The Hob's Bargain

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Penguin, Mar 1, 2001 - Fiction - 288 pages
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Patrica Briggs presents a tale of beauty meets beast in this romantic fantasy novel.

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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User Review  - Tala2cubs - LibraryThing

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this book. I didn’t put it down until I was done. It’s nothing like Alpha and Omega or Mercy Thompson. This is a light, quick, clean, and read. It’s not ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mikaela_l - LibraryThing

I was in the mood for Patricia Briggs, so I decided to re-read this one. It was nice to revisit Fallbrook. The world felt very believable. From how they focused on what was best for the village, to ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter ONE
3
Chapter TWO
26
Chapter THREE
51
Chapter FOUR
72
Chapter FIVE
105
Chapter SIX
128
Chapter SEVEN
153
Chapter EIGHT
175
Chapter NINE
194
Chapter TEN
216
Chapter ELEVEN
241
Chapter TWELVE
257
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Patricia Briggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series and the Alpha and Omega novels.

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