Friday, September 3, 2010

Featured eBook - King's Property (Queen of the Orcs)

 King's Property (Queen of the Orcs #1)

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.

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