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The Grimrose Path (Trickster #2)

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I looked at the metal coated with blood—so very much blood—the same color as the darkest crimson rose. I was undoing this. I was making this right. And I’d like to see the son of a bitch who thought he could stop me.

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
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Kindle Edition, 334 pages
Published by Roc (first published September 7th 2010)
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April Steenburgh
I picked up this book expecting a continuation of Trick of the Light- and all the sarcasm and mayhem contained therein. I was not let down.

About halfway through I actually had to set the book down and applaud quietly. Well played, Trixa. Well played. That...was a plot twist to end all plot twists, and I should have seen it coming. But I didn't, and therein lies the beauty.

Mayhem, casual violence, shenanigans, Gods and angels and devils and everything in between- Grimrose Path takes the promise o
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Jaime
I was undecided about this series after reading book one, though I love the author's Cal Leandros series. I decided to give Grimrose Path a try hoping it would improve. Sadly, it didn't. This series is lacking the very thing that makes the Cal series so good - great character development. I don't like Trixa. At first I thought it was because she's constantly tooting her own horn about how awesome she is, or how smart she is, how unusual, blah blah. She reminds me of Robin Goodfellow constantly b ...more
Kelly
Trixa Iktomi comes from a long-lived, semi-divine trickster race. (Think “relative of Coyote” here.) She currently makes her home in Las Vegas, running a bar with her friend Leo, who is really the god Loki. As a result of events that occurred in the first Trickster book, Trick of the Light, Trixa and Leo are de-powered at the moment and now have to solve their problems with very little in the way of magical ability.

Trixa is approached by a demon, Eligos, who needs her help to stop a powerful bei
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Callista
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Favorite Quote: “Oranges and honey. It’s not only on you but part of you. I could lay you down in an orange grove Trixa and cover you in honey.”

“Then you would eat me and not in a way women usually care for.”

Trixa Iktomi is a trickster; a semi divine shape shifter being who is several thousand years old. Youthful in appearance and dangerous in reality; Trixa “teaches” the naive to be wise and the shysters to beware. While Trix
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Cathy
I'll expand of this tomorrow, but for now I'll just say that it was exactly what it was supposed to be. The premise is great, especially having a trickster as a main character. The characters are memorable and easy to care about, and the plot was full of action, emotion, triumph, risk and a good dose of snark. The author and the characters are intelligent, use history and knowledge in their favor, and take risks to either save the world or entertain it, both goals I fully support. It all worked. ...more
Kim
Much better then the first book in the series. It still had a few issues with over explanation or being to much in the heroine's head, but the storyline and characters was much more cohesive.

Trixa is a Trickster, but now she is a Trickster in human form for the next 5 years. After book one, the she used up her power to turn into so many things at once to kill Solomon that it will take years for her to be back to normal. Unfortunately for Leo/Loki the trickster God, the Light of Life also decided
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Ana
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Kari Chapman
"The Grimrose Path" follows not long after the end of "Trick of the Light". Trixa is learning how to deal with the fact that she's human for now, which means, among other things, she can't eat whatever she likes with no consequences. She also is trying to figure out how to keep some powerful beings that she's annoyed from seeing her vulnerability.

Then she learns that something has killed almost 1000 demons over the last 6 months. Something that big could potentially jeopardize everything, depen
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Jana
I loved her Cal Leandros series, and I liked the first book in this series, but this one was just over the top with clichéd behavior by the characters. I had to force myself to finish it and at that I skimmed some parts. Before I was a third of the way in I got sick of all the explanations of "trickster" realities. The whole time I just wanted to slap the protagonist and tell her to just shut-up. Not even hot male characters could save this one.
Tricia
3 Random questions go!

What did you dislike?
There was not much to dislike about this book. Sure I was unhappy there was many characters involved that fluttered in and out, but they were given enough "life" by the author so it was coolio.

Share a favorite scene from the book.
A favorite scene from this book would have to be when trixa was flown UP through a floor/ceiling into her bedroom by Eligos. It was... simply hilarious to me.

Was the opening coolio or no go (as in flaaaat)?
Both the prologue and
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Crystal
Sequel to Trick of the Light, don't try to read this book if you haven't read the first. You really will have a very hard time catching up to speed. If I have any complaints about this book it's that at times it's almost too fast paced. Lots of sarcasm and humor mixed in with the drama and violence so it doesn't feel heavy. I must say that the plotting in this series is excellent-you really don't expect the twist at the end but after it happens you see where the author laid the groundwork. I was ...more
Hali Sowle
It's not so bad being human, except for the fact that every bite of chocolate that Trixa eats seems to go to her hips, oh, and the fact that should the demon Eligos find out she's human he'd probably kill her in an instant. But he thinks she's still a trickster or a Paien - not human, not angel, not demon. Trixa's human for 5 years as a result of the final action of the first book in the series - where she exacted her revenge for the death of her brother on the very high level demon who killed h ...more
Kathy Davie
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 (
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Andi
Like the first Trickster novel by Rob Thurman, this book is a roller-coaster ride--one of those coasters that drags you up the first long hill, building anticipation to the heights, then drops you over the top and never lets up for the rest of the ride--with lots of unexpected twists and turns along the way to keep you clinging to your seat.

The stakes are ramped higher this outing, although that almost seems impossible. But if you've read the first book, you know our heroine is laboring under th
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Barbara
No sophomore slump here for this series. The book starts really slow, but once all of the intro material is out of the way the action really picks up and barely slackens until the very end.
Our heroine, Trixa, is finding that being just human is a real pain in the butt. She has to put in gym time(no more super-metabolism) and it really hurts when the bad guys beat on her! Plus she has to hide the fact the she can no longer shapeshift from her number one local enemy, the demon Eligos.
But now she a
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Impy
An improvement over the first in the series, "Trick Of Light", The Grimrose Path still doesn't come close to Thurman's "Cal Leandros" Series.

