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- Print Length: 273 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Bellatrix Press (June 6, 2017)
- Publication Date: June 6, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XXQCPFB
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #602,910 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Gallowglass was a fun whirlwind read. I liked getting to know the characters and the world and I can't wait to continue the story." bookbriefs.net/2017/06/12/mini-reviewexcerptgiveaway-gallowglass-jennifer-allis-provost/
"Love will be tested and I mean TESTED. After all is said and done, neither Robert nor Karina will question their love for each other....EVER!
As for Chris, well his story took quite a surprising turn. A twist I didn't see coming. BRAVO, Jennifer! At the end of the day...err book... it is apparent his binge drinking days are over and his life is forever changed. FOR THE BETTER!" superkambrook.com/2017/06/review-of-gallowglass-jennifer-allis-provost.html
"I loved the sibling dynamic between Karina and Chris, the mythology of Robert Kirk and the faeries, the sweet and sexy romance between Karina and Robert, and the rich, detailed setting of Scotland. It's a beautiful story and I highly recommend it."awellreadwomanblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/gallowglass-gallowglass-series-book-1-by-author-jennifer-allis-provost-parthalan-bookreview-iartg-urbanfantasy-bookblast-uf/
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Which was all kinds of nerdy-scientist cool. Also cool were the gruesome different kinds of gaelic fae Rina ends up seeing after she inadvertently rescues hunky Reverend Robert Kirk from his fairy prison.
Most of the book Rina and Robert end up touring around local historical sites, dodging yucky fae, and almost-kissing a bunch of times. I thought this was a sweet romance up until they actually do start kissing.
Karina's brother also gets mixed up in the plot as the Seelie Queen, Nicneven, reacts to Robert getting free. There is an iconic scene, which I thought well done, of Karina having to save Robert a la Tam Lin/Thomas the Rhymer by holding on to him through various transformations forced on him by Nicneven.
This was fun, but not quite the steam level that is my personal taste. They also spend a little too much time just touring. Once they start to engage with the fae creatures, it was much more fun.
There were so many elements that I really enjoyed in Gallowglass so I am going to quickly list the things I loved, and then I would encourage you to check out the excerpt above if you think this is the type of book that would interest you.
I loved the setting. I have always wanted to visit Scotland, and I adore books that take place there.
I loved all of the creatures in the book. Fae are always a welcome addition to a book, but there were also lots of other creatures in Gallowglass, and I really hope that is a trend that continues in the next book.
I loved loved loved that the main character was a graduate student working on her doctorate. I love seeing mid and upper 20 something characters because it is easier for me to relate to them sometimes. plus it is fun to imagine all of this happening to me.
Bottom line: Gallowglass was a fun whirlwind read. I liked getting to know the characters and the world and I can’t wait to continue the story.
*Disclaimer- I received a copy of this book for free. All thoughts are my own.
I've always longed to visit Scotland. It appears to be a magical place where all your worries are washed away once you get a glimpse of it and all its splendor. I know Karina was thinking the same thing until the unthinkable became real. When the idea of magic and magical creatures wasn't so far-fetched after all.
While attempting to work on her thesis, Karina and Chris's lives took an unexpected turn. What was supposed to be a quiet, explorative trip for Karina's doctorate became so much more. Instead of unearthing rocks, they unearthed things of legend: fuath (water demons), fey, wights (pixies) and much more. Some beings were grotesques monsters and some otherworldly beings were sweet and friendly. Unfortunately, Karina and Christ had run-ins with rather unsavory beasts.
Jennifer was very descriptive in the construction of the various creatures and the battles Robert faced during their meet ups. For instance, imagine running into this: 7 to 8 ft. tall being with thick gray hide and covered in lesions. Would you run away or scream like your hair is on fire? Me.... I'd probably faint on the spot. And that is only one beastie Karina saw after Robert applied the fairy ointment to her face. BTW: the fairy ointment allows normal people to see beyond glamour and spells. In one hand, wicked cool. On the other hand, the ointment is more of a curse than a blessing.
Speaking of curses: The Seelie Queen cursed Robert but, in true romantic fashion, the curse will be lifted by the time Jennifer ended this magically marvelous book. Love will be tested and I mean TESTED. After all is said and done, neither Robert nor Karina will question their love for each other....EVER!
As for Chris, well his story took quite a surprising turn. A twist I didn't see coming. BRAVO, Jennifer! At the end of the day...err book... it is apparent his binge drinking days are over and his life is forever changed. FOR THE BETTER!
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