The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

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"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. Witty mixed media illustrations show Brangwain's furtive missives back to the elf kingdom, while Werfel's determinedly unbiased narrative tells an entirely different story." -- From publisher.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2018
Edition: First edition
Description: 516 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780763698225
0763698229
Branch Call Number: j Ande
Additional Contributors: Yelchin, Eugene

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Who should the reader believe: Brangwain Spurge, the uptight elf spy whose p.o.v. is revealed exclusively through images he mentally transmits from the goblin kingdom? Or his friendly goblin host, whose perspective is shared through text alone and doesn’t match Spurge’s? This wildly original fant... Read More »

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