So yesterday i shared with you the prequel to this book but let me tell you how i came to discover it. This title: The Goblin King was recommended to me several time but i didn't really checked was it was about... the prequel was free and i got it but it stopped there. Until Brenda cited it again in her paranormal event for Halloween there it really caught my interest. Why? Because it was one of the suggested titles for the Goblin category.
Goblins yes i couldn't rememebr any book on goblins, yes there are some in fantasy books but not as main characters and let just say i never pictured them as this cover so i had to know more and mhmmmm i don't regret at all^^.
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: paranormal romanceSource: bought
For my first try on a goblin book I’m completely swept by them… oki it’s not completely true because Roan is fighting against becoming a Goblin and his goblin aspect isn’t like the cover at all ( or goblin would have a totally different reputation I’m sure ^^) but it was something different and celtic related so I loved it!
At the beginning of the book, on the cover there is an ad for the prequel “The Summons” a short novella that happens before the event in this book…since it was a free one I had taken it even before obtaining this book but it was seeing it in the cover that made me read it first and I’m glad I did. I think it really offer an additional value to the Goblin King” story so I can only recommend you to give it a try first before jumping back on this story.
Right at the beginning I was swept by Shona Husk’s writing style and immersed in the story….i couldn’t see why Roan didn’t Recognize Eliza to start with (but it’s only because I’ve read the novella prior to this and because I didn’t now the timeline either) it seemed so evident to me and then…Eliza seemed surprised which intrigued me even further. I must say I was happy to see Eliza’s evolution along the book and see her becoming the woman she was inside. Roan had lost hope before he even realized it so seeing little sparks appears was really well done and believable.
Part of me was a little glad my goblin information was still exact ( little greyish evil things)and at the same time I wanted to learn more about Roan and my heart is even more moved by Dai the scholar, so responsible one. I appreciated the fact the author did reveal their past to us ( a large part of it at least)- because it really helped to understand them, to see how the curse affected them and how they were suffering from it. I was so angry against the druid who should have been the wise one not the monster but as monsters… human have the palm with Steve….the goblin in human disguise. Really the author manage to make you feel a lot for the character loving the good, wounded one, dislike and more the villains no matter their nature. It was a wonderful read and I can wait to delve into the next book and Dai’s story.
If you want a fantastic love story, with characters you can related to, a touch of magic and Celtic legends this is right your alley!
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review