Goblin Hero (#2)

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After barely surviving an adventure he never wanted, the scrawny little nearsighted goblin called Jig is now known as Jig Dragonslayer, and has the power of healing, thanks to the forgotten god he worships. But being a hero isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Not when the goblin leader wants him dead, and everyone else actually expects him to keep doing heroic-and incredibly dangerous-things.


“A pleasant and easy read. Jig is […] an entertaining protagonist. The secondary characters are interesting too, and they bring much-needed depth.”

RT Book Reviews

“Jim C. Hines crams the narrative with great visual and verbal jokes. You’ll be laughing out loud as frequently as I did.”

SF Site

“Once again, Jim C. Hines turns the fantasy world on its ear with this insightfully hilarious look at the traditional cannon fodder of the genre. They may be small, vicious, and untrustworthy, but Hines proves there’s more than enough cunning and resourcefulness in your average goblin to carry quite the enjoyable story. Hines deconstructs the role of the epic fantasy hero masterfully, keeping things light […] If nothing else, Goblin Hero succeeds in giving us a new kind of protagonist, whose allies are as much a hazard to him as his enemies are. This is a fantasy for those weary of epic quests and seven-book-long sagas.”

Green Man Reviews

“In GOBLIN HERO, as in Goblin Quest, Hines recognizes that wisdom is most often common-sense and that mouthing off to the big guy with the sword is a very bad idea.”

Tanya Huff, author of the bestselling Blood series and Smoke series

Awards & Accolades


Scifichick.com: “Best Books of 2007”