endlessly in her village while everyone else lazes away the
hours. One day, she wakes up in a strange, magical place
surrounded by odd looking creatures called Goblins. Alex is
shocked by their strange appearance and activeness. Unlike
her world, Goblins are constantly working, bustling here and
there, to and fro.
rules the Goblin world. Alex must go to the castle to greet
him or everyone will be punished for her defiance. Will Alex
be moved by the suffering around her? Or will she defy
Goblin law only to find herself at Crick’s mercy?
Goblin King is well-written, solid from beginning to
end. The descriptions of the Goblins are remarkable and
fantastic; the setting is creatively rich with detail. With
all of these high-points, I still felt bereft. There are
gaps. Alex and Crick’s relationship is totally based on
physical attraction, shared views, somewhat kinky sex, but
little else. They start off as interesting people and prove
to be less because for me they both lacked substance.
The story offers BDSM elements but not enough to say this is
a BDSM tale. Belita Renn is a talented author with a vivid
imagination. The Goblin King needed extra
heft; perhaps a more solid plot or bolstering the emotional
relationship between Alex and Crick would have done the
trick. Overall, the story gets the grade for writing style
and most readers will enjoy the erotic sexuality, amazing
visuals and originality.