Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hiram Grange and the Nymphs of Krakow

Hiram Grange and the Nymphs of Krakow: The Scandalous Misadventures of Hiram Grange (Book #5) by Richard Wright is the fifth installment of a new series of novellas, the Hiram Grange Misadventures, written by different authors for Shroud Publishing:
Welcome to the scandalous misadventures of scurrilous boozer and malcontent, Hiram Grange. Though afflicted with a laundry list of dysfunctions, addictions and odd predilections, Hiram Grange stands toe to toe (and sometimes toe to tentacle) with the black-hearted denizens of the Abyss and dispenses justice with the help of his antiquated Webley revolver and Pritchard bayonet.  A five-part series. Cover and illustrations by Malcolm McClinton, and original woodcut prints by Danny Evarts
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BooksAMillion, and AbeBooks. The series is available in a five-book set: Hiram Grange Volume 1 (5 book Set).

See my reviews of previous installments:
Hiram Grange and the Village of the Damned
Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers 
Hiram Grange and the Digital Eucharist
Hiram Grange and The Chosen One

The Blurb

Shroud Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Hiram Grange & the Nymphs of Krakow, the fifth and final novella in Volume One of the Scandalous Misadventures of Hiram Grange.

Hiram Grange was already broken when his world was turned upside down by the horrifying revelations of a beautiful and dangerous woman. Faced with the possibility that he’s been a pawn in a diabolical game, he seeks the truth in the snows of Krakow. But the truth is guarded by ancient, winged things, and the truth has teeth…

My Review
Hiram Grange and the Nymphs of Krakow: The Scandalous Misadventures of Hiram Grange by Richard Wright
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Second favorite book in the series - and it's second only because it follows my first favorite installment of Hiram Grange's misadventures. This series keeps getting better.

The lucidity introduced in Kevin Lucia's fourth installment continues here, with Hiram's drug-use remaining by the wayside and a possible explanation for some of his issues with drugs, given what we learn about his boss (no spoilers). Again, old myths are cleverly used to create antagonists and one of the horror scenes was ripped straight out of what we're told is a common sexual fantasy that men are said to possess - I love how the author took a supposed fantasy and twisted it all up.

I've mentioned this before in reviews of the previous novellas but it's worth repeating - I love that we get a new author with each installment because the continuously changing perspective prevents the storytelling from becoming monotonous. I do hope we see the same authors in a second volume of misadventures. And there's tons of set-up for a second volume but no word on its progress. I want to know what happens to Hiram Grange.

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