William Bradshaw, King of the Goblins by Arthur Daigle

William Bradshaw, King of the Goblins

William Bradshaw

William Bradshaw, King of the Goblins

Desperate for work, Will Bradshaw makes the mistake of accepting a management job with the law firm of Cickam, Wender and Downe.  Too late he learns that his job is to ‘manage’ the goblins on the world of Other Place as their king.  His followers are self described morons, and setting traps is the national pastime.  Will can only get home by finding a loophole in his king contract, but that’s soon the least of his worries when he accidentally starts a war with a neighboring human kingdom.

Now Will has to win the war if he’s going to live long enough to get home.  The problem is goblins have lost every war they’ve fought, and they have no interest in winning this one.  But Will is determined to lead his forces to victory, backed up by troll bodyguards with anger management issues, a foul tempered magic mirror, an over achieving fire scepter and teeming hordes of goblins.  It’s going to take stealth, subterfuge and a seemingly limitless supply of exploding outhouses, but Will is going to win.

About the author

Arthur Daigle was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, and received a biology degree from UIUC (which seemed like a good idea at the time).  In addition to his writing, he is an avid gardener and amateur artist.  This book was pretty much inevitable since the author has been a fan of fantasy and science fiction since he was old enough to walk.  This is his first book with more on the way.
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This is such a funny book I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at some of the things that happened. William Bradshaw is the main character in this story and he has the worst luck possible. Will gets stuck as the new King of the Goblins in The Other Place, the goblins are disorganized, stupid, and a little bit cookey. Through out his time in Other Place Will is desperately trying to get out of his contract that seems to have no loopholes. While Will is working on his contract a Dragon by the name of Barbecue ask if she could borrow a few of the goblins to help with an happily-ever-after. Big mistake Barbie, because the goblin screw that up as well, which leads to a whole bunch of crazy schemes in order to protect the goblin kingdom. This book was great I read it first and now I’m reading it to my two boys (6&8) for bed!!! Seriously anyone would enjoy this book!!!!

By Terri on September 9, 2012

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“William Bradshaw,King of the Goblins” is a great read. It has a refreshing storyline and gives plenty of laughs along the way. The goblins and trolls are hilarious. Will, the main character has a sense of humor and common sense, giving the story an extra punch. I am hoping to follow more of Will’s adventures in Other Place!

By Lisa on November 1, 2012

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If you find yourself rooting for underdogs, and even if you don’t, you’ll cheer for William Bradshaw, King of the Goblins. An anti-hero for these tough economic times, William gets more than he bargained for when he takes a new job. Lots of laughs for children and adults. A great first novel from this new author.

By Dennis L Haven on June 10, 2013

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What a fun romp through a fine fantasy. Goblins and trolls, lawyers and idiot kings, this has loads of fun in store for readers. If you like Robert Asprin’s Myth series or Douglas Adams Hitchhiker books, you’ll enjoy this. I particularly liked the lack of overt violence (you don’t need it for a fine story), even though battles and wars are on everyone’s game plan except for the main character, who tries to stave off these encounters. So this would be very suitable for readers of any age.

Plus, the best part for me, is that William, the main character, the VERY reluctant hero, finds creative ways to address all his problems. Of course, his solutions backfire time and again in the fantasy world which he’s been forced into! But … in the end he comes up with solutions that make you smile. A good read, for sure!



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