#SpotlightSunday: The Goblin Twins by Kit Barrie


This week, we're shining our #SpotlightSunday on Kit Barrie's novel, The Goblin Twins, released a month ago today!

From the Blurb:

What do you do when you have nothing to give and everything to lose?

Twin goblin princes Shi’chen and A’bbni Er-Ha’sen did not ever plan to take the Emperor’s throne. Older twin Shi’chen is a military prodigy, and younger twin A’bbni is studying to be a physician. But when their father attempts and fails to overthrow their cousin, the murderous crown prince, the brothers are accused of taking part in a rebellion they know nothing about.

Forced to flee for their lives, the twins find that not everything is what it seems in the goblin empire of Hanenea’a. With the help of only a half-elf sailor and a handful of nobles, the brothers must confront the Emperor and his supporters, risking everyone they love for one chance to save it all.

The Goblin Twins is a debut m/m non-magic fantasy novel with romance from Kit Barrie.

This is the first book of The Goblin Twins duology, and the first of a collection of stories set in the lands of Hanenea’a and Kendarin. It has all the angst but does have a Happy For Now ending with no cliff-hanger. It does not contain twincest.

Please mind the author’s note on the first page, as this book contains sensitive material and is also not intended for children. Additional information can be found on kitbarrie.com. Reader discretion is advised.


The sound of hurrying feet, a dozen or more, approaching fast, the jangle of armor creating a commotion. A’bbni rose and moved to his side, just as the double-doors to their chamber burst open like a thunderclap. Inside surged palace guards, in full helmet and chest plate armor, spears at the ready, short swords stuck in the belts at their hips. At least ten guards entered in a cacophony of footfalls, creating a half circle around the twins, blocking the doorway, spear tips pointed inwards. “What is the meaning of this?” A’bbni demanded, feeling Shi’chen stiffen by his side and giving the hand closer to his brother the barest of flicks to keep him from moving.

“Reverence A’bbni Er-Ha’sen, Captain Shi’chen Er-Ha’sen, you are under arrest for conspiracy to commit high treason against the crown,” said the lead guard, his yellow eyes glittering under his burnished helmet. Both of them immediately recognized Captain Hi’jan, and a quick glance at the insignias on the armor showed that the guards were all members of Hi’jan’s Courage Garrison.

“What are you talking about?” Shi’chen demanded.

“What? On whose authority?” A’bbni asked at the same time.

“Ours,” came a familiar voice from the doorway. The guards by the doors parted, and, flanked by two more guards, Crown Prince En’shea entered. “Good evening, Cousins.”

En’shea was not much taller than the twins, his skin the same dark charcoal color, his eyes a bright gold. His long, black hair was plaited into a braid and pinned to his head in an elaborate twist. The yellow and gold of his silk robe swirled around him, his hands tucked into his long sleeves as he calmly crossed the room, a cold smile playing across his gold-painted lips.

“What is the meaning of this, Cousin?” Shi’chen asked, his flamelight eyes narrowing at the younger goblin.
En’shea laughed, a high, harsh sound that reverberated off the beamed ceiling. “As if you did not know the Regent’s plan.”

“What are you talking about?” Shi’chen demanded.

“Our Father will not let this stand,” A’bbni said, his ears flattening in anger.

“Ah, yes, about that,” En’shea said, waving his hand as if batting away a particularly irritating fly. “We are afraid Uncle will not be able to help you. You see, he is dead.”

The Goblin Twins is available on Amazon and as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription!