Simon R. Green,
Nightside #6: Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth
(Ace, 2006)

In Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth, Lilith has returned to the Nightside and is planning on taking over. Her first stop is at the Street of the Gods, where she eliminates most of the competition.

It's now up to John Taylor, the Nightside's Premiere private investigator -- and, coincidentally, her son -- to stop her. There are only two problems: John has seen the future and already knows he will fail and, well, Lilith is his mother, after all.

But Taylor always has another trick up his sleeve -- even when he thinks he doesn't!

While still good, Serpent's Tooth is my least favorite of Simon R. Green's Nightside series to date. The novel -- the sixth in the series -- has an over-narrated and rushed quality that takes some of the life from the work. Still, I love Green's characters and the book is worth the price and the read to find out what happens.

review by
Becky Kyle

31 May 2008

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