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  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (22 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781166544
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781166543
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.2 x 17.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An excellent pairing on an excellent series that equals an excellent book. Funny, scary, and plenty of action." --Sci Fi Pulse

"The writing is as strong as expected from noted sci-fi author John Shirley, who has captured the tone and atmosphere of the series perfectly... Above all, it s great fun, a book you can read in a couple of long sittings, each chapter hooking you into continuing with the next. It s refreshing, exciting, and bodes well for the series." --Starburst Magazine

"The Icy Touch offers readers the best of both worlds; for fans of the show, it provides a deeper and richer look at the characters and the legends, for readers new to the world, it s a great introduction and a stand-alone story that has its own pleasures." Criminal Element

"The novel has an excellent prologue, as well as two chapters scattered throughout the book that tell the history of Nick's line of Grimm ancestors, and how they relate to the Grimm fairytales...There is much more detail here than that which was lightly touched on during the series." Yahoo Voices

"All the suspense and creepiness of the show." --The Fairy Tale Site

"Fans of the NBC show Grimm may have a reason to skip re-runs in favor of a quiet evening in their comfiest chair." --Geek Native

"A delightful piece of fantasy... that fantasists will lap up." --Books Monthly

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John Shirley is a critically acclaimed cyberpunk, sci-fi and horror writer, titles include City Come-Walkin' and Dracula In Love. He wrote the first screenplay for The Crow. He has also written many tie-ins including Constantine and Doom. His short story collection Black Butterflies won a Bram Stoker, the International Horror Guild Award and was one of the Publishers Weekly best books of 1998.

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***Warning. This is a review for the casual reader. Most details will be redundant for long time fans.***

This is the first original novel, or novel of any kind based on the NBC television network show "Grimm". "Grimm" is a show that is a cross between urban fantasy and the police procedural, and the star of this show is the cop Nick Burkhardt, who in the first episode, finds out that he is a legendary Grimm, a hereditary hero whose purpose is to track down, and destroy the wesen, or the werepeople who live amongst us mundanes, sometimes, but not always, as a predatory presence. He realized his purpose late in life after his aunt dies, and ends up having to figure out the rules of his new role all by himself. During the first season he had to keep his secret from his partner Hank Griffin, while having as an unofficial partner, the reformed wesen, the Blutbad (werewolf) Monroe. During the second season, Griffin is in on the secret, as is his girlfriend Juliette. Really though, you don’t even need much of this to read "The Icy Touch", but it's nice to know.

As the novel opens, Captain Sean Renard, a wesen Hexenbeist himself, is assigning Burkhardt and Griffin a case involving the nasty death of a Drang-zorn, or the badger wesen Buddy Clements, who along with his wife had disappeared several days before. Buddy has turned up roasted and burned to death in one of his wesen badger holes. It turns out that the only thing that could have done this is a daemonfeuer, or dragon wesen, and one has blown into town as an enforcer for a foreign drug ring from France called La Caresse Glacée, or The Icy Touch, and it is comprised mostly of wesens.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lynne on 19 Oct. 2014
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Is ok if you've never seen an episode of Grimm before, so you don't know what the characters personalities are like. It's clear that the author has never seen an episode of Grimm so why he wrote a story on it, I'll never know. The author didn't do enough homework as he got all the characters personalities completely wrong. For example, Hank is not obsessed with keeping his clothes clean and Monroe is a full vegetarian so why would he love marshmallows (not vegetarian) on his hot chocolate? (Yes, I am a vegetarian!!). Also, his description of Renard woging is way off. The author said his full face became a hexenbeast, which anyone who watches Grimm knows it does not... only bits of his face does, due to being half human. Those are just three do many many mistakes. Good story, but more homework by the author needed to be done.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms J. Henry on 15 May 2014
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The storyline was interesting; but I kept getting irritated by the portrayals of the main characters from the tv show. It seems that John Shirley has been given a general outline of the premise of the show, but has never actually watched it.

When the author uses his imagination and describes characters who have been created solely for the purpose of this book, then it’s fine; However, Hank is just a stereotype, based on other procedural police shows that the author may have seen; I barely recognised him.

There are other inconsistencies too. I would be very hesitant to buy another book on the tv series from this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TARDIS Traveller on 1 Jun. 2014
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This book isn't as bad as people make it out to be but it is a very entertaining read. The characterisation might not be as good as it is on television but is a good story. Maybe a good read if your only a casual reader and not a fan of Grimm.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G turner on 30 Mar. 2014
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Really enjoy the tv show so thought I'd give the books a go. I didn't have great expectations as I'd read mixed reviews but I really enjoyed it. I think it's well worth a read especially if your a fan of the show
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I found this a very good read and couldn't put it down. I liked the way it was presented as a multiple time-level story, which I always enjoy, and felt that this technique gave it good continuity throughout. The characterisation was spot-on, the dialogue relevant to the story theme, which was that the Wesen formed a sub-sect, led by a hundjager, called The Icy Touch, during the Napoleonic wars. Obviously Nick and Hank now have to pick up the pieces in their time, which is a slightly different take on the basic set-up. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to any other Grimmster.
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By Tracy on 17 Mar. 2014
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The book in itself was a half decent story but I kept noticing inconsistencies on characters between this and the series it's supposed to be based on, for example Hank (who I normally like) I found a bit annoying at times and he seemed to be more worried about his suits getting dirty than doing some police work and I can't recall even seeing him in a suit...at times I did wonder had the author even watched an episode...Although the book could be read without having watched Grimm, I do think it would help to have watched it to understand some of the terminology. All in all if you get over a couple of flaws it's an entertaining enough read
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