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Goblin Tales

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A vengeful ghost trapped in a goblin's ear ... a flaming spider who must help stop a goddess from conquering a science fiction convention ... a goblin nursery worker who finds herself trapped in the middle of a war. This collection features five humorous short stories that explore the fantasy realm from the perspective of the lowest of the low, the unlikeliest of unheroes: the goblins.
Includes the following stories from the author of the GOBLIN QUEST trilogy:
Goblin Lullaby
The Haunting of Jig's Ear
Goblin Hunter
School Spirit
Mightier than the Sword
  Each story includes an afterward by the author.

From Publishers Weekly

Jan 07, 2008 – Hines sidesteps the main question facing elvers WWTD, or What would Tolkien do? with a wink and his usual snort. His goofy elves, orcs, trolls, dwarves, humans and even an evil tree conjure laughter, not screams. Jig Dragonslayer might have a dash of hobbit in him as he reluctantly dashes into his latest adventure (after Goblin Hero): he would much rather stay home in a comfy cave, hanging out with Smudge, his fire-spider, or Relka, a most excellent cook. But alas, they re all pressed into a human/elf war against Billa the Bloody, a monstrous orc who ll do anything to win, even if it means killing her army and human Princess Genevieve s troops fighting for Wendel, king of Adenkar. Luckily, Jig has a secret weapon thanks to Tymalous Shadowstar, a Forgotten God who communicates with him telepathically. Shadowstar would sacrifice himself for his little goblin priest, but Jig s amazing courage may not make that necessary. Readers will need familiarity with earlier books in the series, but Hines s funny bone is sharp and YA-friendly.

Customer Reviews


This fun short story collection showcases self-serving, perverse, bottom-dwelling goblins and brings out more than a few surprises from the default cannon fodder of fantasy epics.
If you'd like to see a few fantasy tropes skewered and roasted with a side of self-aware humor, this is a collection for you :)
I've read a few of Hines' other books in paperback and was looking for a way to sample his other series. This collection is a great intro to his Goblin stories and I can hardly wait to read those as well.

Goblin Tales
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Short Stories
  • Published: Mar 15, 2011
  • Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Seller: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Print Length: 132 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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