Jim C. Hines is an American author best known for writinig the Goblin Quest series, the Magic Ex Libris series, and the Princess series. He made his debut in 2006 with the release of Goblin Quest, the first book in the series.

Hines got his start as a short story writer as he won the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Award in 1998 for his story “Blade of the Bunny”. In addition to his work as a writer, Hines has volunteered as a crisis counselor in East Lansing, Michigan. He also worked as the Male Outreach Coordinator for the MSU Safe Place. Hines got some notoriety for the blog “Striking a Pose (Women and Fantasy Covers)” which covered the unrealistic poses women are often drawn to make on fantasy book covers.

Publication Order of Jig the Goblin Books

Goblin Quest (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Goblin Hero (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Goblin War (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Princess Books

The Stepsister Scheme (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mermaid's Madness (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Hood's Revenge (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Snow Queen's Shadow (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Faery Taile Project Books

Red's Tale / Lobo's Tale (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Magic Ex Libris Books

Libriomancer (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Codex Born (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unbound (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chupacabra's Song (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Revisionary (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Imprinted (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fable Books

Fable (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse Books

Terminal Alliance (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terminal Uprising (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Rise of the Spider Goddess (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tamora Carter: Goblin Queen (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Goldfish Dreams (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kitemaster and Other Stories (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sister of the Hedge & Other Stories (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Goblin Master's Grimoire (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Invisible: Personal Essays on Representation in SF/F (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Invisible 2 (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Invisible 3 (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of UFO Anthology Books

Unidentified Funny Objects (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unidentified Funny Objects 2 (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unidentified Funny Objects 3 (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Funny Science Fiction (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unidentified Funny Objects 4 (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Funny Fantasy (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unidentified Funny Objects 5 (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Funny Horror (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unidentified Funny Objects 6 (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unidentified Funny Objects 7 (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unidentified Funny Objects 8 (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Book of All Flesh(2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prime Codex(2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magic in the Mirrorstone(2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Misspelled(2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time in a Bottle, Volume 1(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Jim C. Hines Books, You’ll Love…

Libriomancer is the first book in the Magic Ex Libris series. The book follows Isaac Vainio who is a member of the secret organization known as Libriomancy. They have the ability to reach into books and draw objects from them. However, the powers take an interesting twist when Isaac is attacked by a vampire from a book. It turns out that the vampires have been leaking out and attacking other magic users. Isaac will hunt for the why which takes him deep into the secrets of Libriomancy.

The book that got Hines started was Goblin Quest. In this one, Jig is a goblin that only wants to be left alone. His wishes aren’t granted though and he ends up being drafted to guard the goblin tunnels against intruders. However, bravery is not his strong suit so when the intruders come, Jig surrenders. This leads to the goblin’s quest as he is forced to serve as a group of adventurers guide through the tunnels beneath the mountain where they hope to find an ancient magical artifact.

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