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by Shona Husk

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  • ISBN 1402259859
  • ISBN13 978-1402259852
  • Language English
  • Author Shona Husk
  • Publisher Sourcebooks Casablanca; Original edition (October 4, 2011)
  • Formats azw lrf doc txt
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory United States
  • Size ePub 1211 kb
  • Size Fb2 1952 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 128

"An intriguing story, engagingly told. Who would have thought a goblin could make such a compelling hero? Darkly Celtic, richly imagined, this is paranormal romance at its best." – Juliet Marillier, award-winning author of Daughter of the ForestOnce upon a time ...A man was cursed to the Shadowlands, his heart replaced with a cold lump of gold. In legends, he became known asthe Goblin King.For a favored few he will grant a wish. Yet, desperately clinging to his waning human soul, his own desire remains unfulfilled: a willing Queen.But who would consent to move from the modern-day world into the realm of nightmares? No matter how intoxicating his touch, no matter how deep his valor, loving him is dangerous. And the one woman who might dare to try could also destroy him forever.

The Goblin King book. The Goblin King is the first book I’ve read by Shona Husk but I’m looking forward to the next two books in the Shadowlands series.

The Goblin King book. Oct 22, 2011 rated it liked it.

part of Shadowlands Series. The characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious or are used fictitiously. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and not intended by the author

part of Shadowlands Series. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and not intended by the author. Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . Box 4410, Naperville, Illinois 60567-4410.

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In front of her was the old cardboard box that she’d pulled out from under his bed. Roan watched as her fingers traced the letters scrawled in black marker on the flap. s had traced the same path, those same eight letters countless times. Thank you. In nearly two thousand years only one person had ever thanked him for answering a summon. He’d defeated armies, killed princes, stolen treasure, yet his greatest achievement had been breaking up a teenager’s out-of-control party and saving Eliza from unwanted attention

The Goblin King is worth its weight in gold. I will say this is the first book by Shona Husk that I have ever read and I must say she has brought an incredibly creative twist to Goblin lore

The Goblin King is worth its weight in gold. I will say this is the first book by Shona Husk that I have ever read and I must say she has brought an incredibly creative twist to Goblin lore. Roan was everything an alpha male hero should be, strong and honorable in the face of the unthinkable. Eliza was not quite as likable as some heroines I have read, but she grows on you as the book progresses. I found it hilarious that the Goblin King and his brother were upset at the prospect of fading/dying before the last Harry Potter movie came out.

2011) (The first book in the Shadowlands series) A novel by Shona Husk. For a favored few he will grant a wish. A man was cursed to the Shadowlands, his heart replaced with a cold lump of gold. In legends, he became known as. the Goblin King. Yet, desperately clinging to his waning human soul, his own desire remains unfulfilled

For a favored few he will grant a wish. by Laura on October 29, 2013.

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In legends, he became known asthe Goblin King. Yet, desperately clinging to his waning human soul, his own desire remains unfulfilled: a willing Queen. But who would consent to move from the modern-day world into the realm of nightmares? No matter how intoxicating his touch, no matter how deep his valor, loving him is dangerous. I loved this book! I'm not really into reading romance novels, but this one caught my eye. It had a lot more substance than i thought it would and i can't wait to read the prequel and the sequel.

Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iO. A civil designer by day and an author by night, Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean.

Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Goblin King" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Drawing on history, myth, and imagination, she writes about heroes who are armed and dangerous but have a heart of gold–sometimes literally.

Not the cold lust for gold that had corrupted his soul and kept him chained to the Shadowlands, but something else he couldn’t name. It had been too long since he was human. But this young woman hadn’t called on him for wealth or battle. All she wanted was his hel. ven though that wasn’t what she’d wished for. The exact words of her wish echoed in his mind. I wish the Goblin King would take me away from here. She’d wished to be taken away.

Talk about The Goblin King (Shadowlands, Book 1)


Joony
Eliza Coulter is a young legal secretary living in fear of her abusive, blackmailing fiancee Steven. In a free prequel (which I missed) When Eliza was 16 years old she summoned the Goblin King for the first time to protect her during a frat party gone wild given by her older brother. The Goblin King protects the young girl who is in over her head and gives her a gold bead as a token.

Years later the drunk and disillusioned young woman summons the Goblin King once more to take her away from her miserable, but privileged life and abusive, cheating fiancee. The Goblin King turns out to be a two thousand year old Celtic king named Roan who revolted against the crimes of Rome and was cursed with his men to live for all eternity in the Shadowlands, (a sort of underworld where goblins live and die) by a magical Druid priest. The curse causes humans to lust for gold unnaturally. Eventually they must fade and become full goblins, which are mindless hoarding demonic creatures that will kill and eat any humans unlucky enough to be trapped in the Shadowlands.

