Title: Demoniac Dance
Author: Jaq D. Hawkins
Published Date: April 15th 2012
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Over ten years have passed since the humans waged war with the goblins. The goblins have become invisible once more, yet the memory of their existence haunts many who remember.
A young girl, Namah, flees her home and an unwanted marriage. Desperation takes her to the riverside, the site where as a toddler she was patted kindly by the goblin who had befriended Count Anton. But another memory of that day unsettles her as she pushes the small boat into the current. A memory of bubbles in the river, and of blood. There’s something in the water still.
Driven by a premonition that she belongs with the people across the river, she soon meets the children of Magicians…and of goblins. Yet there are greater challenges to face.
In the midst of conflict between species, between generations, and between the ever combative northern and southern humans, a new enemy arises from over the sea. Foreign humans come to invade, expecting an easy conquest of the rich lands that Count Anton has so wisely kept productive of food supplies. The goblins see the danger of this invasion to their own uneasy peace with the familiar local humans, but they disagree among themselves as to whether they will best serve their kind by helping the surface dwellers, or by leaving all humans to kill each other once and for all.
As a fan of fantasy, this was a wonderful read! The author has a very detailed, descriptive way with words. Namah is running from an arranged marriage. Escaping she meets up with a band of friends, including her sister, who also ran from an arranged marriage. But trouble looms as an invading force begins to come upriver.
Although I started the series with book two, it was no problem. I didn’t feel as though I needed book one to understand the story or background off the characters. A great read for fans of fantasy and mythical races.
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