What is Fantasy Creature Friday? It’s a discussion where I will talk about a particular creature every week. And what book or book series I think of when that creature is mentioned. At the end of the post, you will also get to link up your own fantasy creature book reviews and discussions for others to wander through.
Thanks to Anya at On Star Ships And Dragon Wings for letting me borrow her ‘link your blog’ idea. She does a giveaway every Friday where you can win ARC’s and link up your reviews/discussions/giveaways. You should totally check it out after you’re done here!
This week’s creature is the:
Goblins are mischievous and ugly dwarf-like creatures. They range from the truly evil to the merely mischievous trouble-makers. They are attributed with various and conflicting abilities, temperaments, and appearances depending on the country of origin. In some mythology they are tiny and related to brownies and gnomes. They are almost always described as being small, usually between the size of dwarves and knee-high, but occasionally they are said to be only a few inches tall.
They have a fondness for gold and jewelry, and some stories say they have magical powers as well. They live underground in caves, or under the roots of trees. Most live in groups or colonies.
I have read about Goblins in 13 Treasures, 13 Curses, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, The Spiderwick Chronicles. And seen them in movies such as Legend and Labyrinth.
Had you heard of Goblins before? What is your favorite book with a Goblin in it?