The goblin Kings face lit up with amusement. Seylin was proposing marriage to you, he cried, and you wanted him to change into a cat? A thrilling and magical sequel to The Hollow Kingdom For years Emily has been living happily in the underground goblin kingdom.
Now she is old enough to marry, but when her childhood friend Seylin proposes, she doesnt even pay attention. Devastated, Seylin leaves the kingdom to find his own people the elves. Emily sets out in search of him.
But they accidentally awaken hatreds and prejudices that have slumbered for hundreds of years, and soon two worlds are brought onto a dangerous collision course. Clare B. Dunkle once again draws readers deep into the magical realm that Newbery-winning author Lloyd Alexander calls as persuasive as it is remarkable.
After the mostly human Emily rejects the elvish Seylins marriage proposal, both undertake separate quests to learn about their true natures and discover a royal elf and orphaned goblin to bring to the goblin kingdom.