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The Shadows of Grace (Half-Orcs #4)

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Fantasy author David Dalglish continues his series of the half-orc brothers, whose struggles have released demon fire across the land of Dezrel…

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The portal is open, and war demons pour into the world of Dezrel, with every intention of burning the land to ash.

Harruq Tun leads the survivors of the broken kingdom of Neldar, hoping to find safety in the w
Kindle Edition, 346 pages
Published October 7th 2010
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The Shayne-Train
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ok, so this is gonna be tricky. I went off camping for a week, with no access to internet/wi-fi. Whilst camping with my lovely wife, a rainy-ass day kept us both under shelter, and resulted in 12+ hours of straight reading. So I basically read #3, #4, and #5 of this series back to back in one day.

Doing so, a lot of the details are blurred together, and I can't really remember what parts were in what book. I spent the entire day with the half-orc brothers and their friends, and the stories were
Robert Duperre
Dec 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.7 out of 5

Would you sacrifice your child for the world?

Questions. Life, many times, comes down to having the strength to ask oneself the correct ones, leaving the answers almost secondary. In literature, we judge characters, especially those who’ve fallen from grace, by their actions. And yet those actions are often a direct reflection of not having the intestinal fortitude to look past the shiny veneer of their unfortunate circumstances and ask, “Is what has happened to me my own faul
Noah McDermott
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This entire book was one big thrilling adventure, I thoroughly enjoyed Dalglish’s writing I think this book is a great representation of Dalglish’s improvement as a writer, the characters feel more developed the dialogue felt much more fluid and the pacing felt much better than it had previously on the whole this book felt much stronger than the previous instalments. I really enjoyed the story of this book, I love the way that Dalglish plays with expectations, whether it’s with the characters th ...more
Colin Rowlands
Dec 16, 2017 rated it liked it
I have enjoyed all the books in this series so far and this one is no exception and the performance by the narrator is up to his usual high standards too.

One thing I like about this series is the way that while our two leads have had very different paths and goals, you feel like it has been a natural or organic kind of progression for them to both get to where they are now.

With some of the earlier books in the series I have found that my enthusiasm flagged a little in places, but this one did no
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it

Is there any Redemption for Qurrah?

This book continues almost right after the third.

There is more fantasy, action, and heartbreak.

Overall, an intriguing read.

C.J. McAllister did well with the narration.

"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

"The Shadows of Grace" is the 4th in the five book series "The Half-Orcs" by David Dalglish. Not my favorite, but a great audiobook.
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When I had the opportunity to read this book, I stopped the book I was reading and started it right away. The characters and the plot are continually changing, adding to the suspense of the story. It is worth reading. This series will be added to my favourites list.
Stamen Stoev
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Много силна! Цялата поредица е такава. Обрати, напрежение и много, много жертви (някои по два пъти). Не можеш да им хванеш бройката. Красота!
keith cooley
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book!

Great and entertaining! Onto the next! Thanks to the Author for creating great characters and plot twists. I can’t stop reading!
Aug 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Shadows of Grace by David Dalglish is the fourth book in the Half-Orcs series. I'm glad to see that the author got back on track with this book. With Death of Promises, the book was just way to action oriented for my liking. It was just battle after battle with fireballs and lightning strikes thrown every where. In other words, I felt the balance was a bit off. Here though, I feel that the author graciously redeems himself. Of course, I'm writing this review after the series has completed so ...more
Oct 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
I've finally figured out the timeline with these books. This series comes after all the action with master swordsman, "The Watcher" in the city of Veldaren, which has more books to yet be published. I enjoy those more than these epic battle stories between the followers of Gods. The author isn't shy about killing off major characters either.

The details of the huge battles is very good and if I were playing a tabletop RPG game and had characters invested in the battle I would be very excited. How
Aditya /
May 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
This is a dark series. That I can live with, but I did not like the way the characters behaved in this book. I suffered through it hoping that I would be glad I finished the series and not regretting it. It was better to finish the series than to stop at this book, but this book was unpleasant for me to read, since I spent a lot of time hating the characters whom I had liked previously.
Mar 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Good battle scenes, Harruq evolves as a character quite a bit and Jerico has an interesting issue.

Read the author note at the end. It somewhat explains the growth of Qurrah.

I like the play on Harruq and Qurrah and Tess and Mira. The mirror thing is very interesting. Especially after finishing this book in the series. Moving on to book 5!
Kaleb Murphy
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Things get crazy

Very fun read with some great drama, sadness, joy, redemption, and horror. About as good as fiction gets if you like the human condition explored at the same time alongside a healthy dose of fun and adventure.
Mar 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another enjoyable entry in the series. Shame there's only 1 more to go.
Freddy Fly
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Read all the books and found it a great way to spend some time on the different journeys
Bob Hinton
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great book!
David Baird
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
action, action and more action. loved it from start to finish
Jonny Illuminati
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
They just keep getting better, even with the death of one of my all time favorite characters in all of his series.
Jesse Estes
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I think that it is amazing how this story is progressing. I like the religious aspects to these stories as well.
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