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The Goblin Emperor av Katherine Addison
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The Goblin Emperor (utgåvan 2014)

av Katherine Addison (Författare)

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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 naive 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.… (mer)
Medlem:HallowedPoint
Titel:The Goblin Emperor
Författare:Katherine Addison (Författare)
Info:Tor Books (2014), Edition: 1st, 448 pages
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An amazing story that drew me in almost instantly. The main character, Maia, is an engaging, three-dimensional personality, having an unusual back-story of being completely ignored by his emperor-father and 3 older half-brothers. Yet he becomes the heir to the throne with next-to-no training or education in Imperial behaviours and governance. Maia was especially on a steep learning curve in managing court intrigues and self-interested power grabs by the nobles surrounding the royal hierarchy.

The saga was amusing and heart-felt, with the characters distinctive and the theme of kindness, honour and fairness in the Imperial court Maia's trademark. Make no mistake that the narrative is soggy schmaltz, however.

Be warned that the author has devised a rather confusing system of Elven and Goblin names and forms of address, along with unusual geographical place names. The glossary at the end was incomplete and a reader is easily lost as to the significance and political role of many of the supporting players.

The words are often very long and unpronounceable (try this one, for example, Ulistheileise Court). If the writing otherwise had not been so accomplished and the plotting excellent, I would have awarded 3 or less stars. The struggle to place the characters as they were mentioned took me out of the narrative too often.

However, I highly recommend the novel for its captivating adventure and likeable main characters and the effectively nasty villains. It is a book I plan to buy, since the Tom Doherty Associates group has apparently continued reprints of the paperback. Count on it ~ I will be scanning the glossary to keep with the book for a quicker reference! ( )
  SandyAMcPherson | Sep 5, 2021 |
Maia, fourth son of the Emperor of the Elven lands, was exiled from the Imperial Court and relegated to an outlying estate as a child following the death of his mother. After all, with three sons before him (and the fact that he was half-goblin), there was really no need to have him present. And because of these facts, he never expected he would see the Court again. But when the Emperor and everyone in the line of succession before Maia is killed when their airship crashes, Maia finds himself suddenly returning to the Imperial Court for a purpose no one--including Maia--ever would have expected: to take his now rightful place on the throne. But becoming Emperor certainly isn't easy. There are those who certainly oppose Maia's ascendance to the crown. And his absence from Court means he missed out on much of the necessary education to fully understand all of the requirements, expectations, and duties of his new role. Add to that the revelation that the death of his father was not an accident, and Maia certainly has his work cut out for him if he's going to keep his realm prospering and his people inspired.

Talk about some well-written fantasy here. Katherine Addison has created a wonderful world with a rich history and a very complex set of relationships between these characters. While not poised as a mystery per se, it also contains a whodunnit plotline that certainly kept me guessing until the end, too. It's very easy to become invested in these characters, to see all of their dimensions (including their flaws), and really understand what motivates them. The players here are certainly not stock characters by any means and the storytelling is masterful.

It can be easy to feel intimidated by the 12-page list of names at the end of the book: but I say don't be. While there are a lot of names (some of which are a bit similar due to family relationships), I found it is always very easy to understand who is who by relationships. In pretty much every scene, it is apparent the role each person plays either in relation to the Imperial Court or to Maia and thus it's easy to track the major players that way. ( )
  crtsjffrsn | Aug 27, 2021 |
I think the cover art is what drew me in. I really enjoyed the court intrigue and elaborate restrictions on communication. It isn't like the Unseely court at all. Interesting terrorism apologist character near the end. ( )
  Je9 | Aug 10, 2021 |
Rare and inspired, a bit like Wells finding her SecUnit voice, here Addison gives us Maia, and he is someone for whom you are rooting wholeheartedly by about page 1 and a half as he enters unexpectedly (and entirely unprepared) into being the Emperor of his nation after his father and three brothers are killed in an airship accident. Maia has had a rough upbringing, his mother, the fourth wife, died when he was eight and was the daughter of the Great Avar of Barizhan and therefore a goblin, as opposed to an elf. After her death he is banished to a humble manor in a marsh, basically, with two servants and a guardian who is unkind and uncaring. This is the court intrigue type of fantasy, subtle and character-driven -- no tromping about fighting battles, very little magic, no dragons (except figuratively) and the world itself is so fascinating and complex and we read breathlessly along with Maia as he tries to figure out how to find his way. Brilliant! I'll be reading it again! ***** ( )
  sibylline | Jul 23, 2021 |
A fantasy novel light on the action, heavy on the character development, and completely absorbing. It is a startlingly compelling read, despite a confusing collection of similar-sounding names, unfamiliar nouns, and claustrophobic interior settings. The main character, a bi-racial, poorly-educated, unconfident fish-out-of-water, is a brilliant creation, seldom knowing the proper thing to do, but somehow always doing the right thing, with a remarkable kindness and quiet bravery. A thoroughly engaging read! ( )
  RandyRasa | Jun 2, 2021 |
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While properly billed as a fantasy, Katherine Addison's"The Goblin Emperor" is also a satisfying psychological novel about a young man thrust into the most difficult job in his world, uncertain if he has either the shoulders or the stomach for it. ... And while it is a novel for adults, I wouldn't hesitate to give "The Goblin Emperor" to the kind of teen reader inclined to ponder what true friendship is and what compassion means.
 

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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 naive 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.

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