by S. Jae-Jones
Publisher: Thomas Dune
Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.
All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.
But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.
Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.
I hate to admit it, but I think all you had to say is "Goblin King" and I'm there. LOL
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Oh, well. Not the kind of thing I like to read, but I sure hope you'll enjoy it, Melissa!ReplyDelete
Music... Goblin King... what's not to like? ;) LOLDelete
I've seen this one around and I love the cover, so different and pretty. I really hope you end up loving this!ReplyDelete
Hope I get it. :DDelete
Ooh, I love this cover and the premises sounds really intriguing! Thanks for putting this one on my radar, Melissa--definitely one to add to the TBR!ReplyDelete
We so needs it. :DDelete
Haven't read many books like this but it looks interesting! Thanks for sharing with usReplyDelete
On my wishlist is “The Sun is Also a Star” by Nicola Yoon:)
Oh that one sounds interesting!Delete
No one else. :DDelete
Okay, I'm not one for fantasy, but after reading an amazing one this week (The Bird and The Sword), I'm adding this to my TBR!ReplyDelete
Oh I'll have to check out that book. :)Delete
what a beautiful cover there!ReplyDelete
It is pretty!Delete
Sounds like a good fantasy!ReplyDelete
I hope so!Delete
Such a pretty cover!ReplyDelete
Karen @For What It's Worth
It is pretty. :)Delete
Yep..I read Goblin King and was all grabby hands!!ReplyDelete
Yep... gots to have it. LOLDelete
Yes, I heard of this one recently. It sounds AMAZING!ReplyDelete
I do hope to read it. :)Delete
LOL I saw goblin and was like Oo? What's this? lol So I'm there with ya. lolReplyDelete
LOL! I think we all thought the same thing when reading that. :)Delete
Yay for Goblin King!!ReplyDelete
Oh. Beautiful cover. And sounds good too. :)ReplyDelete
It is purty. :DDelete
I do love that cover! So pretty!ReplyDelete
The cover artist nailed it.Delete
Wow, never heard of this one--and I am so digging the sound of it. Thanks for sharing this one!ReplyDelete