|Plot Summary of Goblin Quest|
Five Star, Nov 2004, 25.95, 325 pp.
In the lairs and hiding places of the mountain, various mythological and legendary creatures live. Goblins live here in an uneasy peace with the hobgoblins while avoiding other denizens of the mountain. Jig the Goblin is on military duty, an occupation usually reserved for the toughest but he is no warrior; instead he is a runt picked on by other Goblins. While Jig is on patrol, he meets two princes, a dwarf, and an elf determined to find the Rod of Creation.
Jig knows that Straum the Dragon guards the Rod, but the Goblin has no idea where. Prince Barius, the expedition leader, forces Jig to take him to the lower levels of the mountain. On the trek, they repel a hobgoblin attack, defeat dangerous worms, and triumph over a necromancer and his minions. However, when they reach the dragon's lair, they learn the hard way that the other prince, the magician Ryslind, is under the control of Straum. Straum tells them to find the Rod which it turns out he actually doesn't have.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Goblin Quest|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- roaming fantasy world, battling hostile monsters
- magical artifact
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- magical being
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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