THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TORC
Written in Green's usual sarcastically snarky style, this is an entertaining and enjoyable series first. Eddie Drood is an engaging protagonist, and while the story treads on the same ground as Green's Nightside series, it stands on its own with the addition of James Bond-esque gadgets and high jinks.
With new allies at his back, including deliciously wild witch Molly Metcalf, Eddie hurtles from adventure to misadventure and back again, finding himself at the center of his family's greatest secret. (Roc, Jun., 400 pp., $23.95)