Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Series: Orc Saga #1
Author: Amalia Dillin
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Thorskona Books
Release Date: March 27, 2014
Tolkien meets Beauty and the Beast in this new fantasy by Amalia Dillin, author of the Fate of the Gods trilogy.
After nearly a decade as the king’s whipping-girl, Princess Arianna has no intention of going quietly into marriage to some treasonous noble, or serving obediently as the king’s spy until her death is more convenient. When she discovers a handsome orc, chained and trapped inside a magic mirror, Arianna cannot help but see a lasting freedom from her father’s abuse.
Left to rot inside a mirror by the king, Bolthorn never imagined his prayers would be answered by a princess. Nor did he ever expect to meet so worthy a woman after knowing her father’s cruelty. He needs her help to escape the mirror before the king marches against the orcs, but all he can offer Arianna is ice and darkness in exchange for her aid.
If Arianna can free the monster behind the glass, perhaps she might free herself, as well. But once they cross the mountain, there will be no return, and the deadly winter is the least of what threatens them on the other side.
Fans of Kristin Cashore’s FIRE and Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings will appreciate the collision of romance, adventure, and epic fantasy — all with a new adult edge — in Honor Among Orcs.
Amalia is a great writer. I couldn’t put it down. It’s a new and interesting way to view Orcs. The characters and the world she has created is great. It has some great twists and turns that will the reader turning the page. This is one of those that readers who love to read epic fantasy like Lord of the Rings and others will really enjoy reading. Put it on your TBR list you won’t be disappointed. I look forward to reading more of Amalia’s books.
Amalia Dillin began as a Biology major before taking Latin and falling in love with old heroes and older gods. After that, she couldn’t stop writing about them, with the occasional break for more contemporary subjects. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, and dreams of the day when she will own goats–to pull her chariot through the sky, of course.
Amalia is the author of the Fate of the Gods trilogy, and the new Orc Saga, beginning with HONOR AMONG ORCS.