Cherry Mischievous

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Review: THE GRIMROSE PATH

The Grimrose Path by Rob Thurman
Book 2 of Trickster series
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: paperback

About The Grimrose Path:

I looked at the metal coated with blood — so very much blood — the same color as the darkest crimson rose. I was undoing this. I was making this right. And I’d like to see the son of a bitch who thought he could stop me.

Bar owner Trixa Iktomi knows that inhuman creatures of light and darkness roam Las Vegas-especially since she’s a bit more than human herself. She’s just been approached with an unusual proposition. Something has slaughtered almost one thousand demons in six months. And the killing isn’t going to stop unless Trixa and her friends step into the fight.

Source: Info in the About The Grimrose Path was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7827387-the-grimrose-path on 10/09/2012.


[Image Credit: Wes-Talbott]

Narrative Evaluation:

I have a few issues with some minor details… like when you sink a pointy heel into somebody’s chest they tend to scream in pain and struggle, or even fight back. Not just lie there and let you do it. Little details like that, which tends to drag the suspension of disbelief down a couple of notches. And like in Book 1, this book also got a few little holes in the plot. I am kinda hoping that this little annoyances would improve in the next books in this series because I really like this author’s story telling quality! It’s quite compelling and I guess this is the main contributing factor why the book is a fast-paced one. Another thing about this book which I like is that Rob Thurman has masterfully woven the different mythologies with the christian “War In Heaven” theme into the world of the Trickster. This earned this series brownie points! At the end of it, I enjoyed this book a lot and looking forward to reading more books in this series. I am just hoping that there would be a lot of improvement in the plot building.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4
Story itself = 3
Ending = 3.5
World building = 4.5
Cover art = 4
Pace = 4.5
Plot = 3.5

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries

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24/02/2013 - Posted by | book review, Cherry's reviews, review, Rob Thurman, Trickster series, urban fantasy

2 Comments »

  1. Yeah I'd scream and the scream some more

    Comment by Blodeuedd | 24/02/2013 | Reply

  2. Haha, okay so some of the little things are flat. But I do like the sounds of this authors books. I need to get through stuff here and try them out. 🙂 Thank you.

    Comment by Melissa (My World...in words and pages) | 26/02/2013 | Reply


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