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November 25th, 2008 - Phil's Rambling Rants

November 25th, 2008

November 25th, 2008
02:17 pm

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Book review: Goblin Quest
Today's book review is Goblin Quest by Jim C. Hines.

This appears to be the first book in a series, but it tells a complete story.

A silly little story that looks at the standard dungeon-crawl, sort of the archetype of the standard D&D campaign story, but told from the point of view of one of the goblins normally seen as a very minor obstacle in the heroes' path.  It doesn't have many places for actual laughter, but it's refreshing in not taking itself too seriously.  It's fun to read, and it's worth seeing the characters who are usually spear characters, if not just targets, given real personalities, and the characters who would usually be the noble heroes seen from a different point of view.

8 out of 10.

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