Agents of Light and Darkness (Nightside, Book 2)

By Simon R. Green

"The big apple instances" bestselling writer takes readers again to the Nightside.
A quest for the Unholy Grail-the goblet from which Judas drank on the final Supper-takes inner most eye John Taylor deep into the key, magical center of London...called the Nightside.

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Blood used to be huge and hulking, with pink beefy gains. His eyes have been shiny red, like an albino’s. either Lordz held themselves with the simple vanity of accustomed energy. in the back of us, the remainder of the group had filed into the workplace. I counted thirty-two, part and part women and men. They lounged round in a number of cocky postures, attempting to glance difficult. I neglected them, understanding that might dissatisfied them the main. Suzie nonetheless had her pump-action shotgun in her arms, pointed precisely half-way among Mr. Blood and Mr. Bones. It didn’t appear to fear them an excessive amount of. “Good of you to hitch us,” stated Mr. Bones. His voice was once tender and without problems vicious, a trifling breath of air. “You have been commencing to disturb the valuable buyers, and we can’t have that, do we? ” “Indeed not,” acknowledged Mr. Blood. His voice was once hearty with fake cheer. “Can I curiosity both of you in a relaxing glass of Moet & Chandon? We’ve simply opened a bottle. a bit caviar, maybe? or even anything a bit tastier to bite on? ” He gestured amiably with a fats hand, and the placing tapestry drew again of its personal accord, to bare a tender lady putting in chains, slumped within the nook. She used to be slightly out of her children, totally bare, and particularly useless. there has been a tremendous gap in her facet, from the place whatever have been feeding on her. Stubs of broken-off ribs confirmed within the faded pork, and from the darkish depths of the outlet, it was once transparent that a few of her inner organs were got rid of. there have been enamel marks at the damaged ribs. Her hair used to be black as evening, her dermis used to be white as snow, with no longer even the faintest tinge of colour in her lips or nipples. after which my middle neglected a beat because the lifeless girl slowly raised her head and checked out me. Her physique was once useless, yet her soul remained, trapped inside of. Her eyes have been serious about me, and whole of soreness. She knew what was once taking place to her. Her mouth moved silently. aid me… support me … “The discomfort on provide under wasn’t adequate for this one,” stated Mr. Blood. “She insisted at the genuine factor. And we have been purely too chuffed to oblige her. a delectable younger morsel, eh, Mr. Bones? ” “What fools those mortals be,” breathed Mr. Bones. “But they do make such awesome snacks. ” Suzie improved and shot the lifeless girl within the head. At point-blank diversity, either barrels jointly blew her entire head aside, leaving not anything in the back of yet a very good crimson-and-grey splatter of blood and brains and bone fragments at the wall at the back of her. The headless physique kicked a couple of times, then used to be nonetheless. Suzie pumped clean bullets into place and seemed flippantly at Mr. Bones and Mr. Blood. “Some issues I don’t submit with. ” “Quite right,” I stated, whereas the 2 gang leaders have been nonetheless numb with surprise and outrage. “You fail to remember your home, Demon Lordz. You’re no longer at domestic now. Time for us to speak heavily, i feel. So drop the illusions. We’re no longer travelers. exhibit us your actual faces. ” And within the blink of a watch, the gangsta road gang and their yuppie leaders have been long gone, changed through entire crowd of crimson-skinned medieval demons. 8 toes tall and overpoweringly brutal, they crowded jointly earlier than and round us, scarlet as sin, stinking of brimstone, with goats’ horns curling up from their foreheads and cloven hooves for ft.

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