Friday, September 3, 2010
Featured eBook - King's Property (Queen of the Orcs)
I just finished reading all three books in this series. I read them as ebooks on my iPad, natch. The three books by Morgan Howell are King's Property, Clan Daughter, and Royal Destiny. Howell creates a relatively simple but interesting alternate fantasy setting where orcs aren't the dirty brutes we've come to expect. The story was somewhat dirivitive-- that's not necessarily a criticism. If you enjoyed Clan of the Cave Bear, you'll like this one. The story was predictable but engaging, and though there were few deviations from what I expected to happen, the characters were very interesting and well-written. The fantasy setting, including history and language, was well worked out. There was relatively little magic for a fantasy story-- also not necessarily a criticism, and I found the magic the least interesting part of the story anyway. If you enjoy fantasy-- particularly romantic fantasy, read this series.