"The Goblins will get you....if you don't watch out!"
Okay, buckle up, Paranormal Addicts - it's about to get
bumpy! Melanie Jackson is at it again. She and her herd of
Goblins...umm...Lutins are up to their no-good tricks once
more, in the fifth in the series of Goblin...umm... Lutin
books. The Goblins have just about ruined every major city
in the US - (I'm waiting for Melanie's Goblin...umm...Lutin
horde to go ruin the Kentucky Derby! Ah, Melanie you have
to! You really have to! Of course, the Lutins in the
Infield at Derby might go unnoticed! hehehe). So instead of
ruining another city, the Goblins turn their attention to
wrecking something hallowed -- Christmas. What next? The
World Series. Apple Pie? Some might argue the retailers
don't need any help with ruining Christmas, but Qasim, the
ill-tempered Hobgoblin from her previous books, has now set
his sites on wrecking Yuletide with a devilishly Lutin
plot. He shall dress in a Sanity Claus outfit (Whoops, got
a little Chico Marx tossed in there!)... Santa Claus outfit
and go around sacrificing children in a ceremony designed
to set the Lutins free from bondage.
As usual, Melanie has conjured up special denizens of the
Fae to do battle with the evil Lutin Empire. This time the
part-human lovers are Dr. Nicholas Anthony and Zee
Finvarra. Zee is a half-human, half-Goblin on the lam with
her younger siblings. They're hiding from their wicked
Goblin stepfather, sheltering in an abandoned cabin in the
Nevada desert. Nick, a sexy Pixie-human half-breed, is
trying to make it home for the Hols when a sudden ice storm
causes him to detour to the cabin where Zee and her family
Will Nick and Zee rescue Santa from all the Bad PR? Will
the Goblins see Christmas decorations out in Wal-Mart in
July? Will Chico Marx's ghost reveal that Harpo was really
a half-Goblin? These and other earthshaking questions are
fully answered by Jackson.
X-Men mutants have nothing on Jackson's Lutin Empire! The
Wildside Tales are stand alone, but for full Lutin
enjoyment, you need to really read them all -- Traveler,
Outsiders, The Courier, Still Life, and now, The Master (in
that order). This is a very original, fresh romance series.
Jackson has carved her own niche in the paranormal field.
Just remember, the Goblins will get you if you don't watch
out...and buy Jackson's enchanting tales.
Posted August 26, 2005
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted December 5, 2006
Long ago the hobgoblin Qasim was turned to darkness, was made a master of evil. His newest plot is a sacrifice of unspeakable horror that will mean full-fledged war between all species. There exists hope to fight back. Nicholas Anthony, an ER doctor, doesn't know of his own fey blood, or that others of his kind are massing in the Nevada desert. Alienated from himself, he is a man about to discover his destiny. Magic will draw Nick to his true self— and to Zee, an enchanting beauty with dark secrets yet to be revealed. To these two is entrusted the fate of the world, their kind, and salvation from THE MASTER.