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Dance of the Goblins [PDF / Epub] ✅ Dance of the Goblins By Jaq D. Hawkins – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk At the centre of goblin society is The Dance the spiritual exaltation of life itself which is central to the goblins' existence In the human world above life is austere and goblins only a myth When Co At the centre of goblin society is The Dance the spiritual exaltation of life itself which Dance of PDF \ is central to the goblins' existence In the human world above life is austere and goblins only a myth When Count Anton is drawn into the rhythm of The Dance a clash between two worlds is about to beginHaghuf respected elder among the unseen goblins has only scorn for humans Yet he is drawn into friendship with a human aristocrat by the Dance the celebration of life that holds the goblin society togetherCount Anton — human magician shapeshifter — rules the human world aboveWhen an unwitting human wanders accidentally into the caverns a series of events is set into motion that will lead him to betray his loyalty to his own people to avoid a war that the humans cannot possibly winHunted by humans who feel he has betrayed them by his friendship with the goblins and unwelcome in the goblin world where all humans are considered the enemy he will be thrown into a deeper world where even the goblins have reason to be afraid.

  • Dance of the Goblins
  • Jaq D. Hawkins
  • 02 April 2016

About the Author: Jaq D. Hawkins

Ja D Hawkins is a British author in the genres of Steampunk Fantasy and the occult Dance of PDF \ Her first published book Understanding Chaos Magic Capall Bann was the first book on chaos magic to bring a general understanding of the subject to a wide audience and earned her a place among the best known writers on chaos magic Her Spirits of the Elements series spread her reputation across a wider.



10 thoughts on “Dance of the Goblins

  1. Issendai Issendai says:

    I'm still reading so this is of a review in process than an actual review but Dance of the Goblins is a poor read so far It's written in a dry wordy style with nil description and is told rather than shown so aggressively that by the time an event takes place on the page it's already been so hashed out dissected and predicted that it's stale Characterization is one dimensional although it's clear from the author's commentary that there was a great deal characterization in her head than made it onto the page The same is true of the worldbuilding practically nonexistent colorless when it does appear but the author had greater things in mindThe plot itself has potential It's hard to see that potential because it's a character driven plot with flat characters but with rewriting it could be a good bookAs a first novel it's not bad Not good but not bad Instead of pouring her efforts into promoting this book as she's currently doing I suggest that the author write a few novels and develop her storytelling skills then return to Dance of the Goblins with a new eye

  2. M.L. Woolley M.L. Woolley says:

    This book is a fantasy unlike anything I have read The story is drawn out with skill and and told in the manner of a master storyteller The characters environment and storyline drew me into the story and I could see it all in my mind's eye This is an edge of your seat fantasy and kept the pages turning all the way to the end I am looking forward to the next book I love to read and it's a treat to find new books that are put together so well

  3. Chris Chris says:

    An excellent read with a deceptively gentle narrative tone Dance of the Goblins has running through it's core at least for me an attractive Paganspiritual ethos The message here seems to be Ezra Pound's 'learn of the green world what can be thy place' steer away from the folly of vanity and possessive attitudes and work with nature making sure you have plenty of fun in the process Fun and pleasure in the goblins' world is had by play and attuning oneself to the rhythms of the planet and dancing with others of a similar mindset It is perhaps an idealized lifestyle but one that can nevertheless provide much inspiration I love the characters too and the world they live in all of which seems wholly original and highly imaginative I had never read a book from this genre before but now I feel open to reading of the same kind especially if it's by Ja D Hawkins Wonderful stuff

