I’d heard a lot of praise for The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, which compelled me to purchase it and see for myself if it really deserved the praise. It does. It really does.
Maia, the half Goblin half Elven outcast son of the Elven Emperor, is suddenly forced to become the Emperor of a realm he doesn’t really know and understand when his father and his full-blooded brothers die in an airship crash. He’s shipped off to court in the Elflands and finds himself struggling against misconceptions about his ‘Goblin side’, against his own ignorance of the happenings and workings of the court, against the traditionalism of the Elves and against his own insecurities. He has no friends, no allies, only enemies. Continue reading