The human army, Hanorians, is at the gates of Kiranok, the goblns’ stronghold, threatening to wipe them out and kill all of them. Billy, the reluctant goblin king, is worried about how he can save the situation. Billy with the help of his goblin commander, Hob, won the Goblin Crown, defeating General Sawtooth, but not all goblins are happy with the situation, so Billy is facing problems both from the Hanorians and from some goblins.
Billy’s friends, Lexi and Kurt, who arrived unexpectedly in the goblin kingdom along with Billy, are doing their best to help. Lexi’s magic continues to improve, and she fights a battle with the powerful wizard, Mig. While all these things are happening, the friends see a falling star. Falling stars are important to the goblins, so Hob and Kurt set off to see if they can find it.
This book is aimed at middle grade readers. The characters are well done for this age group. Billy and to an extent Lexi were outcasts in their school. Now they’re shouldering serious responsibility and protecting Billy’s subjects. Kurt was an insider but now that he is with the goblins, he has become a faithful supporter of Billy.
The book is an enjoyable fantasy with plenty of action, but also some philosophical questions that will make young readers think.
I received this book from Turner Publishing for this review.