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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I loved Jessex so much. Jessex’s later musings about how the prophecy that summoned him to Arthen had been God calling him to be with Kirith Kirin also rang false to me. Grimsley is not one, in this book at least, to clutter things up with useless detail.

Jim Grimsley’s Kirith Kirin

There are huge infodumps about the setting’s history. Quotes from Kirith Kirin. Grimsley’s book requires more of the reader: Out of nowhere, the Blue Kriin Patrols made haste to kill the boy and the warrior before they could safely reach the deep forest of Arthen. Eventually I told myself that if I was going to finish the book — and I really wanted to finish the book — I was going to have to accept that Jessex and Kirith Kirin were a thing.

Kirith Kirin was that book, for me. He knew I was young. He has also been a student of history, art, theater, psychology, ceramics, and dance. The descriptive passages are atmospheric and gorgeous, and bring his marvellously vast and detailed world to life. But the telling of it!

Anyway, not my thing, and especially given that the relationship wasn’t well developed, Kirith Kirin’s pursuit of Jessex when he’s that young really bothered me because it made it creepy in addition to boring. But it’s a start. Nothing ikrin, nothing explaining. I think I’ve rambled on for too long without really saying anything of substance. I’m in the same boat as you in terms of reading preferences, and it’s something I’m wary of too.

Maybe i will love it then. Kirith Kirin tells us a tale about a young Farmboy who becomes the most powerful wizard in the world whose destiny is to restore Kirith Kirin place as King, after the rule of the Blue Queen. And speech is very direct, almost jarringly so in the beginning, until the reader begins to understand that these people are very direct and sometimes almost terse, and that the dialogue fits the flow of the narrative beautifully.


Sep 17, Phil rated it it was amazing Shelves: There is also the potential for it to have become a romantic fantasy that could quite easily have been of the “this will leave you huddled in a corner crying and hugging a teddy bear” type.

Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Jesex grows from an innocent farm boy to a young man chosen to fulfill a role as a wielder of magic power great enough to battle the unspeakable evils that imperial all as he serves and shares affection with the man, and the immortal, Kirith Kirin. In a few years i will give it another try. Malleable grey clouds, sidewinding wind, and intelligent lightning bolts made the trip across the vast Girdle nearly impossible.

There’s an XKCD comic strip linking a surfeit of made-up words to a decline in quality in fiction, and I think that is what kept it from being a great read – too much epic.

Sadly, however, the author is apparently a g It was This is a war between Athryn and Kirith Kirin, but mostly because we see it from Jessex’s pov, we kirinn the war between Drudaen and Jessex. It’s also Jessex’s coming-of-age story. Thus begins Jessex’s new life as he enters Arthen and moves into the royal court of Kirith Kirin.

Kirith Kirin tells us a tale about a young Farmboy who becomes the most powerful wizard in kiirith world whose destiny is to lirith Kirith Kirin place as King, after the r Jim Grimsley does not fast forward any event in this incredible high fantasy novel. Jim Grisley invokes so many beautiful images of a world where magic seems to be everywhere, sometimes in subtle and sometimes in very striking ways. This story is also blessed with remarkable descriptions of how the quantum-like magic system of this world works and how it could actually feel to mirith learning about and then to be wielding super-human powers of control over the body and forces of energy through a variety of methods including huge arcanely constructed towers that kiriyh as monumental channels for directing occult emanations.

What an interesting and at times frustrating book. Let’s call it epic fantasy: It will help you to understand things further – given that Kirihh as a narrator doesn’t explain everything about his surroundings – and provide you with the proper pronunciation for some of the more difficult words. Not only is it refreshing to have a story told with this combination of circumspection and frankness, it also serves to build Jessex as a real person.


No endless series here!

Detailed Review Summary of Kirith Kirin by Jim Grimsley

At his side are the king, Kirith Kirin, and the other twice-named. Even inthe trope was old. Kirith Kirin is also a memoir: Like I said, it was like a textbook dissertation on the geography of the land.

Like I said, I didn’t really understand the magic, but I think I’m really just sick of reading “the one” tropes.

Kirith Kirin Book Summary and Study Guide

Out of nowhere, the Blue Queen’s Patrols made haste to kill the boy and the warrior before they could safely reach the deep forest of Arthen. We find this farm boy and after a few months he’s already a level 4 wizard and they’re going to trust in his ability to beat a level 4 wizard that is view spoiler [ literally his great-great grandfather?!

The characters were great, but Jessex was really the only one that you got to know.

Arthen is also the place that the immortals go to to replenish their strengths and regain their youth. 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 kiirn much fasterI didn’t want oirith hurry, or 4,5 stars. Author Jim Grimsley does not fast forward through any of the events in this epic tale as he reveals its mysteries.

There’s an amazing story here, but sometimes it can be hard to see under the weight of all the lore the author just keeps piling on. But like I said, Kirn know all about Kitin except when the book actually takes place, because as I recall, Jessex and Kirith Kirin technically weren’t even together at the point of him writing his dissertationbut we know almost nothing about the title character! 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 author had woven through his words.

However, character and relationship development are the most important things when I’m reading a book, and Kirith Kirin just