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Goblin Moon (Mask & Dagger) [Kindle Edition]

Teresa Edgerton , Jennifer Carson , John Edgerton , Carolyn Hill
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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UNDER THE GOBLIN MOON ...

Coffins float down the river, hobgoblins emerge from their dens, alchemists pore over ancient texts in search of the secret of creating life, and one man fights a secret battle against cruelty and injustice, with wit, ingenuity, and a lethal lack of compunction.

Gunpowder & Alchemy supersedes Sword & Sorcery in this swashbuckling tale of sorcery, witchcraft, mesmerism, animal magnetism, disguises, revenges, secret societies, and secret identities.

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"As satisfying a modern novel as one could wish for. Stylish and inventive, with a unique flavor interweaving the best of the romantical reality of a particular period in history with a highly original use of fantasy elements."
-- Baird Searles, Asimov's Science Fiction
"The characters of GOBLIN MOON are always in motion, always playing off something or someone, always acting and reacting as the circumstances demand. ... A fascinating accomplishment."
-- John Bunnell, Dragon Magazine
"A fantasy that is fresh and appealing, and completely original in conception ... [Edgerton] creates a world that is strange and grotesque and wonderful and familiar, all at the same time.  Excellent, excellent, excellent!"
-- Kate Elliot, author of Spirit Gate
"Teresa Edgerton has the bold vision that makes epics, but never loses sight of the details where the true stuff of magic lies.  Her characters are more than merely believable,  they become intimate aquaintances of the reader, close friends and bitter enemies.  I wish all writers had her gift."
-- Tad Williams, author of Shadowmarch
"A delightful book, set in a world where magic adds intrigue to a society much like Georgian England." 
-- Out of this World Tribune

Product Details

  • File Size: 567 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1105047261
  • Publisher: Moonfleet (October 13, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005VMDE5A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #400,511 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy and the Age of Reason - Completely Compatible November 29, 1999
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Theresa Edgerton, I will state right now, is one of my absolutely favourite fantasy authors in the genre today. Within the space of a few hundred pages, she transports us to a world both foreign and familiar, introduces a cast Dickens would envy, and completes a novel that *might* relinquish the reader's attention given the space of a month. While publishers are constantly "upping" the cost and the length (and the dullness) of their new lines, Theresa Edgerton is an excellent foil - slashing through the cliche bilge and shining through the benighted press. Her stories have the added quality of "rereadableness" - for they rest on limited omniscience rather than surprise.
In "Goblin Moon," the first book in a duology, Ms. Edgerton creates a world based on eighteenth century Europe, replete with evil duchesses and dashing masqueraders, husband-catchers and Faust mirrors, Guilds of gnomes and dwarves and covens of goblins. Although readers of her other series (The Green Lion Trilogy, and its sister Trilogy - both set in a para-Celtic land) might find the abrupt change in world surprising, yet the first few chapters will certainly convince them to continue reading. Students of this particular era (who suffered through Locke and have been looking for a means of putting such non-knowledge to use) will find her world-building especially delightful, from the Fates to the sheep-drawn carriages.
Beware, though. Ms. Edgerton's novels are notoriously difficult to find, but more than worth the agony of waiting.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! July 1, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Goblin Moon is set in a quasi-Victorian time. There are several different species, such as gnomes, blood-sucking trolls, hobgoblins and, of course, humans. The main heroine, Seramarias Vorder, is an appropriately intelligent and resourceful young woman in a rather false society. However, the hero, the elusive Lord Francis Skelbrooke, steals the show. A perfect gentlemen, laced and powdered to perfection...armed to the teeth and with the deplorable habit of shooting enemies at point blank range.
Together, Sera and Lord Skelbrooke must find out exactly what the mysterious and bewitching Duchess and her suave minion Jarl Skogsra are plotting.
Full of intrigue, ironic humor, the stylized world of the Victorians, and a touch of romance, Goblin Moon is an enchanting read. It is well worth the time and effort to locate a copy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Scarlet Pimpernel. Only better. November 13, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Teresa Edgerton, I will state right now, is one of my absolutely favourite fantasy authors in the genre today. Within the space of a few hundred pages, she transports us to a world both foreign and familiar, introduces a cast Dickens would envy, and completes a novel that *might* relinquish the reader's attention given the space of a month. While publishers are constantly "upping" the cost and the length (and the dullness) of their new lines, Teresa Edgerton is an excellent foil - slashing through the cliche bilge and shining through the benighted press. Her stories have the added quality of "rereadableness" - for they rest on limited omniscience rather than surprise.

