It was a true delight to read this story. The cover was pretty enough, but the blurb caught me instantly. I bought it and left it behind in the mountain of books in my TBR list just sitting there waiting for me. When I decided to read it, it turned out to be so much more than I expected! Elgar left his home in the 4.
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It was a true delight to read this story. The cover was pretty enough, but the blurb caught me instantly. I bought it and left it behind in the mountain of books in my TBR list just sitting there waiting for me.
When I decided to read it, it turned out to be so much more than I expected! Elgar left his home in the 4. Elgar left his home in the Grimfer Mountains to start a new life away from goblinkind. In the village of Fairbrook he finds a steady market for his wares, a fine burrow in the woods nearby, and something he never counted on: a bride. His life will change forever! My blurb is much more subtle than the one given. And in my opinion, the original one gives out way more than it should.
I myself recommend this book without reading it. Guide yourself with the title and its genre. As to the story Well, as I said before. This was a gem in a sea full of seaweed and trash. But you want more of course So you just lose yourself and keep adding books and more books.
It just makes life and choices even harder. Scrolling eternally, reading reviews and just hoping "maybe this one will win my heart! Some days are just full of bad choices, exasperating sighs and picking up books you promised to read first that get in the way.
But enough of me! At least I found myself drawn in. Completely swoon by its writing and I could not stop even if responsibilities were knocking on my door or my cat was in the way. I have three cats by the way So imagine my suffering!
The writing flowed nicely and the pace was exquisite. There was never a dull moment or a scene that dragged on to the point of being painful. On the contrary, it just keeps getting better. From the start, its funny, charming and intriguing. A breath of fresh air! The characters were beautifully written. I love Elgar! Like really, really love this guy!
And being the MC of the romance, I found myself swoon despite his race. Magic, other worlds, other races how they relate. World building and fantasy lore. So this was my kind of book. Goblins, in particular, are not my in top fave love interests, as much as elves, orc, and others. And there are all sorts of version of goblins out there Well, except Bowie of course.
Elgar is different though. His skin is green, his eyes are yellow and his hair is black. Long pointy ears and sharp teeth. His outfit and manners are not in any way gentlemanlike, but he is so charming and so sweet in his own way that you end up falling for the guy. They create jewels, weapons or artifacts. Mining, smithing and selling his wares. He also is a cunning hero, intelligent and a true trickster. I liked the heroine too. Elizabeth is odd, sweet and totally insane. In a good way.
A black sheep in her society, who is trying to escape from a fate determined by her father. The story starts funny. The twist and turns make it even better. And the plot turns out to be more than you expected to be. You thought it would a little plain, a little simple But then Something happens that makes the plot more intricate than I thought it would be.
And I was mind blown. There is a romance of course. And it takes its time to make it conceivable and relatable. What kept it from being a full five star was the secondary cliche characters and in my personal opinion, a rushed ending. Despite that tiny detail. This book teaches a lot about society itself, it can be related so easily to our own.
Being different sometimes can be an advantage that most disregard. So yes! I totally recommend this read. Do you want a fresh romance? A unique couple? A hero who had no intentions of being more than a simpleton who sells his wares? And it deserves more reviews and more people learning of its existence. Hope you pick it up and make your own judgment. Probably will do a re-read anyway.
May your future reads be fab!
Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. Always an overly imaginitive child, her first memory is of finger painting in preschool a large orange work with many thick layers. When she was four years old, her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona.