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Paperback Spotlight: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

Once a month, we’re spotlighting a Tor book that’s about to become available in paperback. Today, we’re featuring The Goblin Emperor, the award-winning book from Katherine Addison, publishing March 3rd.

In The Goblin Emperor, Maia, last remaining son of the Goblin Emperor, must navigate the Imperial Court and all the perils within to claim his birthright and stay alive. We hope you enjoy this excerpt:


Maia woke with his cousin’s cold fingers digging into his shoulder.

“Cousin? What…” He sat up, rubbing at his eyes with one hand. “What time is it?”

“Get up!” Setheris snarled. “Hurry!”

Obediently, Maia crawled out of bed, clumsy and sleep-sodden. “What’s toward? Is there a fire?”

“Get thy clothes on.” Setheris shoved yesterday’s clothes at him. Maia dropped them, fumbling with the strings of his nightshirt, and Setheris hissed with exasperation as he bent to pick them up. “A messenger from the court. That’s what’s toward.”


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