|M.T. Anderson. Eugene Yelchin, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||544 / 2018|
Uptight elfin historian Brangwain Spurge is on a mission: survive being catapulted across the mountains into goblin territory, deliver a peace offering to their dark lord, and spy on their kingdom—from which no elf has returned alive in more than a century. In this National Book Award finalist for young adult readers, Brangwain's host, the goblin archivist Werfel, is delighted to show him around, but a series of extraordinary double crosses and blunders throws these two bumbling scholars into the middle of an international crisis that may spell death for them and their kingdoms. The creator of the Newbery Honor book Breakign Stalin's Nose, Eugene Yelchin provides fantastically ornate illustrations evoking medieval imagery.