Pub Date 01 Oct 2017
A tale inspired by Christina Rossetti's eerie, sensual poem, "Goblin Market"...
Four neighbours encounter sinister enchantments and a magical path to love in a small, modern-day Puget Sound town, where a fae realm hides in the woods and waters...
Most people have no idea goblins live in the woods around the small town of Bellwater, Washington. But some are about to find out. Skye, a young barista and artist, falls victim to a goblin curse in the forest one winter night, rendering her depressed and silenced, unable to speak of what happened. Her older sister, Livy, is at wit’s end trying to understand what’s wrong with her. Local mechanic Kit would know, but he doesn’t talk of such things: he’s the human liaison for the goblin tribe, a job he keeps secret and never wanted, thrust on him by an ancient family contract.
Then Kit starts dating Livy, and Skye draws Kit’s cousin Grady into the spell through an enchanted kiss in the woods. Skye and Grady are doomed to become goblins and disappear from humankind forever, unless Livy, the only one untainted by enchantment, can unravel the spell by walking a dangerous magical path of her own.
A Note From the Publisher
"This story cast just as much of a spell over me as the goblins cast over Skye. Once I entered Molly's beautifully crafted world where magic and reality mingled, I didn't want to leave! Four characters are drawn together by a goblin curse, and as you grow to care for each of them, you'll find yourself sucked deeper into the story. Throughout the tale, magic and nature are woven together in a clever and believable way. It's wild and rich and dangerous and beautiful—and it made me long to visit Puget Sound, Washington. I greatly enjoyed this one!" - Rachel Morgan, Author of the Creepy Hollow series
“Inspired by Christina Rossetti’s poem ‘Goblin Market,’ Ringle takes us to a Pacific Northwest town where magic can be sinister and creatures lead us far from the path. You won’t want to go down into the faerie realm, but you won’t be able to resist it either. Ringle’s novel is fast-paced and sparkling with dangerous spells and unexpected delights. The goblins aren’t ethereal and magical; they don’t sparkle, shimmer, or shine. They repulse and draw you in — all at the same time.” - Kate Ristau, author of Shadow Girl and Clockbreakers
“The touches of pagan culture and elemental magic are perfectly applied, giving the modern setting an old-world, surreal flavour…” - Olivia Fields, Author of Her Heart’s Liege
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