Book: Betrothed to a Specter by Neda Gial
categories: Book, Elves, Magic, Monsters, Evil Spirits, Witch, Vampire, Werewolves, Curse, Fantasy
Neda Gial about this book: Two village girls get lost in the mountains while gathering healing herbs and find a safe haven in a strange tavern. However in the night a squad of elven ghosts appears, their leader speaks of betrayal and prophecies, kills the tavern owners and attempts to claim one of the girls. This is a story of betrayal, old sins, hatred and revenge, but also redemption, love and salvation. The main heroine has to learn how to cope with her family's betrayal and abandoment, and how to live among monsters and evil spirits, how to distinguish friends and foes in a cursed world. Her counterpart, on the other hand, has to rethink his view of the world and himself and reintepret the old prophecies in order to find salvation. This story is written mainly in slavic setting, with appropriate monsters and evil spirits, along with elves and some athorial inventions. Their description is given in the bestiary at the end of the book.
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