Saturday, October 15, 2011

Review - The Goblin King by Shona Husk

TITLE:    The Goblin King     
AUTHOR:    Shona Husk
INFO:    Paperback, Fiction, 319 pages
PUBLISHED:   Sourcebooks, 2011
SOURCE:   Received from Publisher for Review

 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
Out of 5 JEWELS, I give it:

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1 comment:

  1. Good review! Sounds like a fun book, I just got this one so I'll be putting it to the top of the list.


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