Book Review: The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge
By M.T. Anderson
Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

My Edition:
Hardcover, 532 pages
2018, Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763698225

I won a copy of this book from LibraryThing in exchange for my honest review.

Brangwain Spurge is an elfin agent, sent to spy on the goblin empire under the guise of being an emissary delivering an ancient goblin artifact. Werfel is the goblin archivist tasked to hosting the elf, and while he looks forward to sharing historical knowledge, he’s also been advised by the secret police that he will be spying on Spurge. Determined to be a gracious host despite his seedy orders, Werfel does his best to deal with his guest’s…peculiarities. What neither agent nor archivist suspect is the true plans of their superiors.

I had zero idea what to expect when I requested this book from LibraryThing – I just love M.T. Anderson and I’m a sucker for illustrated novels. This book blew my non-existent expectations out of the water!

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent – I created this feature to highlight and appreciate the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many wonderful editions!

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