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Orcs Bad Blood III: Inferno (Gollancz S.F.) [Paperback]

Stan Nicholls
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13 Sep 2012 Gollancz S.F.
Stan Nicholls' Orcs have found an army of followers. These are Orcs who have fought a vicious battle for survival against the encroaching plague of humanity as it has poured across their world and the worlds of others. Now, in this the sixth volume, the battle reaches a bloody conclusion where the Orcs will need all their legendary martial prowess and their notorious brutality to survive.

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (13 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0575088656
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575088658
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 532,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stan Nicholls is the author of more than thirty books, most of them in the fantasy and science fiction genres, for both adult and young readers. Titles include 'Strange Invaders', 'Fade to Black', The Nightshade Chronicles trilogy and 'Wordsmiths of Wonder: Fifty Interviews With Writers of the Fantastic'. He adapted David Gemmell's 'Legend' and 'Wolf in Shadow' into graphic novel form, novelised TV series 'Dark Skies', and wrote authorised biographies of, among others, Gerry Anderson of Thunderbirds fame and Coronation Street's Willam Roache. His Quicksilver trilogy (Dreamtime trilogy in the US) - 'Quicksilver Rising', 'Quicksilver Zenith' and 'Quicksilver Twilight' - is published in the UK by Voyager/HarperCollins.
His Orcs: First Blood trilogy - 'Bodyguard of Lightning', 'Legion of Thunder' and 'Warriors of the Tempest' - published in the UK by Gollancz, is a worldwide bestseller, with over a million copies sold to date. The associated Orcs story 'The Taking' was shortlisted for the 2001 British Fantasy Award. The second trilogy, Orcs: Bad Blood, consists of 'Weapons of Magical Destruction', 'Army of Shadows' and 'Inferno'. The trilogies have appeared as unexpurgated audiobooks, read by John Lee and published by Tantor Media. An original Orcs graphic novel, 'Orcs: Forged For War', illustrated by Joe Flood, was published in October 2011 by First Second Books in the US, Pan Macmillan in the UK and Les Editions Gallimard in France, and entered the New York Times bestseller list. It also won the 2011 Geek Life Award for Best Comic Book of the Year.
Among other projects, Stan is currently working on a short story collection, to be published in October 2013.
His books have been published in more than 20 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain and the United States.
Before taking up writing full-time in 1981, he co-owned and managed Notting Hill bookstore Bookends, and was manager of specialist sf bookshop Dark They Were and Golden Eyed. He was the first manager of Forbidden Planet's original London store, and helped establish and run the New York branch.
A journalist for national and specialist publications, and the Internet, he was for six years the science fiction and fantasy book reviewer for London listings magazine Time Out, and subsequently reviewed popular science titles for the magazine. His journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, Film Monthly, Films & Filming, Movie, Rock Power, SFX, Sight & Sound and some seventy other publications. He has had approximately fifty short stories published in anthologies and magazines.
He was the recipient of Le'Fantastique Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Literature, presented at the Trolls & Legendes Festival in Mons, Belgium, 7th-8th April 2007. Stan is Chair of the annual David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy. The first presentation, which he co-hosted, took place at the headquarters of The Magic Circle in London on 19th June 2009.


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The Orcs are back! The epic conclusion to the internationally bestselling double trilogy.

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Trapped on an island world, surrounded by enemies - zombie and, worse, human - the Orc warband THE WOLVERINES is in trouble. Again. The evil sorceress Jennesta has sent her troops against them, and kidnapped Stryke's mate into the bargain. With her magic the sorceress can simply vanish, leaving the orcs trapped in a battle they can't win.

But there is another option - the stars, magical devices that allow their holders to jump between parallel realities. As the Wolverines chase their enemy across the universe, desperately trying to foil her plans and rescue their leader's loved one, they will find themselves in battle on worlds they could never have imagined. They will meet new friends and old allies, and their martial prowess will be tested by incredible creatures and evil foes.

And in the end they will come to their final conflict, uncertain of who to trust and how to win, sure of only one thing. They are Orcs. And they will fight.

Praise for Orcs:

'Fast, dirty, very funny and often surreal' Guardian

'Wall to wall action' David Gemmell

'High fantasy for readers who like their heroes ugly' Jon Courtenay Grimwood


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Love the book but the spine binding is of poor quality and pages were falling out as the final chapters were reached.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Army of Shadows 21 Jun 2013
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Very good read. This is as good as the earlier version. Well written and fast paced. I recommend this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch Fantasy 16 Jan 2010
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
If there is such a thing as a guarantee by an author its that Stan's novels will do what it not only says on the tin but with talent to spare. You get high octane combat, a great story arc and characters that jump off the page to the readers imagination with great prose. Add to the mix an author who not only know's his trade but also does it in such a way that the reader has devoured the tale before they've even realised that they're there and it's a tale that will have many a legion of fans demanding more from Stan in a very short time. Beware the march of the fan army.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Chasing Shadows 7 Jan 2010
I really really enjoyed the omnibus edition of the first Orc series and purchased the next two books with much anticipation. While the first book of this new series is ok, this second book is truly awful. This book reads like a bad outline for a computer game. It is a short book that truly drags, yet nothing much happens. There seems to be no grand plot and we merely jump from sketch to stetch. The only saving grace is that the main characters retain their original charm but it is like watching good actors trying to make the best of bad material.

A book to be avoided.

Save your money or try something new.
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