Goblin Tales

Goblin Tales A vengeful ghost trapped in a goblin s ear a flaming spider who must help stop a goddess from conquering a science fiction convention a goblin nursery worker who finds herself trapped in the middle of

  • Title: Goblin Tales
  • Author: Jim C. Hines
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A vengeful ghost trapped in a goblin s ear a flaming spider who must help stop a goddess from conquering a science fiction convention a goblin nursery worker who finds herself trapped in the middle of a war This collection features five humorous short stories that explore the fantasy realm from the perspective of the lowest of the low, the unlikeliest of unheroes A vengeful ghost trapped in a goblin s ear a flaming spider who must help stop a goddess from conquering a science fiction convention a goblin nursery worker who finds herself trapped in the middle of a war This collection features five humorous short stories that explore the fantasy realm from the perspective of the lowest of the low, the unlikeliest of unheroes the goblins.Includes the following stories from the author of the GOBLIN QUEST trilogy Goblin LullabyThe Haunting of Jig s EarGoblin HunterSchool SpiritMightier than the SwordEach story includes an afterward by the author.

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    1. "When Theolyn died, the humans had built an enormous pyre and placed his body at the center. How was [Veka] supposed to know humans cremated their dead instead of cooking them? She had figured it out quickly enough, but not before Jimar and his ilk had spotted her standing at the pyre, fork in hand."If that cracks you up, grosses you out, and gives you a twinge of sympathy for poor Veka the goblin--all at the same time, as it did me--then you're probably already a fan of Jim Hines' goblin tales, [...]

    2. After I finished Goblin War, I was glad to remember that Jim C. Hines has also published a collection of Goblin Tales, because I wasn't ready to stop reading about his goblins yet.Hines says in the author's note that "Goblin Lullaby" is dedicated to Hines' son, who was four months old when "Goblin Lullaby" was written. I suspected something like that while reading. This is a sort of origins story for Jig -- that is, it answers the puzzling question of how Jig even survived infancy. As to be expe [...]

    3. I'm not a huge fan of short stories. I just prefer a longer time to get to know the characters and the world. These five short stories were good, and I definitely got a sense of Jim C. Hines' writing style and am certain that I would enjoy his full-length novels. There were quite a few jokes aimed at fantasy tropes and lots of references to other fantasy novels (especially in the final story). I suspect his books would be great for when you need a fun story and a good laugh and wanted to avoid a [...]

    4. If you're a fan of Jig and his world, read this collection, you will be pleased. If you are not a fan of Jig, go read the books, become a fan, then read this collection.Short stories are not this author's strongest point, his novels have a stronger, more polished feeling that the short stories don't have. Quality varies from short story to story, some were very good, some were interesting only because I love the characters. However Jim Hines has fantastic characters who shine through even more w [...]

    5. (Note, I actually wasn't happy with my first review of this book, and then Elizabeth went and liked it. So I'm adding a new review and keeping the old.)New ReviewI started reading this on my Kindle (thanks Dad!) during my break. Ernie, one of my co-workers and the room's Munkins supplier, asked me what I was reading. I told him. Then he gets that look. You know, that look, like you're strange for reading fantasy because you're over age 12. That look they give as if you have horns or something, l [...]

    6. This is a collection of five short stories, all featuring various characters from Jim Hines’ Goblin books [Goblin Quest, Goblin Hero, Goblin War] that help fill in some interesting background. While all of the stories have been previously published in various collections and magazines, it was wonderfully convenient to have them all assembled in one placeIn general, I’m a big fan of writers who fill in bits and pieces around a series with short fiction–it’s like going to the movies and ru [...]

    7. I rather suspect I would have enjoyed this collection, or at least the two stories starring Jig, even more if I'd not yet read Hines' Goblin series, but overall I found this a quick and really enjoyable read."School Spirit" and "Goblin Lullaby" were, for me, the two brightest and best of the collection. Grell and Veka were both amazing characters who I adored in the Goblin books, and it was great to see Grell's solid even-mindedness and unassuming courage (not a typical courage to be sure but a [...]