  4. Michelle ♣ Ndayeni Michelle ♣ Ndayeni says:

    An intriguing story that pulls you into its world from the beginning and keeps you somewhat bemused while reading From the start it's clear that the author's sympathies are with the goblins and as we soon find out for good reason Set in what is apparently some sort of post modern world human society has regressed into something resembling the middle ages with the majority of humans having become ignorant and superstitious falling back onto extreme religious beliefs and bigoted and sexist practices that most of modern society has left behind with only small groups of humans having retained egalitarian and intellectual views Throughout her tale Ms Hawkins shines a harsh light on the mindless superstitions and fanatical behavior that the commoners are prone to and demonstrates how they can create and perpetrate greater evils than the things which they would name evil and seek to destroyThe various characters in the story are introduced and portrayed in a very natural sort of way that makes you feel as though you know them while in reality you are told very little about each of them at first Gradually as the tale unfolds you discover additional facts about them most of which are presented in a very casual or even offhand manner such that at times it takes a moment or two to realize that you've just learned something important about that person There are no infodumps here simply gradual and sparing character and world development that makes it seem as though you truly are learning about who these people are and what their worlds are like simply by observing them and making note of little details that you pick up on from time to time I for one found it to be uite a fascinating approach and it kept me curious to see what would be revealed nextThose looking for action might be somewhat disappointed with this book for the pace is mostly fairly slow and unhurried There are times when the characters are called upon to take swift and decisive action and there are scenes of high drama within the story but mostly it's a slow journey rather than a race to the finish Such is both one of the story's strengths and one of its weaknesses I think for while the laidback pace is one thing that makes this book rather fascinating there are times when things seem to plod along just a bit too much and I found myself wishing they would get on with it or get to the point or whatever already instead of just sitting and pondering or debating what should be done or getting lost in explanation or backstories that didn't necessarily need to be told thenThe main weakness I found with this book was the ending After the main climactic event of the storyline things seemed to drag on a bit too long in my opinion True there were several things that needed to be resolved or at least explained a bit after that event but some of them could have been summed up faster I think And the ending when it did come was a bit abrupt seeming for there wasn't any real sense of the narrative winding down to a stopping point I gather that there is or will be a seuel to this book and that explains the rather open endedness of it but a little sense of wind down and of coming to a stop for now would have been good I thinkMy disappointment with the ending aside however I really liked this book and would certainly recommend it to anyone who likes traditional type fantasy as there are creatures and magic enough to please There are even a few light threads of romance woven into the story one of which is fairly relevant to the main story even if it is mostly a sidenote to it An overall enjoyable read so long as you're willing to sit back and let it tell its story in its own time

  5. Cheryl Landmark Cheryl Landmark says:

    What a delightful refreshing change from the usual fantasies about vampires werewolves and fairies Ms Hawkins has written a very enjoyable story about goblins and the humans who are left to cope with life after the cataclysmic Turning The descriptions of the Dance itself were very vivid and compellingCount Anton one of the humans and Haghuf one of the goblins were well developed and likeable characters who overcame their differences and historical prejudices to become trusted loyal friends The fact that Count Anton was also a shapeshifter who could assume the persona of a black wolf endeared him to me even further If I had one criticism however it would be the long episodes of storytelling and exposition that made up much of the book It was interesting to learn about the history of the goblins and the society that had developed after the Turning but these prolonged tales had a tendency to slow the pace uite a bit I prefer a lot of action and magic in my fantasiesAll in all I enjoyed the book and would definitely recommend it to others who are fans of this genre

  6. Christopher Kellen Christopher Kellen says:

    Dance of the Goblins is a delightful charming story set in a world which is simultaneously familiar and alien It is an exploration of the society of the goblins who live beneath the surface of the world in harmony while humans live above The core of the story is about Anton a human; Haghuf a goblin elder; and Talla a young goblin woman who ends up trapped in the world above when the humans unwittingly discover an entrance to the goblins’ realmThis story is not adventure fantasy It reads like a fairy tale a light hearted and optimistic fantasy tale showing us what life would be like if we lived alongside a race of creatures like the goblins The world building is wonderful the prose fulfills its purpose with style and grace and though the actual plot is a little slower than I usually like the fairy tale feeling makes that seem unimportantOverall it was a very pleasant and satisfying read with a few genuine surprises of world building and character Definitely recommended if you love fairy tale fantasy

