The Hob's Bargain (Google eBook)
Beauty and The Beast 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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Strange ending, but I liked it. - Goodreads
I would be interested in her writing a sequal. - Goodreads
The good -the ending was a bit exciting... - Goodreads
And there was even a happy ending! - Goodreads
Review: The Hob's BargainUser Review - Jeff - Goodreads
Early Patrica Briggs, much more a straight-forward fantasy than her current books, but a fun read. Read full review
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A great mix of fantasy and romance. Read full review
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