I have to admit to a serious amount of giggling as I read the GRIM AND GRIMMER series. Lovable characters, just the right amount of the gross out factor for boys, action packed, and girls should love it too. Did I mention the gross out factor?
Ike and Mellie blend nicely, even though at first, I wondered how these two could ever work together. They can and they do. Ike has confidence problems to say the least. Mellie does not. 'Nuff said?
Ian should write a book on characterization. At least one can study the books he's written to find out how he pulls it all together.
Con Glomryt is the definition of scoundrel. A super fun antagonist. I loved him.
This is from the blurb on the back of the book:
It's not easy to be a hero when your bum is the size of an airship and you're bobbing around the ceiling, mocked by a host of angry dwarves.
Mellie has stolen the unluckiest charm in Wychwold and can't get rid of it. Pook has an insane plan to rescue the Collected children. The demons Nuckl, Spleen and Tonsil are after Ike's innards. And the Fey Queen, Emajicka, is coming to tear out his worst nightmare.
Only Ike can save Grimmery. But first he has to win a contest with a lying, cheating scoundrel - the desperate dwarf, Con Glomryt.
All young readers from 10 to 93 will love reading about Ike's adventures. There is one more book in the series due out June 2011. Grim and Grimmer 4 The Calamitous Queen. I can't wait!
Be here Monday, March 28th to meet Ian Irvine. You'll be glad you did. There will be a chance to win the first three books in the series.