Tyrone Evans Clark’s Grapefruit: Season I – The Wrath of Love is the first book in The Tyrone Evans Clark’s Grapefruit Series by Multi-Award-Winner American Entertainer and young adult fantasy writer Tyrone Evans Clark. Tyrone was born in 1986 in Cook County, Illinois (Chicago). His parents are Gloria Clark / Stacker and Vincent Hall who are presently divorced. Tyrone took on his mother’s last name “Clark” because his parents weren’t married at the time of his birth. Tyrone is given the title and the award National A.C.E of The Year by the National Exchange Club in 2005. Around this time Tyrone was placed in the Exchange Today Magazine for his stories regarding hardships of abuse as a child and his life as a homeless teenager. In 2015 at the Beverly Center (Shopping Mall in Los Angeles) Tyrone spent a few years writing and editing his first book while being inspired by his New Zealander Customers. The final manuscript was published in 2020 by Tyrone Evans Clark, Inc.
The book tells the story of an old munted woman named Virtuous, who is given a magical grapefruit from a Demonic Evil Witch Immoral in South Auckland. The grapefruit is revealed to be an enchanted fruit, and the power from the fruit gifts Virtuous eternal youth and other questionable abilities. Prince Victor from Milford Sound sweeps Virtuous off her feet and they fall madly in love with each other. Victor’s twisted father King Vincent disapproves of his love life with Virtuous and forces the protagonist to complete dangerous challenges in order to earn his respect. During these rigorous challenges/tasks, Virtuous realized there are things in this world that can not be explained and the true intentions of the malevolent King Vincent. Throughout her adventure, she meets a very special Maori Girl named Jeanette, Victor’s God Mother Cassandra, and other interesting magical characters. The main question that is on everyone’s mind is will Virtuous triumph over the king and wins the love of her life or will she fail?
“This story takes place around the 17th century in South Auckland which is located in New Zealand. During this period people were forced to fight against the evil Fiends (Demons/Evil Spirits). Throughout this story, the readers are taken on an adventure in the eyes of Virtuous who is one of the heroes of this story and along with a few more interesting characters (Kings, Demons, Fiends, Evil Princesses). And let’s not forget the Demonic Evil Witch Immoral who has tons of twisted things up her sleeves”. – Barnes & Noble
Tyrone Evans Clark’s Grapefruit: Season I – The Wrath of Love so far has been given great reviews throughout the web. Also, there are rumors that there might be a video game being created and the book possibly being in the line up for the NAACP Literary Awards (NAACP Image Awards). This book is available paperback and digital and of course these days everyone just about prefers the digital version over anything.
Everyone needs to know that Tyrone is a proactive Buddhist, who splashes some Buddhism and spiritual elements allegory into this book, but the story can be appreciated by all types of readers. One of my negatives for this story is that there are a few several violent scenes during the main character’s challenges. This is a major spoiler alert, but there are some scenes where King Vincent seems possessed. I’m currently still on the fence about this idea of possession. It’s kind of disturbing and it’s been played out before by stories that are similar to this one. There is even a lot of ancient New Zealand language and phrases being used. The protagonists have a good sense of morals and are willing to do anything in order to keep their love alive. Personally, I feel the Evil Witch Immoral is running the show, but depending on the reader they might have a different interpretation.
Overall, I loved the book because it was epic, and I enjoy the idea of challenges. The grammar is extremely graphic in a good way. Some readers might find it a little bit old-fashioned. I personally don’t see anything wrong with it. My favorite characters so far are Virtuous and the King of Milford Sound. The New Zealand World is so beautifully described. Grapefruit: Season I is a must-read for girls and boys alike, particularly those who love fantasy and can appreciate Tyrone’s creative metaphors and playful style.