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- File Size: 2428 KB
- Print Length: 342 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Eschaton Press (25 Mar. 2010)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003E486GO
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 51 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,334 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Cost of Betrayal (The Half-Orcs Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Whilst Qurrah sinks deeper into darkness, Harruq receives the hope of redemption at the hands of new friends and family. His burden of guilt is heavy but with one clomping step at a time he tries to change.
Both brothers struggle in their own ways, Qurrah's conscience occasionally guttering like a dying candle. This keeps the brothers from dissolving into stereotypes, keeps them real and engenders empathy - no matter how discomforting this might be.
Dalglish shows a remarkable ability to write scenes with multiple characters without the reader losing sight of any of them. He blends humour and pathos to great and stirring effect. He makes strong use of dramatic irony, dipping from one point of view to the next in a succession of brief scenes letting the reader know what is coming and then, more often than not, subverting the expectation.
The dark deeds of Qurrah are compensated for by the camaraderie of the Eschaton mercenaries led by the wizard Tarlak. These characters provide the family the half-orcs have been so badly lacking, acting as mentors, friends and healers. Highly skilled and each with their idiosyncrasies, they reminded me of a fantasy version of the Avengers, flawed, individual and yet heroic and ordered to the greater good.
The book also introduces the compelling Tessana with borderline personality disorder of demonic proportions; a wonderfully sketched character with layers of complexity and archetypal resonance.
There is more darkness than light in the book with just enough respite to catch your breath.Read more ›
Characters have more depth and are more convincing. Still very fast paced and entertaining. The brothers relationship is crucial and becoming more complex.
These books are pretty grim which I like and dont fall into lazy definitions of people as good or evil which is a big plus.
Was'nt sure whether to buy book 2 after book 1 but glad I did and will now order the next three.
I think the writer needs to break away from the D & D setting/restrictions and he could be very good.
I'm so glad that those who remain did, cried my eyes out when some died........I wish they hadn't and wanted so badly for the baddies to fail that I have to read the next in the hope they do.
It offers everything that a great fantasy book should, from mythical creatures, powerful magic and titanic battles to love, loss and heroic deeds.
However what I think kept me reading was the relationship of the central characters, namely the Half Orc brothers and their trials and tribulations with the people that join their lives. It will challenge your preconceptions of good and evil as you follow them on their amazing journey and on more than one occasion you will probably find yourself thinking "what would I do?"
DD I salute you !!!!
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Loved It first time and read it quickly now I have Read it for the second time. No doubt will read it again in the future.
Enjoy the books and the characters.
I am a huge fantasy fan but it is always a risk delving into a new series. I am pleased to say that this series has not disappointed. Read morePublished 18 months ago by John
Anyone who loves fantasy and hasn't started reading about the brothers tun needs to start now. Another great read from an author who is fast becoming one of my favourites. Read morePublished 19 months ago by goldcrest
It's no patrick rothfuss but it is rather good. If your stuck its a very decent read. I will read the next bookPublished 21 months ago by Kindle Customer
Dalglish has done it once again, along with the introduction of characters that become legends in their own rights. Amazing 5 stars without a doubt.Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
What a great read- this is the second time I've read the series now, add to that a few of the other books set in this fantastic and well written fantasy world and I've had weeks of... Read morePublished on 23 Jun. 2014 by Gregems
I really enjoyed reading this book (Kindle Edition) - if you are into Fantasy then this title is a must.Published on 5 Mar. 2014 by Mark H
This author is cold as ice when it comes to his characters, you root for them when they find happiness then it gets ripped away. Read morePublished on 14 Feb. 2014 by michael