This book is the second of a trilogy. It might help to read the first book Goblins, also written by Phillip Reeve who is an author of a number of award-winning books such as the Mortal Engines and Larklight series. His latest offering is mixed with bloodthirsty, squabbling, greedy and somewhat dim-witted Globins and some rather crafty Dwarves.
The Goblins live in the towers at Clovenstone keep, which are described charmingly by Reeve, their treasure is threatened by Dwarves who which to steal it.
In this book the language throughout is highly descriptive, hilarious and gory. You are introduced to a new character the highly charismatic Etty, a Dwarf girl who joins the Globlins against her own community.
This is a good sequel, as this tale of Goblins vs. Dwarves is an utterly charismatic delight and younglings as well old-lings alike will love it, as we did, a real page turner.