In a dangerous world corrupted by dark magic, an immortal Queen keeps a stranglehold on the source of her power — goblins bred like cattle and knowing no other life than their dank mud towers and the Queen's culling pens.
Nail didn’t mean to become the first goblin in hundreds of years to escape the Queen's clutches. But escape he did. Now, he must make his way in a hostile, unfamiliar world on a quest to free his kin — one lowly goblin against the Queen's overwhelming power.
Lianne, a young human on the cusp of adulthood, struggles to find her place in a society that sneers at her immigrant forbears. When she finds evidence of high-level corruption involving the people she's been taught to trust, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Will she find the courage to rebel?
As the desperate Queen tightens her grip, Nail and Lianne join together. Everyone they care about must rise to the challenges of a new world… a world that comes at a deadly cost.
In this fast-paced adventure tale, fantastical characters battle with stealth, wit, and exciting new magic in a setting you've never encountered before. Gizzard Stones will delight and surprise you.
A Note From the Publisher
A goblin and a teenage mutant as protagonists? This is the quintessential misfits versus overwhelming odds story, set in a gritty, oppressed, gaslight fantasy realm.
"Will appeal to fans of Henson's Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal and the work of Froud, as well as those who are drawn more to titles such as Paul Durham's The Luck Uglies and N.K. Jemisin's Broken Earth setting..."