The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge


English language

Published Oct. 23, 2018 by Dreamscape Media.

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4 stars (3 reviews)

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. Brangwain,Aos 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. A hilarious and biting social commentary that could only come from the likes of National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson and Newbery Honoree Eugene Yelchin, this tale is rife with thrilling action and a comic disparity that suggests the ultimate victor in a war is perhaps not …

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5 stars

One might mistake The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge for a ponderous read at first glance, but it was the actually most effortless read I've had in a long time. A not insubstantial portion of the hefty book is composed of detailed ink illustrations, but the clever text is the real source of its readability. With its adult historian main characters it's not interested in fitting any narrow tween adventure mold or talking down to the reader, but I hope precocious young readers will embrace its bold, unusual style and enjoy it as much as I did.

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