This is the second in the Shaman Bond series. I started reading these because I liked Green's Nightside series. Both are different, enjoyable, fun reads. Think 007 complete with Q (the Armourer.)
In this story Shaman Bond (Edwin Drood of the Drood family) is just back from the last book and takes over leadership of the family. He must fix the mess he caused when he killed the evil Heart that supplied the family with their golden torcs and save the world from the Loathy Ones that plan to bring in the Hungry Gods to take over and destroy this world. He works with an array of interesting family members and strange outsiders to accomplish his goal.