"Strong horror fantasy"
The Nightside occupies the same space but in another
dimension as London does. To travel there one must know
the correct portals. John Taylor lived in Nightside all
his life until it was discovered that his mother was not
human. She disappeared shortly thereafter and his father
died a few months later. John had no protection from the
Others who wanted him dead. He went to London and became
a private eye, but a case brought him back to Nightside
where he has resided ever since.
His third eye allows him to locate anyone or anything in
the city where creatures of myths live side by side with
humans. He continues to be a paid private investigator.
His latest case involves singer Rossignal the Nightingale
who is playing at the Caliban's Cavern Club. Her
melancholy songs has caused people to commit suicide. Her
managers controls her which makes John want to free
Rossignal from her gilded cage.
Though this is Simon R, Green's incredible world, the
Nightside is not a very green location as this unique
place centers on good and evil's constant battle for
supremacy. The hero fights on the side of the light as he
tries to expel the darkness out of existence John seems in
a never-ending story with only his curiosity about his
mother occasionally diverting him from his goal. In his
latest caper, John is in top gun form as the latest
skirmish with the cretins of the dark will leave him dead
if he fails to free the Nightingale for running is no
longer an option.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 22, 2004