Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Grimrose Path by Rob Thurman

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.

As much as I liked the first book in Thurman's Trickster series, I liked this one even better. First books always have to have a bit of the world building and character introductions to support the subsequent books - thus we as readers sometimes don't get to learn enough. In The Grimrose Path Thurman gives us even more emotional background for Trixa and more information about her connections to the mythology filled world around her. Which is FANTASTIC!

It's even more interesting for me as a reader to have a character like her who just one book ago was mostly an all powerful being. Trixa has a very different way of looking at the world and the jumps her mind makes are sometimes impossible for me to predict. Things happen and you're assuming that it's leading in one direction and then all of sudden get hit with different information and realize it was NOTHING like you thought it was. Definitely keeps you on your toes.

I also of course love Griffin and Zeke (though my dirty mind would like to see a little more one-on-one time between them) because as peri's their emotional growth as new human beings is almost as interesting as Trixa. In this book in particular the action is very paced and very engaging and every time the big bad makes an appearance you can't wait to see what he does next. Cause you know it's going to be bad.

Overall Feeling - Thumbs up.

Series - 1)Trick of the Light 2) The Grimrose Path