Samantha Chablon is a self-proclaimed “gadget girl”. She runs the family watch repair shop while her eccentric old father spends his days researching fantastical stories of elves. Sam loves her father, but his odd habits have always been a mystery and a burden on the family. But that all changes after her father dies, and she discovers what he left for her.
Sam has inherited a real elf.
Piv is his name, and he is far older than his boyish face and personality would imply. But he’s also wise, and as an elf he is gifted with a preternatural proclivity for making things. Sam’s father taught Piv everything he knows about making watches, and he works faster than human hands could ever move. Sam, being much more enterprising than her father, sees opportunity in Piv’s talents. Soon Piv is not the only elf working for Sam as she goes about building a luxury watch empire powered by secret elf labor.
But the elves have remained hidden from humans for good reason, and it’s not easy to keep a factory full of territorial elves secret in the middle of a metropolis. One night when someone attempts to break into the factory, the elves take matters into their own hands. The incident gives Sam a glimpse of a dark and twisted side of elves that no fairy tales ever mentioned. Samantha will soon discover that great ambition often comes with great risk, and although her elf partners have agreed to work without pay, there are other costly consequences involved in striking a deal with elves.
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You say Elves and I say yes please. Everyone does them differently and I love to see the imagination involved. Rampsey Isler gives a NEW take on Elves and I have to say that I loved this story. The world he built was very in-depth and interesting.
Sam inherit’s an elf when her Dad dies. She is extremely ambitious and even becomes greedy which causes problems.. The authors shows you all of her weaknesses and I have to say I’m not a fan of hers at all.
The elves are generally neutral about the human world and each elf has a personality. You can’t generalize them. Piv works for Sam and is my favorite character. He is loyal, which I find to be a characteristic I love. This story is dark-ish. I wouldn’t label it horror although are are scary aspects.
If you are looking for a great book then pick this one up. I hope to read more from this author.
About the author:
For fiction, Ramsey usually writes urban fantasy that blends elements of science fiction and suspense. His stories feature young protagonists that are often unsure of themselves, but they find the strength to persevere when faced with extreme circumstances. Ramsey does not write traditional “evil” villains or black-and-white morality tales; he instead opts for antagonists and anti-heroes who have viewpoints and ideals that pose difficult moral challenges for the protagonists, and the worlds they inhabit.
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