A very long time ago, there once was a land called Goblindom hidden behind a magic barrier to protect its inhabitants from mankind. Man’s ancestors the humins lived there quietly alongside wyverns, griffins, trolls, witches and wizards as well as woods, mountain and plains goblins, ravens, eagles and many more creatures. This anthology is a collection of thirty tales, whicA very long time ago, there once was a land called Goblindom hidden behind a magic barrier to protect its inhabitants from mankind. Man’s ancestors the humins lived there quietly alongside wyverns, griffins, trolls, witches and wizards as well as woods, mountain and plains goblins, ravens, eagles and many more creatures. This anthology is a collection of thirty tales, which I have translated from goblin into English thanks to Globular Van der Graff, a friendly southern woods goblin who told them to me not long ago. They are not my tales, they are his, hence the title – Globular Van der Graff’s “Goblin Tales for Adults”. For a long time, like most human children I disbelieved the stories read to me by my parents of goblins, witches and wizards, wyverns and griffins, believing them to be nothing more than tales designed to entertain, until that first fateful early morning visit several months ago, when Glob physically sought me out and deliberately entered my life. I hope and pray that like me, you will all open your hearts and minds to the fact that goblins, especially of the noble and friendly southern woods kind, do still actually exist today. Through necessity for their own protection they have to hide from the modern world you and I live in. If you are fortunate as I undoubtedly am, some may even be living in an oak wood near you. Lastly, may I just say on behalf of Glob whose anthology this is, not forgetting for one moment his good friend Bejuss, and his goblin brothers, Make, Mous, Neo, Byz, and myself, how much we thank you for taking the time to read this, the first ever written record of the once magical land of Goblindom....
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Globular Van der Graff's Goblin Tales for Adults Reviews
This book has 30 short but immensely enjoyable stories about five Goblin brothers and their 'Humin' friend. Unlike many fantasy tales involving Humans and Goblins, this book contains no gory bits, spurious violence or endless wars, nevertheless, it is very entertaining. Be careful though, especially if you tend to read out loud to yourself, the temptation to utter the words spoken by the Goblins is overwhelming and if you are in a packed commuter train or bus, you may get funny looks from your fellow travellers. Mind you, you may also get more space to stretch out and get comfortable as they sidle away from you....See my review also at:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/globu...http://www.amazon.co.uk/Globular-Graf...http://www.amazon.com/Globular-Graffs...http://www.amazon.ca/product-reviews/...http://www.amazon.com.au/product-revi...
If you liked "the Hobbit"...As I read through this anthology of tales I imagined what Tolkien's grandchildren felt like when he told them the story of Bilbo in "There and Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale". Jack Eason's storytelling in Globular Tales harkened back to that era and style and I was very entertained. The characters are memorable and unique. Eason incorporates humor, even a kind of bungling slapstick at times, but also gives the reader heartache, victory, and a whole gamut of feelings throughout that series of tales.I would recommend this story even to junior high level readers as far as content goes, but believe even mature readers will find this a truly delightful set of stories.Well done.Ernie Laurence Jr.Author: Sundered
If you're like me, you've probably held to the notion that goblins are ugly, green humanoids with the mentality of a swarm of gnats. From page one of this fabulous collection, you'll realize there are more to goblins than their usual portrayal in literature.Jack Eason has created a compelling, complex, and utterly charming world called Goblindom, where a band of five goblin brothers, led by Globular (Glob) share in one exciting journey after another. Humans (humins, as the goblins call them) are present, but unlike most stories in fantasy, they are not the focus, but exist as friends and wonderful minor characters. What I particularly love about this collection is that the characters are so well done, they come to life on the page. Each goblin has his own unique quirks. You'll soon connect with each of them as though they were old friends, whether it's Make with his pipe or cross-eyed, grumpy Neo. My favorite character of all, however, isn't a goblin at all, but a one-eyed, lisping raven named Bejuss. He completely steals the show on more than one occasion!Each story is short enough to read in a sitting and different enough to keep you waiting for the next. Whether the brothers are seeking out the goblin queen or protecting the humins from ugly witches and dragons, their stories are lessons in friendship, family, loyalty, and perseverance. Don't let the "For Adults" in the title fool you. These stories are not erotic or overly graphic, so I recommend it for young adults and beyond! Grab your copy today!
You'll change your mind about goblins!Obadiah introduces Glob to the mother of all goblins, Hermione Fingletook. She explains why goblins never know where they came from. She says each new goblin is born from a specially selected acorn which she picks. Once born, she determines their purpose then fills their minds with knowledge they need to survive before sending them out into Goblindom.I never thought I would enjoy a story book about goblins! Jack Eason brought a family of goblins alive with such writing skill I felt a warm place in my heart for each goblin. They are described so vividly it's hard not to love each character in every tale Eason tells.The fantasy tales told are one exciting adventure after another of five goblin brothers. There are humans involved, called 'humins' to the goblins, but these are friendly humans! The tales are truly enjoyable to read and have fun with. I think it would be a wonderful book to read for all ages.
Weaves a spell on the readerThis anthology of thirty goblin tales, weaves a spell on the reader. We have all been brought up on tales of witches and warlocks, goblins and elves, fairies good and bad. This anthology is however different, showing goblins in a different light. You will be held spellbound as each story unfolds. Each of them is carefully woven, tackling a different value for us to examine- friendship, family, loyalty, perseverance. Though all thirty are worth reading my personal favourites are: The Question, I Just Want One Night’s Sleep, The Siren’s Song and A Dangerous Affair. All the characters are well developed be it Bejuss, Make, Mous, Neo, Byz, Glob, Hermione, the siren Heliotrope and we will definitely relate to one of them. My favourite character however is Byz.These stories can be read by young adult and above. I highly recommend this book to all.
I found this to be an interesting new take on goblins (especially Neo – who brews his own ale). I’ve never read a story from the goblin’s point of view before and it was fun to learn about their home life, alliances and hierarchy. Despite being billed as ‘Goblin tales for adults”, I think kids would enjoy some of these as well (just make sure you read the tale in question first - some of them do stray into territory that may not be appropriate for younger readers). Jack has created a delightful world, set in a time when goblins and ‘humins’ lived in harmony. His small family of goblin brothers come alive as you follow their adventures. I was looking for a collection of short, enjoyable reads and this fit the bill.
From the very first story I was hooked, and for some reason, the style Jack Eason uses in this book had me thinking immediately of Geoffrey Chaucer meeting Mother Goose. It's a beautifully crafted story book that will delight any reader. In particular, I just loved 'I Juth Want One Night'th Thleep', the story of Bejuss, the one-eyed lisping raven with the twisted beak. Having read Jack's other books, Globular Van der Graff's Goblin Tales is such a complete change of genre and one that I hope he continues to write in. All up, a fantastic read.
I enjoyed it. The characters were believable, and likable, even the grumpy ones. I liked the way it was told in stories, but that they followed one another, almost like chapters. I enjoyed it, thanks Jack!