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$8.99
ISBN: 9780765365682
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Published: Tor Books - March 3rd, 2015

This is a very fun and and thoughtful iteration of the "decent person trying to maintain their integrity in trying circumstances" trope. The world Addison builds is a treat too: dense and tricky court politics, airships, and conspiracies are thick on the ground. You don't need to be wary of the 'beautiful pale elves' cliche (often just a thin, tired veil for prejudice) here. The Goblin Emperor begins with disruption and carries on that way, with a really likable main character emerging out of the dust.