Book Review: Goblin Quest

Goblin Quest

Goblin Quest, by Jim C. Hines, is a uniquely clever and witty fantasy debut.

Jig is a small, even for a goblin, and often gets ridiculed by his peers. While patrolling through neighboring tunnels, Jig stumbles upon a group of adventurers. Captured for his knowledge of the underground tunnel system, Jig is forced to join the group and their search for the Rod of Creation. Legend says that the Rod was made by a dangerous Necromancer and is now supposedly held in a dragon’s lair.

Join Jig on this fun journey of laughs, danger, and magic. In this distinctive fantasy, we get to view life from a goblin’s point of view. As Jig learns more about the world around him, he also begins to learn more about himself. And as Jig’s character develops throughout the story from the different situations and obstacles that he is forced to endure, I found myself growing more attached to the little goblin.

Goblin Quest is a cleverly written adventure fantasy with a not-so-ordinary goblin hero. Goblins are usually viewed as villains in most fantasy stories, so it was humorous to see the reversed roles where the humans are the greedy fortune hunters. I thoroughly enjoyed this fun and exciting fantasy debut and will definitely be following future episodes.

Jig’s story continues in Jim Hines’ sequel Goblin Hero now available from bookstores everywhere. And the third installment, Goblin War, will be released next March.

5 thoughts on “Book Review: Goblin Quest”

  1. Jim Hines is actually in an online fantasy reading group that I participate in. He’s super nice, and I like him! But I STILL haven’t had the chance to read this one!! I’m hoping to get to it soon though!!

    Nice review!

  2. I grew up with Jim so it was an amazing discovery when I found this book! A great read to be sure. Clever, artful, and even comical in parts. Way to go!! I recommend this to anyone who likes good storytelling.

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