Hines presents hysterically funny, witty and surprisingly intuitive writing in this glimpse into the life of a most unusual goblin. Jig is so refreshingly unique that he outshines the other characters, but only barely, since the entire cast is disarmingly and charmingly wonderful. This is a definite must read.
Jig leads his friends on raucous adventures and battles while somehow managing not to be thrown by a grumpy, anthropomorphic tree. When captured by humans, he escapes and helps his people fight, ending up pitted against orcs, goblins, hobgoblins and kobolds. (DAW, Mar., 352 pp., $7.99)