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The Half-Orcs (Omnibus, Volume One)

The Half-Orcs (Omnibus, Volume One) [Kindle Edition]

David Dalglish
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The Half-Orc Series chronicles the trials of Harruq and Qurrah Tun, brothers of mixed blood and humble beginnings. One will seek redemption and atonement for the evil he has done. One will destroy everything to deny his wrongs.

Volume One contains the first three books of the series.


THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD – At his brother’s insistence, Harruq Tun pledges loyalty to the death prophet Velixar, dooming their lives to murder and bloodshed. Only an elf named Aurelia provides hope for escape…an elf on the side of the enemy. An elf Harruq is ordered to kill.

THE COST OF BETRAYAL – The battle of Woodhaven behind them, Harruq hopes for a better life with Aurelia. Qurrah, however, continues his practice of the dark arts. When he falls for a girl lost to madness, he will do anything to save her – even if it means harming those his brother loves most.

THE DEATH OF PROMISES - After a bloody conflict with his brother, Qurrah Tun flees west with his lover, the strange and powerful Tessanna. He seeks an ancient tome known as Darakken’s spellbook, its pages containing the secrets of the world's very creation. Only Harruq and his friends can stand against the darkness his brother might unleash.


About the Author:

David Dalglish currently lives in rural Missouri with his wife Samantha, daughter Morgan, and bearded dragon. He graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2006 with a degree in Mathematics and currently spends his free time watching PBS and Spongebob Squarepants with his daughter.

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  • Print Length: 850 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and solid 9 April 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
The Half-Orcs Omnibus, Volume 1, is an entertaining read. If you are a fan of darker fantasy, you will love the descriptive melee violence and destructive magic depicted in these books. Basically the story follows the lives of Half-Orc brothers, Harruq and Qurrah Tun, from their impoverished and outcast adolescence to manhood, where their moral and ethical beliefs take them on differing routes to power. Reminding me somewhat of the Raistlin / Caramon brothers of the Dragonlance saga, the two brothers (one strong but dumb, the other frail yet smart) first fall under the influence of Velixar, ancient Necromancer and follower of the dark god, Karak. This provides both with powers in the form of weaponry and armor for Harruq, while Qurrah receives a magical whip and learns more of the Necromantic art from Velixar.

As Velixar uses the two brothers to his own evil purposes, we see the conflict evolve between the two brothers. I will not spoil it any more, but author David Dalglish weaves an entertaining read. Characters all mostly fleshed out and believable, and some of the quips between characters is humorous. Sometimes the dialogue gets a little cheesy and repetitive, but not so much that it detracts from the story. As I have stated previously, the descriptive power of Dalglish gives the work scope and fleshes it out nicely. A few grammar and formatting errors let it down, but it is obviously of high standard. Some other errors are obviously a result of the kindle formatting process removing the "" from the beginning of paragraphs after line breaks. Some work on the use of 'that' might also help, as could a look at the flow of some sentences.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB - Underrated! 19 Aug 2011
By LewDa
Format:Kindle Edition
I am only beggining the third book but felt i needed to express my feelings about this series prematurely.

This is a well written and thoroughly gripping story from a great author. The story is well told, the action well thought out and the various themes and conflicts throughout the book are what make it special. I think David Dalglish deserves alot more recognition than he currently has; his books are very enjoyable.

I would recommend anyone to read this book, whether new to fantasy or a true die hard.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 2 problems 22 Feb 2013
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I bought this in kindle edition having already read books 1 and 2. Thought it was good value for the other 3 books in the series. First problem is that I could not jump to the start of book 3 and had to page turn to get there. Second problem is that this is only books 1-3 not books 1-5 as the Amazon title suggests.

Having said that I am enjoying the series and would recommend it if you can get past the first in the series which I found unattractive. I struggle with heroes who massacre entire villages.

I enjoyed the paladins series more and recommend that as a better start to Dalglish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A promising start to an epic series 15 Sep 2012
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This is an introduction to the Tun brothers. They've had a crappy start in life and only have each other. Living on the streets of Velderan with the hated blood of the Orc running through their veins (not Tolkein's Orcs, a bit more human) they get by. There is the savvier brother, Qurrah, who, despite his innate magical ability and intelligence still feels helpless when compared to his brother's brute strength. Qurrah has suffered at the hands of Velderan's many bullies and has relied on his brother Harruq to save him (yes.. the names aren't imaginative but their mother was an Orc - not known for their intelligence.) And then there's Harruq, the fighting machine who loves his brother more than life itself. An honourable guy who, having not been ritually humiliated in his earlier years, has a much gentler nature, even though he can kick ass with the best of them.
Qurrah has scars that take a lot to heal. Tarruq wants to protect.
These characters will take you on a ride that, to some, they will understand, to others, will confound. Either way you will end up loving these brothers. If you've ever been bullied, Qurrah will chime true with you. If you've protected a sibling Turraq is the guy for you. Either way (or neither way) you'll grow attached to these guys - they are infectious and I've just finished the series and miss them - Mr Dalglish if you are listening, you are a prolific writer. Don't keep me waiting.
These books are inexpensive (I've said it before and I WILL say it again) so buy them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 July 2014
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very good read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok, but there's better stuff out there 10 May 2014
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The dance if cloaks trilogy is better. Read that instead if you're looking for a new set of books. Even better is the way of shadows trilogy by Brent weeks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good 15 Jan 2014
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Good book. Good story. Emotional and not afraid to kill off characters. Looking forward to the next series after the half orcs.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The Half-Orks 2 Jan 2014
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I found it difficult to relate to the "heroes" in these books. I may return to it but at present I have gone on to other books.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This was excellent
I always read fantasy but this was so different, I just couldn't put it down. Looking forwards to the rest.
Published 10 months ago by ursula goodfellow
2.0 out of 5 stars Personal Opinion
Just my own opinion obviously but I wasn`t a fan of these 3 books it just didn`t feel like I could get lost in the narrative and drfit among the characters. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mark Delaney
5.0 out of 5 stars The half orcs omnibus volume 1
A must read! I must admit I took a bit of a leap of faith with the half orc series, my main objective was to continue the story of the Paladin Jericho. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Liam B Handley
5.0 out of 5 stars Strongly recommended!!
I have now gone onto read all of the current (Fed 2013) Half-Orcs series as well as David's Paladin series and have found all of his writings to be hugely engrossing. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mr. M. J. Tyrrell
5.0 out of 5 stars Half-Orcs Omnibus, Vol 1
After each book I am left wanting to read the next one in line - I only hope he can keep them coming fast enough!
Published 18 months ago by GMJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Naughty bad brothers
Very dark anti heros that did some very questionable stuff in the first book. I like the authors notes at the end of the books Well crafted stories and I was left hoping the... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Old Hobbit in Cas
5.0 out of 5 stars Jolly good read!!!!
These are the first 3 books in the Half-Orc series, and boy are they good!!! They are very dark, and might be everyones cup of tea, but I think its really well written with. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Ewefluffy pup
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