Image of The Hob (The Gray Court)


Image of The Hob (The Gray Court)

The fourth book in Bell’s Gray Court series is intriguing, and Puck as a main character will appeal to fairy fans and Shakespeare buffs alike. While the large cast of characters — among three fairy courts — can be confusing at times, this romantic tale of fairy-meets-human is a fast read. The mystery and political maneuvering keep pages turning, and readers will fall for the fairy king’s legendary trickster as the hero.

The Hob is none other than Robin Goodfellow, also known as Puck, or Oberon’s right-hand man. When a nephew of the White Court’s queen is kidnapped, Oberon sends Robin to monitor the negotiations with the Black Court to see him returned. Robin, however, gets distracted when he meets a human woman: the same woman he’s been dreaming about. He realizes she’s his bondmate, but the danger to her from the issues with the Courts may end their relationship before it begins. (SAMHAIN, Jan., 264 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
Cyndy Aleo