I don’t think I’ve ever quite read a novel quite like Teresa Edgerton’s Goblin Moon, and with Fantasy novels more popular than ever before, finding something different, something that stands out from the crowd is no easy feat. Goblin Moon certainly ticks that box: the author’s style, prose, story – and even chapter subtitling – all harkens back to a bygone era. That isn’t to say the novel feels old – far from it – but the novel is a complete package, something in which you can totally immerse yourself. Strong writing, great characters, and interesting mythology all combined to leave me with an impression of a world that might be just like Turpin-era England.
Perhaps the novel’s greatest strength though is it’s unpredictability. Many books you can read and guess where the author is taking you, but Goblin Moon was delightfully surprising.
It isn’t a breakneck whirlwind of violence like you might find in Joe Abercrombie’s First Law trilogy, nor will you find the pitched battles of writers like Peter V. Brett or John Gwynne. I found it just as engaging though, and if you’re looking for something a little different, a trip off the beaten Fantasy track, then Goblin Moon is a great place to start.