Goblin Diaries: Apprenticed to the Red Witch | Young Adult Fiction
Marjorie van Heerden , Alex D’Angelo
A diary of 11-year old Ymaldris, youngest of three Goblin brothers. Great Uncle Silvestris, who is the Dark Lord’s top Goblin sorcerer, says young Ymaldris has what it takes to become one too, so Ymaldris is sent to the Red Witch as an apprentice.
“But the Dark Lord’s laws are clear on this one: an apprentice is his Master’s property for seven years or unless you get chucked out as useless. And nobody will take you on after that.”
“Far-fetched fantasy, aching with humour, packed with incidents and weird characters, and thoroughly readable. Set vaguely in Tolkien’s Middle Earth, the action takes place mostly in Dol Guldur. There aren’t any orcs but you don’t notice their absence with the range of other magical creatures. The only really terrifying character is Mum. The Dark Lord would never measure up to her.” – Jay Heale (Bookchat).