The Wench and the Giant by Viola Grace

eXtasy Books

Fantasy

Reviewed by Patrice F.

   

 

Suddenly alone and penniless, Anya finds a way to make it on her own.  In the process, she meets Orthias, an attractive giant that lives and works nearby.  After getting to know him better, Anya embarks upon a plan to seduce him, only to find out that things are not always as they seem.

It was a pleasant change to read a story where the giant isnít the bad guy.  The extra twist is that he also becomes Anyaís love interest.   Orthias is a talented, hardworking guy with a heart to match his size.  Anya is an intelligent and resourceful person, and her independence and reasoning inspire her to come up with a rather cloak and dagger plan to move in on Orthias.  Youíll have to decide if it was questionable or if you would have leapt at the chance to do the same.  In the end, I admired her because she didnít allow the hardships she faced to force her into a far worse situation.

The Wench and the Giant is a spicy fairy tale sparkling with Viola Graceís trademark humor and warm relationship building.  Iíve come to appreciate her delightful and playfully candid style.  Each of her stories carries its own flavor and charm thatís true to the personal touch Iíve come to associate so much with her writing.

     

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