Orcs by Stan Nicholls

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"Look at me. Look at the Orc."

"There is fear and hatred in your eyes. To you I am a monster, a skulker in the shadows, a fiend to scare your children with. A creature to be hunted down and slaughtered like a beast in the fields.

It is time you pay heed to the beast. And see the beast in yourself. I have your fear. But I have earned your respect.

Hear my story. Feel the flow of blood and be thankful. Thankful that it was me, not you, who bore the sword. Thankful to the orcs; born to fight, destined to win peace for all."

This book will change the way you feel about Orcs forever.
 

About Stan Nicholls

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Stan Nicholls is the author of more than two dozen books, most of them in the fantasy and science fiction genres, for both children and adults. His books have been published in over 20 countries. Before taking up writing full-time in 1981, he co-owned and managed West London bookstore Bookends, and managed specialist SF bookshop Dark They Were and Golden Eyed. He was also Forbidden Planet's first manager, and helped establish and run the New York branch. A journalist for national and specialist publications, and the Internet, he was the science fiction and fantasy book reviewer for London listings magazine Time Out for six years, and subsequently reviewed popular science titles for the magazine. He received the Le'Fantastique Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Literature in April 2007.
 
Published September 8, 2008 by Orbit. 769 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sent to fetch a magical relic, Stryke, the Orc captain of the Wolverines, discovers that his band is being hunted not only by his usual enemies (humans, hostile Orc tribes, etc.) but by his queen, Jen

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This shelf-bending omnibus comprises the first U.S. release of Nicholls's Orcs trilogy (Bodyguard of Lightning, Legion of Thunder and Warriors of the Tempest), originally published in the U.K. in 1999

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Sent to fetch a magical relic, Stryke, the Orc captain of the Wolverines, discovers that his band is being hunted not only by his usual enemies (humans, hostile Orc tribes, etc.) but by his queen, Jennesta, the very one who had sent him on the mission.

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Humans, those ""rapacious interlopers,"" brought strife and environmental devastation to the ancient land of Maras-Dantia, but the warlike orcs may be its saviors in Stan Nicholls's gory sequel to Bodyguard of Lightning, Legion of Thunder.

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For those fantasy readers with a weakness for orcs, Stan Nicholls (Legion of Thunder) delivers Warriors of the Tempest: Orcs First Blood: Book 3.

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This shelf-bending omnibus comprises the first U.S. release of Nicholls's Orcs trilogy (Bodyguard of Lightning, Legion of Thunder and Warriors of the Tempest), originally published in the U.K.

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The Orc commander, Stryke, must lead his soldiers and maintain order in their occasionally fractious ranks while also putting up with abuse from both the queen and the goblins, whose race has long been bitter enemies with Stryke's people.

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Fantasy Literature

The Wolverines are an elite Orc fighting unit bound to the service of an evil witch-queen.

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Book Geeks

Ho for the orc, staple of fantasy fiction: invariably green, ugly and violent, with dubious personal hygiene and a serious image problem.

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Book Geeks

I don’t usually buy books without doing my homework first, and once I started reading this I thought I was going to regret that lapse… The rather gratuitous sexual barbarity of the baddie, Jennesta, only a few pages in to the book, seemed unnecessary and OTT.

Feb 16 2008 | Read Full Review of Orcs

The Ranting Dragon

since diplomacy is not their strong suit, weapons are often the way in which matters are settled. However, this was no excuse for littering the book with lackluster fight scenes, some of which almost made me put the book down.

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Scholars And Rogues

Orcs contains three of Nicholls’ novels, Bodyguard of Lightning, Legion of Thunder, and Warriors of the Tempest, packaged together into a handsome bundle that’s currently being pushed at the major book chains in advance of the 2009 release of Nicholls’ next round of Orc books.

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Geek Life

The novel takes us to a world where Orcs, while still brutal, are not the mindless, soulless, evil creatures we have come to know and loathe – adapted from and based on two trilogies of novels, also by Nicholls entitled Orcs: First Blood Trilogy and Orcs: Bad Blood Trilogy.

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