Orcs: Army of Shadows

By Stan Nicholls (Electronic Book, 2009)
A sojourn in their idyllic homeworld has left Stryke and the Wolverines lacking purpose. So when an opportunity for bloodletting appears, Stryke seizes it. Utilizing mysterious artifacts, the Wolverines are transported to Acurial, a world where the indigenous orc population is cruelly subjugated by human invaders.

Upon their arrival, Stryke's band joins with Acurial's emerging resistance movement. As the revolution gathers pace, the Wolverines are forced to embark on a quest that will see Stryke and his comrades pursued by both their most ruthless enemy and a mysterious troop hell-bent on their destruction.
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    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $9.99 US

    • ISBN-13: 9780316072403

    • On Sale Date: 10/21/2009

    • Publisher: Orbit

    • Imprint: Orbit

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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A sojourn in their idyllic homeworld has left Stryke and the Wolverines lacking purpose. So when an opportunity for bloodletting appears, Stryke seizes it. Utilizing mysterious artifacts, the Wolverines are transported to Acurial, a world where the indigenous orc population is cruelly subjugated by human invaders.

Upon their arrival, Stryke's band joins with Acurial's emerging resistance movement. As the revolution gathers pace, the Wolverines are forced to embark on a quest that will see Stryke and his comrades pursued by both their most ruthless enemy and a mysterious troop hell-bent on their destruction.

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. Find out more about the orcs at www.theorcsarecoming.com.
  • Praise for Orcs:

    "With grand scale world building, labyrinthine plotlines, extensive backstory and pedal-to-the-metal action, Nicholls captures adventure fantasy at its very best." --- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

    "Weirdly charming, fast moving and freaky.  Buy now or beg for mercy later." --- Tad Williams, author of Shadowmarch

    "Excellent fantasy with a twist." --- SFX

    "A wonderful piece of storytelling; fast paced, crammed with loads of juicy battles...exciting and genuinely moving.  A feast for the most jaded fantasy-lover's palate.  Enjoy." --- Tom Holt

    "Wall to wall action, undercurrents of dark humor...gritty, fast paced..." --- David Gemmell

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Orcs: Army of Shadows
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $9.99 US
  • Pages: 320
  • ISBN-13: 9780316072403
  • On Sale Date: 10/21/2009
Orcs: Army of Shadows