Starred Review: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison“Court intrigue and politics are popular fodder for fantasy novels, but rarely have they been done better than in this fantastic new novel…The writing is lovely, with characters who live and breathe. Maia, especially, will tug on the heartstrings of even the most hardened reader…”

Katherine Addison’s The Goblin Emperor got a starred review in Library Journal!

Here’s the full review, from the March 15th issue:

 The assassination of Emperor Varenechibel and three of his sons was shocking to the people of Ethuveraz, but none was more shocked than 18-year-old Maia, the youngest son and almost forgotten heir to the Elfin throne. The half-elf, half-goblin Maia had lived in exile since his birth when his now-dead goblin mother was banished by the emperor soon after becoming pregnant. When he takes the throne, Maia must adjust not only to life at court but to the knowledge that there are many who don’t believe he should rule.

 

VERDICT Court intrigue and politics are popular fodder for fantasy novels, but rarely have they been done better than in this fantastic new novel from Sarah Monette (writing as Addison). The writing is lovely, with characters who live and breathe. Maia, especially, will tug on the heartstrings of even the most hardened reader as he struggles to find kindness and allies in the imperial court.

The Goblin Emperor will be published on April 1st.