AUTHOR: Shona Husk
INFO: Paperback, Fiction, 319 pages
PUBLISHED: Sourcebooks, 2011
SOURCE: Received from Publisher for Review
FROM GOODREADS: Cursed by a Druid millennia ago, Roan lives a bleak existence in the Shadowlands, desperately trying to retain his soul and not succumb to the goblin horde. When a beautiful human summons him to grant a wish, he sees a glimmer of hope. But will she ever agree to be his queen?
MY TAKE: I wasn't sure what to expect from a story that has a goblin as the romantic male lead. My mental picture of what goblins look like was rather vivid. I am glad to say that I have a new image in my mind thanks to Roan, the Goblin King.
Shona Husk has created a very un-fairytalelike fairytale romance. Her characters are original and engaging. I admit that I thought Eliza was a pain in the beginning. She couldn't stand up for herself and somehow allowed herself to be placed in a very compromising situation. Her own stupidity put her life in the hands of a man she didn't love or respect who was using and manipulating her for money. Her development and growth throughout the story was welcome and enjoyable. I don't do well at all with weak female leads.
Roan was interesting and sexy, even when he was in his goblin form. He had all of the right character traits that a woman wants in her hero: honor, loyalty, intelligence, sex appeal, etc.... I was on his side from the very beginning and rooted for him to succeed.
The Goblin King was a fun read that I enjoyed delving into. For even more of this story, I was excited to find out that Summons: A Goblin King Prequel is now available for FREE at Amazon as well as for the Nook at Barnes and Noble.
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