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Rob Thurman

Rob Thurman — Author


RobThurman.net | Official Home of Cal & Niko, Trixa & Leo, Zeke & Griffin and The Korsak Brothers

Genres and Sub-Genres[]

Urban Fantasy / Sci-Fantasy / SciFi Thriller / 

About the Author[]

Rob Thurman has written three series for Penguin Putnam’s imprint ROC FANTASY: The CAL LEANDROS Novels, The TRICKSTER Novels, and The CHIMERA Novels. Debut novel NIGHTLIFE, was released in 2006. There is now thirteen books to date and is releasing the ninth book in the CAL LEANDROS Novels in 2014. Outside of series work, ALL SEEING EYE, a paranormal thriller, was written as a stand alone novel and several stories have been contributed to the Charlaine Harris & Toni L.P. Kelner Anthology, WOLFSBANE AND MISTLETOE as well as three other anthologies: COURTS OF THE FEY, CARNIEPUNK, and KICKING IT.

Although Rob does not write Young Adult, the first Urban Fantasy book in The CAL LEANDROS Series—NIGHTLIFE—has received a 2011 Eliot Rosewater Award Nomination for Excellence in High School Libraries—rather to the author’s bemusement as Rob would be the first to say the books are not for younger teens. Apparently, the librarians and teens disagree. Rob’s work is dark, non-stop action from beginning to end, rife with purely evil sarcasm as sharp as a switchblade—and probably nearly as illegal. If one shoved the most sarcastic of comedians, THE SHINING, and PULP FICTION into a wood-chipper, the result would be what Rob aims to deliver in all novels, but especially the Urban Fantasy novels–proof that you can have humor, violence, and fear all simultaneously in one kick-ass moment.

Rob Thurman lives in rural Indiana—land of endless fields, infinite cows and where dial-up is still the only soul-crushing option. ~ More: RobThurman.net | ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Writing Style[]


Series Title Sub Genre Main Supernatural Elements
Cal Leandros series Urban Fantasy
Trickster series Urban Fantasy
The Korsak Brothers series UF-Sci-fi

Genre Key:  UF=Urban Fantasy, RUF=Romantic Urban Fantasy, PNR=Paranormal Romance, YA-UF=Young Adult Urban Fantasy, SP=Steam Punk, UF-SF=Urban Fantasy/Sci-Fi, PA-UF=Post-Apocalyptic-UF,

Other Writings[]

Chimera (2010)-art by Aleta Rafton

Chimera (The Korsak Brothers #1)-2010, by Kaylan Price. art by Aleta Rafton


The Korsak Brothers series[]

  1. Chimera (2010)
  2. Basilisk (2011)

Blurb: Ten years ago, Stefan Korsak's younger brother was kidnapped. Now a rising figure in the Russian mafia, Stefan has finally found Lukas. But Lukas is now a trained, genetically-altered killer who his creators want back. Saving Lukas may be easier than surviving him. — The Korsak Brothers series by Rob Thurman

Cover Artist[]

Source—Website:  christianmcgrath.com

  • The Korsak Brothers series (see above)

Source—Website: Aleta Rafton: Bookcover Illustrator

Publishing Information[]

Publishers: Roc



Goodreads | Rob Thurman Quotes (Author of Nightlife)


See Also[]

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