  7. Tracey Tracey says:

    Goblins don't trust man because of the way humans treat the planetFor ages goblins and men have co existed without interfering with the otherThe only human who knows of Krapreeg and has been within it's caves is Count Anton who is a magician That is because of the friendship between Anton and the goblin HaghufOne night a man finds his way in the Krapreeg caves Unfortunately one of the goblins is seen by a group of humans looking for the man who inadvertently entered the cavesHaghuf turns to Anton for helpThings are about to change between goblin and human And things will never be the same againJa has written a book which you can lose yourself inAs the tale of goblin and human unfolds I found myself engrossed with all the characters who are skilfully craftedThe writing is so descriptive I could see everything in my mind's eye as I was readingI must admit I was sorry to reach the end of the book as I was so wrapped up in it To be honest I was left wanting Whether you are a regular reader of fantasy books or not I would suggest this book to anyoneAbsorbing and recommended

  8. Eshaum Eshaum says:

    Sometimes you'll find a book that expresses a concept Sometimes a history a mythology or the spirit of an age Sometimes like with Dance of the Goblins you'll find a book that expresses the Dance itself Ja D Hawkins has woven a rich tapestry pulling deep from the ancestry of her homeland Mythology legend and philosophy pool together coalesce with her artful wit to create a story that not only transports the reader to a different frame of time the future? the past? your guess is as good as mine but to a different state of mind altogether One in which the petty differences that exist between all living things fade and the face of bias is shown simultaneously with the Dance of harmony itself a harmony of chaos Dance of the Goblins is a book that could appeal to anyone; child or adult teen or elder It tickles the mind tantalizes the senses who could Not be tempted to step into the Dance after reading this? it invigorates the spirit to move in concordance with the natural flow of things Oh did I mention its also a great story? Though fiction the concepts Ja addresses are very real very present in our time our past and in our future Though she addresses 'Goblins' the small people wee folk she has encapsulated the superstitious beliefs which has plagued mankind for centuries in such a way where I as a human felt chided than once by the wized Haghuf who could not through the eyes of the beautiful Tala find as much fascination in this human species as she has? To say that this book is a fiction would be to undervalue it Far than fiction but not uite fact this is book that lives somewhere Inbetween the realms of logic and imagination and I would suggest anyone who chose to Not at least give it a try to be possessed by a very foolish streak indeed

  9. Diane Rapp Diane Rapp says:

    When I started this book I thought it was another uest fantasy with elves goblins wizards and fair damsels Wrong assumption This complex sci fifantasy follows the survivors on Earth after a cataclysmic event called the Turning which cleanses the world According to Goblin lore turnings happened many times during the history of the planetThe Turning is a real event documented by geologists Last year I saw a series called How the Earth Was Made and one episode investigated signs that the earth flips its magnetic poles every 40000 to 60000 years They don't know why it happens but the event wreaks havoc on continents oceans and ice caps Only the luckiest creatures survive and evolution takes its course afterwardsA good book takes a premise like the Earth shifting on its polar axis and builds a story from that point How did humans survive? In this book people who lived underground developed into Goblins and people who lived above ground were the typical humans except some were magicians and shape shifters Goblins are many different varieties of people deep dwellers defenders water goblins and betweeners but goblins are all connected with the rhythm of the earth and dance to its beat A wise goblin and a human magician became friends after they dance together in a meadow Their friendship becomes important to the survival of both races when an accident throws the two races into conflict War could destroy everyone As a reader I cared about the main characters rooted for the Goblins and the Magicians and hoped they could prevent superstitious humans from destroying both races This book is surprising and enjoyable not an ordinary uest fantasy When you read the book your foot might start tapping as you feel the dance Get up from your chair and enjoy yourself with the goblins

