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Goblin War (Jig the Goblin Series #3)

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If you think it’s hard being a hobgoblin or a human, try living a goblin’s life for a while. In fact, try imagining what it’s like to be the runtiest goblin in the caves, the lone worshiper of a god who’s been forgotten for a good reason, and the target everyone points to at the first hint of trouble. Try picturing yourself as Jig Dragonslayer, and see how you like it… Despite impossible odds, Jig was still alive. He’d survived an adventurer’s quest against a dragon and a necromancer, a pixie invasion that had ...

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Overview

If you think it’s hard being a hobgoblin or a human, try living a goblin’s life for a while. In fact, try imagining what it’s like to be the runtiest goblin in the caves, the lone worshiper of a god who’s been forgotten for a good reason, and the target everyone points to at the first hint of trouble. Try picturing yourself as Jig Dragonslayer, and see how you like it… Despite impossible odds, Jig was still alive. He’d survived an adventurer’s quest against a dragon and a necromancer, a pixie invasion that had ogres and trolls dropping like flies, and, most frightening of all, the threat of being made chief of the goblins. He wasn’t sure how much more he could stand. Naturally, he was about to find out. War was brewing in the world outside the Mountain, and when the goblin’s lair was invaded by human warriors in search of the Rod of Creation, Jig knew it was just the start of another really bad day…

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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. (Mar.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756404932
  • Publisher: DAW
  • Publication date: 3/4/2008
  • Series: Jig the Goblin Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 303,903
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.82 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim C. Hines has been a paid juggler, earned a black belt in two different martial arts, performed yo-yo tricks at the top of the Eiffel Tower, and lived with a brain-damaged squirrel. (Only three of those are true.) One of his earliest stories earned first place in the Writers of the Future contest. He’s published more than forty short stories as well as numerous fantasy novels, including the humorous Jig the Dragonslayer trilogy, the Princess series, which re-imagines traditional fairy-tale princesses as butt-kicking action heroines, and the Magic Ex Libris series, about a centuries-old secret society dedicated to the use and control of book magic. In 2012, he won the Hugo for Best Fan Writer. Jim lives in Michigan with his wife, two children, and an unstable number of pets. He can be found online at www.jimchines.com.

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  • Posted June 6, 2014

    I love this book!

    This is a hilarious story, continuing where Goblin Hero leaves off. I'm still reading it, and have a hard time putting it down. I've just finished reading Goblin Quest and Goblin Hero, and got to see Jim Hines at Milenicon this year in Cincinnati. OH. I hadn't even heard about these stories before this year. His talking about the stories and who he originally wrote them for made me want to read this series. Now, I want to get every book he's written. His writing style is descriptive without bogging the story down, and it's easy to read without sounding like it was written for a pre-teen. My only real regret is that I didn't find these books sooner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    Awsome

    Ultimitly the best book ive read. I wish there was more in the series though. I wish there could be six stars

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  • Posted February 10, 2011

    awsome

    this is one of Jig's toughest adventures yet!!!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Jig the goblin is the runt of the litter who used to be picked on by goblins stronger than him which included the entire goblin civilization (if one can call it that since they fight between themselves and are backstabbers and sneaky beings who try to outwit one another ¿ that sounds like Congress). For a slimy goblin (obvious oxymoron), Jig dealt with two malevolent princes and a dragon, fought against the pixie infection and though he doesn¿t realize it, the goblins are beginning to respect and look up to him.---------- Trouble comes their way when the goblin¿s lair is invaded by the prince and princess whose brother bled in the goblin¿s lair. They steal the Rod Of Creation and take the strongest goblins to shore up their defenses against Billa the Blood and her army of monsters including orcs, goblins and kobolds. Shadowstar, the god Jig worships quietly helps him because he want Billa defeated apparently the godess Isa abets Billa with an objective to kill the god of death Noc who happens to be Shadowstar¿s son just as Isa is his wife.----------- Readers who want some fun and laughs in their fantasy should read Jim C. Hines¿ Jig the Goblin books due to the appealing hero. Jig is an amusing cynic who has no confidence in his ability to make things right as he assumes he is too cowardly to do so no one else in the goblin or readership communities believe that after his recent escapades in GOBLIN QUEST and GOBLIN HERO. His pathos, which sounds at times like chick lit goblin style, will have readers laughing out loud at the lament of a couch potatoes creature whose prime wish in life is not to be the greatest goblin hero.-----------

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