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Simon R. Green
Mythology & Folk Tales
Orion Pub Co; paperback / softback edition (February 28, 1994)
512 pages
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You won’t find shadows fall on any ma. hadows Fall: a small town in the back of beyond, where legends go to die when the world stops beliving in them.

You won’t find shadows fall on any ma. An elephants’ graveyard of the supernatural, where the real and the imagined live side by side, and lost souls find their way home. but that doesn’t mean IT isn’t there. The town’s mayor, Rhea Frazier, and Leonard Ash once were close friends - but they’ve mostly avoided each other since Ash died

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Simon R. This is a complete bibliography by English space opera and fantasy author Simon R. Green. The Ghost Finders series was ended when the sixth book was released in August 2015. The Ghostfinders series takes place in the same world as the Nightside, Secret Histories, and various other Simon R. Green novels, with frequent references to characters and places between them. The Shadows Fall novel takes place in the same world as the Nightside series and is mentioned as a destination via subway in several of the Nightside novels.

But it's hard to care about James Hart, the center character.

Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). But it's hard to care about James Hart, the center character. He isn't very compelling or remarkable, and the whole "you have powers you don't know you have" storyline has been worked to death by at least ten million writers since ink first hit paper. Shadows Fall works because Green is an enormously talented writer.

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Also by Simon R. Green THE SECRET HISTORIES NOVELS The Man with the Golden Torc Daemons Are Forever The . Down Among the Dead Men. Shadows Fall. Drinking Midnight Wine. Green THE SECRET HISTORIES NOVELS The Man with the Golden Torc Daemons Are Forever The Spy Who Haunted Me From Hell with Love For Heaven’s Eyes Only Live.

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  • Zadora
I struggle with this review. Like many others here, I loved the premise, as I had from the time I first read of SF in the Nightside novels. (I recently realized that I've read more than 35 Simon R. Green books, so...I guess I'm rather familiar with his work.) There were really great elements--those of us who are SRG fans certainly were pleased to once again see Bruin Bear and The Sea Goat, whom I believe have been in everything except possibly Hawk & Fisher. Time and the other residents make up a generally likeable group, each with their own mysteries. Some characters are clear references to those who've been here (an undead musician named "Sean Morrison," for example), and others that homage fictional characters ranging from the 30's to the 60s. The plot elements are rather cleverly woven together, as SRG typically does.

But as another reviewer wrote, in greater detail than I, the ending is at best described as abrupt. Like the other reviewer, I, too, felt that the story simply stopped--didn't END. I can't get into it in detail, without spoiling it, but it's one of those "all is lost, everybody is dead, the end is nigh," scenarios, and then, instead of working it out, somehow, or outsmarting the bad guys, yadda, the "hero" of the piece (more on that, below) just does what every Green hero does, when he's out of ideas--"it was the easiest thing in the world to just reach out and..." kablammo! Everything is all over, and it's all over in 2 pages. Literally. There isn't even an afterword/epilogue, as in "they all lived HEA," or ANYTHING. There's all this build-up, all this tension--who will live, who will die? (which is also a bit odd, btw, in this environment, as half the residents are things/people/fictional characters that should already be dead, but are, well, animated...)--and then, BAM, it's done/over and not wrapped up. Hell, it's not even explained or written particularly well.

I've always felt that SRG's series endings, and in this case, the book's ending--are some of his weaker areas of writing. He's very, very fond of killing off protagonists/heroes. His tendency to send his characters over the Reichenbach Falls is well known; I get it. He does it so that apparently, he can't be dragooned into writing more about them, I guess. (Although, that didn't work worth a damn for the Deathstalker Series, and the "second ending" for that one was almost--almost, not quite--worse than the first.) For some readers, it's a real put-off, and I don't blame them.

Lastly, the so-called hero of SF--the James Hart character--is best described as, frankly, cardboard. I mean...he hardly exists. His friend, Friend, is actually MORE interesting than Hart is. The two women that are with Hart, when they are trapped in a building--I still can't figure out why the hell they were in the book in the first place. It's more like SRG held a raffle or contest and crammed two characters named for readers, in as filler. Even the Turnip-headed Jack Fetch is more interesting than the slob Suzanne or her friend (whose name I can't even recall...), and than Hart

Hart arrives; he has amnesia; he does something magical, almost as soon as he shows up (of course), being brave about something even though he has NO reason to be, as an everyday guy, and of COURSE, he's the secret scion of a magical, powerful being. (sigh--can't a regular person EVER be the protagonist? The hero? Do they always have to follow The Hero's Journey, being the lost/illegitimate/presumed dead/secret offspring of someone who's rich/powerful/magical/royal? And just learn to be magical, or whatever, through regular old hard work? Is that too much to ask?)

