Jim Grimsley is a successful playwright and novelist who has produced, in Kirith Kirin, a singular work of fantasy. The story revolves around Jessex, a boy of. At his side are the king, Kirith Kirin, and the other twice-named. The twice-named can be killed, but if they are not killed in battle, poisoned, etc., then they live. Kirith Kirin. Weesam 11/6/ Email. Jim Grimsley usual writes gay literature, and wins awards for it. This makes you wonder what made him decided to.

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Kirith Kirin

Not just because I would miss Jessex and Kirith Kirin and their splendid journey of adventure and romance, but also because I would miss the palpable love and attention towards this fantasy world that the kirij had woven through his words.

Then again, I also had plenty of time over break and I chose to start another Tanya Huff book and read through about 10 webcomics instead, so I guess there’s also something to kirln fact that maybe Well The maturing of a boy drawn into an adventure that will change everything about the life he has known is presented in great detail. And you should read it, if you’re into these things. The characters were great, but Jessex was really the only one that you got to know.

I don’t kieith being mean, or giving low ratings, but this book was rough. I feel like a lot of the parts of the story that crawled were when the author was setting up the world.

Jessex is only when he’s chosen to be Kirith Kirin’s lamp-lighter. There were places where it was dragging, sometimes almost unbearably, but when I finished it, I felt good, and I don’t feel like rating it lower.


Kirith Kirin is the kind of book I savor with great kigith and delight.

Lists with This Book. Kirith Kirin is like no other fantasy that you have ever read. There are huge infodumps about the setting’s history.

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In hindsight, however, I think this due to the story being written as the lirith of a much older protagonist. Nothing more, nothing explaining. There’s a LOT of plot to get …more There definitely is! It’s quite exhausting to keep track of every single little thing that happens, of every little thing that might hint towards an answer for your many questions, no doubt, so I had to take frequent breaks.

Jim Grimsley is a successful playwright and novelist who has produced, in Kirith Kirina singular work of fantasy.

MOST of the information the author gives us is necessarynot only to the world kiriyh, but also to the magic system itself. And Jessex becomes friends with the other jiss I finally finished this book. Kirith Kirin is a book of substance. Life’s too short to read bad books. Preview — Kirith Kirin by Jim Grimsley.

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Jim Grimsley’s Kirith Kirin | The Green Man Review

Some people like dark shit, but I have a pretty low tolerance for it if it seems dark for the purpose of being dark. While I would get that for the long-lived people in the book, I also had the feeling for the 14 years old protagonist.

To view it, click here. It also makes me feel like the authors had to somehow recreate a power difference in a relationship to make up for the fact that misogyny isn’t at play to create it like in heterosexual relationships, which is pretty messed up.


Aug 16, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: I absolutely could not wrap my head around it being a natural development of their previous interactions kigith I still can’t. That particular digression felt more like Grimsley justifying the relationship than something that had actually been foreshadowed. When his training is complete, he is immediately thrust into battle against an evil wizard who has ruled the kingdom for far too many lifetimes.

Jim Grimsley, Kirith Kirin

We spend the whole book listening to Jessex narrating his own story and despite that, I never truly got a sense of who he was as a person. Aug 06, Marita rated it it was ok Shelves: As such, Kirith Kirin’s interest in Jessex, as all of his immortal peers repeatedly remind himis deeply inappropriate.

Sep 08, Andune rated it it was amazing Shelves: Once I refused to think about how much I didn’t buy it, I enjoyed Grimsley’s depiction of their relationship, with all the tenderness, loyalty, passion, and tension it entailed. From the start, people start implying that Kirith Kirin has a special interest in him; it’s not overtly romantic or sexual but given that we know where it’s going and Kirith Kirin is