In the world of Necoh, everyone fears Grishma, a hideous murderous beast responsible for ruining or ending the lives of anyone who dare cross her.
As a young boy, Ryder lived with his family, deep in the caves underneath the Kadin Forest, unaware of the horrors of the world. His simple world was turned upside down one horrible night when Grishma attacked his family, killing his father and kidnapping his mother and younger sister.
From that night on, Ryder devoted his life to killing Grishma. He tracked the monster from Necoh, to our world, and back again. Unfortunately, during his quest, he accidentally transported Brooklyn, a high school junior into his tumultuous world, where she is mistakenly identified as Princess Sophie, the missing princess of Sumner.
Days after Princess Sophie’s return, Grishma plots and manipulates the King into drugging and marrying off his only daughter to Prince Algid of Dratun. Desperate to save Brooklyn, who now believes she is the long lost princess, his mother, and his little sister, Ryder embarks on the deadliest part of his quest.
Will he save Brooklyn? Will she ever regain her memory? What will become of his mother and sister?
Through epic adventure, loss, and love, GRISHMA depicts the strength of the human spirit and the tight bonds formed by the unique creatures of Necoh.
Release Date: March 10th 2013
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
I felt it was time to delve into some fantasy genre style reading and this had been hovering in my 'next to read' list for some time and now it was time. I did really like the cover and I thought it was very simple but beautiful.
As for the story, I wanted to like it more than I actually did which was a shame. I found the lead female character, Brooklyn to be really quite annoying and I just could not take to her at all. I liked Ryder more but wouldn't say he was a great main male lead but he had the more action parts of the story and I enjoyed those.
I liked the storyline and I hope there will be a sequel as there really is no resolution. But perhaps the part of the book I found most strange was the title as it focuses on the beast but the description seemed more about Ryder. I didn't feel that the Grishma side of the book title really captured what the book was about. Although I have no real suggestions for what it perhaps should have been.
I enjoyed the book and I hope there is another book as I need to know what happens next!