Goblin Queen was so much fun to write. Inspired by the 80s fantasy films I loved so much as a kid. Red Sonya, Crull, Conan the Barbarian, ECT. There is something about that high fantasy genre that lends itself perfectly to my sense of humour. I could have and probably should have kept writing that story and inventing more and more ridiculous characters for a very long time, but at the time I had to pay for proof-readers from Fivver who were very expensive, charging by the word, so I had to keep it at 40,000 words because I couldn’t afford to get any more than that proofread and edited.

Simon Carr

Goblin Queen

fred jones

5.0 out of 5 stars

Laugh out loud funny

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 23, 2020Verified Purchase

This book is enormous fun. It had me laughing out loud.
The novel takes the mickey out of every role playing game, every fantasy film, Monty python, the Two Ronnies and many others. The plot The Lost heir returns to free the people from the tyrant after performing a quest but told with lots of swearing and lavatorial jokes. Extremely well written loved it.

Matthew W Seniff

5.0 out of 5 stars

This book is hilarious!

Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2020Verified Purchase

Let me just come right out and say it. Simon Carr is a hoot! This book reminds me of the National Lampoon satires of the 1970s like “Bored of the Rings”. Goblin Queen is a hilarious romp thru the realm of men and goblins. The story develops the characters only enough to give the reader a handle on them. This is a good thing as it doesn’t burden the reader with anything unnecessary. It allows the author to make the story really move in a way that accentuates the action. In turn the reader is rewarded with one giggle after another. This story is a great palate cleanser for those that need a little something between all those 6 volume series sets. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I recommend it to adult readers with sense of humor. And face it everyone thinks they have a sense of humor whether or not they do.


5.0 out of 5 stars Latest Simon Carr output is a total giggle-fest!

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 October 2020

Verified Purchase

I received a free copy of this book from StoryOrigin/BookSprout (seriously, I can't remember which one, sorry), and am leaving an honest review in exchange.

Simon Carr's latest book is a complete send-up of all manner of things. Dungeons & Dragons, Monty Python, fantasy RPG lit, you name it. And it all melds together into a glorious, slightly potty-mouthed but excellent whole.

Ran (short for Rangalang, which apparently means Flo in goblin-speak) is a human Princess cast out from her familial circle (and inheritance) by her cruel father, the King - of course, to be a true Princess your dad has to be the king - for not being a boy. She's found and raised by goblins. She grows up to be a very strong warrior, and leader of the goblin village she was raised in.

But after more than a decade of good leadership, peace and prosperity for the goblins, the King - yes, dad - decides he wants the goblins' land for himself. Ran is less than happy about this turn of events, and so begins a wild and wonderful quest to straighten the whole thing out once and for all.

The humour is a little bathroom based. The goblins are actually sympathetic characters for once. What's not to like?





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