“A clever mystery with appealing characters in a fantasy setting...topnotch reading fare.”—RT Book Reviews
“An interesting cross between a murder mystery, romance, and fantasy.”—VOYA
“[A] fun fantasy romance...There’s plenty of action, with battles against raiders and magical creatures, a bard who isn’t what he appears, and an evil mage—but there’s also plenty of humor, and some sweet moments of mischief and romance.”—Locus
“Ms. Briggs blends adventure, romance, and innovative fantasy with a deft hand. Highly recommend this one to all my readers.”—S. L. Viehl, author of the Stardoc series
From the Author
If you've read any of my other books, you'll know that I like my worlds dark, and my characters tough and funny enough that the books don't really qualify as dark fantasy, The Hob's Bargain is no exception. I first started this book because I wanted to write an apocalyptic fantasy. Since I was reading Charles de Lint and Emma Bull's The War of the Oaks, I decided to set up my world with Northern European (primarily British and Gaelic) fey. Like most storytellers, though, I couldn't help but add my own 10 cents worth (especially to the Hob) -- so don't expect a Spenceresque fairy story. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Comments are welcome. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
PS. Roadkill is my cat's name.