Monday, February 21, 2011

Review: Trick of the Light by Rob Thurman

Trick of the Light is the first book in the Trickster series by Rob Thurman and a ROC Fantasy.

Book Blurb:

Now you see it....Now you don’t....Now you’re history.

There are demons in the world.  Monsters.  Creatures that would steal your soul.  You might hide under your covers at night and pretend all’s right with the world, but you know.  Even if you don’t want to admit it...

Las Vegas bar owner Trixa Iktomi deals in information.  And in a city where unholy creatures roam the neon night, information can mean life or death.  Not that she has anything personal against demons.  They can be sexy as hell, and they’re great for getting the latest gossip.  But they also steal human souls and thrive on chaos.  So occasionally Trixa and her friends have to teach them some manners.

When Trixia learns of powerful artifact known as the Light of Life, she knows she’s hit the jackpot.  Both sides - angel and demon - would give anything for it.  But first she has to find it.  And as Heaven and Hell ready for an apocalyptic throw down, Trixa must decide where her true loyalty lies - and what she’s ready to fight for.  Because in her world, if you line up on the wrong side, you pay with more than your life...

My thoughts:

Trick of the Light blew me away.  :)

Trixia is in the information business - and I do mean business.  She finds out things that people would pay to know - and then she charges them accordingly for the info.

Right now she is looking for the Light of Life.  Why?  Because so many people want it - and they are willing to pay just about anything to obtain it.  But Trixia doesn’t want money.

Years ago someone very close to her was murdered and she wants the name of the killer - she wants vengeance and she is willing to trade the Light of Life for that vengeance.

I will admit that this book kept me guessing until the very end - and what an ending.  I could not put this book down until I finished it and now I want the next one in the series.  :)

I give Trick of the Light 5 out of 5 stars.



Dottie (Tink's Place) said...

Hi Michelle!

Okay, I have a couple of Rob Thurman's books, and now I have to sit down and find time to read them, cause, damn, they sound good!

Thanks for the recommendation!

Dottie :)

Michelle Greathouse said...


I read the first book in her other series - the one about the brothers - I like this series much better. :)


Blodeuedd said...

Stop tempting me with great UF books ;)I would like to try his books, never read UF by a man

Michelle Greathouse said...


Believe it or not - she's a woman. :) I think her name is Robyn...but she uses Rob as her pen name.