Review: For Heaven’s Eyes Only by Simon R. Green

June 9, 2011 Uncategorized 0

For Heaven's Eyes Only: A Secret Histories Novel

Title: For Heaven’s Eyes Only
Author: Simon R. Green
Series: Secret Histories #5
Cover Art: Paul Young 
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Excerpt: Yes
Source: Publisher
Reviewed by: Julia

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Roc Hardcover (June 7, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0451463951
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451463951
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Sexual Content:

References to sex


Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying.


The fifth Eddie Drood novel from the New York Times bestselling author.

After the murder of the Drood Matriarch, the family finds itself vulnerable to evil. This time, it’s a Satanic Conspiracy that could throw humanity directly into the clutches of the Biggest of the Bads…


FOR HEAVEN’S EYES ONLY aims to be a mix of James Bond and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and it succeeds marvelously on both fronts.  Green mixes magic, science, and comedy in equal parts, to create a fast moving and enjoyable style.

At it’s best, even those new to the series will have no trouble jumping in with book five.  At it’s worst, the Secret Histories series skates perilously close to glib.  The opening of FOR HEAVEN’S EYES ONLY is a prime example of this shortcoming, but not to an extent that the story was derailed.

The charm of these books is not so much in what happens, but the flair with which it happens, and it’s well worth the effort to suspend disbelief and enjoy the ride.  A different brand of urban fantasy than I normally enjoy, FOR HEAVEN’S EYES ONLY was easy to pick up, jump in, and enjoy.

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