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The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy Wikipedia The Hollow Kingdom Dunkle pens an inconsistent fantasy Freuently magical with compelling plot twists but weakened by awkward timing and uneven structure Close Kin Racial integration through wife napping makes for awkward fantasy The Hollow PDF despite a compellingly intricate structure Disturbing gender roles excessive moralizing and a rushed and incongruous conclusion keep this seuel from Characters | The Hollow Kingdom Wiki | Fandom He appears in The Hollow Kingdom as one of the goblins stolen by the sorcerer By the time Close Kin takes place he is dead and it is revealed that he is Richard's father Years before Mandrake had a sexual encounter with a prostitute while on a goblin trading journey Unknown to him they conceived Richard who the prostitute abandoned He is described as the best illusionist in the Guard The Hollow Kingdom Book I The Hollow The Hollow Kingdom the first book in Clare Dunkle's acclaimed fantasy trilogy will transport readers into a magical realm that Newbery Award winner Lloyd Alexander calls as persuasive as it is remarkable For thousands of years young women have been vanishin. This book is exactly the type of fairy tale that I love the most Now I know that I have been outspoken in the past about my dislike of fantasies featuring caveman bad boy type hero characters However I think that I know and respect dozens of women who melt in the presence of these guys Do I look down on my friends for their fantasy preferences Absolutely not because guess what We all have a fantasy weakness We all have that certain fairy tale that bypasses every logical part of our brains and just makes us feel giddy and excited So you can safely assume that mine is decidedly not the perfect specimen territorial alpha male This book keys into the fairy tale that s always turned me into a puddle of goo He s ugly but only on the outside of course a bit ruthless desperate smart and he has one hell of a library Except that in this book he s comfortable in his own skin and he doesn t turn into a foppish effeminate prince in the end which is what I always wished would happen This book is not going to go down in history as one of the greatest works of all time but I can feasibly see myself re reading it whenever I need a bit of comfort It s like the literary euivalent of a grilled cheese sandwich I was completely drawn in by the prologue and by the time the intelligent practical and resourceful heroine Kate and her plucky little sister Emily run into the Goblin King Marak I knew that this would become a favorite of mine Marak is the ruler of a colorful dangerous race of goblins dwarves and elves who live within Hollow Hill It is a long and traditional practice for the Goblin King to steal a human or elf bride and imprison her underground until the next King is born and his people are secure When Kate inherits Hollow Hill after her father s death she and her sister become the wards of two elderly great aunts and a shady pretentious cousin Kate and her sister soon catch the eye of the Goblin King but Kate is revolted and determined to escape his grasp at all costsAs Kate and Marak engage in a battle of wills and wits this book actually began to remind me of Pride and Prejudice These two characters have a lot of preconceived notions and ideas about each other and their verbal sparring is charged and exhilarating Here is one of my favorite scenes Indeed it is Kate Marak agreed It s time to plan your revenge Goblins just adore revenge He grinned Do you have anything in mind Kate was taken aback Revenge is wrong she told him solemnly Vengeance belongs to God The goblin put his head to one side and watched her through narrowed eyes You won t even give God a little help he asked softly Kate is independent and powerful but not unrealistically so She s a proper Englishwoman who reacts in realistic ways to her surroundings and the hideous goblin court And by the end of this book she fits the specs for all of my favorite female heroines she s determined powerful a bit merciless and bloodthirsty and she has a sword plus the most entertaining magical charm aroundMy only thirty year old woman type gripe is that this book despite being what I would class as a romance novel is clean enough to give to a ten year old Which is actually great for when my daughters get a bit older but the lack of anything even mildly suggestive felt like a big gaping omission to mePerfect Musical PairingJoshua Radin The Fear You Won t FallThis sugary sweet song is not something that I like to listen to all the time but it s a definite comfort food song for me This is a song about falling harder than you thought you could for someone who may or may not love you backAlso seen on The Readventurer

