Night Fall

A Secret Histories Novel
Narrated by: Gideon Emery
Series: Secret Histories, Book 12
Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (184 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Droods are all about control, making people do what they're told for the greater good. The Nightside is all about choice: good and bad and everything in between. The Droods want to make the world behave. The Nightside wants to party. They were never going to get along. 

For centuries, ancient Pacts have kept the Droods out of the Nightside, but now the Droods see the Nightside as a threat to the whole world. They march into the long night, in their armour, to put it under their control. All too soon, the two sides are at war. It's Eddie Drood and Molly Metcalf against John Taylor and Shotgun Suzie. The Drood Sarjeant-at-Arms and their Armourer against Dead Boy and Razor Eddie. More groups join in: the London Knights, the Ghost Finders, the Spawn of Frankenstein, Shadows Fall, and the Soulhunters. Science and magic are running wild, there's blood running in the gutters, and the bodies are piling up. 

Is anyone going to get out of this alive?

©2018 Simon R. Green (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Enjoyed the story

I enjoyed the story but strange matter bullets don’t hurt strange matter armor. I understand everything else being different because it’s the night side but that I had an issue with

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An emotional ride

The Nightside has expanded, killing everyone in the Wolfshead, and no one knows why. The Droods decide the Nightside must be conquered, to save Humanity, pitting Eddie Drood and Molly Metcalfe against John Taylor and Shotgun Susie.

It's no secret that Night Fall was the end of the Nightside and Secret Histories series. I was reluctant to buy it for that reason. I have missed John Taylor over the past few years, as well as Razor Eddie and the others. I thoroughly enjoyed Secret Histories as well. But for Night Fall...

For me, it was an emotional ride. I spent a good portion of my listening time angry. Angry at the characters, angry because I expected better of the Droods, the Authorities, everyone...Does that sound strange? I suppose it would, but I had a true emotional, visceral reaction to much of the story, which doesn't happen that often. The ending is a surprise and I often thought I knew who was behind it all, but was wrong. It does wrap up some story lines though, sometimes not in the way you would expect or even want. Characters die, and some of them are characters you know well.

Gideon Emery is a great narrator, but I wish there had been a way to bring in Marc Viator for the voices of the Nightside. I didn't hear John Taylor, or Shotgun Susie in their own 'voice', which somewhat diminished the performance for me, especially since I was saying goodbye.

In the end, I was sad to say goodbye, but it was a great book. It pulls you into the gritty, shocking, violent confrontation of the Droods vs the Nightside, and doesn't let you go until the end.

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Nerdgasm!!!!!!

What a wonderful finale! So much crossover with almost all of his other works. Yes!

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Collection of disjointed short stories.

I struggled to find a story in this book. It was more like a collection of short stories that didn't have much in common. Just an excuse to tell little blurbs about each character Simon has written about for the past decade. Not his strongest book but mildly entertaining.

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Sad to see the end...

I absolutely love both the Nightside and Secret History series, and hate to see them end. However, I still enjoyed seeing all of my favorites in one story, even though not all survived. Guess it's time to start from the beginning!

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Still crying into my pillow!

Let me start by saying the night side series is in my all time top 5. I like the secret histories but I would not have jump on listening to it without John Taylor. It's a great book! We have to say good-bye to some beloved characters. The epilogue could have added more details. But maybe there will be some short stories in the future. Also you get to find out what is in Agatha's egg. Hope you placed your bets!

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Mixed emotions...

Simon R Green is one of my all time favorite storytellers. If you are a fan, it is a must read. I feel many emotions about this book but can’t give a specific review without spoilers.

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Sad that a great series is ending

Overall this is a great story although I don't really understand how the ending of the story will work with the leadership switch (I won't put too much detail as it would spoil the story). Although Gideon Emery has been a great reader for The Secret Histories, his Nightside character voices were very far off of Marc Vietor's great Nightside characterizations so it was jarring change. I hope Simon R. Green brings these series back along with the Ghost Hunters and if he does, I'll certainly buy them.

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I want more

This is the ultimate match in the Simon Green series. Droods verses Nightside, Eddie Drood and Molly Metcalfe against John Taylor and Shotgun Susie.

The Nightside has expanded, everyone in the Wolfshead has been killed friend and foe. The Droods decide the Nightside must be conquered to save Humanity. The Nightside demands its’ autonomy.

All the characters that we have grown to love, tolerate, or hate are included, even John’s mom and dad have cameos. There is a lot of back stabbing which escalates the tension between the Droods and Nightside residents. John is also dealing with Susie’s impending birth of their child.

While we know there is next to nothing that can combat the Drood armor, Nightside pulls out all the stops in its’ defense. The ceaseless response to the matriarch’s question, why is this not working was, it’s the Nightside. That made me laugh. It was the hubris of the Droods that made we root for the Nightside.

Since this the last in the series I knew there would be casualties in the battles. But I was unprepared and sad when they happen.

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Carnage. Droods. Nightside splendour.

The nightside series is my favourite from Simon R Green. And the crossover is awesome.

One of the best books of this series.