SciFiChick: In your own words, can you tell us what Goblin War is about?
Jim Hines: Goblin War was an interesting book to write. I knew I needed to bring the trilogy to a close, so I went back to the beginning, looking at some of the struggles and issues Jig has faced since the first book. A lot of Jig’s actions and choices from Goblin Quest come back to haunt him this time.
I also wanted to get the goblins out of their caves and into the larger world. As you might have guessed from the title, there’s a war going on out there between humans and monsters. Jig being who he is, he eventually ends up with both sides against him. It’s rough being Jig Dragonslayer. Fortunately, he’s a clever little goblin, and he has a few friends to help him out. In the end, I had to find a way for Jig to face off against two armies, while also staying true to his goblin nature.