The Goblin and the Dancer ~ Review w/Giveaway

The Goblin and the Dancer:
A Retelling of the Steadfast Tin Soldier
A Villains Ever After #5
By Allison Tebo

Roseanna lives aboveground in the Elvish world where she performs at the Metropolitan Dance Hall as in Grik's estimation the most gifted and talented of dancers. Rosanna has unknowingly captured Grik's love and devotion but as a Goblin he never expects her to return his feelings. He has hopes and dreams that her exceptional kindness could be something more but she is a dancer and he is but a mere janitor.

When an injured soldier, Paul, seeks to win Roseanna's affection a set of events is set into motion because of jealousy that lands all three in a whole heap of trouble. As Grik, Paul and Roseanna face various obstacles and dangers that threaten their very lives they are all given a unique opportunity to get to know one another. 

This is a most enjoyable read that takes a unique twist on a fairy tale making it something new and unexpected. Sometimes it takes the unexpected to allow us to see beyond the exterior to what lies in the heart. One's worth should never be tied to one's looks, skills, or wealth. And sometimes appreciation if not friendship can be found in shared challenges.

The Goblin and the Dancer is one of twelve books in the Villains Ever After series in which we see the villain of various fairy tales from their point-of-view. This book is a retelling of The Steadfast Tin Soldier.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.

About the Book:

Grik the goblin spends his days as a janitor cleaning the Metropolitan Dance Hall, drawn to the Elvish world and tired of the darkness of his underground home. He secretly pines for the ballet company’s lead dancer, Rosanna, but his own ugliness and shyness stand in the way of confessing his love.

When a handsome soldier named Paul appears on the scene to make a bid for Rosanna's affections, Grik’s jealousy bubbles over and he commits the unthinkable, plunging the threesome into a river and down into the depths of the earth.

Determined to redeem himself, Grik leads Rosanna and Paul through the place he calls home: but even a goblin can’t be prepared for everything that is found underground. Trapped in the dark, nightmares, both within and without, rise to the surface, threatening to destroy them all.

A magical and heartfelt retelling of The Steadfast Tin Soldier about finding your worth.

About the Author:
Allison Tebo is a writer committed to creating magical stories full of larger-than-life characters, a dash of grit, and plenty of laughs. She is the author of the Tales of Ambia, a series of romantic comedy retellings of popular fairy tales, and her flash fiction and short stories have been published in Splickety, Spark, Inklings Press, Rogue Blades Entertainment, Pole to Pole Publishing, and Editing

Allison graduated with merit from  London Art College after studying cartooning and children’s illustration and, when not creating new worlds with words or paint, she enjoys reading, baking, and
making lists. 

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Book Review by Joellen @www.joellenkemper.com
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