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Short Synopsis
Katherine Addison's The Goblin Emperor is an exciting fantasy novel, set against the pageantry and color of a fascinating, unique world.

Full Synopsis
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 naïve 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.

"A spellbinding and genuinely affecting drama. Unreservedly recommended." ---Kirkus Starred Review

"The writing is lovely, with characters who live and breathe." ---Library Journal Starred Review

"Challenging, invigorating, and unique." ---Scott Lynch, author of The Lies of Locke Lamora

"The Goblin King was the perfect audiobook." ---Next Chapter Book Reviews

"[Kyle McCarley] handles the complicated names and titles with ease and creates an atmosphere that draws the listener into this compelling tale." ---AudioFile
Locus Award Winner

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The Goblin Emperor

Author Katherine Addison

Narrated by Kyle McCarley

Publication date Jun 10, 2014

Running time 16 hrs 25 min

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