The Goblin King/Roan and his men are able to travel between worlds. In the Shadowlands they can retain their human appearance and in the real world called the fixed realms they looks like real goblins. The story encompasses the romance of Eliza and King Roan, and the breaking of the curse.

I won't go any further into detail in the plot to avoid spoilers. I will say this is the first book by Shona Husk that I have ever read and I must say she has brought an incredibly creative twist to Goblin lore. Roan was everything an alpha male hero should be, strong and honorable in the face of the unthinkable. Eliza was not quite as likable as some heroines I have read, but she grows on you as the book progresses.

I found it hilarious that the Goblin King and his brother were upset at the prospect of fading/dying before the last Harry Potter movie came out.

While I fully realize that a review is simply a personal opinion of a product, and what could be more subjective than a book right! I am quite glad that I ignored the one and two star reviews for this book, otherwise I would have missed out on a great story.

If I were to offer any constructive criticism of the book it would be several things. The author could have gone into more detail and depth regarding the character of the Druid priest who cursed Roan and his men. It's important to understand the motivations of an antagonist as well as the hero.

Steven the fiancee was also bland and again other than his lust for money and power there was no real character development. Did it wreck the book? Not at all, only missed opportunities to explore what could have been characters that may have had interesting stories.

I am planning on purchasing the next book in the series because I really enjoyed the first one and I admit it, now I'm hooked on Goblins.
Fhois
Summary:
Suggested Prequel Reading: The Summons: A Goblin King Prequel
(I would not suggest reading The Goblin King without first reading the free prequel)

The first time Eliza summons the Goblin King she is 16 and doesn't truly believe that he exists but she is terrified and is willing to try anything to get away from the boy who is threatening her. At that time the Goblin King warns her not to summon him again, or the next time he'll grant her wish and take her away, this time for keeps.

Years later Roan knows he is fading quickly, he is searching for anything that may delay his fade by any amount of time to give his brother more time to find a cure to break the curse. In his cold golden heart he knows that if Dai hasn't found a cure in the 1900 years they have been goblins, he isn't going to, but he doesn't have the heart to take Dai's hope. When Roan feels the summons he is surprised, the last time he was summoned it was by a young woman he never quite forgot, who didn't forget him for years after their encounter. When he approaches his summoner he finds a unconscious beautiful woman, he decides to fulfill her wish and take her away, so he takes her to the Shadowland, to his home, against all his better judgment, but this may be his chance at some time. When he realizes it's the same girl, the young Eliza, who is no longer a girl, but a woman, grown, he decides to make her his queen, but to take her as is the goblin way her would mean his soul...

Review:

So why aren't there more stories about goblins? This was a delightful tale! Quite refreshing in the midst of vampires and werewolves, it's always nice to read something other than the norm and this one fit that bill.

This is a goblin beauty and the beast tale, meet Roan our Goblin King who was unjustly cursed almost 2000 years ago. Once a Celtic King, he was cursed for trying to protect his people from the Roman Empire. As a hero he is just about perfect; he is equal parts surly and chivalrous. He is holding on with everything he has, just to give his brother a more time, he knows his men's fates are tied to his. All he should want is gold, but he fights with every breath for more. With the exception of the young Eliza he hasn't fulfilled a summoner's wish in over a thousand years, he goes to the movies, he visits the Summerlands, he steals non-gold for the fun of it, he does everything he can to maintain has much of his human existence as he can. But it's Eliza that makes him feel the most like a man. Even tho Roan is a Goblin and rough around the edges he is really a man of honor and sometimes that's all a man has. Even as he is thinking he's going to keep Eliza for his own selfish needs, he's returning her, for her own good, because he can't stand to keep her in such a harsh environment. Roan is quite the sexy brooding conflicted alpha king! He might be a Goblin King now, but he was once a Celtic King and that presence has not faded with time. I couldn't get enough of the kingly smexy Roan even in goblin skin he had a presence about him. It's hard to pull off the goblin look. Lol

Eliza, hmm, at times she annoyed me, but overall I liked her; she managed to pull herself together by the end. She definitely went from scared rabbit to fierce woman. I swear she would have flinched away from her own shadow at the beginning of the book, but by the end she was battling an evil druid! You go girl! Then there is her slimy fiancé that she finally got the best of, sure she had some help, but she didn't back down when push came to shove like she would have in the beginning. I don't mind a weak, wishy washy character as long as she grows and becomes fiercer by the end. It's when she is weak and stays that way, which drives me nuts. What I also liked is she did not give up on Roan, even when he was ready to give up on himself; she still had hope, until the end. She believed even when he did not, and in the end it was her belief in him that won them everything.

I definitely recommend giving this book a whirl; I don't think anyone that tries it out will be disappointed. It is a refreshing, different read that I highly enjoyed.