  10. Lita Burke Lita Burke says:

    May I have the pleasure of this goblin dance with you?A chance encounter between humans searching for a missing man and the goblins who dwell in the abandoned tunnels near the surface stir long seated distrust between the two races and threatens war During the fracas the humans unwittingly capture Talla a glamour ridden female goblin mistaking her for a human damsel in distress It is also the story of the long time friendship between the elder goblin Haghuf and the human Count Anton who cemented their long time friendship with The Dance which is the deep earth magic binding these racesThis story examines the conseuences of the human tendency to pollute their world and the Earth’s periodic cleansing that drives humans into the deepest caves to escape the cataclysmic changes at the surface The cave dweller humans have become goblins and the few surviving humans at the surface recover and repopulate The story also has much to say of the conseuences caused by closed minded fanaticism But most importantly I could not put the story down until I learned if the succubus Talla wooed and won the charming werewolf Anton Dance of the Goblins embodied all the delightful elements I adore in stories written by indie authors It had a fresh magical world it scolds us about the negative aspects of the human condition but doesn’t preach and the characters piue my curiosity The clever story entwines goblin mythology with the events befalling Haghuf Anton and Talla As I read it my feet tapped to the unheard but still felt heartbeat of The Dance

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10 thoughts on “Dance of the Goblins

  1. Issendai Issendai says:

    I'm still reading so this is of a review in process than an actual review but Dance of the Goblins is a poor read so far It's written in a dry wordy style with nil description and is told rather than shown so aggressively that by the time an event takes place on the page it's already been so hashed out dissected and predicted that it's stale Characterization is one dimensional although it's clear from the author's commentary that there was a great deal characterization in her head than made it onto the page The same is true of the worldbuilding practically nonexistent colorless when it does appear but the author had greater things in mindThe plot itself has potential It's hard to see that potential because it's a character driven plot with flat characters but with rewriting it could be a good bookAs a first novel it's not bad Not good but not bad Instead of pouring her efforts into promoting this book as she's currently doing I suggest that the author write a few novels and develop her storytelling skills then return to Dance of the Goblins with a new eye

  2. M.L. Woolley M.L. Woolley says:

    This book is a fantasy unlike anything I have read The story is drawn out with skill and and told in the manner of a master storyteller The characters environment and storyline drew me into the story and I could see it all in my mind's eye This is an edge of your seat fantasy and kept the pages turning all the way to the end I am looking forward to the next book I love to read and it's a treat to find new books that are put together so well

  3. Chris Chris says:

    An excellent read with a deceptively gentle narrative tone Dance of the Goblins has running through it's core at least for me an attractive Paganspiritual ethos The message here seems to be Ezra Pound's 'learn of the green world what can be thy place' steer away from the folly of vanity and possessive attitudes and work with nature making sure you have plenty of fun in the process Fun and pleasure in the goblins' world is had by play and attuning oneself to the rhythms of the planet and dancing with others of a similar mindset It is perhaps an idealized lifestyle but one that can nevertheless provide much inspiration I love the characters too and the world they live in all of which seems wholly original and highly imaginative I had never read a book from this genre before but now I feel open to reading of the same kind especially if it's by Ja D Hawkins Wonderful stuff

