Orcs: Bad Blood

By Stan Nicholls (Trade Paperback, 2009)
Stryke and his band of warriors return in the first part of a brand-new Orcs adventure!

When the orcs discovered a world filled with their own kind, they thought they would live there till the end of their days. But the appearance of an unlikely ally will change everything.

This ally - a human - tells of the atrocities being visited upon orcs back in the other world. He implores Stryke and his companions to come back so that they may save their kind from extinction and wreak vengeance upon the humans who've wronged them.

But can this human be trusted? Is he a rare friend to the orc -- or is he there to lure them back for their own personal annihilation?

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    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $14.99 US

    • ISBN-13: 9780316033695

    • On Sale Date: 04/08/2009

    • Publisher: Orbit

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Stryke and his band of warriors return in the first part of a brand-new Orcs adventure!

When the orcs discovered a world filled with their own kind, they thought they would live there till the end of their days. But the appearance of an unlikely ally will change everything.

This ally - a human - tells of the atrocities being visited upon orcs back in the other world. He implores Stryke and his companions to come back so that they may save their kind from extinction and wreak vengeance upon the humans who've wronged them.

But can this human be trusted? Is he a rare friend to the orc -- or is he there to lure them back for their own personal annihilation?

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

    "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 on 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)

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Orcs: Bad Blood
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $14.99 US
  • Pages: 352
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316033695
  • On Sale Date: 04/08/2009
Orcs: Bad Blood