fiction: The Goblin Emperor
This was an okay enough book, sympathetic protagonist and good world-building and a dash of mystery and intrigue, but the protag is the most boring character in the whole story. We get teased with little descriptions of these other side characters.
• the guard who swear their life to protect the emperor and can throw lightning
• the daughter who disguised herself as a boy to become a sailor, and is now a captain with a wife
re: fiction: The Goblin Emperor
oh, and I almost forgot, the lady who is of high enough status to be marriageable to an emperor, but who writes letters like
> WE REGRET EXTREMELY THAT WE CANNOT CHALLENGE HER TO A DUEL ＆ PROVE HER WORTHLESSNESS UPON HER CARCASE, BUT WE ARE TOLD DUELING IS BARBARIC ＆ UNBEFITTING A LADY ＆ IN ANY EVENT [SHE] WOULD NOT KNOW HOW.
When do we get a book about *her*?
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