Built on top of the gates of Hell, Grimm City is the Devil's capital on earth. A place where every coffee shop, nightclub and shopping mall is the potential hunting ground for any of the supernatural entities that inhabit the Grimm City world. Death's 17-year-old apprentice, Nathaniel, comes into his own as he leads an uprising against the Devil with the help of a half-dead wraith and a giant hit-man. What results is a bloody, brutal revolt that calls upon the loyalties of both the living and the dead. Based not only upon the Brothers Grimm's well-known fairy tales, but also upon their "unknown" sagas and essays, Death's Apprentice is the first novel to be based upon the entire Grimm canon.
©2012 Gareth Jefferson Jones and St. Martin's Press (P)2012 Dreamscape Media, LLC
"An edge-of-your-seat thrill ride through a dark world borne of our deepest fears where demons and witches fly the skies, the dead stalk the earth, and a trio of unlikely champions battle the Devil for humanity's future. Deftly-plotted, intensely visceral, and written with a muscular style that transports the reader right into the thick of the action, this first installment in the Grimm City series had me at the first fight scene. The urgency was manifested so completely I couldn't stop reading, nor could I turn the pages fast enough. A horror-packed, cinematic tour-de-force through an apocalyptic world imagined in thrilling detail." (Jo Treggiari, author of Ashes, Ashes)
"A dark tale of Death, the Devil, and destiny." (Jennifer Estep, New York Times best-selling author of the Elemental Assassin series)
"A kaleidoscopic, neon masterpiece, K.W. Jeter's and Gareth Jefferson Jones's Death's Apprentice is a spellbinding work of modern dark fantasy, the first entry in a new series based upon the tales and writings of the Brothers Grimm. With a surgeon's eye for detail, as well as epic scope, Jeter and Jones have created a mesmerizing mash-up of classic folklore and post-punk horror-noir that pulses with sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Death's Apprentice manages to both entertain and resonate on the deepest levels of Jungian dream logic - the Grimms would be delighted! A major new series as well as an irresistible hero are born. Highly recommended!" (Jay Bonansinga, Bram Stoker Award Finalist and New York Times best-selling coauthor of The Walking Dead)
I took a chance on this, the preview sounded good so I went for it. I usually don't buy something with ZERO reviews, but I was looking for something new. I was NOT let down at all. Engrossing story line, never boring, and a powerful delivery by Michael Kramer, who played evil characters particularly well. It even had some thought provoking ideas about good, evil, willpower, fear, and the soul, if you pay attention. I loved it, and am looking forward to the next one. I highly recommend this book.
I really enjoyed this take on death and having an apprentice. The world is portrayed in an interesting way and even the battle of good verses evil.
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