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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Jim Grimsley’s Kirith Kirin

I felt like Grimsley was more interested in the actual geography of the land rather than it’s history. Click here to see the rest of this review.

Jim Grimsley does a superb job on crafting a completely different world. But the prose soon became a snooze, with long descriptions of every place, the travelling of the main character, the tons of back stories. The review of this Book prepared by Ivy.

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He’s brave and forthright and pragmatic, a person of great faith, intelligence, and backbone. At times I found this book breathtaking, other times I found myself skim reading. And herein lies my biggest annoyance with the iirin.

May 21, Alex rated it it was amazing. 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. He knew I was young.

This book may be a perfection of a certain type of fantasy, but kidin type of fantasy is simply not one that’s my cup of tea. Also, we know next to nothing about him. Jessex feels compelled by this crisis to use his learning despite kkrin rules against it and discovers that his arcane arts are strong enough to kill Julassa, a momentous event that the sisters concede is part of their disciple’s development while they wait for a genuinely major-league wizard, Yron, to arrive.


Detailed Review Summary of Kirith Kirin by Jim Grimsley

It was also a deft way for Grimsley to incorporate explanations of the world and its magic into the text. Characters, for the most part, had completely unpronounceable names.

I feel like a lot of the kurith of the story that crawled were when the author was setting up the world. Okay, well, here, bad guy dies, then this thing happens, then that happens, and then and oops, out of time, can’t wrap up THAT part of things, so here’s the end”. Boulevardpublished in by Algonquin, was again a Lambda finalist in the literature category and won Jim his second Georgia Author of the Year designation. Magic plays a huge role in the novel and Grimsley’s descriptions of magic-working and arcane battles are excellent too.

Kirith Kirin is an epic, korin fantasy tale – imagine something the scope of Lord of the Rings’ mythology, but condensed into pages. In response to a prophecy, Kirith Kirin’s seer, Mordwen, sends for protagonist Jessex to tend the lamps at the shrine in the forest. Preview — Kirith Kirin by Jim Grimsley. Aug 09, Taliesen rated it it was ok. In the end, I slogged through this book and was really grateful when it finally ended and I realized that the 37 pages left on my Nook were just appendices.

I think I’ve rambled on for too long without really saying anything of substance. Kirith Kirin is like no kirigh fantasy that you have ever read. Bueno, no hay muchos sentimientos en el libro, Jessex pierde a toda su familia, y aprte de llorar una vez nada.

I’m not an all-consuming fantasy fan myself but this book somewhat clicked with me from the beginning, and even though I spent days reading it I normally read much fasterI didn’t want to hurry, or to skim anything, or to switch to a different book. Author Jim Grimsley does not fast forward through any of the events in this epic tale as he reveals its mysteries. No longer does she need to leave the throne to renew her eternal nature.


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Jessex is kind and gentle and fights the kiriith that he must through a complex command of magic involving sacred songs and the manipulation of time and space. Jessex comes to Kirith Kirin’s camp when he’s All those names, all those places, all those plants, all that magic I’m glad, though, because I managed to stretch out my journey through Aeryn’s history for two weeks.

So the blurb says First in a Trilogy but it was published in 17 years ago as of this post and I don’t see any more on the author’s page. Ofc, I read this book because it’s one of those titles that people mention when ‘Gay Fantasy! Deeply detailed instructions about how this entirely made-up magic system works. The feelings the characters have are strong and pure, and the characters themselves, even those who appear for a short time, are clear and memorable.

He effortlessly translates the abstractions of magic battling to intense and concrete conflicts. Jessex es un Gary-Stu o tal vez un idiota-savant. I love this author and his writing is truly poetic. Eventually, Jessex must use his abilities to free his land from a reigning tyrant – and, in the process, risks losing everything that is important to him.