Pit Fighters is a series of 3 books by Rick Griffin
Book 1 The Opportunity
Opening on the island of St. Marten-Cristo where a family of rabbits are watching The Sultan. a kangaroo who is a Pit Fighter as well as ruler of this island of the island on TV. The story focuses on Paris (who is apart of the same family) and touches on his college life and the fact he has to wear clothes for more formal occasions like going to school, we also learn he is gay, and he has gotten The Opportunity to become a Pit Fighter, where it is believed to be a hub of gay activity.
But after signing the contract and see what amazing facilities. Harsh reality begin to set in, like living in what is a essentially a wet basement deep underground. Also the fact Paris is like the others are virtual slaves. Saddled with a $90,000 debt which must be paid off before he leaves. Not in the year he thought, but 15 years instead. The sad fact is that everyone there is slaves, Mack, the one who had him sign that contract is also a slave.
Book 2 Orientation
Paris has made friend’s with Logan (another fighter and deer) who shows him the ropes of being a Pit Fighter. Like what to watch out for, we also meet the other fighters in his rank, some not very nice. Paris faces off with Porte (a skunk) in his very first fight, a practice match. Which he lost the fight, and when Logan approached him it felt like a sexual advice.
Then Logan fought Kinny (a possum), despite being smaller beat the crap out of Logan.
While eating slop for lunch Kinny gives Paris a fighting lesson, no blows but it got Paris to think.
Paris finally has his first official match with… Porte who rubs it in as Paris finds out. Then it turns into a sexual encounter.
Then talks about the incident with Logan., finally wound up masturbating over it.
The day came for Paris 1st Tournament, learns the rules, the rankings and why he will eventually have to fight everyone in his division.
Paris first fight was with Porte
During the 1st round Paris held his own, but by the 2nd Porte used what comes natural to a skunk their smell. The Paris found a way to use it against Porte, then Porte stepped out of the ring by accident. Paris Won.
Later in the shower as Paris washed Porte scent off he talks with Logan about the match.
The book ends with the start of a 2nd Match for Paris. This time he fights Santiago…
Book 3 Side Gig
Apparently Santiago hit Paris so hard it knocked him out cold, and he wound up in the hospital.
Logan and Kenny fills him in, as Paris worries about racking up a bill. Meanwhile Santiago gave him a pineapple.
Paris then gets an idea, get a 2nd job. As a delivery driver. During which he meets Mrs. Calor, who nearly throws herself at Paris, even runs after him.
Then delivers at package at this mansion and runs into Porte in more ways than one. Then forced a kiss. Later Paris was sorting out packages when Porte came up to him and made a pass at him. They then talked about Paris and being gay then Porte sucks him off. If only to make Paris feel better, until reality set in.
Later he delivers a package to his hero of the Pit Fighters, the one and only Sultan. He faints, Sultan takes him in offers him soup and have a chat. Sultan explains the real reality of Pit Fighters. That even though you looks like your successful, your really still a slave to the company.
Once he knew what time it was ran back to his truck found it was gone. Only to discover it was a plot by Porte to get him fired.
Later Paris ran into Porte and beat the crap out of him, and Paris was arrested, and taken to jail.
Thinking the worse, he gets bailed out by of all people Sultan, who left him a book and a nice message.
Later Paris talks with Kinny over recent events, leaving the story as a cliffhanger.
Overall it’s a good story, but a bit darker than I hope. Here we see Paris hoping for both money and fame and getting neither. It seems every chance he takes to makes things better. There is always someone ready to figuratively stab him on the back. As this happens time and time again.
I give this story a 5 out of 10. Not that it’s a bad story, I was just left hoping for more maybe something that would make me smile. But I never got it, even though there might be a chance of a conclusion to this tale. I can tell you I have no plans on buying it or maybe this is the reason I was able to get these 3 books for 99 cents each.