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

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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 emer
Paperback, 292 pages
Published October 21st 2009 by Orbit (first published January 1st 2009)
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Orcs Army of Shadows Orcs Bad Blood 2 by Stan Nicholls

Although enjoying their peaceful home world, Stryke and his band of Wolverines lack a purpose. This all changes when they are asked to free their brethren on planet where orcs are ruthlessly subjugated by the local humans. Joining forces with the resistance, they soon began to fight off the human invaders. However when their old foe appears, things take a change for the worst and now they must fight for survival. Will the Wolverines free thei
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
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.
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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Stan Nicholls (born 1949) is a British author and journalist, working full-time since 1981. He is the author of many novels and short stories but is best known for the internationally acclaimed Orcs: First Blood series.
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