Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, Mythology
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Date Published: November 16, 2015
Read: November 25-December 3, 2015
Olive's to-do list: Feed the cat. Pay the rent. Save Faythander.
After Olive's last trip through Faythander, she wants nothing more than a nice vacation. But there's never time for relaxation when goblin treachery is afoot. When Geth, a goblin Spellweaver, destroys the Everblossom—a tree containing Faythander's pure magic—the fairy-world utopia begins to die. The bloom of the Everblossom is all that remains of pure magic. Now Olive must travel through Earth and Faythander to find a place where it will flourish.
As a psychiatrist, her skills are top notch. However, her abilities to handle patients with abnormal mental behaviors will be put to the test when she confronts Geth. Nothing has prepared her for what he reveals to her about goblins and elves. As Olive's quest takes her from her home in Houston through the most dangerous places in Faythander, she learns that history is a muddled subject, especially when elves are involved.
Her only comfort comes from Kull, her Viking warrior sidekick—who somehow negates her bad fortune. Yet how long can their relationship last when his past is brought to light? Olive will be tested beyond anything she has endured so far, as the secrets of Faythander's sordid and bloody past are exposed—one that could irrevocably alter the future and destroy the lives of everyone she loves.
In Spellweaver, Olive is back with Kull and they are facing impending doom if they don't save the Everblossom and protect it from the evil goblin Geth. In her quest to find the Everblossom, Olive ends up finding out more about the history between the goblins and the elves. Theirs is a muddled history, not at all like the history that has been propagandized to those who live in Faythander. I found myself slightly sympathizing with the goblins for this reason.
This quest of Olive's had me trying to guess all through the book who was a traitor and who was secretly helping the goblins. And while I rejoiced in knowing who it was, the events that rapidly happened afterward had me on the edge of my seat because I didn't expect that casualty to occur. Much less did I expect what happened to Olive and Kull because of it. I am glad that Olive seems to get closer to her biological father, and she learns more of her parents' history.
The only reason this isn't getting 5 Platypires is because while it was an exciting adventure, I didn't feel it match up to the excitement and thrill of Dreamthief.