Hated and feared, magic was banished from the land. But now, freed from the spells of the wicked bloodmages, magic-both good and evil-returns. And Aren of Fallbrook feels her own power of sight strengthen and grow…
Overcome by visions of mayhem and murder, Aren vows to save her village from the ruthless raiders who have descended upon it-and killed her family. With the return of wildlings to the hills and forests, she strikes a bargain with the Hob, a magical, human-like creature imbued with the power of the mountains. But the Hob is the last of his kind. And he will exact a heavy price to defend the village-a price Aren herself must pay…
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I was re-reading some of Patricia Briggs’ other books, and I picked up THE HOB’S BARGAIN. I remember when I first read it, that it really has you thinking, because it does not give you all the details you need in the first few chapters. Like many other novels where the author introduces the character and the task that the main character has to resolve. This one you have to piece together almost like a mystery novel, because you only get bits and pieces of the puzzle that you have to piece together. All-in-all I really loved the world building, the character development and the plot of the story. It is one I don’t mind reading over and over again.
The book centers around the two main characters Aren and Caefawn The hob, who is there to teach Aren how to use her magic. So she will be able to defend her village for what is to come. It is a book of self discovery, and the story is well-paced and the twists and turns are unpredictable. I highly recommend this book. So I give it a 5/5 stars.
The next book in the MERCY THOMPSON SERIES AVAILABLE MARCH 4, 2014.
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