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Bought by accident, no regrets!,
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This review is from: The Goblin Emperor (Kindle Edition)
The main character of the book is a *good* man, I think that's what stuck with me most. He tries to do the best he can in a twisty, politically challenging and alien environment, and reacts in a very realistic manner. There is an honest, hopeful and good-hearted tilt overall, which I thoroughly enjoyed as a contrast to the piles of DARK GRITTY ANTI-HEROES that are striding grimly about lately. The world building was fantastic, I would love to read more novels set in this world and the details about the different cultures were intriguing. It was good fun working out the bits of the elvish language from context as well. Absolutely loved all the political machinations, rather like Game of Thrones but with much less rape and death...
Overall this is the first book in ages that I've put down and felt really satisfied with, much less moved to write a review. Really enjoyed it!