Review of Billy Smith and the Goblins: The Goblin Crown
As a child, my favorite book genre was fantasy and to this day I still love it. When I was picked by Turner Publishing to be a part of The Goblin Crown review team, I was so excited; I just knew this was going to be a book that I would enjoy reading, and I must say I wasn’t disappointed.
This book is a paperback divided by chapters; seventeen total, with an epilogue. I love the cover. Not just the picture, but the way the cover feels. I’m a tactile person so I love when book covers have a special texture to them. The chapters are easy to read, flow very well, and leave you wanting to immediately turn to the next one to find out how the story continues.
“It was an image Billy knew he would remember for a long, long time. Even now, as the batreme rose into the air, Billy’s eyes remained fixed on the burnt remains of the village.” pg. 130
My Final Thoughts
I was highly entertained by the story of Billy Smith and his friends. The characters are believable and relatable. With a mix-mash of different personalities, we discover that even the popular football player has his own personal issues to deal with. The book had a great start and finish, and I can’t wait to get the second book in the series to discover what happens to the characters. They are characters that you can’t help but fall in love with along the way. Stuffed full of flying bats, goblins, magic, wizards, giants, love and honor…if you like fantasy and adventure books, you will love this! I’m happy to say I completely recommend this one.
“In the stories Billy had read, goblins had always been pretty simple. They were stupid and mean, they worked for the bad guys, they ate people. So it still surprised him whenever these goblins, his goblins, turned out to be as strange and complicated as surprising as ….well, people.” pg 165
Book: Billy Smith and the Goblins: The Goblin Crown
Author: Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Turner Publishing Co (Nov 15, 2016)
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I was given a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not asked to give a favorable review; all opinions are my own.