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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
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
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