In the history of grand adventures, heroic quests, and noble battles, goblinkind has never been more than a footnote. All that is about to change GoblinQuest. Jig the goblin wants nothing more than to be left alone. Instead, he is drafted to help guard the goblin tunnels against intruders. When... show more
In the history of grand adventures, heroic quests, and noble battles, goblinkind has never been more than a footnote. All that is about to change GoblinQuest. Jig the goblin wants nothing more than to be left alone. Instead, he is drafted to help guard the goblin tunnels against intruders. When Jig's patrol is ambushed by a group of adventurers, he does what goblins do best: throws down his weapon and surrenders. Thus begins Jig's quest, as the adventurers force him to serve as their guide through the labyrinth of tunnels beneath the mountain. Led by Prince Barius Wendelson, their goal is an ancient magical artifact, hidden somewhere in the tunnels here ages past. As the group moves deeper into the tunnels, Jig finds himself face to face with creatures of goblin legend: ogres, trolls, not to mention the long-dead servants of the dreaded Necromancer, all leading to the ultimate confrontation with the dragon Straum. In the end, Jig will have to find a way to combine heroism with his own goblin ideas. The result is an unpredictable adventure that will leave readers cheering this unlikeliest of heroes and questioning some of the most basic traditions of fantasy quests. Jim C. Hines lives in Lansing, Michigan.
Publish date: November 1st 2004
Publisher: Five Star (ME)
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
Series: Jig the Goblin 0.5 (#1)
From the blurb "Jig is a scrawny little nearsighted goblin - a runt even among his puny species. Captured by a party of adventurers searching for a magical artifact, and forced to guide them, Jig encounters every peril ever faced on a fantasy quest." This book is clean, amusing, adventurous fun! ...
This is a cute story. It focuses on Jig, a runt goblin with a pet spider named Smudge. He's sort of geeky and always having to find his way out of trouble from the other goblins, who are typical fantasy goblins and might well kill him, but it's written in a way that would make it suitable for childr...
This is a hilarious take on typical fantasy goblins, but with a likeable character called Jig who is a runt among goblins and is constantly put upon because of it. He has a pet spider called Smudge who exhibits more personality than some people I know. It feels a lot like something a gamer would h...
Jig is a goblin. That means cannon fodder. That means pest. That means nuisance. It means creature that wandering adventurers repeatedly stamp into the dust on their way to bigger and more dangerous things. Not only that, but Jig is the runt of his people. Small, frail, poorly equipped even for a ...
A hilarious and moreover, unique take on the heroes on a quest story. Sure, we all know how humans, dwarves and elves will band together in collections of well-defined classes to face the horrors of underground temples, tombs and caves in search of powerful but long-forgotten artifacts.But what abou...