Guest Review – For the Love of a Goblin Warrior

Many thanks once again to Douglas Meeks, who did a review of yet another book that has been on my radar but never made the jump to my TBR pile.  Always with the “someday”.  Anyways, this time around Doug has done a review for For the Love of a Goblin Warrior, the third and final book of the Shadowlands trilogy by Shona Husk.

for the love of a goblin warriorWhat Doug said…

For the Love of a Goblin Warrior (Shadowlands Series Finale)


Shona Husk

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


For details/info on this series first 2 books plus a short prequel go here:

Shona Husk Shadowland novels


Reading Order for Shadowlands Series

#0.5 The Summons (FREE on both Amazon and B&N)

#1 The Goblin King

#2 Kiss of the Goblin Prince


Centuries ago, Meryn was thought to be utterly lost–all traces of his soul given up to the ravening goblin horde. But with the curse that enslaved him now broken, he must once again learn to walk in the realm of men.

Nurse Nadine Gilbert likes working the night shift to avoid her disturbing dreams, but her mysterious new patient looks hauntingly familiar. Meryn knows he doesn’t deserve a second chance, but Nadine brings out his long-buried human side. Telling her the truth about his violent past could destroy their fragile trust. Could she ever believe in the love of a Goblin Warrior?


Let me mention that I have not read the first books of this series (by accident) since I did not realize that this was the third (and last) book in the series BUT it turns out it made little difference in my reading enjoyment and this book can be read standalone BUT it would not be my recommendation since I intend to back up and read the others since the stories alluded to sound exceptionally interesting (and reading the final chapter has never been something I intentionally do).

Meryn has been under a curse for about 2000 years that turned him into a goblin warrior and somehow the curse has been broken (you will find out) and now he is a human once more with the mind of a 2000 year old Celtic warrior. He has some catching up to do and a huge weight of sorrow that is almost crushing him is somehow lifted a bit when he accidentally meets our heroine Nurse Nadine Gilbert who has her own depressing baggage.

This story is much less about goblins and more about how two people who desperately need each other hopefully end up in a relationship both keep avoiding. You won’t get any swordplay, almost no violence but a slow burn romance between 2 damaged people who unknowingly are the solution to each other’s future. This book is mostly character driven and if had not been so well written it would have been boring but you get caught up in the couple’s lives and struggles with their past. This is a well written romance and so don’t start reading and expect an action filled epic. This is the final chapter in a centuries old story of love, betrayal and loyalty.


4+ Stars and maybe a bit more depending on your mood, this is a good story about two people that need to find love in their lives. It is also a story that wraps up threads from previous novels in the series and friendship that held true over the ages and through a terrible curse. I can say that this one caught my interest enough I plan to buy the previous books in the series.

Has anyone else tried this trilogy?  Like I said, I have been meaning to, but never quite gotten there.


11 thoughts on “Guest Review – For the Love of a Goblin Warrior

  1. Lisa Kelly says:

    Yes, I read the first book and I really liked it because goblins are not a topic that is widely written about, at least not where there are good goblins. I have the second book on my ridiculously huge TBR read pile and I will buy the third one. I really did enjoy the one I read.

    • kaleigha says:

      I actually don’t ever remember reading a book about goblins myself…like you say, especially not as the heroes. It should be interesting.

  2. Douglas Meeks says:

    This book was really good entertainment and then I read the first freebie book from Amazon and I was hooked, I had to buy the other 2 and catch up, this is a first, usually if I know the ending I seldom care about the rest (which is why I never would have read this if I had known it was book #3) but they are so good I bought books 1 & 2.

    Get the free book and see if you don’t want the rest 🙂

  3. cmaaron says:

    I have read all the books in this series and I enjoyed them very much. The “Summons” which is about the Goblin King had me hooked right away. The first book continues that story and you meet future characters. The second book is about his brother and finally Meryn’s story. I was hoping it would be a longer series but sometimes it’s best to end a series before it gets stale.

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