Subverting convention, award-winning creators M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin pair up for an anarchic, outlandish, and deeply political saga of warring elf and goblin kingdoms.Uptight elfin historian Brangwain Spurge is on a mission: survive being catapulted across the mountains into goblin territory, deliver a priceless peace offering to their mysterious dark lord, and spy on the goblin kingdom from which no elf has returned alive in more than a hundred years. Brangwains host, the goblin archivist Werfel, is delighted to show Brangwain around. They should be the best of friends, but a series of extraordinary double crosses, blunders, and cultural misunderstandings throws these two bumbling scholars into the middle of an international crisis that may spell death for them and war for their nations. Witty mixed media illustrations show Brangwains furtive missives back to the elf kingdom, while Werfels determinedly unbiased narrative tells an entirely different story. A hilarious and ...
|Title||:||The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge|
|Number of Pages||:||544 pages|
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The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge Reviews
This was an amazing book! A real treat! I can't wait for it to be published so I can get my hands on a physical copy!
When it comes to reading fantasy, I can be super-picky. I don't think a lot of high fantasy. I don't want a ton of romance. And heaven forbid it gets too political! I say "no" to fairies, am iffy on elves, and I certainly don't want some big dramatic tale stuffed to the gills with Mary Sue and Marty Stu.
My ideas of what makes excellent fantasy are very particular. And there are on ...more
This was an amazing book! The illustrations are beautiful, the writing is wonderful, and the story is funny and exciting.
The elves and the goblins have been at war for hundreds of years. There has been peace for three years, but everyone in both sides is angry about the deaths of their friends and family members during the war. The elves send historian Brangwain Spurge to bring a gift to the goblins, a fantastic gemstone carved with scene of battle, as a gesture of goodwill and friendship.
The st ...more
Goblins and Elves have been at war for thousands of years but all that is about to change. Historian Brangwain Spurge is sent to give a rare artifact to the Goblin King as a token of peace. The Order of the Clean Hand (an Elvin Spy ring) gives Spurge a second mission: Find the Well of Lightning (the source of Goblin magic) and learn how it works.
Brangwain Spurge agrees to both missions and leaves with the gift to meet Archivist Werfel and the Goblin King. Werfel does his best to make Spurge comf ...more
Another gem from M.T. Anderson, this time in collaboration with Eugene Yelchin. Anderson's story and Yelchin's illustrations work really well together. The premise is not that complicated: the elfin historian Spurge ("The Weed") is crossbowed in a barrel across and over the Bonecruel Mountains into the goblin empire to deliver an old goblin artifact as a gift to the mysterious (and otherworldly) goblin kind, Ghohg. The goblins have an archivist, Werfel, who is charged with hosting Spurge and ass ...more
And they all lived happily ever after...?
What a strange and interesting book. Werfel the Archivist is a goblin. Brangwain Spurge, also a historian, is an elf. When Spurge gets sent to the goblin's city by his former childhood bully, he assumes that he is there to spy. He doesn't know what the reader and the elf leaders know, he is actually there to assassinate the goblin leader. Werfel has opened his home to this elf ambassador. He takes pride in being the best host there is. That means also pro ...more
The writing is briliant--and often funny as all get out. But I'm not sure about how much I liked the ending and the gentleman who kept losing his finger
Absolutely adored this book. So unique and the illustrations add to the story in such a unique and entertaining way.
This book was a delight. There’s weight to it as you hold it in your hands. The cover gives a hint of the humor to come. The illustrations are a wonder. Spurge and Werfel are my kind of heroes. Highly recommend!