Reviewed by JenMeryn has spent thousands of years trapped in the Shadowlands as a goblin. He witnessed the death of his wife and children. Now he has been thrust back into the human realm with no warning. The only languages he knows are long dead. The world around him is nothing like he once knew. Nothing makes sense.
Nadine is a nurse at the hospital where police take the half-crazed sword-wielding Meryn when he is found on the street. Though he can't understand the words she is saying, Meryn can hear the kindness and sincerity in Nadine's words and she calms him. Nadine sees beyond the dirty and wounded exterior to the proud and good man beneath. So much so, her impression of him remains even after he flees the hospital to live on the streets.
Nadine and Meryn cross paths again a week or so later at a local park, but by then, he has
Nadine is working to overcome a difficult childhood. Her father went to jail for killing her mother who was
But there were a fair share of problems. Too many things were too easy or, ahem, convenient. From the ease of Meryn's transformation to a 21st century man after thousands of years as a goblin... to his incidental meeting with Nadine's father... to his history with her mother. And even if you can ignore all that, when we got to the big reveal of his goblin history, she accepted it as if it were an everyday occurrence. She was more fixated on a stolen necklace than the fact that he was a mythological creature. That --and the fact that he lied about it. (*SMH*) Really? I know some people take issue when reviewers complain about realism in PNR... but who the heck would react that way?? It didn't ring true.
It wasn't a bad story. It just had too many coincidences and the goblin reveal was a major fail.
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For the Love of a Goblin Warriorby Shona HuskRelease Date: January 1, 2013Publisher: Sourcebooks