In The Woods
by Tana French
(Book one of the Dublin Murder Squad series)
Ah-ha! Bet you thought I was gone, eh? Never to return to Tartlandia or my beloved Queen and comrades?
Well, if you thought that, then you’d be wrong. Everyone who didn’t think that, I applaud your loyalty, ’tis truly heartwarming. (That is to say, if I, the Baron, have a heart. Being a Baron, even of books, is a tough job. Sometimes heartlessness is required. Ask me about the heart-eating Wyverns that plagued a Barnes and Noble, sometime. It’s quite a tale).