Waiting on Wednesday: DEATH'S APPRENTICE: A Grimm City Novel by K. W. Jeter



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. This event highlights our most-wanted upcoming releases!

Title: DEATH'S APPRENTICE: A Grimm City Novel
Author: K. W. Jeter
Release Date: Oct. 30, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

 

WHY?

1) I love fairy tales.

2) The summary makes it sound as though there are going to be SO MANY fairy tales in one novel, and the mash-up sounds innovative and unique.

3) DEATH'S APPRENTICE sounds darker, and let's face it: The original fairy tales are a LOT darker than their Disney counterparts.  This is one reason I loved the recent release of KILL ME SOFTLY by Sarah Cross so much.  It was darker and based off of the original tales in a new way.  I'm hoping for the same with DEATH'S APPRENTICE!

SUMMARY: 


Forget about Once Upon a Time . . .

Built on top of the gates of Hell, Grimm City is the Devil's capital on earth. A place where every coffee shop, nightclub and shopping mall is the potential hunting ground for a ghost, a demon, or any of the other supernatural entities that inhabit the Grimm City world.Death's seventeen-year-old apprentice, Nathaniel, comes into his own as he leads an uprising against the Devil with the help of a half-dead wraith and a giant hit-man. What results is a bloody, brutal revolt that calls upon the loyalties of both the living and the dead.

Based not only upon the Brothers Grimm well-known fairy tales, but also upon their "unknown" sagas and essays, DEATH'S APPRENTICE is the first novel to be based upon the entire Grimm canon. Such a comprehensive, in-depth adaptation of the works of the Brothers Grimm has never been published before.

What are you anxiously waiting for this Wednesday?

Comments

  1. Ooh, this looks GOOD! And very interesting addition to Grimm inspired tales.

    Great pick!

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  2. I want this book too!! Great pick!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
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