Jig the Goblin #1
Jim C. Hines
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a lot of fun to read.
Take your typical “hero on a quest to kill a dragon, blah, blah, blah” and completely turn it on its head.
We follow Jig, a runt of a goblin, who is nearsighted. He just wants to have enough to eat each day and to not be bullied about by the bigger goblins.
Unfortunately, for Jig, he is thrust into the company of aforementioned adventurers. Who are vile scumbags who simply want to use Jig and then kill him.
Jig ends up being the hero, and the leader of his people.
Where Libriomancer felt like a Dresden clone, this was original. It toed the line between humor, dark humor and sadness, as we see how other races are treated by humankind.
We are also introduced to the the firespider who is part of Libriomancer.
Overall, I’m definitely looking forward to the rest of the trilogy.