By Jim C. Hines

After slightly surviving an event he by no means sought after, the scrawny little nearsighted goblin known as Jig is referred to now as Jig Dragonslayer, and has the facility of therapeutic, because of the forgotten god he worships. yet being a hero isn't really all it truly is cracked as much as be. no longer whilst the goblin chief desires him lifeless, and everybody else truly expects him to maintain doing heroic-and exceedingly dangerous-things.

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She pulled out The Path of the Hero and set it down next to the spellbook. For a moment, she was tempted to throw both books onto the muck still burning in the sand. What kind of Hero lost her spellbook before she had even begun her journey? She flipped to the beginning of the spellbook, cringing as more charred paper flaked loose and floated to the ground. The binding spell was still there, mostly legible, but that was only the first step in spellcasting. The binding was like her fire striker, providing the sparks to fuel true magic.

If she could only— A bit of muck spilled from the lantern, landing on the open spellbook. Veka yelped and flung the lantern away, slamming the book closed to smother the flames. Smoke continued to rise from the pages. She scrambled forward, scooping sand from the beach and dumping it over the book. She could see the tiny green flame burning through several more pages. She dumped more and more sand onto the book, covering the whole thing until at last the fire died. Only then did she think to look up.

She had set out on the Hero’s Path, and when she returned, she would have the power to punish all the goblins who had laughed and jeered over the years. The first chapter of The Path of the Hero talked about The Refusal, when the Hero first sees the Path and turns away. Veka wasn’t sure why the Hero did this, especially since they all ended up on the Path anyway, but Josca was adamant. All true Heroes began by turning their backs on the Path, just as Jig had done when he tried to get Veka to go with the ogre instead of him.

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