interviewed indie author and pocaster Jennifer Hudock on my other blog yesterday, so I thought I'd write up her dark fantasy ebook here for any goblin-loving kindle folks out there. The Goblin Market is currently on sale for $0.99, though she mentioned putting the price back up to $2.99, so grab it now if you're interested.
From the author:
"The Goblin Market was originally inspired by Christina Rossetti’s poem of the same name. Much like the poem, mine features two sisters–one ensnared by the allure of the poisoned fruit in The Goblin Market, and the other so used to taking care of and cleaning up after her younger sister it feels like just another day when young Chrissie is kidnapped by the goblin king. On her journey Underground and into the faerie world, elder sister Meredith discovers that her ties to that world run much deeper than her kidnapped sister.
It’s very dark, much like the faerie tales of old before Disney got their hands on them and made them pretty."
Beyond the Goblin Market lies the remains of a lost and broken kingdom divided by war. The war has been over for centuries, but the kingdoms still stand apart, overrun by a creeping goblin darkness known as the Darknjan Wald. It has been written that only one holds the power to destroy that darkness and reunite the kingdoms, but she has no memory of her former life.
Meredith Drexler must save her sister, Christina, from the wicked goblin king, Kothar, who has kidnapped the girl in order to convince Meredith to uphold an ancient commitment Meredith doesn't remember making. Sent Upland disguised as a human child, she has no recollection of her former faerie life, or her uncle's promised marriage betrothal to Kothar.
When she ventures back Underground in search of Christina, every step Meredith takes brings memories of her forgotten past back to the surface. As the pressures of her former life entangle with her quest to save her kidnapped sister, Meredith's predetermined fate is revealed. Will she embrace it, or walk away forever from a life she barely remembers as her own?
The Goblin Market (Into the Green)