One more down! I finished Grimm by Shayne Silvers, the third book in the Nate Temple/Templeverse series. This one threw me a few curveballs, y’all. I have read a lot of fantasy/urban fantasy in my time, and I’m pretty genre-savvy, but this one threw a few punches that I wasn’t able to dodge.
In this installment, Nate takes on the infamous Brothers Grimm, who weren’t just the fairy tale writers everyone believes they are. They’re bad – like BIG bad. Their mission in life is to eradicate everyone and everything that is supernaturally gifted – despite the fact that they, themselves, are gifted as well. But their gifts come from God and aren’t evil. That storyline has been done a few times, but luckily it didn’t feel overdone in this book.
The Grimms – which aren’t limited to just the brothers, they’ve become a sort of… tribe, I guess you could say – have been hired to take out Nate. Jakob already has a vendetta against Nate for a past slight, so they go all out and warn that they’ve taken a “Salted Earth Policy” towards him. Anyone and everyone associated with or helping him will also be eradicated. And they do a pretty thorough job of completely ruining his life.
During all this, Nate is also trying to find a way and time to propose to Indie, despite how inappropriate it may be while everything is going on. It’s kind of sweet, actually.
The only thing I was fairly sure of early on was who actually hired the Grimms, and I was right about that. But there was a lot more that I did not see coming, including that ending. And all I’m going to say about that is Death is one sneaky bastard, and I feel like that’s definitely going to have some LONG reaching consequences down the line. I can’t wait to see where this goes… although this series may make me pull my hair out before it’s all over.
As always, there were some laugh-out-loud funny moments, and I love when a book can be dramatic and suspenseful but still make me laugh in places.
I knew Indie had accepted my old college fling. Especially after Mardi Gras when Othello had literally died for me. Othello loved me. But she also knew that it would never work out. And after a few ‘talks’ the girls seemed to get along splendidly, although I did always feel like I was walking on razor blades over a lava pit of fire-breathing ninja lemurs whenever I saw them spending time together. Especially when they grew quiet as soon as I entered the room, and then giggled loud enough for me to hear as I quickly walked away to do important man stuff like check the batteries in the remotes.Nate Temple, Grimm by Shayne Silvers
I blew a kiss at Geri and Ashley.
But not Death.
One does not simply blow a kiss at Death.Nate Temple, Grimm by Shayne Silvers
Y’all might need to commit me before I finish this series… if book 3 already had me flailing like a crazy person, I can only imagine what’s in store for me before it’s over.
I can’t wait!