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Sara's Review: Hazard of Shadows (Book Two of the Goblin King Series (Chronicles of the Goblin K

Author Provided Copy Publisher: Damnation Book Released: August 1st 2015 Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy Length: 425 pages Format: eBook, Paperback Add to Goodreads Buy Links

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The enchanted creatures of legend still exist, taking refuge from an age of camera phones and government labs in a secret place called the World Below. After leading a revolution against Baron Finkbeiner, the despotic ruler of the World Below, Mitch Hardy has taken the throne.

Unknown to him, ancient powers are at work. The Lords of Faerie seek to revenge the death of Baron Finkbeiner and recover the mysterious Blade of Caro. Soon Mitch is fighting for his life against hellish monsters, the likes of which he never imagined. Two Boundless Stars

I was provided a copy of Hazard of Shadows in exchange for an honest review.

After reading The World Below (Goblin King Book 1), I moved directly to Hazard of Shadows. Here’s the thing; if you loved The World Below, you would probably really enjoy Hazard of Shadows. For me, The World Below was just good; I gave it 3 stars. When I got into Hazard of Shadows, I was looking forward to the story progressing. Elizabeth’s quest to find her father, something… Instead, I got 280 pages of character building; I found it dull, and felt it drew on forever. I kept waiting for the story to start; unfortunately, it didn’t until the end of the book.

I felt there was just too much in this novel that wasn’t needed. It didn’t move the plot along and just bogged the story down with a lot of details. In general, I don’t care for this the type of book. I would have enjoyed the plot moving forward and less character building. It seems like we really didn’t get anywhere in this story; where we did get, happened after HOURS of reading to the very end.

I still like the characters, Mitch and Rosie; but I’m not so sure about Elizabeth now. I almost like the interaction Mitch has with his friends in the real world, more than with any of the fantasy creatures. I’m still not a fan of the Goblins; I can’t really understand them, and they are quite disgusting. Overall, the book was OK, but could have been better so I give it a 2.

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