The Goblin Wood

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  • Title: The Goblin Wood
  • Author: Hilari Bell
  • ISBN: 9780060513719
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Hardcover
The Goblin Wood

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The Goblin Wood

About “Hilari Bell

  • Hilari Bell

    As far as writing is concerned, I call myself the poster child for persistence Songs of Power, the first novel I sold, was the 5th novel I d written When it sold I was working on novel 13 The next to sell, Navohar, was 12, and the next, A Matter of Profit, was 9 The Goblin Wood was 6, and the first Sorahb book, Flame later renamed Farsala Fall of a Kingdom , will be 15 You get the picture.My reviews Mea culpa I got onto years ago, and haven t been reviewing but I now mean to start I should add that as writer, I tend to read a bit critically Or at least, when I think a book is going off the rails I usually see technical, writer problems with it In short, any time a book stops working for me, that author becomes an honorary member of my writing critique group whether they want to or not So I apologize in advance for any technical critiques my fellow writers may recieve.Biography My personal life I was born in Denver in 1958 you can do the math I m single and live with my mother, brother and sister in law I used to be a part time reference librarian for a mid sized public library, but in the beginning of 05 I achieved a writer s dream and quit the day job Librarian turned writer is a very schizophrenic state when I try to urge people to buy my books, I have to beat down a lifetime of professional reflexes demanding that I tell them to check them out at the library instead.I enjoy board gaming and fantasy gaming, both table top and live But my favorite thing to do is the decadent version of camping my mom and I practice We have a pop up trailer with a fridge, a sink, a stove and if electrical hookups are available a space heater, heating pads and a toaster Our motto is No unnecessary work We don t cook, we don t wash dishes, we don tyou name it What we do is spend all day, every day, reading and hiking and reading some Camping is the only time I can get in enough reading Well, I take that back when it comes to reading, there s no such thing as enough.



548 thoughts on “The Goblin Wood

  • Some history this was the first book I pulled off the library YA shelves when I was twelve It was a good one to start with I reread it today for the first time in a while, and I was struck again by something that struck me when I was twelve, too The Goblin Wood is an excellent fantasy novel There s a lot of nuance If anything, I think I appreciate that now than when I was twelve, because I ve since read so many books without this degree of thoughtfulness This is a book where everyone s lives ar [...]


  • This was a compelling fantasy novel, but it seems to recycle plenty of overused tropes without really offering up anything new Either way, I still really liked it.


  • Surprisingly good book for all ages I ve read A LOT of fantasy books over the past three decades, and I ve become a bit cynical about them But this one was refreshing, easy to read, and engaging It avoided cliches, it had a strong, intelligent but not overdone heroine this is NOT Xena Warrior Princess , and the hero was not your usual Brad Pitt in shining armor And the fact that it portrayed teenagers as deeply loyal, capable, family loving, and intelligent not just shallow, sex driven dimwits o [...]


  • The Book Warehouse Sale comes to our neck of the woods once or twice a year I normally leave with a few easy readers for my kids and a couple of YA fantasy titles for myself More often than not, the YA fantasy books are mediocre, but I m only paying a dollar or two for each of them It s a gamble.Once in a while, though, I grab a book that makes me feel like I got a true bargain a great book that I enjoy from cover to cover That s happened on my last trip, when I picked up The Goblin Wood, by Hil [...]


  • Goblin Wood came out on 2003 Somehow I missed it Now I have a new author to read To quote a goblin there s no way to know where the skill leaves off and the magic begins This applies to good writing and Hilari Bell.


  • The battle between magics and humans and goblins is being waged and a Hedgewitch is leading the Goblins in battle An enchanting tale of fierce determination and the pain of uncertainty and the humor that only innocent children are able to bring


  • I had high hopes for this book, but I didn t find the characters compelling enough, and I felt like I was reading a take off of a Patricia Wrede book that wasn t quite up to Patricia s standards.


