Paths Not Taken by Simon R. GreenPaths Not Taken by Simon R. Green

Paths Not Taken

bySimon R. Green

Mass Market Paperback | August 30, 2005

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I’m John Taylor. I was born in the Nightside, that square mile in the hidden center of London where it is always the hour of the wolf, where gods and monsters walk side by side and where every dark question ever asked can be answered—for a price.
I left for a while, but I did come back, to make my living doing what I do better than anyone else: finding things—lost or stolen, real or imaginary.
Recently, I found the most dangerous thing of all: the true identity of my long-gone mother. Turns out she’s a being who’s been around since before the dawn of history. Then, she created the Nightside—and now, for her own warped reasons, she intends to destroy it.
To stop her before she even gets started, I’ve got to do some hard traveling—back in Time, through endless eons, into the very distant—and probably deadly—past…
Simon R. Green is a New York Times bestselling author whose works include the Secret Histories Novels, the Novels of the Nightside, the Ghost Finders series,  Drinking Midnight Wine, Beyond the Blue Moon, Blue Moon Rising, The Adventures of Hawk & Fisher, and the Deathstalker series. He lives in England.
Title:Paths Not TakenFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 6.7 × 4.2 × 0.7 inPublished:August 30, 2005Publisher:Ace MMLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0441013198

ISBN - 13:9780441013197

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from and the story continues In this book John, Suzie and someone else…. Go into the past to find out the origins of the Nightside. Not all that much is resolved as it is time travel. Besides the fact that circular thinking gives me a headache. But it was a fun read. We got to see some of the events that we already know happened and how they actually unfolded. And it is always fun to tag along with John as he is just a funny guy. Not much to say, i like the whole series.
Date published: 2009-10-04

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Simon R. Green’s Novels of the Nightside:“A macabre and thoroughly entertaining world.” – Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files“Fast paced and amusing, as well as packed with inventive details.”—The Denver Post“Fast, fun, adventurous detection in a setting in which nearly anything’s possible.” – Booklist“Sam Spade meets Sirius Black…inventively gruesome.” – Entertainment Weekly“Superlative…An intricate and action-filled plot that seamlessly blends crime and the supernatural.” – Publishers Weekly“Readers who prefer their gore with huge melodramatic flourishes and a side of slyly amusing repartee will find Joh Taylor at least the equal of Jim Butcher’s Chicago wizard PI Harry Dresden.” – Kirkus Reviews“Cross The X-Files with The Twilight Zone, add a pinch of The Outer Limits and a dash of Eerie, Indiana, and one might have a glimmer of an idea what the Nightside is like.” – BookBrowser “Totally enjoyable…take a vacation into the Nightside…just try not to get lost in it.” – Crimespree“A captivating tale starring a heroic and endearing character whose thoughts when he is in danger are hilarious.” – Midwest Book Review “Taylor is the Sam Spade for the twenty-first century, willing to stare down an angel, a demon, or a god. [The] Nightside has the meanest of the mean streets, and John Taylor is right at home there.” – Fantasy Literature