Stories posted on this site are related to The Goblin Trilogy, a series of three books including Dance of the Goblins, Demoniac Dance and Power of the Dance. The trilogy is available in a combined volume on Amazon in ebook form and on both Amazon and Lulu in paperback. The paperback can also be ordered at any bookstore, ISBN 978-1-291-97420-1.
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They say that the earth shifts on its axis every 200,000 years…
When the planet shifted, most of the surface dwellers were destroyed. The few pockets of survivors were left without technology and little supplies, but they built a simple feudal society on the rubble of the city.
Meanwhile the creatures in the deep places moved closer to the surface, taking over the old underground transport tunnels abandoned by the humans. Their own Shamanic way of life had survived only by staying out of sight of the humans who habitually killed what they did not understand.
Five generations of humans passed and the descendants of survivors settled into a way of life that was simple but satisfying, until one day a man wandered into one of the old tunnels…
Long ago, in a time forgotten, the ruined city was filled with people and goblins were believed to be only a legend. Now a young girl flees her home in the small settlement south of the river, escaping from an unwanted marriage. Desperation takes her to the riverside, the site where as a toddler she remembers being treated kindly by a goblin who had befriended the human ruler, Count Anton. But another memory of that day unsettles her as she pushes the small boat into the current. A memory of bubbles in the river, and of blood. There’s something in the water still.
It is a time of grim omens. Driven by a premonition that she belongs with the northern people across the river, she soon meets the children of Magicians…and of goblins. Yet there are greater challenges to face.
Trouble is brewing, and at the center of the conflict lies tension between species as well as between the ever combative northern and southern humans. Count Anton is caught between those who are eager to assist him and those who have their own agendas. Meanwhile, a new enemy arises from over the sea. Foreign humans come to invade, expecting an easy conquest of the rich lands that Count Anton has so wisely kept productive of food supplies.
The goblins see the danger of this invasion to their own uneasy peace with the familiar local humans, but they disagree among themselves as to whether they will best serve their kind by helping the surface dwellers, or by leaving all humans to kill each other once and for all.
The magic of powerful enchanted weapons belongs to the goblins alone, but a goblin sword gifted to Count Anton might save the humans, conquering all in its path, if Anton can work out how to invoke its power.
Ever vigilant against unseen enemies and unknown conspirators who lurk in the shadows, the children of magicians must survive in a world where goblins dance with dragons in the skies, where monsters and men, friend or foe, might take any form.
A stand alone novel, second in the Goblin Series.
In the world of the goblins, there is only one rule…
Khemael, called both Angel and Demon by the superstitious humans, is a creature of beauty and grace, with a mostly human appearance. His love of stretching his leather-like wings and flying freely in the world of men brings far too much attention to the existence of the goblins.
Haghuf, with the old ways entrenched into the very core of his being, knows that the inevitable responsibility will fall to him. He must destroy the beautiful creature who, in the world of the humans, would be called his grandson.
Amidst unrest among the more fearful humans south of the river and disparity in the world of the goblins, messages come from Anton who travels in the north. A different kind of invader than those they have encountered before moves towards the city. They are moving south. Whatever happens, the impending incursion will bring change to their world… and Khemael’s flights threaten to bring the danger to the goblins.