The Goblin EmperorBook - 2014
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IndyPL_SteveB Jul 03, 2019
An aggravating book. This is a first novel written with great energy and the author has an exciting plot. But I found myself constantly noting the flaws even as I was compelled to turn each page. Maia is the half-goblin son of an Elvish emperor. The emperor took Maia’s Goblin mother as his 4t... Read More »
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“Nothing can make death easier,” Cala said, “but silence can make it harder.”
“She would not be what she is if she had ever had something given her that was a burden equal to her strength.”
“It was the first time in his life Maia had been surrounded by people who were like him instead of only snow-white elves with their pale eyes, and he missed several names in the effort not to faint or hyperventilate or burst into tears.”
We consider it cruel,' Maia said. 'And we do not think that cruelty is ever just.' ”
“ 'In our inmost and secret heart, which you ask us to bare to you, we wish to banish them as we were banished, to a cold and lonely house, in the charge of a man who hated us. And we wish them trapped there as we were trapped.'
'You consider that unjust, Serenity?'
'We consider it cruel,' Maia said. 'And we do not think that cruelty is ever just.' ”
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