The Night Girl

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Perpetua Collins works for a real troll. Well, technically a goblin, and it’s not as bad as it sounds. As the administrative assistant, she provides a “human” face for an employment agency specializing in placements for goblins and trolls. It’s probably the most unusual job she could find in Toronto, but she’s grateful for it, having come to the city with $500 in her pocket and no support. Without it, she’d have no choice but to go back to the boring small town and overbearing mother she worked so hard to leave. But as Perpetua settles into her new job, disturbing questions arise. And no, they’re not about the fact that goblins and trolls exist. She’s fine with that part. The agency has no visible means of support. How does her boss manage to keep his “clients” out of the public eye? They’ve been part of the city far longer than anyone thinks, and are growing restless under the burden of forced invisibility and financial poverty. What will happen if the veil drops, and humans see?“A charming urban fairy tale about tolerance, acceptance, and discovering the wonders that may just be hidden in plain sight.” —J.M. Frey, author of The Skylark’s Saga“It’s an excellent fantasy adventure packed with humor, unforgettable characters, and more twists and turns than an underground amusement ride. You’ll never look at a gargoyle in the same way. Or the city of Toronto. So much fun!” —Arthur Slade, author of Amber Fang

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Perpetua Collins works for a real troll. Well, technically a goblin, and it’s not as bad as it sounds. As the administrative assistant, she provides a “human” face for an employment agency specializing in placements for and trolls. It’s probably the most unusual job she could find in Toronto, but she’s grateful for it, having come to the city with $500 in her pocket and no support. Without it, she’d have no choice but to go back to the boring small town and overbearing mother she worked so hard to leave. But as Perpetua settles into her new job, disturbing questions arise. And no, they’re not about the fact that goblins and trolls exist. She’s fine with that part. The agency has no visible means of support. How does her boss manage to keep his “clients” out of the public eye? They’ve been part of the city far longer than anyone thinks, and are growing restless under the burden of forced invisibility and financial poverty. What will happen if the veil drops, and humans see?“A charming urban fairy tale about tolerance, acceptance, and discovering the wonders that may just be hidden in plain sight.” —J.M. Frey, author of The Skylark’s Saga“It’s an excellent fantasy adventure packed with humor, unforgettable characters, and more twists and turns than an underground amusement ride. You’ll never look at a gargoyle in the same way. Or the city of Toronto. So much fun!” —Arthur Slade, author of Fang

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