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The Hollow Kingdom (Hollow Kingdom Trilogy (Audio))
The Hollow Kingdom - Hollow Kingdom Trilogy Audio Author:Clare B. Dunkle "She had never screamed before, not when she overturned the rowboat and almost drowned, not even when Lightfoot bucked her off and she felt her leg break underneath her with an agonizing crunch. But now she screamed long and loud, with all her breath." — Hallow Hill has a strange and tragic history. For thousands of years, young women have... more » been vanishing from the estate, never to be seen again. Now Kate and Emily have come to live at Hallow Hill. Brought up in a civilized age, they have no idea of the land's dreadful heritage-until, that is, Marak decides to tell them himself.
Intelligent, pleasant, and completely pitiless, Marak is a powerful magician who claims to be a king-and he has very specific plans for the two new girls who have trespassed into his kingdom.« less
I picked up The Hollow Kingdom from my library, it was one of the firsts to my many YA reads. This is the only book I've ever read about goblins. I really hope more authors will write about them. I've only had the LOTR goblins, from the movie, to fall back on. Although I didn't even pay attention to that movie and fell asleep halfway through it all the time....
Marak, the goblin king, I tend to see him handsome even though Clare has said he and the other goblins, except Seylin, resemble LOTR goblins in skin texture, etc.
I just really loved this book! The characters were easily loved. I hoped after the third book Clare might go on and do more stories involving the goblin world. I have not yet found any books resembling this.
The marriage ritual, Charm, and the talking door were very interesting, the painting buckets also. If I keep writing what I liked about this book I'd just be telling you the whole story! It's a must read!
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This book was one of the best adventures that I have ever come across. I found the book in my local library and watched people time and again walk by it so I decided to pick it up and take it home and read it. So far it is one of my favorite stories, and I think everyone should read it.