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Product Details

  • Series: Shadowlands (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402262094
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402262098
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.2 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,383,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I truly believed the feelings and emotions of the characters through her words and simply couldn't put it down." - Vampires, Werewolves and Fairies, Oh My!

"Ms. Husk outdid herself in this book... Once I got into the story, I couldn't put it down. Night Owl Reviewer Top Pick" - Night Owl Reviews

"A warm, easy romance. " - Where the Night Kind Roam

"Husk has an amazing ability to weave a mesmerizing story with a magical dark fairytale feel... " - Love Romance Passion

"This book felt light and easy, even with the darkness in it. It was a romance about two people being saved by each other." - Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell

"An entertaining and unique read. Shona Husk creates a dark yet delightful world where romance and fantasy combine." - The Romance Reviews

"A tremendous character study... heartbreaking and heartwarming all at once." - Star-Crossed Romance

"Husk saved the best for last in her Goblins trilogy... engaging, mystical and heartfelt. " - That's What I'm Talking About

"A beautiful read that you won't want to miss!" - Curse of the Bibliophile

"This is a well-told story that jerks at your heart hearing about what they have suffered through in their pasts and how they have learned to forgive, trust and love again." - Tome Tender

About the Author

A civil designer by day and an author by night, Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Drawing on history, myth, and imagination, she writes about heroes who are armed and dangerous but have a heart of gold–sometimes literally.

Customer Reviews

I really enjoyed the series and felt as a whole it was worth reading.
Nancy
This book stands very well on its own and you are given the entire back story on the characters you need to understand and enjoy it.
Star @ The Bibliophilic Book Blog
Overall though, the book moves quickly which means their romance does too.
The Romance Reviews

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Blodeuedd on January 7, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This book felt light and easy, even with the darkness in it. It was a romance about two people being saved by each other.

Meryn used to be a Goblin who stole gold and killed. Now he is back int he real world, 2000 years later. He is lost, but he is smart. He mourns in family, and the darkness of the Goblin hangs over him. But he is a nice guy, a man who just want to live again..if there was something to live for.

Nadine is a nurse who have nightmares (yes goblins there too). He father is in jail for killing her mother and she has blocked that out. She may go on about her life, but there is something there. Something sad. Then Nadine and Meryn meet. Something pulls them together. They are meant to be. But first they have things to go through. He needs to let go of his past and she needs to deal with her past. Not to mention that you know the whole Goblin thing is gonna pop up and mess things up.

A good romance, 2 people just meant to be. Throw in a little paranormal and there you have it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Douglas C. Meeks TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 9, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Reading Order for Shadowlands Series

#0.5 Summons: A Goblin King Prequel (FREE on both Amazon and B&N)

#1 Goblin King

#2 Kiss of the Goblin Prince (Shadowlands)

#3 For the Love of a Goblin Warrior (Shadowlands)

Summary:

Centuries ago, Meryn was thought to be utterly lost-all traces of his soul given up to the ravening goblin horde. But with the curse that enslaved him now broken, he must once again learn to walk in the realm of men.

Nurse Nadine Gilbert likes working the night shift to avoid her disturbing dreams, but her mysterious new patient looks hauntingly familiar. Meryn knows he doesn't deserve a second chance, but Nadine brings out his long-buried human side. Telling her the truth about his violent past could destroy their fragile trust. Could she ever believe in the love of a Goblin Warrior?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LAS Reviewer on January 9, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It wasn't Merlyn's fault that he had let the anger and pain consume him until he embraced the goblin curse. After years of caring about nothing but finding more gold, Merlyn needs to not only adjust to being human once more, but to the modern ways of humans.

The way Nadine and Merlyn's stories intertwine made the story entertaining. They may not have ever met one another, but their lives, as well as those around them, seem to all be brought together by one common link: the Goblin curse. Though Merlyn and his family were the only ones to suffer the actual curse, the fact that others had to deal with it both in the past as well as the present added an interesting twist to the story. It made me want to read more, and see if they could discover how much they truly had in common as well as see if they could get past what can possibly destroy their budding relationship.

Nadine's story was one of tragedy and strength. Nadine was robbed of a loving family, which could have broken her as a child and into her adulthood. Instead of letting this deny her a good future she found the strength, even as a child, to keep hope alive and continue to live her life. I can see how this can be inspirational to many, including Merlyn who needs someone's strength as well as his own to help him deal with the changes he has to learn to accept.

Merlyn is a man of honor even if he doesn't believe in it. He shows how there is strength in being a quiet observer and how it can help one grow. He made me want to go find a park bench to sit on just to find out what I can learn from the world around me. While I enjoyed all of the previous stories featuring his family and men in arms, Merlyn has a strength even after such a tragic story that makes him a stand out.

I am not sure if this is the last story of this series, and I am crossing my fingers hoping I can see Merlyn and Nadine again, even if only in my dreams.

Originally posted at LAS Romance Reviews
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on January 7, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
His humanity died when his wife and children died. Once a noble warrior and caring family man ages ago, Meryn the DeCangli was cursed to roam along with his King Roan (see The Goblin King) and Prince Dai (see Kiss of the Goblin Prince) with avaricious Goblins in the Shadowlands. Thanks to Roan falling in love freeing them from their Roman era Druid curse and Dai rescuing him from the Shadowlands, Meryn knows he has a second chance as a human if his mind will let go of his ugly past that he and his former beastly comrades did over two millennia.

In Perth, Australia, Nadine the nurse suffers from nightmares too since her mother died. The cops bring the scruffy looking man (Meryn) with a head injury to the hospital where they ask Nadine if she understand the language he uses as she also speaks French and Nuer besides English. She thinks he uses Latin. As he recovers from his injuries, Meryn and Nadine are attracted to each other, but each has a violent past that makes both reluctant to consider a relationship.

The latest Shadowlands romantic urban fantasy is an engaging entry with the emphasis on the respective fascinating histories of the lead protagonists and Meryn's struggles to cope with modern society. Fast-paced fans of the series will enjoy For The Love Of The Goblin Warrior though the romance rightfully is relegated to a support role.

Harriet Klausner
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Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a lively imagination she spent most of her childhood making up stories. As an adult she discovered romance novels and hasn't looked back. Drawing on history and myth, she writes about heroes who are armed and dangerous but have a heart of gold--sometimes literally.

With stories ranging from sensual to scorching she writes contemporary, paranormal, sci-fi and fantasy romance. You can find out more at www.shonahusk.com
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Face the Music, a contemporary NA series starts in April 2015 with Out of Rhythm.

The Annwyn series (paranormal romance) continues in 2015 with The Darkling Lord (March), Singer of Death (June), Taming the Assassin (September).

ES Siren series (written with Mel Teshco and Denise Rossetti) also continues with Ours to Save.

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