  • Read for the 2016 YA MG Book Battle.This was a thoroughly enjoyable fantasy adventure, filled with interesting characters, magical creatures, and a high stakes plot At age 12, Makenna witnesses her mother s murder by the townspeople she thought were their friends Her mother, a hedgewitch, had very little magical power by comparison to the priests, but the ruler, called the Hierarch, decreed that anyone using magic who wasn t a priest must be in league with evil Makenna flees with her mother s ma [...]


  • Review taken from my blog, The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia.First Sentence Makenna had to stretch onto her toes to reach the small stone lamp, for the shelf that held it was higher than a grown woman s head, and she was only eleven.The Goblin Wood had been sitting on my TBR pile for maybe two months when I picked it up out of the blue a few days ago I could not put it down at all because I was just so caught up in the world, characters, and writing of Ms Bell I m wishing that I had not put off r [...]


  • Makenna is a young hedgewitch who watched her mother die at the hands of the villagers she had helped with her small magical ability Unable to cope with the laws abolishing magic practiced outside of the church, Makenna strikes off into the wilderness of the north On her travels, she saves the life of a goblin, who teaches her of the goblins sense of debt and loyalty.Tobin is a knight who has lost everything In order to save his brother he has been stripped of his title, his responsability, and [...]


  • This was a book that I just happened to pick up one day on a pile of free books and I am so glad I did I found this book to be so amazing I laughed, I cried, I feel in love with the goblins, Tobin and Makenna It left me wanting to know about them and what else happens, so I was very happy to find out there are books to the series, I can not wait to read them and by the author Hilari Bell In this captivating fantasy adventure, the difference between Bright and Dark magic is as deceptive as our [...]


  • The Goblin Wood is a fantasy novel dealing with religion, politics, revenge, and good old fashioned subterfuge It is categorized as YA It is all around a good fantasy read There s solid world building, strong characterization, and well paced narrative flow Makenna is a character who isn t the strongest in magic but she is resourceful She isn t a blank personality She is ambitious in her goals and ruthless when she needs to be.Tobin is an idealistic character and to see his growth through the nov [...]


  • I see that mostly this is marked as YA fantasy, but it read as MG fantasy to me, which is a genre that just doesn t spark for me a lot of the time.I did like Makenna and the goblins a lot, but didn t care a lot about Tobin And I guess I wanted to know about the world and these barbarians and view spoiler I am not sure about going to the Otherworld Doesn t this just make the invaded now the invaders hide spoiler I know some of this must be addressed in the sequels, but this didn t make me inte [...]


  • I ve loved this book for years This morning it popped into my head for absolutely no reason, and I started to really think about why I love it so much Our heroine, despite being a witch, is virtually powerless She s not the special chosen one She s just different a genuine outcast With a teeny bit of magic, a lot of clever planning, a deep well of compassion, and some extraordinary willpower, she does the extraordinary.I think I ll reread it.


  • 3.5 stars It was a refreshing read Light, well written and I did like Tobin and the goblins a lot.My BIG problem now is that I cannot find books 2 and 3 either in Kindle format or in paper format How is that even possible sigh I ll have a look at the english library in Paris tomorrow just in case hopespringseternal


  • I really enjoyed this book because not only was the story well written, but also the characters were well developed There was a clear path for the story, and yet it still offered surprises It s a great read, and I would certainly recommend it to young audiences.



  • Great story I loved that it was something that I haven t read before It was fun and kept me on my toes I really enjoyed it.



  • Goblins and hedgewitches become scapegoats and victims in a war against unstoppable barbarians There is to this fantasy adventure than just likeable characters and a rousing plot It s also a tale of societal manipulation, racial predjudice, and a study of how otherwise good people can end up participating in acts of great evil by uncritically accepting what they are told and doing what is expected of them I loved it.


