Book Review: Rob Thurman’s The Grimrose Path

Posted November 30, 2010 by Kathy Davie in

by Kathy Davie

The Grimrose Path (Trickster, #2)The Grimrose Path by Rob Thurman
Series: Trickster, 2
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Second in the Trickster urban fantasy series.

It’s a conundrum. On the one hand, I love discovering an author new to me with a long-established series. On the other hand, once I’ve been through those books, I have to wait for the author to publish the next in the series. This is my problem with Thurman. I’m all caught up and now I have to wait…!!!

In Grimrose Path, Thurman has taken us further into the lives of Trixta, Leo, Zeke, Griff, and Eli with a dip into the Viking gods pantheon plus a touch of Greek mythology. With a mix of angels (shades of Thorn St. Croix and the Guild Hunter!) and demons, our naughty trickster can’t resist mixing it up with Cronus using the tools from three different cultures to create an irresistible weapon while pissing off the Lord of Hell.

And Zeke, I can’t help but love Zeke for his novel approach to problems, e.g.,

“‘He’s curled up and I can’t see his d@#k anymore, but I heard a crunch. A nice, loud crunch. Is that enough of a lesson or should I go ahead and shoot him?’

‘What do you think?’ I called back.

‘That I should shoot him,’ he said promptly.

‘No,’ I said with a loud sigh, and he heard it.

‘Just a little?’ he wheedled.”

Reminds me of Ringo’s “baddest bunny in the valley”. I also like how she pulls in characters from her Cal and Nikko Leandros series (be sure to read this series first!).

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