  4. Michelle ♣ Ndayeni Michelle ♣ Ndayeni says:

    An intriguing story that pulls you into its world from the beginning and keeps you somewhat bemused while reading From the start it's clear that the author's sympathies are with the goblins and as we soon find out for good reason Set in what is apparently some sort of post modern world human society has regressed into something resembling the middle ages with the majority of humans having become ignorant and superstitious falling back onto extreme religious beliefs and bigoted and sexist practices that most of modern society has left behind with only small groups of humans having retained egalitarian and intellectual views Throughout her tale Ms Hawkins shines a harsh light on the mindless superstitions and fanatical behavior that the commoners are prone to and demonstrates how they can create and perpetrate greater evils than the things which they would name evil and seek to destroyThe various characters in the story are introduced and portrayed in a very natural sort of way that makes you feel as though you know them while in reality you are told very little about each of them at first Gradually as the tale unfolds you discover additional facts about them most of which are presented in a very casual or even offhand manner such that at times it takes a moment or two to realize that you've just learned something important about that person There are no infodumps here simply gradual and sparing character and world development that makes it seem as though you truly are learning about who these people are and what their worlds are like simply by observing them and making note of little details that you pick up on from time to time I for one found it to be uite a fascinating approach and it kept me curious to see what would be revealed nextThose looking for action might be somewhat disappointed with this book for the pace is mostly fairly slow and unhurried There are times when the characters are called upon to take swift and decisive action and there are scenes of high drama within the story but mostly it's a slow journey rather than a race to the finish Such is both one of the story's strengths and one of its weaknesses I think for while the laidback pace is one thing that makes this book rather fascinating there are times when things seem to plod along just a bit too much and I found myself wishing they would get on with it or get to the point or whatever already instead of just sitting and pondering or debating what should be done or getting lost in explanation or backstories that didn't necessarily need to be told thenThe main weakness I found with this book was the ending After the main climactic event of the storyline things seemed to drag on a bit too long in my opinion True there were several things that needed to be resolved or at least explained a bit after that event but some of them could have been summed up faster I think And the ending when it did come was a bit abrupt seeming for there wasn't any real sense of the narrative winding down to a stopping point I gather that there is or will be a seuel to this book and that explains the rather open endedness of it but a little sense of wind down and of coming to a stop for now would have been good I thinkMy disappointment with the ending aside however I really liked this book and would certainly recommend it to anyone who likes traditional type fantasy as there are creatures and magic enough to please There are even a few light threads of romance woven into the story one of which is fairly relevant to the main story even if it is mostly a sidenote to it An overall enjoyable read so long as you're willing to sit back and let it tell its story in its own time

  5. Cheryl Landmark Cheryl Landmark says:

    What a delightful refreshing change from the usual fantasies about vampires werewolves and fairies Ms Hawkins has written a very enjoyable story about goblins and the humans who are left to cope with life after the cataclysmic Turning The descriptions of the Dance itself were very vivid and compellingCount Anton one of the humans and Haghuf one of the goblins were well developed and likeable characters who overcame their differences and historical prejudices to become trusted loyal friends The fact that Count Anton was also a shapeshifter who could assume the persona of a black wolf endeared him to me even further If I had one criticism however it would be the long episodes of storytelling and exposition that made up much of the book It was interesting to learn about the history of the goblins and the society that had developed after the Turning but these prolonged tales had a tendency to slow the pace uite a bit I prefer a lot of action and magic in my fantasiesAll in all I enjoyed the book and would definitely recommend it to others who are fans of this genre

  6. Christopher Kellen Christopher Kellen says:

    Dance of the Goblins is a delightful charming story set in a world which is simultaneously familiar and alien It is an exploration of the society of the goblins who live beneath the surface of the world in harmony while humans live above The core of the story is about Anton a human; Haghuf a goblin elder; and Talla a young goblin woman who ends up trapped in the world above when the humans unwittingly discover an entrance to the goblins’ realmThis story is not adventure fantasy It reads like a fairy tale a light hearted and optimistic fantasy tale showing us what life would be like if we lived alongside a race of creatures like the goblins The world building is wonderful the prose fulfills its purpose with style and grace and though the actual plot is a little slower than I usually like the fairy tale feeling makes that seem unimportantOverall it was a very pleasant and satisfying read with a few genuine surprises of world building and character Definitely recommended if you love fairy tale fantasy

  7. Tracey Tracey says:

    Goblins don't trust man because of the way humans treat the planetFor ages goblins and men have co existed without interfering with the otherThe only human who knows of Krapreeg and has been within it's caves is Count Anton who is a magician That is because of the friendship between Anton and the goblin HaghufOne night a man finds his way in the Krapreeg caves Unfortunately one of the goblins is seen by a group of humans looking for the man who inadvertently entered the cavesHaghuf turns to Anton for helpThings are about to change between goblin and human And things will never be the same againJa has written a book which you can lose yourself inAs the tale of goblin and human unfolds I found myself engrossed with all the characters who are skilfully craftedThe writing is so descriptive I could see everything in my mind's eye as I was readingI must admit I was sorry to reach the end of the book as I was so wrapped up in it To be honest I was left wanting Whether you are a regular reader of fantasy books or not I would suggest this book to anyoneAbsorbing and recommended

