155421First read back in May 10th 2010.  Author: Simon R. Green

I stumbled upon Simon Green quite by accident, but he’s an excellent author. His books are perfectly suited for Jim Butcher fans, especially those who want something darker, bloodier and a bit more sci fi.

All the elements are there. Absent mother who’s more than what she seems, father who died while the main character was young, people trying to kill him as a child, and he has a destiny everyone else seems to know about except him. Deja vu huh?

Only difference is that John Taylor is a full fledged P.I, born in an alternate plane of reality called the Nightside and living in London. He gets a little more bloody in his battles and goes up against weirder stuff, but all in all I think Taylor and Dresden would get along quite well together.