#Review: In The Halls Of The Mountain Troll – Tanith Davenport
A titillating short read, In The Halls Of The Mountain Troll is full of fantasy and excitement that blends with fast-paced action. I loved the camaraderie between the characters, most especially the explosive moments caused by Micke himself. When I first opened up the book, I thought it would be something much closer to full-blown erotica. Boy, was I wrong!
Though the story does take place in present time, the introduction of the troll gives it that fantasy element that piques the readers interest the further along they get in the story. I also enjoyed Kai’s interactions with the group itself. He might be a greenhorn, but he does know what he’s doing.
While this is a short read, it packs quite a punch. Tanith has done a beautiful job in taking the lore surrounding trolls and presenting it in such a way that that you honestly want to know more about them. Each character is nicely developed, too. I hope we get to see more of the characters and the world she’s created.
Astri Ingebrigtsen has no time for romance. A member of an elite team of trollhunters, tasked with controlling and concealing the troll population, her days are too full to focus on anything else, so filled with nightmarish brutality that her nights have become dreamless. So when hot researcher Kai joins the crew to help them in their latest job, hunting a mountain troll, Astri ignores the chemistry between them—something her jealous teammate Micke fails to do.
Astri knew Micke was a jerk, but even she never expected him to send Kai up into the mountains alone to face the troll, unaware that she was asleep in the trailer. Now, trapped in the mountains with a destroyed car, she and Kai need to work together to confront the creature, and their bond grows—but even if they get out alive, can Astri trust Kai with her heart?
About The Author:
Tanith Davenport began writing erotica at the age of 27 by way of the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme. Her debut novel “The Hand He Dealt” was released by Total-e-Bound in June 2011 and was shortlisted for the Joan Hessayon Award for 2012.
Tanith has had short stories published by Naughty Nights Press and House of Erotica. She loves to travel and dreams of one day taking a driving tour of the United States, preferably in a classic 1950s pink Cadillac Eldorado.
Tanith’s idea of heaven is an Indian head massage with a Mojito at her side.