In "Goblin Moon," the first book in a duology, Ms. Edgerton creates a world based on eighteenth century Europe, replete with evil duchesses and dashing masqueraders, husband-catchers and Faust mirrors, Guilds of gnomes and dwarves and covens of goblins. Although readers of her other series (The Green Lion Trilogy, and its sister Trilogy - both set in a para-Celtic land) might find the abrupt change in world surprising, yet the first few chapters will certainly convince them to continue reading. Students of this particular era (who suffered through Locke and have been looking for a means of putting such non-knowledge to use) will find her world-building especially delightful, from the Fates to the sheep-drawn carriages.

Happily, Ms. Edgerton has reissued her excellent Mask and Dagger duology, opening another generation to the charms and danger of Lord Francis Love Skelbrooke...who's just like the Scarlet Pimpernel. Only better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gaslamp Fantasy At Its Finest December 15, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The literary antecedents of the Goblin Moon are equal parts Jane Austen (but without the boring parts) and Alexandre Dumas, with perhaps a dash of Baroness Orczy (The Scarlet Pimpernel), are readily identifiable in this delightful blend of adventure, intrigue, and dark magics.

Set in a pseudo-Europe of the Victorian era, in which humankind is not the only sentient race but shares the world with the Faerie, Dwarves, Gnomes, and some of the Darker Powers (tm), her protagonists are flawed but strong of heart, her villains intriguing, and her intrigue suitably mysterious.

Fans of the excellent James Blaylock "Narbondo" series, Steven Brust's "Phoenix Guards" books, or merely those with an appreciation for the Victorian era manners, ironic humor, and a delightful literary style will be enchanted!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun! March 16, 2006
Format:Mass Market Paperback
It's so sad that this book is no longer in print, and that only seven people have reviewed it. That means there are A LOT of people out there who have never been introduced to the wonder that is Teresa Edgerton's Lord Skelbrooke!

I don't know how I first heard about these books- I probably saw them on someone's Amazon Listmania list, and then requested them off a bookswap service. But once I started reading Goblin Moon, I was sucked right in.

Is it epic fantasy? Not at all. Is the plot twisting and turning and totally compex? Nope. What it is is more of an adventure story than anything else, coupled with romance, science, hilarity and chaos. It is so ovious while reading this book that Edgerton enjoyed writing it. The characters come to life full-blooded, they enjoy living within their pages so very much, that it is impossible to read it and not enjoy their lives as well. Francis Skelbrooke steals every scene in which he appears, and Sera, too, is a heroine I'd love to have as a friend any day.

I highly recommend this book, and its sequel, The Gnome's Engine. Both are superb, and even if I came late to the game, I'm going to be cheering Edgerton on for a long time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Ever get that 'something wicked this way comes' feeling?
This has been a delightful foray into fantasy of manners, but I am no wide reader in this genre so I may be pointing out stuff that's de rigeur. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dangerous when Cooking
4.0 out of 5 stars Happily surprised!
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It's a witty interesting vacation book for the fantasy fan. I do hope the second book will come out on Kindle soon as well. Read more
Published 12 months ago by JG Siro
5.0 out of 5 stars Goblin Moon is wonderfully entertaining
Like many of the other readers, I adore Alexander Dumas and Baroness Orczy... And I adore goblins, gnomes, romance, magic and eighteenth century costume drama. Read more
Published on February 9, 2012 by Y. Olsgaard
5.0 out of 5 stars Unusual and glowing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Goblin Moon. Lord Skelbrooke is dashing, mysterious, and intriguingly explosive, and Sera Vorder has a spine and a great deal of common sense. Read more
Published on December 14, 2011 by Carolyn J. Hill
4.0 out of 5 stars No Goblins but Good Fun Anyway
I picked this up in a used bookstore and thought it was ok to start off, but by the end I was hunting through Amazon to see what else they had by the author. Read more
Published on March 18, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Goblin Moon
This is a book I found on the shelf in my reading class, unread and looking pretty old. I took it in and almost gave up on it because I found the beginning a tad bit uninteresting. Read more
Published on March 9, 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow...a good female fantasy writer...that's a new one
I found this beaten up paperback on a shelf of neglected paperbacks at my University's library. Everything is hard-bound (the school does it itself) so the few paperbacks are... Read more
Published on July 8, 1997
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical Gothic Romance
Usually, I am not a fan of Gothic Romance. However, Ms. Edgerton's novel Goblin Moon reminds
me of the works of Tim Powers and James Blaylock. Read more
Published on June 25, 1997
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