Waiting On Wednesday: "The Goblin Emperor" by Katherine Addison

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are eagerly anticipating!

The book I'm most looking forward to this week is...

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

Release Date: April 1, 2014
Publisher: Macmillan-Tor/Forge
Genre: Sci Fi / Fantasy
Price: $25.99

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 na├»ve 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.

Katherine Addison's The Goblin Emperor is an exciting fantasy novel, set against the pageantry and color of a fascinating, unique world, is a memorable debut for a great new talent.

Why I'm excited:
Goblin-based epic fantasy novels aren't exactly something writers seem to clamoring to pen...but it sure is something I'm clamoring to read. Love the originality, the concept - and the illusion to political wheeling-and-dealing which was part of what made the Game of Thrones series so much fun to read. I'm looking forward to that here, and it's the very next book on my to-read list.

What are you waiting on this week?