    8. this is a collection of stories in the jig the goblin series and hines does a great job in filling in the blanks that i was actually very interested in. we get a story that gives the origins of jig's birth and when he's a baby. we get a story about how jig meets smudge. then we get a story featuring the libriomancers (which will be his new series) and smudge. on top of that we get two more stories that make up a great collection. entertaining, but more so if you've already read the series. pick [...]

    9. This small anthology (5 stories) is an amusing and eclectic collection. This was my first exposure to Jig the Goblin. It won't be my last. However, the two best stories do not feature Jig. However, "Mightier Than the Sword" is must reading for Doc and Ashley. In addition to this collection, it can be found in the paperback, Gamer Fantastic. This story alone would have gotten me interested in Hines--even if I hadn't already read Stepsister Scheme.

    10. I'd read several of these stories before. The two stories that I hadn't were vibrant stories that pulled me right along. "School Spirit" hit dangerously close to home, as I empathized with the main character from my own high school days. It was well-written, with the right amount of sympathy and comedy. "Mightier than the Sword" pegged convention culture beautifully. The language pulls you in without calling attention to itself. Overall, very satisfied.

    11. I loved this book of short stories. I am in the midst of reading the Jig the Goblin series and this was a wonderful jaunt to take. I don't think that I can pick a favorite out of the stories. I really enjoyed them all. From baby Jig, to finding out what Veka does after her part in Goblin Hero to Smudge being a hero at a modern day fantasy can. All great fun reads and I especially enjoyed the author's afterwords with each story. Well worth the 2.99 spend to purchase the eBook.

    12. I really liked this book. it was familiar enough to not struggle to get into, it's fresh and unique enough to be very interesting, and there's a fair amount of playful humor. all in all I thought it was quite good and I think I'll be looking for more from this author.if I have a complaint about the book, it's that it was too short and I'd like for it go on.

    13. If you can't get enough of Jim C. Hines' goblin characters, Goblin Tales is a welcome and outstanding read. Most of the stories in this anthology showcase Jig, but some other familiar characters make thier appearances, too. I thotoughly enjoyed the entire book!

    14. Well, that was short. But there were a few neat goblin stories, and the short story "pilot" that would eventually become Libriomancer.

    15. A few short stories (not enough to be the length of a novel), all featuring either a goblin (almost always Jig) or Jig's pet spider. If you loved the Goblin's Quest trilogy, you will enjoy these short stories.

    16. This is a very nice smattering of short stories, some give background to characters from the "Goblin Quest" series, others give further tales of the characters adventures and some a just plain randomly awesome.

    17. All but one of the stories I've heard/read elsewhere, so while enjoyable, they weren't new. However, the short story based in Hines' upcoming Libriomancer series was fantastic. Snudge FTW! Also, the price for the ebook ($2.99) AND DRM-free is hard to beat.

    18. These were 5 great stories in the world of Jig. Well 4 stories in that world and one of Smudge in the modern fantasy world. They are quick fun reads.

    19. The first and last tales are particularly good. I'm definitely looking forward to Hines' upcoming release of Libriomancer now that I've finished this collection.

    20. Definitely read the entire Jig series first. You will have a much better appreciation for the humor and events of these stories once you have.

    21. This was a really fun read. The goblins (by their nature) act in unexpected ways, which is a nice change from the usual fantasy novels. I love being surprised.

    22. A fun read, but a little too light, without the deeper ethical questions that we usually find in Hines's works.

    23. Short but sweet collection of stories starring Jig, Smudge, & other heroes of Hines's Goblin Hero series. Folks who haven't read the books may not know everyone involved, but fans will be pleased.

    24. A fun little step back into the Goblin world. I really enjoyed the "Jig" novels, so my only complaint is that this book was too short and not the first in a long line of sequels.

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