Book 1 in The Goblin Brothers Adventures series (2010)
They’re short, they’re scrawny, they’re green, and they want to be heroes. The problem? Goblins are supposed to fish, forage, and stay out of the world’s way, not challenge odious villains.
But Malagach and Gortok aren’t going to let a few rules keep them from their dreams. Malagach and Gortok are brothers. Goblin brothers, that is. Smart and literate, they are quite unusual in their village, and often the target of Zakrog and his gang of bullies. Gortok is the inventor of the two, always coming up with amazing new tools to use.
Armed with their wits, their stolen (er, borrowed) books, and their scavenged tools, they’re ready to eradicate the evils around their mountain home. Or get in a lot of trouble trying … Together, they find themselves in some crazy dilemmas, and it takes every bit of knowledge and ingenuity they have to get themselves right back out!
Included: seven short stories for ages 10 to adult.