  8. Eshaum Eshaum says:

    Sometimes you'll find a book that expresses a concept Sometimes a history a mythology or the spirit of an age Sometimes like with Dance of the Goblins you'll find a book that expresses the Dance itself Ja D Hawkins has woven a rich tapestry pulling deep from the ancestry of her homeland Mythology legend and philosophy pool together coalesce with her artful wit to create a story that not only transports the reader to a different frame of time the future? the past? your guess is as good as mine but to a different state of mind altogether One in which the petty differences that exist between all living things fade and the face of bias is shown simultaneously with the Dance of harmony itself a harmony of chaos Dance of the Goblins is a book that could appeal to anyone; child or adult teen or elder It tickles the mind tantalizes the senses who could Not be tempted to step into the Dance after reading this? it invigorates the spirit to move in concordance with the natural flow of things Oh did I mention its also a great story? Though fiction the concepts Ja addresses are very real very present in our time our past and in our future Though she addresses 'Goblins' the small people wee folk she has encapsulated the superstitious beliefs which has plagued mankind for centuries in such a way where I as a human felt chided than once by the wized Haghuf who could not through the eyes of the beautiful Tala find as much fascination in this human species as she has? To say that this book is a fiction would be to undervalue it Far than fiction but not uite fact this is book that lives somewhere Inbetween the realms of logic and imagination and I would suggest anyone who chose to Not at least give it a try to be possessed by a very foolish streak indeed

  9. Diane Rapp Diane Rapp says:

    When I started this book I thought it was another uest fantasy with elves goblins wizards and fair damsels Wrong assumption This complex sci fifantasy follows the survivors on Earth after a cataclysmic event called the Turning which cleanses the world According to Goblin lore turnings happened many times during the history of the planetThe Turning is a real event documented by geologists Last year I saw a series called How the Earth Was Made and one episode investigated signs that the earth flips its magnetic poles every 40000 to 60000 years They don't know why it happens but the event wreaks havoc on continents oceans and ice caps Only the luckiest creatures survive and evolution takes its course afterwardsA good book takes a premise like the Earth shifting on its polar axis and builds a story from that point How did humans survive? In this book people who lived underground developed into Goblins and people who lived above ground were the typical humans except some were magicians and shape shifters Goblins are many different varieties of people deep dwellers defenders water goblins and betweeners but goblins are all connected with the rhythm of the earth and dance to its beat A wise goblin and a human magician became friends after they dance together in a meadow Their friendship becomes important to the survival of both races when an accident throws the two races into conflict War could destroy everyone As a reader I cared about the main characters rooted for the Goblins and the Magicians and hoped they could prevent superstitious humans from destroying both races This book is surprising and enjoyable not an ordinary uest fantasy When you read the book your foot might start tapping as you feel the dance Get up from your chair and enjoy yourself with the goblins

  10. Lita Burke Lita Burke says:

    May I have the pleasure of this goblin dance with you?A chance encounter between humans searching for a missing man and the goblins who dwell in the abandoned tunnels near the surface stir long seated distrust between the two races and threatens war During the fracas the humans unwittingly capture Talla a glamour ridden female goblin mistaking her for a human damsel in distress It is also the story of the long time friendship between the elder goblin Haghuf and the human Count Anton who cemented their long time friendship with The Dance which is the deep earth magic binding these racesThis story examines the conseuences of the human tendency to pollute their world and the Earth’s periodic cleansing that drives humans into the deepest caves to escape the cataclysmic changes at the surface The cave dweller humans have become goblins and the few surviving humans at the surface recover and repopulate The story also has much to say of the conseuences caused by closed minded fanaticism But most importantly I could not put the story down until I learned if the succubus Talla wooed and won the charming werewolf Anton Dance of the Goblins embodied all the delightful elements I adore in stories written by indie authors It had a fresh magical world it scolds us about the negative aspects of the human condition but doesn’t preach and the characters piue my curiosity The clever story entwines goblin mythology with the events befalling Haghuf Anton and Talla As I read it my feet tapped to the unheard but still felt heartbeat of The Dance

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