Friday, April 15, 2011

Review: A Tale of Two Goblins


A Dreamstalker— a creature that stalks and kills its victims in sleep.
A fairy in law enforcement determined to stop him.
A potions smuggler who possesses something she wants.
A vampire with his own agenda.
And a partner who couldn’t possibly be sexier or more frustrating.
Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy working in law enforcement for the Netherworld.
When Knight Vander approaches her with a case regarding comatose victims, she agrees to help him, imagining the most difficult part will be combating her attraction to him.
But, what Dulcie isn’t betting on is the fact that the case becomes personal when she learns all the victims are somehow linked to her.
When her best friend falls victim to the Dreamstalker, Dulcie must do everything in her power to ensure her friend’s survival, including associating with criminals and accepting the fact that desperate times do definitely call for desperate measures.


Another great book from H.P. Mallory! There is non-stop action and suspense through pretty much the whole book. Dulcie seems to get herself into quite the situations! She definitely proves what a great friend she is in this book by risking her life and doing some crazy things. She has also finally begun to see what a great catch Knight is. I liked him a lot more in this book. He wasn't as cocky, and he showed a caring side to him.

Now, one piece of advice: When reading a book about a Dreamstalker, who can kill their victims in their sleep, you might not want to read this right before going to bed. Just sayin' ... Anyway, this series actually kind of reminds me of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series. Well, in the early days anyway when they were more about suspense and horror than sex. The heroine in both series are strong, stubborn women who work to solve cases, and both series contain a lot of thriller aspects. However, the Dulcie O'Neill series also incorporates a lot of humor to make them more of a light, fun read.

Here is a paragraph that just struck me as funny, and shows you the way that Dulcie thinks:

"Hydras were water serpents and they were known for their foul tempers, as well as their
multiple heads. Luckily, this nurse just had one—I’d never been comfortable making
conversation with more than one head—I never knew which one to focus on. And Hydras with
two or more heads—they could argue with themselves for hours. Trying to interview one
about a case wasn’t easy, much less, fun."

Just when the book was going in the direction I wanted, it ended! Authors are just cruel, huh? They either leave you with a cliffhanger, or end it once it gets really good. What am I supposed to do until the next book comes out??? Read her other series, I suppose :)

Oh, and make sure you stop by on April 24th - H.P. Mallory will be here as part of her blog tour!

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