Those are my complaints. I actually wish that SF had been a series; I can see that a few dozen novels could easily have been set there, exploring everything from Film Noir detectives to cartoon characters to you-name-it. You could have a blast with undead Reality TV stars! (whoo! Just think of the fun you could have with Kin AshCanDian....). OR, that SF had been a long book, like the original Deathstalkers--full saga length and more. I wish that James Hart had been more realized, had more depth than the "fictional" characters Bruin Bear or TSG, both of whom had more "more" than he did. Bruin Bear was more powerful a creation, in SF, than was Hart. (Hell, so was Jack Fetch. Or the dinosaurs, who got very short shrift, IMHO.)

I like SRG's books, obviously. I loved most of the Nightside, and I've really enjoyed the Secret Histories. Liked the Ghost Finders, although, again, felt they were wrapped up precipitously and foreseeably not cheerfully. Am enjoying the Country House series. Most of them, I'd have ranked 3.5-4.5 stars. This one, the ideas, the creativity--5 stars. But the execution just fell on its face, IMHO, and for that, I'd give it 3 stars. Sorry, SRG: wish I'd loved it more.
  • Uaha
I love this author. I don't love every book, but all of them make me go hmmm. This book in particular was not what I expected at all, but it challenged me to think deeper than I wanted to about my own thoughts and beliefs on a whole range of subjects. I don't know why I was surprised, it happens everytime. I start reading this author's book thinking I can keep on the surface, and read for pure entertainment, and before I know it, he has me all tied up in a dilemma about right and wrong, and where to draw the line. I don't always end up ageeing with his characters. Sometimes, I think they are very wrong, but when the next book comes out, I am ready to do it all again. I think I may agree with the author's remark at the beginning of this book though, this may have been his best work yet.

I have read about Shadows Fall in passing for so long in the Nightside books, that I could hardly contain my excitement when it got a whole book of it's own. I was not disappointed
  • Auau
I love Simon Green's books, but have to say this was not one of my favorites of his. It's good, an intricate concept with the usual well-defined villains vs heroes. But it's hard to care about James Hart, the center character. He isn't very compelling or remarkable, and the whole "you have powers you don't know you have" storyline has been worked to death by at least ten million writers since ink first hit paper. Shadows Fall works because Green is an enormously talented writer. But it ends in totally unexpected fashion, which I found curiously unsatisfying.
  • Weernis
I'm a long-time Green fan, and had somehow missed this one- I didn't expect it to hit me as hard as it did.
There's lots of action, a quirky plot, impossible odds and layered secrets- in other words, all the stuff I was expecting.
This has more.
I've re-read it twice, and each time I find myself noticing different characters.
You will either like this book a lot, or be entirely untouched.
I liked it, and recommend it.
  • Rigiot
Good read, not to sure how it plays with green's expanded universe. The town of shadow falls and the elves have been referenced in other books; but don't seem to 100% follow the past. Good reading about a kick @$$ bruin bear.
I'm looking forward to revisiting this series when the next book comes out.
  • Daron
The concepts Green uses are usually more interesting than the characters, although you come to love certain characters. This book is not in a series, so the main characters are brand new to the reader. Concepts are great, plot interesting enough... and I love the final pages and the concept of how it all ends.
  • Memuro
I picked up this book years ago on a whim. By the time I was done with it, I wanted there to be more. But after searching all I could on the author, I found out this was a different kind of book than what he usually does. That's too bad because this is the book that I hold as the standard for everything I've read since. Nothing even comes close. It has everything from cartoon characters, elves, Father time, and of course the unliving turnip headed Jack Fetch. I longed for a movie version, or even an comic adaption, but the best book I've ever read went out of print and disapeared from everywhere but used book stores. It's a shame this book didn't get the recognition it deserves.
I know some (a few) people may be disappointed with the end, but I was entirely satisfied and I love, Love, LOVE this book. It has an honored place on the 'permanent' book shelf.