  • For our first book review assignment, I decided to read and review The Goblin Wood by Hilari Bell The first thing I have to say about the book is that it was definitely a good read In the first few chapters I, to say the least, was bored However, after Makenna formed the alliance with the goblins, I could not put this book down I felt that through the book, Makenna became less and less of a main character as it progressed For example, when the book skipped 5 years I felt like Hilari Bell could h [...]


  • Makenna is only a hedgewitch, less powerful than her mother and a threat to no one But when the Decree of Bright Magic causes the village to murder her mother, Makenna has no choice but to flee into the woods It is there she forms an unlikely alliance with the goblins, who are just as unwanted as she Together, with them and her desire for vengeance, she defends their home in the north against any humans who come their way.Tobin is a knight fallen from grace, and as Makenna s threat grows, he hea [...]


  • The Goblin Wood by Hilari BellMy Summary When Makenna is eleven, her mother is killed before her hiding eyes for being a sorceress Though her mother is really just a hedgewitch, the Priests of the church are looking for absolute power Makenna seeks her revenge on the village of human who had been healed and cared for by her mother only to turn against her at the Priests request But the Goblins in the woods won t leave her alone as she retreats They steal everything she has and she must find a wa [...]


  • So, I really enjoyed this book I just had so much fun reading it, and I didn t want to put it down I wanted to find out what happened to Makenna I needed to know if the goblins survived There was something about this that just captured my interest.The writing style is fairly standard There wasn t really anything about it that captured my interest, and where I thought Wow that is beautiful However, I did enjoy myself I think the plot really drew me in, and the author crafted her story so well I t [...]


  • This is easily one of my favourite fantasy novels It is one that has a plot that keeps you interested, but also possesses enough depth to reward close reading.Makenna s struggle with the goblins is a fairly obvious metaphor for environmentalism, but what is most interesting about her side of the story is the way she continues to distance herself from humanity until she entirely no longer sees herself as a part of society It is the realization that this is impossible which provides a good part of [...]


  • In what turned out to be an addicting fantasy novel, Hilari Bell shows love and compassion for goblins, a race often seen in a negative light in fantasy novels.Betrayed by her own human race, Makenna, a young hedgewitch, flees her village after her mother s execution and finds herself in the company of goblins With a decree demanding all independent magic wielders are in league with dark forces, a crime demanding execution, she finds refuge among these magical creatures and becomes their leader [...]


  • Very enjoyable read with a strong plot not always found in young adult fantasies and an insightful message Strong parallels to World History with mankind pushing aside and persecuting those who are different from them in order to take over their lands The characters develop well in the story Makenna, leader for the goblins against mankinds cruelty, comes to realize the world is not so simple black and white She sees that her enemies are just leaders like her doing what they have to to help their [...]


  • Proceeding apace in rereading my childhood with a personal favorite, The Goblin Wood, which I am beyond delighted to learn has sequels, plural, because I have always needed And bless anyway for having a good enough search engine that when I went looking for the goblin stone since my cover has a rock on it I found the book I needed It has several wonderful things cleverness, a female main character whose strongest characteristic is her tactical abilities I love lady knights but lady tacticians a [...]


  • Makenna and her mother and both hedgewitches, which is really unfortunate, because the Hierarch the religious political leader of the land has just declared them abominations Makenna, being only eleven, isn t so easy for the villagers to exterminate I mean, she s a kid , but they go right on ahead and wrap her mom in a bunch of chains and then throw her in the lake.Not surprisingly, the poor woman drowns.Makenna manages to escape, and here s where things started to get interesting and enjoyable, [...]


  • So glad Hilari Bell got this set up as an e book I have enjoyed reading Ms Bell s YA fantasies The storylines are complicated and believable within the tightly woven worlds she has developed I was delighted with the alternating chapter POV change between the hedgewitch and the knight It was not distracting and Ms Bell kept the storyline progressing throughout The characters showed believable change and growth The Goblin Wood shows that, especially during conflict war it might have helped if the [...]


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