by Rob Thurman | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0451460758 Global Overview for this book
Registered by CheriePie of Campbell, California USA on 10/18/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Wednesday, October 18, 2006
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Book Description
There are monsters among us. There always have been and there always will be. I've known that since I can remember, just like I've always known I was one...

... Well, half of one, anyway.

Welcome to the Big Apple. There's a troll under the Brooklyn Bridge, a boggle in Central Park, and a beautiful vampire in a penthouse on the Upper East Side—and that's only the beginning. Of course, most humans are oblivious to the preternatural nightlife around them, but Cal Leandros is only half human.

His father's dark lineage is the stuff of nightmares—and he and his entire otherworldly race are after Cal. Why? Cal hasn't exactly wanted to stick around long enough to find out.

He and his half brother, Niko, have managed to stay a step ahead for four years, but now Cal's dad has found them again. And Cal is about to learn why they want him, why they've always wanted him: He is the key to unleashing their hell on earth. The fate of the human world will be decided in the fight of Cal's life....

Journal Entry 2 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Monday, December 03, 2007
Cal and Niko have lived the last 4 years of their life on the run... ever since Cal discovered his father is a monster, an evil and hated Grendel. Grendels are a vicious and hated species from the otherworld, and apparently they have some grand scheme that involves Cal and they've been tracking him throughout his life. He escaped once, but they don't plan to let him go again... not when their entire existence depends on it!

I enjoyed this first novel from new author Rob Thurman. The storyline was interesting and there was enough action to keep me interested. One thing that threw me though was that the mythology was quite a bit different from what I've come to know about the various otherworld species. For instance, Cal's father is referred to as a Grendel or Auphe, which is actually an Elf. So this is the first time I've encountered evil, bloodthirsty elves with red demon eyes, and the character of Rob Fellowes, aka the puck Robin Goodfellow, didn't come across as very faery-like to me either. a typical faery creature either. So I kind of had to put aside my past learnings about these creatures so it didn't impact my perception of the characters in this book in the wrong way. I have Moonshine, the follow-up to Nightlife, waiting on Mt. TBR, so I'll be looking forward to seeing how this series progresses.

This is now reserved for appaloosatb, who won it in April's Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Swap.

Released 12 yrs ago (12/12/2007 UTC) at BookObsessed Swap in USPS First Class Mail, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases



Mailed this and another book to appaloosatb on 12-Dec-2007 via Media Mail. Won in April 07 Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Swap.

Journal Entry 4 by appaloosatb from Rochester, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, December 25, 2007
This has arrived safely. Thank you!

Journal Entry 5 by appaloosatb at Rochester, Minnesota USA on Friday, September 30, 2011
I really enjoyed this, and will be seeking out the rest of the series.

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