The Goblin Emperor

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Tom Doherty Associates, Apr 1, 2014 - Fiction - 448 pages

The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an "accident," he has no choice but to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir.
Entirely unschooled in the art of court politics, he has no friends, no advisors, and the sure knowledge that whoever assassinated his father and brothers could make an attempt on his life at any moment.
Surrounded by sycophants eager to curry favor with the naÔve new emperor, and overwhelmed by the burdens of his new life, he can trust nobody. Amid the swirl of plots to depose him, offers of arranged marriages, and the specter of the unknown conspirators who lurk in the shadows, he must quickly adjust to life as the Goblin Emperor. All the while, he is alone, and trying to find even a single friend . . . and hoping for the possibility of romance, yet also vigilant against the unseen enemies that threaten him, lest he lose his throne–or his life.
Katherine Addison's The Goblin Emperor is an exciting fantasy novel, set against the pageantry and color of a fascinating, unique world, is a memorable debut for a great new talent.


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I had read some other reviews of this book and I put it on my wish list and I'm very glad I did. This starts out a little slow and a little laborious. All of the story takes place in the palace, which ... Read full review

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Contents

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The Widow Empress
The Tomb of the Empress Chenelo
The Report of the Witnesses for the Wisdom of Choharo
Mer Celehar Goes North
The Bridge over the Upazhera
The Opposition of the Court
The Revethvoran
Matters of the Aftermath
The Clocksmiths and the Corazhas
PART FOUR WINTERNIGHT
The Great Avar Arrives

The Witness for the Dead
The Funeral and the Wake
The Princess and the Witness
Bargaining
Min NedaŲ Vechin
The Problem of Setheris
News from Barizhan
Dinner with the Goblin Ambassador
PART THREE THE WINTER EMPEROR
Varenechibels Legacies
Thara Celehars Grief
The Proposal of the Clocksmiths of ZhaŲ
A Letter from Mer Celehar
A Ball and a Deathbed
The Nineteenth Birthday of Edrehasivar VII and the Winternight Ball
A Conspiracy Unearthed
Shulivar Bralchenar and Narchanezhen
The Great Avar Departs
PART FIVE EDREHASIVAR THE BRIDGEBUILDER
Building Bridges
The Bridge over the Istandašrtha
By Katherine Addison
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KATHERINE ADDISON's short fiction has been selected by The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror and The Year's Best Science Fiction. She lives near Madison, Wisconsin.

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