The Goblin Emperor


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Tor Books
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4.1 X 6.7 X 1.3 inches | 0.55 pounds
Mass Market Paperbound

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About the Author

KATHERINE ADDISON's short fiction has been selected by The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror and The Year's Best Science Fiction. The Goblin Emperor won the 2015 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel and was a finalist for the Hugo, the Nebula, and the World Fantasy Award. The Angel of the Crows was nominated for the 2021 Locus Award. As Sarah Monette, she is the author of the Doctrine of Labyrinths series and co-author, with Elizabeth Bear, of the Iskryne series. She lives near Madison, Wisconsin.


"Striking."--The New York Times

"Challenging, invigorating, and unique. If courtly intrigue is your wine of choice, The Goblin Emperor is the headiest vintage I've come across in years." --Scott Lynch, bestselling author of The Lies of Locke Lamora

"I liked it. It's a fantasy, a novel of court intrigue. Those of you who like that aspect of my own work will probably like The Goblin Emperor as well."--George R. R. Martin

"Spellbinding. . . . Unreservedly recommended."--Kirkus, starred review

"Fantastic." --Library Journal, starred review

"Subtle, intricate, fascinating worldbuilding."--Katherine Arden, author of The Bear and the Nightingale

"I enjoyed The Goblin Emperor a great deal. I was sucked right into her world of goblins, elves, and airships, and was anxious to the very end to find out how Maia, the unwanted halfblood son of the Emperor, who finds himself unexpectedly on the throne, learns to navigate the intrigues and danger of the imperial court. An engrossing read!" --Kristen Britain, New York Times bestselling author of Blackveil

"Impressively elaborate worldbuilding underpins this lovely fantasy novel, but I couldn't put it down because of the heart-grippingly sympathetic main character."--Kate Elliott, bestselling author of Unconquerable Sun

"The Goblin Emperor has one of the most lovable characters we've met in ages. . . . Remarkably compelling and fascinating."--iO9

"Ambitious and meticulously executed."--Publishers Weekly

"Addison has built a completely believable world, complete with its own language, customs, and history, but there are tantalizingly familiar elements (such as newspapers and pocket watches) that make us wonder from whence this world came and whether it might have sprung from our own, in a distant future." --Booklist

"The Goblin Emperor made me remember why I fell in love with the fantasy genre."--Jim C. Hines, bestselling author of Goblin Quest

"Katherine Addison has written a nuanced and compelling story. Her world is unusual and vivid, her characters affecting, and her storytelling subtle and deft. This is a book I will be thinking about for a long time. Highly recommended!" --D. B. Jackson, author of Thieftaker

"The Goblin Emperor is a delicious tangle of court intrigue, murder, and an abused boy's coming of age."--Pharaoh Francis, bestselling author of the Horngate Witches series