Secret Histories

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,746 ratings

The Man with the Golden Torc Publisher's Summary

Meet Shaman Bond, aka Eddie Drood, scion of the ancient Drood family. He is devoted to protecting humanity from the forces of darkness. Protected by the secret weapon received at birth by all members of the Drood family - a magical gold torc (i.e., a neck ring) that turns into a suit of nearly impervious golden armor - Eddie faces arcane dangers with healthy doses of wry self-confidence and sarcasm. Then the family matriarch sends him on a mission that turns out to be a deadly setup. Declared a rogue, Eddie teams up with short-tempered witch Molly Metcalf to find out why he's been betrayed.
©2007 by Simon R. Green (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Man with the Golden Torc

    • Secret Histories, Book 1
    • By: Simon R. Green
    • Narrated by: Stuart Blinder
    • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,263
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 959
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 966

    Meet Shaman Bond, aka Eddie Drood, scion of the ancient Drood family. He is devoted to protecting humanity from the forces of darkness. Protected by the secret weapon received at birth by all members of the Drood family - a magical gold torc (i.e., a neck ring) that turns into a suit of nearly impervious golden armor - Eddie faces arcane dangers with healthy doses of wry self-confidence and sarcasm. Then the family matriarch sends him on a mission that turns out to be a deadly setup.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • entertaining

    • By Loren on 04-30-08

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Daemons Are Forever

    • Secret Histories, Book 2
    • By: Simon R. Green
    • Narrated by: Stuart Blinder
    • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 635
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 456

    Eddie Drood's clan has been watching mankind's back for ages. And now he's in charge of the whole kit and caboodle. But it's not going to be an easy gig.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, but drags in the middle.

    • By Cliff on 10-17-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • The Spy Who Haunted Me

    • Secret Histories, Book 3
    • By: Simon R. Green
    • Narrated by: James Langdon
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370

    Eddie Drood's evil-stomping skills have come to the attention of the legendary Alexander King, independent agent extraordinaire. The best of the best, King spent a lifetime working for anyone and everyone, doing anything and everything, for the right price. Now, he's on his deathbed and looking to bestow all of his priceless secrets to a successor, provided he or she wins a contest to solve the world's greatest mysteries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Several improvements in this book.

    • By Cliff on 01-21-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • From Hell with Love

    • Secret Histories, Book 4
    • By: Simon R. Green
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316

    Eddie Drood is not happy about being the new head of the family, especially now that everyone believes either he or his girlfriend, Molly, was responsible for the former matriarch’s death. Since Eddie knows he didn’t do it, he doesn’t like where this is going

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Imortals

    • By Roy N Skousen on 09-08-10

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • For Heaven’s Eyes Only

    • Secret Histories, Book 5
    • By: Simon R. Green
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311

    The Drood Matriarch has been murdered, exposing the family to powerful, evil factions and throwing the world into turmoil. A Satanic presence is growing, and although Edwin has always been something of an outsider, he’ll have to rise to the occasion to help thwart the menace and save his people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing like a Simon R Green book! Excelent series

    • By Solace on 05-04-12

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 6

    • Live and Let Drood

    • By: Simon R. Green
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291

    The New York Times best-selling author of the Nightside series, Simon R. Green has won widespread acclaim and an immense following for his Secret Histories novels featuring Eddie “Shaman Bond” Drood. In Green’s action-packed riff on everyone’s favorite superspy, Eddie once again finds himself at the center of supernatural intrigue. And even though protecting humanity from the forces of darkness is nothing new to Eddie, he now faces a threat that’s leaving him both shaken and stirred.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Weird. . .

    • By Jessica on 09-07-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 7

    • Casino Infernale

    • A Secret Histories Novel, Book 7
    • By: Simon R. Green
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    My name is Drood, Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond. For generations my family has protected you ordinary mortals against things that lurk in the darkness, just out of sight, but not at all out of mind. Unfortunately, I’ve had a falling out with my near and dear (some of whom were trying to kill me), so my true love - and powerful witch - Molly Metcalf and I are now in the employ of The Department of the Uncanny. We’ve been given an Extremely Important Assignment: attend Casino Infernale, an annual event held by the Shadow Bank, financiers of all global supernatural crime. Our mission: rig the game and bring down the Shadow Bank.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another amazing Drood story

    • By Kris Danforth on 08-11-17

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 8

    • Property of a Lady Faire

    • Secret Histories, Book 8
    • By: Simon R. Green
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    Call me Drood, Eddie Drood. Some know me as Shaman Bond and most simply don' t want to know me at all. For centuries, my family has been keeping the things that lurk on the darker side of existence as far away as possible from humans like you, without you even knowing we' re there. Unfortunately for us, not everybody appreciates what we Droods do. Recently, I personally managed to survive yet another attempt on my life, but the rest of my relatives weren' t so lucky.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome as always

    • By Kris Danforth on 08-13-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 9

    • From a Drood to a Kill

    • A Secret Histories Novel
    • By: Simon R. Green
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    Some call me Shaman Bond, but I was born Eddie Drood: the latest in a long line of folks who chase monsters out of closets for a living to keep humanity safe from all that is dark, demonic, and just downright evil. Needless to say we've made our fair share of enemies over the centuries - and made some questionable bargains.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best in a great series

    • By Donald Wilson on 06-21-15

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 10

    • DR. DOA

    • A Secret Histories Novel
    • By: Simon R. Green
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    There is a man who gets away with murder. A man who specializes in removing the problems from other people's lives by killing the people who cause those problems. He operates from the darkest shadows of the hidden world, coming and going unseen. No one knows who he is, just his nomme du muerte: Dr. DOA. This demented doc has poisoned Eddie Drood. Whatever is coursing through his veins seems to be immune to magic cures and treatments.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing addition to the series

    • By Arthur on 07-18-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 11

    • Moonbreaker

    • By: Simon R. Green
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    It's never pleasant being poisoned. It's even worse when you're marooned in another world with no access to an antidote. Since Dr. DOA has trapped Eddie and Molly in Other Drood Hall, they need to escape, and fast before the dastardly doc can murder anyone else. With the help of a fellow prisoner of the extraterrestrial variety, Eddie and Molly make their way home, only to find that things are more dangerous than when they left. Eddie will do anything to find the terrible secret that is Moonbreaker.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Roller coaster with surprises all along the way

    • By rico reddix on 09-16-18

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 12

    • Night Fall

    • A Secret Histories Novel
    • By: Simon R. Green
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An emotional ride

    • By Jyn on 08-12-18

    Regular price: $34.99