"A Fantastic Story to Stir Your Sense and Romance Your Heart!"
A magical place hidden from the world to see exists in the
middle of Great Britain. In the 4th Tale of the Order, we
come to learn about the Goblin race that has thinned down
to only 46. If they are not careful they will disappear for
good. Their women are unable to have babies that live past
birth and sometimes even claiming the mother. And there is
no logical medical reason this should be occurring.
The great Sorceress that rules over these magical beings
has met with the council and decided something must be done
to save them. She informs Tearach, the goblin leader, that
he must mate with a human woman. Tearach is more than upset
at this news, he is disgusted and cannot imagine touching
let alone mating with a human. They are the race he holds
responsible for the death of his people 8 years ago when
their chemicals poisoned their sacred stream. However no
one dare defy the Sorceress as the punishment is beyond
Kathleen's life has been painful enough, to say the least.
Not only did she lose her father, a man she admired enough
to pursue the same work as a firefighter, but she has also
lost her fiancÚ. Wanting to get as far away from the pain
as possible she moves to England to take up a basic desk
job. She starts her day off in typical fashion by running
through the local park when she is suddenly abducted.
It isn't long before Kathleen comes to, and figures out
what their real intent is. Tearach is, at first overwhelmed
by this beautiful woman's analytical mind and decides to
come clean and reveal who he is hoping it will in turn
overwhelm her. To his amazement Kathleen holds her own and
manages to cope with the big, gorgeous green man with
pointed ears standing before her. Besides there are many
races of color in the world why not green, too?
Tearach and Kathleen soon fall under the clever persuasion
of the Sorceress magic and manage to mate regardless of
their strong feelings to the contrary. This results in
Kathleen's pregnancy, a new frustration and fear Tearach
must face. He holds the strong belief this child will not
live. There is no proof to believe otherwise, and to make
matters more complicated he is starting to care for
Kathleen who he believes is a hopeless optimist and will
probably reject him when the baby dies.
Ms. Sams writes a wonderfully powerful book on living your
greatest fears and ultimately overcoming them. She artfully
demonstrates the idea of, how one door closes another
opens. Her secondary characters support the story well and
provide a magnificent glimpse of the other races that exist
in this enchanted place. And to add even further spice to
the conflict there is a disgruntled Goblin on the prowl.
I found this book to be just as good as all the other in
the Tales of the Order. Ms. Sams' makes me want to believe
I will find this place should I travel to Great Britain.
Her writing is excellent and descriptive in all the right
areas without going to excess. I cannot recommend GOBLIN
MOON enough! And I look forward to future Tales of the
Order to enchant my world and stir my senses.
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted September 21, 2005