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Nightingale's Lament (Nightside, Book 3) Mass Market Paperback – April 27, 2004
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"Another wildly fantastic extravaganza."—Publishers Weekly
"Cross The X-Files with The Twilight Zone...and one might have a glimmer of an idea what the Nightside is like."—BookBrowser
- ASIN : 0441011632
- Publisher : Ace; 2nd Printing edition (April 27, 2004)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780441011636
- ISBN-13 : 978-0441011636
- Item Weight : 4.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #633,445 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Nightside is this world's melting pot for EVERYthing mystical, magical, maniacal, holy, hellish, or downright bizare. It is a secret part of London, always 3AM, and technology is often seen side by side with elements of the Arcane.
John Taylor, Private Eye, is the hero of every story in the Nightside. He is supposed to be a King in Waiting, but no one's ever brought him proof (or money) from his royalty. He has a gift, a psychic gift, for "Finding Things". These could be anything from lost objects, to how a spell is put together so he can untie it from its source!
In this episode, John is set the task of finding a singer (The Nightengale) whose songs of romantic despair cause some fans to kill themselves. He runs into some famous people that don't want her found....
Read it! Love it! Get the next one!
But John had powerful friends and even more powerful enemies. This novel introduces us to a whole host of dastardly new characters, The Murder Masques, Dead Boy, Julian Advent, and the Cavendishs, just to name a few.
As usual, razor blade action is interspersed with humor as dark as Tarsus in just the right mix to keep you so rived, it's almost impossible to put this book down.
The Nightside series is one of those rare series that no review, let alone mine, is powerful enough to capture fully. It's a set of books that the curious must experience for themselves to get the full feel of the thing, and they will be glad that they did.
Highest Recommendations Possible
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There's a cut-and-paste repetition of description in this book, which is apparent if you've read the preceding books in the series. The story's slight - essentially a mystery where the reader is hand-held through the twists and turns. But it's entertaining enough and an okay way of passing a couple of hours.
This book was no exception, with our hero working on two more cases and generally defeating evil... in fact typical Green stuff.
We find out a little bit more of his mother and his enemies, but generally it's a straightforward investigator novel (albeit set in the nightside) - the plot was relatively see-through, but the story is well written.
Again its worth buying if you like Greens stuff, but don't expect any great revelations - its not that type of series... at least not yet.