Born into hardship, Dar learns to rely on herself alone. When her family betrays her, Dar is conscripted into King Kregant’s army and its brutal campaign to conquer a neighboring country. Now she is bound as a slave to a dreaded regiment of orcs, creatures legendary for their savagery and battle prowess.
Rather than cower, Dar rises to the challenge. She learns the unique culture and language of the orcs, survives treachery from both allies and enemies, and struggles to understand a mystical gift that brings her dark, prophetic visions. As the war escalates–amid nightmarish combat and shattering loss–Dar must seize a single chance at freedom.
“Original and vivid. I was captivated.”
–Nancy Kress, author of Beggars in Spain
Look for Books II and III in the Queen of the Orcs trilogy,
From the Paperback edition.
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Published July 31, 2007
by Del Rey.
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction.