Morthul, the Charnel King, has failed at his greatest spell. If he had succeeded he would have rewrote history itself making himself supreme ruler of all the land. Morthul was foiled yet again by his rival Ananias duMark and his rag-tag band of thrown together heroes.
Morthul is not ready to call it a total defeat yet. He finds one form of revenge in the death of Princess Amalia, the daughter of King Dororam of Shauntille. King Dororam is determined to end Morthul once and for all by gathering together a great army comprised of the joined force of all the Allied Nations.
Morthul has also decided to put together an army.a Demon Army. This mismatched group of goblins will do the best they can to carry out their King and also his queen's wishes. If they can stay alive long enough to do so that is.
As I sat down to read The Goblin Corps by Ari Mormell, I am not sure just what I expected but I know that it is not what I got. Don't get me wrong.this is a good story, a very good story. I enjoyed it so much more than I thought I would. The twists and turns in the plot kept me wondering just what would happen next. I enjoyed it so much that I am looking forward to getting a copy of it for my nephew so that he can enjoy it also. This is a fantasy to share with others.
This is an epic action-fantasy full of adventure, excitement, and drama - and all from the bad guys' points of view! Morthul, the dreaded Charnel King, has failed. Centuries of plotting from the heart of the Iron Keep - all for naught. Foiled at the last by the bumbling efforts of a laughable band of so-called heroes, brainless and over-muscled cretins without sense enough to recognize a hopeless cause when they take it on. But the so-called forces of Light have paid for their meddling with the life of Princess Amalia, the only child of the royal family of Shauntille. Now, as winter deepens, disturbing news has reached the court of Morthul. King Dororam, enraged by the murder of his only child - and accompanied by that same group of delusional upstart 'heroes' is assembling all the Allied Kingdoms, fielding an army unlike any seen before. Still, after uncounted centuries of survival, the Dark Lord isn't about to go down without a fight, particularly in battle against a mere mortal! No, the Charnel King still has a few tricks up his fetid sleeves, but the only thing that can defeat him now may just be the inhuman soldiers on whom he's pinned his last hopes...Welcome to the Goblin Corps, may the best man lose!