This second book in the Goblin Secrets series takes place during the same time frame as Goblin Secrets, but focuses on a character that has just a few lines in the first book. After Kaile gives the goblin acting troupe some bread as payment for performing in their family bakery, one goblin thanks her with a flute made from the bone of a drowned girl. A particular melody wants to be played and that inadvertently causes her shadow to detach. A person without a shadow is deemed dead, so her family holds a wake of sorts and ignores her as though she is dead. She leaves home seeking answers. Kaile is a no-nonsense, practical thinking girl making the best of a bizarre situation. An intriguing world has been created opening up so many storyline options, including back story. One character who has a story to tell is Vass, Graba’s witch protégée. I hope to read more of her in the next book.
eGalley review Publication date 3.5.13