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by Katherine Addison
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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 1 year ago
by Katherine Addison The first chapter was enough to tell me this one is for world building Fantasy fans, the kind who loved Lord of the Rings. We've got elves, political intrigue and an airship crash that results in a new emperor. I can see why reviews on this one are polarized, as it has some ha...
Beemo's Books
Beemo's Books rated it 5 years ago
The blurb tells you the story and that's exactly what you want. The trick is to find more inside than on the cover and Katherine Addison does that. I gave this 4 stars because I found a lacking of background. I wanted to know why Goblins were less than elves at least to some, why the government is s...
Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 5 years ago
I read and reviewed the e-book version of The Goblin Emperor only a month ago, so I'm not going to go into too much detail in this review. If you'd like info about the story and how I felt about it, check that review out. My feelings aren't that much different after listening to the audiobook. Here ...
Got My Book
Got My Book rated it 5 years ago
YA Fantasy with light steam, a touch of punk, and a heavy dose of politics. Sympathetic main character captured my heart. The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his fathe...
Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 5 years ago
Maia is the unloved half-goblin son of the elven emperor, Varenechibel IV. He has spent his whole life essentially exiled to a remote manor, with only a couple servants and Setheris, his abusive drunkard of a cousin, for company. Then a courier arrives with a shocking announcement: the emperor and a...
fincalian rated it 6 years ago
Laura Allen
Laura Allen rated it 6 years ago
I probably could give this book three stars; I wavered a bit. The book was reasonably enjoyable overall, I suppose, but it was also wooden, stiff, and entirely expected. I honestly don't even remember if I finished the last chapter or not, if that says anything. The morals that are jam-packed into t...
fruitcakes rated it 6 years ago
First off, the blurb for this book, and to some extent the cover, make this book seem a lot more boring than it is. Disregard that.This book was a DELIGHT. It was incredibly hard to put down, and I became so engrossed in it that I almost missed a bus stop more than once. It's a GEM. Maia is an incre...
Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it 6 years ago
This was just so *lovely*. As VM said - "warm blanket of a book". And court intrigues are not even my favorite topic to read about. I mean I do not hate them, and I love historical fiction, but they so often ended up in multiple assassinations of the losers that the older I get the less I want that....
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 6 years ago
This one was an audiobook, because there is no way I was going to get to the first 1/3 of a novel that is mostly proper nouns otherwise. This had the downside of making it nearly impossible to remember who anyone was in the last half. I, seriously, only learned 4 names. The narrator deserves so many...
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