The settings of “Grimm’s End” move the series from a primarily dark paranormal classification to a more existential and philosophical aspect, as it addresses pivotal religious concepts. I have always had a wary relationship with many of the characters, because they have had such intense and horrific backgrounds, and this story continues the tradition in making me vaguely unsettled about some of them although it was delightful to see some of the others I came to know and root for in prior stories. The enigmatic characters, Crow and Rob, are revealed in more depth and there are fairly monumental revelations and earthshaking decisions that provide a nice ending to the series. Unfortunately, for me, the action is choppy and erratic, and although I love that answers were provided for some long-awaited questions, I didn’t enjoy this particular story as much as I liked some of the others.
“Grimm’s End” by Shiloh Walker is the ninth and ostensibly final title in the ‘Grimm’s Circle’ series and solves several of the questions that have been dangling in this aptly named paranormal series that is populated by determined but wounded warriors. The torturous absence of their leader, Will, and the increasingly challenging attacks they are constantly dealing with has worn down all of the Grimm and their numbers are faltering, but it is much more personal for Mandy, who has never been able to convince Will that they deserved each other and still refuses to believe he is gone forever. A series of astounding revelations will impact the future of the Grimm, for better or for worse, depending on the actions of key individuals.
He would walk into hell for her. Hell’s not willing to let him back out.
Grimm’s Circle, Book 9
Years have passed since Will flung himself headlong into demon central. Everyone has told Mandy he’s lost to them, but she still won’t believe it. He was her heart and soul—still is—even if he never admitted they belonged together.
When a friend is nearly torn through a rip between the worlds, Mandy gets the sign she’s hoped and prayed for. Her friend is thrust back through to safety by no other than Will himself.
With all hell breaking loose on earth, only two Grimm can be spared for the mission to retrieve their leader—Mandy and the only other Grimm crazy enough to go with her.
Will would forget the color of the sky before he’d forget the love of all his lives. But his time is done. It’s only a matter of which demon will finally destroy him.
He never thought his final moments would be haunted by Mandy’s face. But is it a fitting punishment, or one last chance to atone for crimes he committed so long ago?
Warning: This book contains too much angst, too many secrets, and two people who long to be together. It’s also the end of a long, fun ride. Thanks for taking it.