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G from Hallow Hill never to be seen again Now Kate and Emily have moved there with no idea of the land's dreadful heritage until The hollow kingdom Dunkle Clare B Free The hollow kingdom by Dunkle Clare B Publication date Topics Academic Literacy Reading Level Grade Reading Level Grade Reading Level Grade Publisher Waterville Me Thorndike Press Collection inlibrary printdisabled internetarchivebooks china Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English In nineteenth century England a powerful The Hollow Kingdom – Iris's Finds The Hollow Kingdom Book Review The Hollow Kingdom April iristhefinder by Clare B Dunkle Genres Children’s Literature Historical Fantasy Synopsis In nineteenth century England orphan sisters Kate and Emily have moved to their ancestral home at Hallow Hill where for thousands of years young women have been vanishing to never be seen again They have no idea of the land’s The Hollow Kingdom August edition | The Hollow Kingdom The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B Dunkle unknown edition The Hollow Kingdom Free Online Library THE HOLLOW KINGDOM Clare B Dunkle Read by Jenny Sterlin tapes hrs R. There are books that I don t like but very few of them do I hate Not only did I hate this book I hated it with such a fiery passion I m surprised the pages didn t erupt into flamesIt started off with so much potential which is what got me hooked at first I loved Kate because she started off as a strong well rounded character She could be lady like and she had fear but at the same time she didn t let her fear paralyze her I loved how at first she stubbornly refused to marry the awful goblin king even to the point of bashing her head against a tree to knock herself unconcious I even respected her for agreeing to marry him if he released her sister when she thought he kidnapped her because I assumed she would find a way to get out of her promise an issue I ll complain about laterObviously that wasn t the caseI read a couple reviews to understand why people could like the monstrosity of a story and many people said this was a beauty and the beast type of tale Ok fine But I felt that Marak could have been drop dead handsome and I still would have hated his guts People misinterpreted his attempts to keep Kate safe and his willingness to help her save Em as love for Kate No it wasn t out of love it was because he was willing to do anything to get her to marry him so she could have his baby Ok so maybe he fell in love with her but the whole reason he needed her was to produce a male heir Please excuse me while I roll my feminist eyes Now I m all for the idea of hating someone at first then falling in love with them I ve seen and read Pride and Prejudice times than I can remember But I truly believe the only reason Kate grew to accept her new life and love her husband and baby is all a result of Stockholm Syndrome Since the author made it impossible for Kate to find an out in her new life whether it be by means of esacpe or any kind of death obviously Kate wasn t going to spend the rest of her life resenting her husband even though she fucking should have The whole basis of their relationship was for her to be a captured bridebaby mamma against her willWhich is why the fact that they all that talk about how she chose this life because she agreed to marry him if he helped her sister was complete and utter bullshit She was playing the roll of a dutiful older sister Of course she would agree to do anything to help save Em Besides if Em hadn t been kidnapped Marak would have captured Kate anyway In fact he came damn well close to doing so and would have succeeded if she hadn t fought him loudly enough for her gaurdian to hear the struggleI can t lie I skimmed over all that crap at the end with the sorcerer because I was so mad at that point that it was actually PAINFULL for me to continue reading this book I can t believe that people call this a romance It s not a romance it s a horror story A horror story that glorifies kidnapping and abuse

