Live and Let Drood: A Secret Histories Novel and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
CDN$ 17.24
  • List Price: CDN$ 27.50
  • You Save: CDN$ 10.26 (37%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Live and Let Drood: A Secret Histories Novel Hardcover – Jun 5 2012

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
CDN$ 17.24
CDN$ 4.92 CDN$ 0.52

Join Amazon Student in Canada

Frequently Bought Together

Customers buy this book with For Heaven's Eyes Only: A Secret Histories Novel CDN$ 24.00

Live and Let Drood: A Secret Histories Novel + For Heaven's Eyes Only: A Secret Histories Novel
Price For Both: CDN$ 41.24

One of these items ships sooner than the other. Show details

  • This item: Live and Let Drood: A Secret Histories Novel

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • For Heaven's Eyes Only: A Secret Histories Novel

    Usually ships within 1 to 3 weeks.
    Ships from and sold by
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Roc Hardcover; 1 edition (June 5 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451464524
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451464521
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 599 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #289,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 44 reviews
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Love conquers all June 15 2012
By kitty kat - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Sometimes revenge, loyalty, sense of purpose and smiting, don't want to forget the smiting, is called for and seemingly justifiable. I like that in a book. I like characters who don't waste time on pleasantries but just do what they have to do and get on with it. If you like that sort of thing as well, then I suggest you read this book. It's the best of the Drood books, in my humble opinion. It's all about killing weird things, loving your family, even though many of them aren't lovable in the least and it's about doing what is necessary to protect the person you adore...the one who makes it all worthwhile. So it's a love story with a lot of blood, ooze, and strange out of this world places. It's a tale of bad and really bad people...people who are sometimes very hard to kill...which only means that you have to try harder put them down, of course. It's a story about the past and present bumping into each other and catching up. It's a fun ride and while the pace is sometimes a bit slow and methodical, the story just keeps moving and dragging you along with it. I love the references to the NIGHTSIDE books, since that is truly one of my favorite series. This book also answers some important questions and lets us know that changes are coming in the next exciting tale. The characters are true to form and it's easy to fall into step with them once again. Admittedly, I scanned some of the pages because I couldn't wait to see what happened next, sigh, but that's what good writing is all about. It's an extravagant book written in low-key. I'm already looking forward to the next one.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A great read, right until you put it down June 6 2012
By A. Reader - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Not to get too preachy, but its amazing to me the same author who writes this book also writes that vastly inferior Ghostfinder series... But back on track.

I finished this book in one sitting. It was one of the stronger outings in the series, and was non stop action for the most part.

At the beginning of the book, Eddie has everything taken away, his home, his family and his armor. I loved this concept and thought we were going to get a more Shamon Bond style adventure where he had to outwit everyone and use disguises and such... but not so much. Its starting to wear on me, much like the bond books they pay homage too, how much eddie, and the story depends on gadgetry.

As you can read (UNFORTUNATELY) in the provided synopsis [So if you like this series and are planning to get it and havent read some of the general plot under the description, stop reading this review, dont read the description, and go read the book, it will be much more enjoyable.] Anyway, as the description states, his family has merely transported... somewhere. And nearly all of his other toys that are destroyed have convenient replacements for him. Also somewhat oddly, at one point he realizes he can time travel and instead of doing the logical thing, going backwards a few hours to catch his prey totally unaware when he would have least expected, he opts to go forward a day so the enemies preperations will be somewhate bored/distracted. And no one he's with seems to take an issue with it. It also turns out that the new edgier Ed we see in this book, well thats not really him, that was just the influence of something else. UGGGH! I was mildly dissapointed that at the beginning we had a chance for some real growth and exploration of Eddie and by the end end up nearly right at the status quo.

All that complaining out of the way the real measure of a story is how entertained the reader is. And as usual this is a tremendously entertaining ride. I was up late into the night finsihing it. There were plenty of great sci fi references, lots of talk or interaction about the other players in his various series and then in true Green/Drood/Top Gear fashion, the book ends on a bomb shell. One that most readers would have seen coming a mile away, but still...

So depending on your mood and how bothered you get by characters making dumb decisions you will find this book to be anywhere from 4-5. Because I promise you will be so on the edge of your seat that most of contrivances and coincidences and sillyness wont come to the forefont until you put the book down.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Eddie and Molly Return to Kick Butt! July 19 2012
By Nemo - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
In yet another successful addition to the Secret Histories series, Live and Let Drood answered questions that have been out there since the first book in the series. And it left me wanting for more.

Simon R Green really knows how to layer on the action while still making the characters engaging. I rate a book largely by my interest in the subject but mostly on whether I can build a picture of what is happening in my mind.

Eddie Drood and Molly Metcalf take on the most Evil Man in the World. And he is REALLY Evil! Aleister Crowley pales in comparison. A Drood without armor, a witch without powers, and a team without backup. Outstanding!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great Read July 8 2012
By E. Lingen - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Simon Green is one of my favorite authors. He left his fans on a pretty nasty cliffhanger in his last book. Mr. Green came through with an excellent read and a fun book. I highly recommend this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Another step in the series, fun and well plotted. July 9 2012
By Doctor Who - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I started reading all the Simon Green series on the Droods and Nightside to fill in the gap while waiting for the next Jim Butcher Dresden Files book. I enjoy the characters and adventures in the Secret Histories series, though I wish they were a little more complex and lasted a little longer once the initial plot set-up of any given book and introduction of new characters was established. In this one the way in which he searches for the missing Drood Hall could be developed a little more thoroughly. I suggest anyone who likes Noir Fantasy as a genre, or has enjoyed the Dresden Files books will probably find these books fun. Start with the first book in the Secret Histories or Nightside series, and see what you think. I recommend he do more to distinguish the characters of Eddie Drood in the Secret Histories, and John Taylor in the Nightside series, and their relationships with their girlfriends made a little deeper.

Look for similar items by category