Author: Missouri Dalton
Length: Novel (175 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press (Sept 11th, 2013)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb:Noah Abbott isn’t crazy, but most people think he is. When he was younger, Noah saw a something that still haunts his nightmares. A walking monstrosity like a giant made of swamp land — a troll. Ever since that day, his life has been controlled by his fear of the things he sees. He’s stuck in a rut, working in a box factory after getting out psychiatric care. He gets a hand up when Christian, fellow deviant, decides to take their relationship a step further.
Noah can’t imagine his life changing any more than that, until he meets Hannah Regent, a girl who can see the goblins and trolls too. Trouble follows fast for the new friends, as the troll from Noah’s past rears his ugly head again and Noah’s lifelong question, “why me?” is finally answered. Noah’s not human, never has been. He’s an elf, and there’s a war going on that he’s in the middle of whether he likes it or not. With fellow elf Hannah, and the timely aid of the goblin king, Noah is about to set off on a real adventure.
He’s just not sure he’s the hero in this story.
Review: Warning: there is a female involved in the romance, however no explicit detail.
Noah was sent to a hospital when he was young for claiming to see things, he is out now and been working at the box factory. He is very bored with his life and still sees other creatures, he keeps his mouth shut. He finally gives in to his desires with his Co-worker Christian, and then meets a new girl at his group therapy. Meeting heather shakes up more than his sexual life when he finds out she sees the things he does. Are they both crazy or does another world full of other creatures really exist.
Ok I went back and forth on this one before deciding at the end it deserved a 5. This story is one heck of a rollercoaster ride between reality and other worlds. I loved the depth of all the characters in both worlds. I really loved the descriptiveness and how the author described the Goblin and other worlds; I felt as if I was truly a part of this story and sucked right in with poor Noah!
My only problem was I couldn’t decide it if was a bit too young, though the characters weren’t truly teens it still had a slight juvenile feel. If it wasn’t for the talk of sex in it I would read this to my grandkids. But having said this, I truly loved the story, the mystery, the walk between the two worlds and the tangle of romance. I myself would have liked to have actually seen some of the sex that was so frequently mentioned. MY favourite part was the use of color and scent. I now love Green and lime… if you want to know why, read this story.
I recommend this to anyone that likes a good fantasy, Elves, Goblins, trolls, sweet romance and ménage.