Clan Daughter (Queen of the Orcs Series #2)

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Enslaved by King Kregant’s army, Dar survived by befriending the fierce orcs who were also forced to serve. Now she has escaped–only to find that the price of freedom may be her destiny.

Calling on her untried leadership abilities, Dar guides the surviving orc soldiers to the safety of their homeland–but the clan leaders refuse to accept her unless she can release their queen from Kregant’s fortress. Shaken by her growing gift for dark prophecy and a fate she feels unprepared to...

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Overview

Enslaved by King Kregant’s army, Dar survived by befriending the fierce orcs who were also forced to serve. Now she has escaped–only to find that the price of freedom may be her destiny.

Calling on her untried leadership abilities, Dar guides the surviving orc soldiers to the safety of their homeland–but the clan leaders refuse to accept her unless she can release their queen from Kregant’s fortress. Shaken by her growing gift for dark prophecy and a fate she feels unprepared to accept, Dar must infiltrate the very heart of the despot’s empire. There she will discover unexpected treachery and an ancient power that threatens the future of all.

Look for Books I and III in the Queen of the Orcs trilogy

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“Howell’s depiction of the orc culture is fascinating–these orcs are as big, strong, and dangerous as any in fantasy, but they also have moral and ethical issues of importance. This is a book to think about.”
–Elizabeth Moon, author of The Deed of Paksenarrion
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345496515
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Series: Queen of the Orcs Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 955,460
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 4.18 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

A graduate of Oberlin College and the Rochester Institute of Technology, Morgan Howell is a full-time writer who lives in upstate New York.
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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    Love Among the Orcs?

    Now, if you are like me, you itch terribly when a book series comes out in a trilogy and you have to wait for the next book to be written. Fortunately, when I discovered the Queen of the Orcs, I was happy to note all three were in publication. The sad note, however, is the library delivered them out of sequence and I had to wait forever (5 days) for book two to arrive. So, I was highly anticipating the novel and read it through in one day. Now, I loved Clan Daughter. Having said that, my brain did a complete double-take when it read the romance involving Dargu (Weasel in Orcish) and Kovak-Mah. (Spoiler alert) I just couldn't believe that a woman who had undergone sexual abuse as a child would so quickly become romantically involved with an Orc. Yes, she avoids all contact with human men, but, still, I just couldn't buy her overcoming a fear of sex with a 6-foot-plus creature with the physical strength to rip her in half. Yes, yes, I know that Kovok-mah was basically peaceful and passive, yet, it was such a sideswipe of a twist in the novel that it bothered me throughout the next novel as well. Just a minor point, really, since the entire story is very engaging and the pace is good--even if the trek through the mountains slows the story a bit. I really liked the conversion of the Orc who hates her into becoming her biggest supporter...a truly imaginative moment in the work. I would highly recommend the writer, even as I would beg Morgan Howell to please make your evil characters a little less black. I prefer my evil with some sort of redeeming virtue, the black-as-night, souless monster just seems too easy. You are a good writer, make more of an effort to challenge us in the villain department.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    a fabulous fantasy

    Dar has a strong reason for not loving for the human race her father sold her into the King¿s army and he is not a king who takes female servants when he is needy. After a battle, Dar convinces five orcs to defect Kovak-Mah, who loves her, follows her wherever she goes and where he goes so do the other four orcs..------------------- On the journey to their home in the wasteland part of the Urkhert Mountains , Dar and Kovak-Mah realize they love each other, but he knows their life together is doomed as the Orcs hate humans and only fight for them because their queen, who lives near the human king, orders them to do so. While living with the orcs, Dar partakes in a ceremony in which she is reborn with the spirit of an Orc. Because of this and that she still looks human, she is chosen to talk with the queen, who refuses to allow female orcs to come near her her objective is to learn why they kill for a human monarch.---------- The second book of this trilogy (see KING¿S PROPERTY) is a fabulous fantasy due mostly to the intricate Orc culture that is vividly described in detail which in turn provides the tale with a seemingly powerful authentic anchor. Dar is a dynamic independent woman who follows her own course when it comes to races and love. Her fiery spirit along with the insightful Orcan lifestyle and some more typical battle scenes make CLAN DAUGHTER an entertaining tale.------------- Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    One and done

    As with the first in the series, I read the entire book in one sitting. If you enjoyed the first. This one is just as good.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Spiritheart

    Calm down bloodfang

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Chapter 1

    Chapter 1 Five cats shouldered their way through the alleyways of Twolegplace. One of the cats was a russet she-cat with a patch of fur missing on her haunch. Another cat was a massive Tuxedo tomcat with a scar between his green eyes. Another one of the cats was a small black tom with a single white paw and ice-blue eyes. Around his neck he wore a collar studded with the teeth of dogs and cats. Following them was a bluish-gray and white she-cat with ice-blue eyes and a torn ear. The other was a tan she-cat with a white underbelly and dark blue eyes. They padded behind the small black tom, whose name was Scourge, leader of BloodClan. The Tuxedo cat, whose name was Bone, turned around to face Scourge. "How much further?" he meowed, his voice rough. "Not much, Bone," the russet she-cat, Brick, meowed. "Quiet. Wait for Scourge's orders," meowed Willowfur, Scourge's mate, the tan and white she-cat. The bluish-gray and white she-cat, Darkheart, remained silent as the group of cats followed Scourge to where he was taking them. Scourge, Bone, Brick, Willowfur, and Darkheart, padded deeper into the alleyways. A harsh scent nipped at their noses as they padded, the wretched scent of Twoleg rubbish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Freestar

    Elder's den. *Freestar*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    Kels to wolf

    Wolf go to wolf hunt second book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Chey to max

    What are you guys doing?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Cameron

    Uhhhhhhh

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    ALEX TO BLUEJAY

    IM 13

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Thorn

    Hi i am only 12 but i am really good with a sword i am also good with spears

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Jacob

    I await your nwser

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  • Posted August 24, 2009

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    Good Book, Great Perspectives

    What I like:
    I really like Morgan Howell's ability to portray different cultures and different races. It is interesting reading how humans perceive orc's and orc's perceive humans and how misunderstood each of them are by the other. Exceptionally well done.

    What I didn't like:
    Orc's are portrayed as a peaceful non-warlike race. They are bigger, tougher, stronger, and have claws. They are really good at fighting, they just don't do it. I see these as evolutionary adaptations. They must have claws for something. I know this is a small logic leap I must get over to really enjoy this book, but I couldn't.

    Overall:
    This is a great series. I think it is better than four stars. Not a perfect five star classic, but exceptionally good.

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