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Ecorded Books Vinyl plot reader notes JS Girls especially will appreciate this first in a proposed fantasy trilogy about Hate and her young sister Emily who inherit property in th century England The house and grounds come with a legend about goblins Kate doesn't believe in Humans Are Gone In 'Hollow Kingdom' So It's Up Humans Are Gone In 'Hollow Kingdom' So It's Up To The Crows Kira Jane Buxton's novel imagines a viral apocalypse from the perspective of the animals left behind Specifically a crow named ST Kate Winslow | The Hollow Kingdom Wiki | Fandom Kate Winslow is a fictional character in the fantasy series The Hollow Kingdom She acts as the protagonist of the first novel and appears as a secondary character in Close Kin and In the Coils of the Snake Beginning as a proper English gentlewoman Kate becomes the wife of the goblin King Marak Sixfinger and learns that she is part elf She is the mother of Marak Catspaw and the older The Last Kingdom Srie TV AlloCin The Last Kingdom est une srie TV de Stephen Butchard avec Alexander Dreymon Uhtred Alexander Dreymon Uhtred de Bebbanburg Retrouvez tous les dtails des saisons et des pisodes de.. I really wanted to like this book and everything I read for the first 100 pages convinced me that I would Unfortunately the story never developed into anything than a case study on Stockholm syndrome Kate was a strong protagonist bright and courageous and Marak was terrifying as the villainous Goblin King I was honestly scared during his scenes with Kate Marak was a true monster unpredictable and inhuman He laughed at Kate s fear and toyed with her until finally winning her surrender This is where the story completely fell apart for me Once Kate is forced into marriage to Marak I expected there to be some kind of reason for her to fall in love with him other than the fact that they were now husband and wife He is after all still her kidnapper and rapist along with being her husband I think it is very possible to have a captive falls in love with captor story line Robin McKinley did it beautifully in the The Blue Sword What is key to having this story line work is for the kidnappervillain to show some remorse some kind of sympathy regret or understand for the horrible crime that he has committed for all that he has stolen from his captive Maybe even expressing anger at being forced to become a thief Marak never once expresses any real compassion or regret for his actions And although Marak does at one point explain that his bride must be human there is no real reason for him to steal her other than expediency His position is that eventually Kate will come to terms with the fact that there is no escape He expresses no concern for whether or not she will be happy or will ever love himI started this book with hope for love and ended up hating the book hating Marak and hating Kate s helpless and hopelessness


10 thoughts on “The Hollow Kingdom

  1. says:

    This book is exactly the type of fairy tale that I love the most Now I know that I have been outspoken in the past about my dislike of fantasies featuring caveman bad boy type hero characters However I think that I know and respect dozens of women who melt in the presence of these guys Do I look down on my friends for their fantasy preferences? Absolutely not because guess what? We all have a fantasy weakness We all ha

  2. says:

    This is a wonderful different kind of YA fantasy set in Victorian times in England It takes the old trope goblin kings kidnap beautiful girls marry them and they never see the light of day again and twists it Goblins are lovable even if ugly and um prone to kidnapping women for their wives You don't need to marry a handsome prince And it's done in a way that's honest and appealing the story has a great sense of humor but doesn't pull any pu

  3. says:

    I'll post a fuller review later but my immediate thoughts are I'm honestly not sure how to rate this My experience of readi

  4. says:

    There are books that I don't like but very few of them do I hate Not only did I hate this book I hated it with such a fiery passion I'm surprised the pages didn't erupt into flamesIt started off with so much potential which is what got me hooked at first I loved Kate because she started off as a strong well rounded character She could be lady like and she had fear but at the same time she didn't let her fear paralyze her

  5. says:

    Bumping it up to 5 stars because I've read this YA fantasy again and again Each time I like it She couldn't move or speak though she was vaguely aware the ugly creature was watching her with concern From page one I was captivated by this award winning fantasy written for adolescents With only a few hugs and kisses it is unexceptional but bewa

  6. says:

    I well The beginning is creepy in a good way The end is creepy in a bad wayThe beginning has a sense of danger from a goblin menace The end is some sort of apologia for rape abduction and Stockholm SyndromeThis book just kinda gross

  7. says:

    I really wanted to like this book and everything I read for the first 100 pages convinced me that I would Unfortunately the story nev

  8. says:

    Although I may have liked this book in my youth as an adult I found it rather repellentA young woman is coerced into marrying the Goblin King Lord of the Hollow Kingdom This book is unfortunately one of those ca

  9. says:

    If you had asked me just last year I would have told you I didn't have a favorite fairy tale I grew up hating Sno

  10. says:

    This book THIS BOOK You know those books that come along every once in a while that you utterly fall in love with to the point of hug