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Just reviewed Jim C. Hines’ “Goblin Quest” at SBR

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Folks, as a writer of satirical urban fantasy, I know satirical fantasy when I see it.  Jim C. Hines’ first novel in his “Jig the Goblin” series, GOBLIN QUEST, is satirical epic fantasy of the highest order.  Jig’s quest sends up warriors, wizards, the whole nature of throwing a bunch of unrelated people together together on a quest in the first place (it probably wouldn’t work too well in real life), and even a bit about how Elven thieves probably are like thieves anywhere else — poor, broke souls who have no better options available (or at least feel like they don’t have anything better to look forward to).  And it’s a ripping good read with much else to recommend it, besides.  (And did I mention this was Hines’ debut novel?)

Anyway, please read my review of GOBLIN QUEST at Shiny Book Review (link follows):

http://shinybookreview.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/jim-c-hines-goblin-quest-fine-satirical-send-up-of-epic-fantasy-genre/

Enjoy!  (I know I sure did.)

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Written by Barb Caffrey

January 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm

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