by Jim C. Hines
Cover Artist: Mel Grant
Review by Paul Haggerty
DAW Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756404932
Date: 04 March 2008 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Jig is a goblin, one of the nameless pieces of cannon fodder used by all the other races (including his own), to fight endless wars. What's worse, he's not even big enough to be a warrior, being bullied by nearly every other member of his tribe. Too bad for him he's become the greatest goblin hero of all time. And it's too bad for him that heroes are even in greater demand then expendable foot soldiers. Trouble is brewing outside the mountain, and Jig Dragonslayer is marching to war, kicking and screaming if necessary. From official release/information:
From back of book: Despite impossible odds, Jig was still alive. He's survived an adventurers' quest against a dragon and a necromancer, a pixie invasion that had ogres and trolls dropping like flies, and, most frightening of all, the threat of being made chief of the goblins. He wasn't sure how much more he could stand. Naturally, he was about to find out.
War was brewing in the world outside the Mountain, and when the goblins' lair was invaded by human warriors in search of the Rod of Creation, Jig just knew it was only the start of another really bad day...