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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And that is the development of Jessex and Kirith Kirin’s relationship. Boulevardpublished in by Algonquin, was again a Lambda finalist in the literature category and won Jim his second Georgia Author of the Year designation. Really for me, it was the romance between Jessex and the titular Kirith Kirin that kept me reading more so than the somewhat distant and hard-to-follow conflict between the good guys and the bad.

Kirith Kirin

Jun 23, Bobo The rated it really liked it. Sep 17, Phil rated it it was amazing Shelves: And I’m happy I didn’t know beforehand how long-winded it was, or I would be too afraid to get into reading it. 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.

Why send so many creatures to die? Mail Web More Posts 6. Click here to see the rest of this review. And herein lies my biggest annoyance with the book. So, when about mid-book, Jessex and Kirith Kirin apparently go from 0 to soul-married for life, I just did not buy it.


I don’t know why, but I’ve noticed that in books, queer mostly gay male relationships tend to have one partner who is significantly younger, less experienced or less powerful than the other, and while some people like that, it weirds me out because I don’t like significant power differences in relationships and would like to see more relationships between equal partners regardless of sexuality.

Jim Grimsley does a superb job on crafting a completely different world.

This is the point where I decided that I hated the journal thing. I’m content with the knowledge that they most likely spent many long years happy together. This is complemented by the use of invented words which make it all sound more authentic.

Jim Grimsley’s Kirith Kirin

I knew there’s be a thing with Jessex and Kirith Kirin-I got the book from a gay book rec list, I knew it was coming, I wanted it to happen, but I wanted it to be kirtih and well-developed as a relationship and it just Kirith Kirin is adorable too, even if iirith tends to treat him more like an errant schoolboy than an immortal king. Jim Grimsley is a successful playwright and novelist who has produced, in Kirith Kirina singular work of fantasy.

Jessex and Kirith Kirin kiirin forever live in my heart. The anger is his own and will have nothing to do with you. Bueno, no hay muchos sentimientos en el libro, Jessex pierde a toda su familia, y aprte de llorar una vez nada. It’s not a secret that I read a krith of fantasy, and Kirith Kirin is a mode of fantasy that I haven’t read in a long, long time. That’s a little gross, maybe if I was still a teenager I might not realize how disturbing that I finally finished this book.


Kirith Kirin by Jim Grimsley

It starts slow and is undoubtedly a long read, but it’s worth your time. Plus, i had a huge problem with the romance and the main charcaters. Feb 07, Abi Walton kjrin it it was amazing Shelves: There are times when I lie down my bed and think, ‘Ok, I need to relax.

He and his followers reside in the mysterious and dangerous forest of Arthen. I cannot recommend it enough.

He knew I was young. 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. All of which is revealed later on.

Jessex leaves his home to serve the legendary king Kirith Kirin and discovers a lot in the process – his aptitude for magic, for one thing, and his love for Kirith Kirin, for another. I didn’t get very far in, but meh, seemed ikrin typical humor-missing epic fantasy.

Jim Grimsley, Kirith Kirin

Luckily he had some good twist and happy ending at last. The true dream is something akin to a prophecy, but no one has any idea beforehand why they needed Jessex in Arthen. Aclaro que la trama no es complicada, sino que su lectura.

Luckily there is a glossary in the appendix. I loved Jessex so much.