The plot was much improved in this second book of the series and there was less "lets trick the reader because the main character is a Trickster!" than in the first novel, though it was definitely still present (I suggest the author focus on the main character tricking other characters and leave us readers alone as most of the time it either insults our in
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Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Things to know about this story;

Trickster Trixa Iktomi is now human and no longer able to shape-shift after taking down Solomon, the one most responsible killing her brother. So, now she has no ability to shape shift, or escape trouble like she did before the events of Trick of the Light. She has to remain human for 4-5 years.

Leo, aka the God Loki, also is mostly human, but at least he can still shift into his alter ego, a raven like bird called Lenore. (Think Poe).

Griffin is dealing with the fa
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Stephanie
3 1/2 stars. All I could think about when Thor shows up as a drunken frat boy was how much Kevin Hearne would appreciate that. All hail the haters of Thor!
As always Zeke and Griffin carry the book. Oh how I'm going to miss my homicidal lost boys especially Zeke. Trixa is just as annoying. For the first third or so of the book I really really got tired of her whining about being mostly human. More story less introspection would have helped, which is odd because that inner-monologue that is so pre
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Kori Klinzing
Our main character is only human for the next five years, and still she has to save the world from a rampaging Titan who wants to take over the multiverse and use it as his personal playground. Which would not be good for all the people in the multiverse. So Trixa needs to find a way to stop an invincible self-made being with only her superior intellect.

It sounds like a great plot, and it is. I couldn't wait to see what happened next. But frankly, Trixa annoys the hell out of me. She is constan
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Rachelle
I'm going to be nice and refrain from rating The Grimrose Path because I gave up on listening to the audio book in Chapter 15. Maybe this is the wrong time for me to listen to this, but I just couldn't force myself to pay attention. I really can't tell you what is going on in the story. It was background noise. Maybe I'll try again one day.
aaron
this is the second novel in the trickster series by rob thurman. this is my favorite series by her. her other current series (cal leandros series) is also good, but this one seems to have just a little something more and i think this book just continues that. in this one trixa iktomi and her friends (leo, griffin, and zeke) find themselves at the mercy of a titan as they are forced to save the world...whether they want to or not. what comes of this is another entertaining novel full of a lead ch ...more
Tara
3.5 stars
This second book in the trickster series is better than the first, but I still didn't love it. It does have the signature dry wit that I love about Rob Thurman's writing, but it also still has the same narrator. Trixsta is a trickster, we find that out in the first book. It means that she lies. I get that. I just don't like my narrator lying or trying to trick me. It actually comes across like she's trying to hard to be deceitful. And she is really verbose. I mean really. It feels a lit
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Rob
Not nearly as good as the first book of the series. I have a bad feeling that Ms. Thurman is running out of exciting twists and turns. The Cal Leandros series is starting to fray around the edges, the new novel, _Chimera_, just didn't seem, to me, to hold up, and while the first Trickter novel was pretty decent, this sequel seemed to just get too bogged down in all of the interconnected relationships - which could have been further developed as the series progressed rather than try to get it all ...more
Haley
I love Rob, and I've been following her for more than a decade, long before she had legitimate novels published. She never disappoints, and every time I slip into one of her stories it's like the best sweater I've owned. I laugh out loud, something I find rare with most books. I really care about the characters, and her sense of violence and action can't be beat. She has such a great sense of creating lore and other worlds without boring me to death with the details. The only reason I give this ...more
Jenna
Overall, another great book from an author I love, but this series will never be as awesome as the Leandros books. I'm all for mysteries, and plot twists, but I'm not so sure I love them with a first person narrator who knows them all. The main character has to spend too much time talking about the fact that there are things she's not talking about. Griffin and Zeke are the best parts of this series, so I would have liked to see more of them in this one. Trixa is on the verge of being a Mary Sue ...more
Craig
The second book in this series struck me as a little better than the first, but I still found myself comparing it unfavorably to the Leandros series. There's a bit of the plot devoted to establishing a minor cross-over with the Leandros books that was a little annoying, like the "ret-con" bits comics are occasionally prone to indulging in, which I found somewhat distracting and annoying. Other than that, there are some interesting points where the main characters have to deal with massive proble ...more
Taylor
I did enjoy this book better than the first but I still don't love the series, characters or how it's written. She still repeats herself too much and I don't care for certain decisions she made for the plot. I probably won't bother continuing the series if she comes out with any more.
Kristel
Loved the story. Was slightly a bit disappointed on the "trick" of the book this time, was abit simple but the other parts of the book more than made up with the simple solution. I loved how everything fell into place. The minor characters are fascinating on its own. I really love Trixa though, she's very true to herself, I wouldn't call her a strong heroine as it gives a different impression but she's really smart. Worthy to of her kind.

I'm just really sad that there's no next book for this ser
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Anita
This is book 2 in a spin-off series called Trickster (spun off from Cal Leandros) both by Rob Thurman, and it is excellent. The first book in the series blew me away, and this one was very good as well. In this one, demons are dying and the reason for the deaths could lead to not only the end of this worth, but every other one in every possible dimension. Stopping the looming Apocalypse involves Trixa's best con yet and amazing out-of-the-box thinking. This series is all about the surprise twist ...more
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Rob Thurman is currently writing three series for Penguin Putnam's imprint ROC FANTASY, as well as a brand-new mainstream series for Simon & Schuster's POCKET BOOKS.
Rob has also written for a Charlaine Harris & Toni L.P. Kelner Anthology, WOLFSBANE AND MISTLETOE. This year, Rob contributed a post-apocalyptic, "grim" faerie tale Western to the anthology, COURTS OF THE FEY.

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