Archeologist Taryn St. Giles has spent her life mining the ruins of the elves who vanished from the Four Kingdoms a thousand years ago. But when her patrons begin disappearing too—and then turning up dead—she finds herself unemployed, restless, and desperate. So she goes looking for other missing things: as a bounty hunter.
Tracking her first fugitive—the distractingly handsome and strangely charming Alric—she unearths a dangerous underworld of warring crime lords, demonic squirrels, and a long-lost elven artifact capable of unleashing a hell on earth.
Chased, robbed, kidnapped, and distressingly low on rent money, Taryn just wants one quiet beer and to catch her fugitive. But there’s more to Alric than his wicked grin—is he a wanted man or the city’s only hope? With menacing mages in pursuit and her three alcoholic faery sidekicks always in her hair, Taryn’s curiosity might finally solve the mystery of the elves… or be the death of her and destroy her world.
I’ve been looking forward to reading The Glass Gargoyle for ages! When reading the synopsis I thought it would be a novel somewhere between The Mummy and The Librarian or maybe something like Warehouse 13 (which I still miss!!).
Unfortunately, while the adventure seemed to be a lot of fun, there was so much that I couldn’t follow I just had to put it down. I don’t know if it was just my mood but, following the story, the different species, and the players in this meandering tale was too much for me. I generally don’t mind fantasy creatures but I was unable to picture these and the characters they represented so every time they appeared I had to go back and figure them out again. I did enjoy the scrapes Taryn got into and think The Glass Gargoyle would make an amazing movie I just couldn’t keep everything straight.
In the end, I stopped reading The Glass Gargoyle because it was more work than it was fun.
|Source:||I borrowed this book for free with your Kindle Unlimited subscription on October 9, 2015.|
|Publisher & Date:||Indie March 23rd 2015|
|Genre:||Fantasy | Romance|
|Steam:||Unknown | PG13 to the point which I’ve read|
|Series:||The Lost Ancients #1|
The Glass Gargoyle
The Obsidian Chimera
The Emerald Dragon
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