better than Green, and no one whisks readers away to more terrifying adventures or more bewildering locales — Black Gate
Devotees of edgy urban fantasists Laurell K. Hamilton and Jim Butcher will eat this one up — Romantic Times
A grand tour ... the setup and the writing are good enough to make me hope for more in the series in the near future — Science Fiction Chronicle
A fascinating little gem that makes people want to walk on the wild and visit his extraordinary world — Midwest Book Review
A fun read, lots of action and some pretty wild character. I get the feeling Simon Green is setting up a series, and I'll be willing to read more of them — Books ‘n’ Bytes
Great fun ... I really enjoyed and would recommend to anyone that likes urban fantasy. There is a hard edge to the book, which I think enhances the chaos and mayhem — Fantasy Book Review
Simon Green is known for bringing impossible beings and worlds to life with his words. His most fantastic series, Nightside, kicks off with a book that delves readers deeper into their imagination than they ever thought possible — The Examiner