The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

An anarchic, outlandish, and deeply political tale of warring elf and goblin kingdoms

By M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin Read by Gildart Jackson Science Fiction & Fantasy / Young Adult Fiction English, Unabridged 5h 26m Sell Sheet
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5 Audio CDs November 6, 2018 $39.99 $29.99 9781974930364 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs November 6, 2018 $29.99 $19.99 9781974930401 Add to Cart
							Uptight elfin historian Brangwain Spurge is on a mission: survive being catapulted across the mountains into goblin territory, deliver a priceless peace offering to their mysterious dark lord, and spy on the goblin kingdom—from which no elf has returned alive in more than a hundred years. 

Brangwain’s host, the goblin archivist Werfel, is delighted to show Brangwain around. They should be the best of friends, but a series of extraordinary double crosses, blunders, and cultural misunderstandings throws these two bumbling scholars into the middle of an international crisis that may spell death for them—and war for their nations. 

A hilarious and biting social commentary that could only come from the likes of National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson and Newbery Honoree Eugene Yelchin, this tale is rife with thrilling action and a comic disparity that suggests the ultimate victor in a war is perhaps not who won the battles but who gets to write the history.

National Book Award Finalist - 2018 - Awards

Anderson’s latest foray into middle-grade fantasy is executed with the smarts and finesse his fans have come to expect. Joining him on this storytelling adventure is Yelchin…Yelchin’s black pen-and-ink illustrations, in Medieval style, capture the humor and fantastical details of the text, as well as Brangwain’s changing view of goblins. Biting and hysterical, Brangwain and Werfel’s adventure is one for the history books. - Booklist (starred review)

“Listeners will laugh and reflect during this meditation on long-standing conflict and reconciliation that asks, "Who gets to write history?" - Booklist