Army of Shadows (Orcs Bad Blood #2)
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Army of Shadows (Orcs: Bad Blood #2)

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  313 ratings  ·  13 reviews
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 emer...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 21st 2009 by Orbit (first published October 1st 2009)
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Бранимир Събев
В своята поредица Стен Никълс преобръща представите ни за орките като една от най-презряните раси в жанра фентъзи, наложена първо от Толкин, а после и от други автори. Тук орките не са грозни, гнусни, смрадливи изчадия, жадуващи за човешко месо и служещи безрезервно на зли господари. Не са тъпи и малоумни същества, нито пък прокълнат изкривен вариант на елфите. Орките са силни, горди и могъщи създания, които не признават друга воля освен тяхната, известни по всички светове като умели бойци, кълн...more
Manuel Gugole
Bello, forse il migliore tra quelli che ad oggi compongono la saga.
Le battaglie sono ancora una presenza costante, ma a mio parere vengono illustrate dall’autore con una modalità di narrazione nettamente migliore: meno dettagliata, con una veduta d’insieme dei conflitti. In altre parole si ha una descrizione più complessiva degli scontri, senza tuttavia sminuire l’abilità o il coraggio dei partecipanti. Anzi, una narrazione di questo tipo consente di vedere I Figli del Lupo non come semplici co...more
Preita Salyer
Jul 13, 2009 Preita Salyer rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Masochists who like to punish themselves with poor writing
Recommended to Preita by: No One
The book is written simply with out any excessive (or not) word play. Descriptions are minimal and dialoge is lacking. It's unfortunate that Stan Nicholls has taken a fantastic concept - Orc culture, behavior, ideas - and blugened it to death with subpar writing, canned characters, and just over all poor exicution.

Now a third book looms on the horizon and since this book leaves you in the middle of a mission I can't turn away with out knowing the full story. I would advise others to stay well cl...more
This book started off slow but then after a while it was better. The auther of this book wrote this book perfectly so you can see it all in your mind. This book would be good for the people that like adventure and older time peroids. This book is very good and their is no other book like it.
OK, but nothing special. I couldn't find the energy to start the third book in this trilogy as there was so little progression in this. the plot is almost a copy of the first, but with a different race.

personally I'd suggest sticking with the first trilogy and then calling it a day.
Jul 20, 2012 AmblingBooks marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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The author of the internationally acclaimed Orcs: Bad Blood presents the further adventures of the ultimate bad guys.

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Steve Blanchette
The best of the Orcs series so far because it took the story to a new level. With the gateway corps, Jannesta, and the Wolverines all now in play for multidimensional craziness!
The Orcs saga continues to provide simple, exciting action fantasy. It's by no means great literature, but who cares? It's fun!
It is better than the last book, and it has some exciting moments. It is a quick and easy read for any that want just that.
Nothing awe-inspiring, but it was a quick, fun read.
Very good but not great
Joe Harig
A fun and quick read.
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