Clan Daughter (Queen of the Orcs Series #2)

Clan Daughter (Queen of the Orcs Series #2)

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by Morgan Howell
     
 

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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

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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 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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345496515
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Queen of the Orcs Series, #2
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
670,102
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 4.18(h) x 0.89(d)

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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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Clan Daughter (Queen of the Orcs Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Ztarina More than 1 year ago
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.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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