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Goblin Slayer Novel Volume 1

5 star rating out of 5
6 Reviews
SKU: 9780316501590

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About Goblin Slayer Novel Volume 1

Goblin Slayer Novel Volume 1 is written by Kumo Kagyu.

A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It's the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue--a man who's dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by any means necessary. And when rumors of his feats begin to circulate, there's no telling who might come calling next.


  • Publisher: YEN ON
  • Media: Novels
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy
  • Themes: Adventure
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Release Date: 12/13/2016
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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Ratings & Reviews

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4 star rating out of 5

A grounded medieval story that happens to feature adventures, monsters, and magic

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First, if you came here from the manga, know that the novel is not that descriptive of the ickier scenes, which the manga shows in detail. Yes, there is gore and desecration, but it's stated simply, then things move on.

Goblin Slayer uses a familiar setting, the stereotypical medieval adventure guild RPG, where heroes form party and take on quests to safeguard the realm... but put through a Game of Thrones filter. There are still bright eyed youngsters and strong heroes, but heroes are busy fighting national threats and newbies tragically overestimate their ability to defeat actual monsters.

The story jumps between multiple characters' viewpoints and events in time. The events serve to introduce the main party, but they mainly highlight the titular Goblin Slayer's trauma and obsession. This is not a happy story, but rather one of understanding, understanding the world, understanding the people in the world, and understanding how best to live in the world.

5 star rating out of 5

read it

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if you are fan berserk you will love this story !

5 star rating out of 5

Plenty of action and adventure if that is what you're looking for

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Plenty of action and adventure. Just what I was looking for.

5 star rating out of 5

It's simple and complext, a great fantasy read.


In some of the delivery, it is a typical fantasy story, but it isn't typical in that instead of the main characters and their adventures being the major events\turning point of the world, they are basically the concept of “What are other adventures or everyday people doing while the more renowned heroes are off saving the world from the big bad villains.
Goblin Slayer comes off as odd read. It's a simple yet complex story. It has some cliches, but when it feels generic at times, it will slap you in the face with points that will make you come to the conclusion that there is more to the story than you are reading on the surface, and since it doesn't give everything about the world away up front and leaves you questioning, it will hook you to read the next volume.
This light novel can be dark, graphic, and serious at times and at other times it is lighthearted, charming, and funny. It is the beginning of a wonderful and different kind of fantasy series, and I highly recommend it.

5 star rating out of 5

Engaging, Visceral, Fantasy you'd expect from a serious Game Master

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This story is not written as an overt comedy, and the comedic element to it is the way in which the oddball Globlin Slayer marches through his universe and lives, fully attempting to control the roll of the dice, that is fate in this universe. Written in a style the is often visceral and very clear in the intent to show the brutality of the time and place and that even a stupid goblin is a killer and as portrayed, a monster worthy of effort and a clear need for extermination.
I really enjoyed this first tale, enough that I plowed through the next two volumes as soon as I could--now waiting for volume 4.
The age rating on this story is appropriate, as the content delves into the terror and horror of monsters who target their prey and play with it, kill it, and don't hold back--but then, neither does Goblin Slayer, charging through this story with boots made for stomping, a helmet for keeping his head, and just the desire for ONE THING--KILL GOBLINS--DEAD.

5 star rating out of 5

Translation's a little rough, but nice story so far!

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If you want to read a dark fantasy light novel, I would recommend this. Be warned, however, there are mentions and scenes with assault (it's not called a dark fantasy for no reason)! And it felt more impactful with the detail about it as well and at one point I started to cry a little because of it. The story really feels like a dnd fantasy and the characters are the dnd players in a way. Considering how the characters are given titles instead of names was a bit of a nice touch and felt like a dnd a little because of it. I have also liked how this story focuses on Goblin Slayer and his inner thoughts in between reading. I think this one intrigued me more because Goblin Slayer isn't your usual 'OP main character' or where they are trying to save the world. It is just a man wanting revenge on goblins for what they have done. Thanks for reading my review!