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Heidel, Wult warrior princess, is having a bad day.
First, a pack of wraiths chased her from a dragon’s vault. Then, the thief she traveled with, Maveryck, who was supposed to be a professional, lost the staff they stole. Instead of reclaiming it, he created a portal that sucked them into a nightmarish world full of noxious fumes and mechanical beasts. Earth.
To make matters worse, Heidel is now stuck with the incompetent thief in Paris, France, and they have no way to get back home. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Maveryck is keeping secrets from her — secrets about his past and his identity. Plus, he’s far too attractive to be trusted. She’s been on hellish quests before, but nothing has ever been more difficult than guarding her heart. And she’s pretty sure she’s going to fail. Miserably.
Goblinwraith is a short 67 page novella told from Heidel’s point of view. Throughout the Fairyworld series I have went back and forth on my feelings towards Heidel, so it was nice to get to know more about her and what is going on inside her head. I think after Goblinwraith Heidel will remain a character I like. Seeing her tough exterior finally start to thaw thanks to her connection with Maveryck was wonderful. I hope there is more romance for her in the future. She deserves some happiness after her difficult past.
“Being tortured, starved, beaten, burned, and left for dead should have broken me. Instead, I became stronger. I no longer fear those things. Not anymore. I only fear one thing.”
“Heidel,” he said my name softly, “have you considered that there may be times when you do not need to hide behind your armor?”
“As I glanced in the mirror, I hardly recognized myself. A woman-not a warrior-stared back at me.”
“Many times, the things we fear aren’t the things that can kill us. What we fear most are the things we don’t understand.”