Book two finds the goblins settled back at Clovenstone, though Henwyn still dreams of adventures and Skarper still thinks his crazy human companion must be cracked in the head. After all, why go looking for trouble?
An army of short, fat, hairy dwarves is tunnelling into goblin territory
Skarper is right: trouble is not long in coming to find our friends. The dwarves have decided to drain the goblin’s underground lake of slowsilver for their own ends (they want people to look up to them, which for folk under four foot tall is quite an aspiration). Unfortunately, slowsilver is the element which creates babies at Clovenstone: no more slowsilver, no more goblins. Something Must Be Done.
An army of short, fat, hairy dwarves is tunnelling into goblin territory. They are digging under Clovenstone castle to steal its precious treasure.
Goblins love fighting, but Skarper and Henwyn’s rowdy tribe is no match for the giant armoured moles of the enemy. They must seek the help of heroes, trolls and ghosts for a battle that will decide the fate of the goblins forever.