The Cost of Betrayal (Half-Orcs Series #2)

The Cost of Betrayal (Half-Orcs Series #2)

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by David Dalglish
     
 

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Fantasy author David Dalglish continues his series of the half-orc brothers, whose struggles will soon bathe the land of Dezrel in demon fire...

Five hundred years ago, brother gods devastated their world with civil war. When they were imprisoned, their conflict ended without a victor. Centuries passed while their followers secretly continued the war, a war that

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Fantasy author David Dalglish continues his series of the half-orc brothers, whose struggles will soon bathe the land of Dezrel in demon fire...

Five hundred years ago, brother gods devastated their world with civil war. When they were imprisoned, their conflict ended without a victor. Centuries passed while their followers secretly continued the war, a war that will soon have an end.

The gods have found their paragons.

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Book Description:

Their prophet dead and their home lost, the half-bloods Harruq and Qurrah Tun form a strained alliance with a band of mercenaries outside the city of Veldaren.

As the brothers and their allies wage a private war against powerful thief guilds, forces greater than them all threaten to tear them apart and ruin any hope for a better life.

Harruq must defend his family at all costs, for Qurrah's love of a girl with a shattered mind and the power of a goddess may doom them all.

THE COST OF BETRAYAL by David Dalglish
The death prophet returns, and the disloyal will suffer.

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About the Author:

David Dalglish currently lives in rural Missouri with his wife Samantha, daughter Morgan, and dog Asimov. He graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2006 and currently devotes himself to perfecting his craft. He spends his free time playing racquetball and watching PBS with his daughter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451567489
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Series:
Half-Orcs Series, #2
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
329,110
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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Cost of Betrayal 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two books in now and ready for more great story and good characters . Dark but needed for the moral story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are so great and diffrent that thier such fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so awesome you have to read the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second book is a continuation af the amazing story-telling-talent the author showed us in his first book. In this book we meet more characters as broken and lost the brothers, as well as others trying thier best do help the lost anti- heros. It delves a bit further into the madness of the lost souls, and so is a bit darker, but still well worth the time to read it.
DaUgh More than 1 year ago
in a word, WOW!!. book 1 was good but this is better. I am really enjoying this series and was surprised to read in the author's notes that this is a 5 book series. Am definitly going to try (key word) very hard to pace myself & make the other books last since I couldn't seem to stop reading this one & might've read it a little fast. I really enjoy how the David Dalglish puts enough detail in describing a scene or the story. He reminds of another author whom I really enjoy, David Eddings. short version, this is a darn good book and you won't be disappointed
Willi_B More than 1 year ago
This series is turning out to be better than I expected. While the first installment was good, I wasn't quite sure if it was enough to draw me into the series. I gave it a shot and bought the second book and was pleasantly surprised. It delves much more deeply into the characters, fleshing them out nicely. Aside from the necessary corniness involved in developing characters this deeply, it was a better book than the first and now I must continue the series to the end.
clay1diverTX More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the half-orc series and I must say that David Dalglish has put together a remarkable series thus far. The brothers Tun are an enigma, but demonstrate that people can change. Even Half-orcs who have been reviled all of their lives. Dalglish develops his characters very well, although there was a bit of corn in this installment (which I personally enjoyed). The story moves along at fairly quick pace and there is enough action to keep you interested and turning the pages. We see that even the evil Qurrah has a bit of a heart at times. I highly recommend this series thus far. I am interested in seeing if Dalglish does as many writers of series do and that is start repeating themselves...
Anonymous 21 days ago
Magic is the be all end all. All the villains have an endless supply of magic. As if they had the power of a God. No one can touch them. They just waltze around and kill everyone. There is no sword play except for a brief few seconds. Any fight it always comes down to the magic user. The melee fighter might as well not even be in the book.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not normally write reviews, but I am this time. I have reading over 30 years of fantasy. I usually read books no less then 600 pages. But, this set of shorter stories has gotten ahold of me and I am enjoying each read.
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iceman42dave More than 1 year ago
I read this as part of the Half-Orcs Omnibus, which contained the first three volumes of the series. Sadly, this omnibus doesn't seem to be available on B&N anymore. That being said, the Half-Orcs Series is a great read, gripping from the start, with action and intrigue and conflict, all of it being played out by a superb cast of well-crafted characters. I particularly like the way Dalglish has deftly interwoven characters from his "Paladins" and "Shadowdance" series, making this series but part of a larger and richer tapestry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How is this guy only self publishing these books? He is an amazing author! Great job, man!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So awesome. After I started reading I had to go back to book #1 and re-read the series to get back into the complete story. All the plots and characters came to life as if I were within. Joy,sadness ,hope,dismay and holding my breath through out I can only say again Bravo to this amazing author of magic. Wonderful David, I start the next and then on to the King of the Vile which I was just able to purchase finally. I feel the pride you have in your summary and justly so. Keep writing and I'll keep reading thank to you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful made me cry, laugh, cringe and cant wait for book 3 the character s have amazing personality s and grow more with each book luv it
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This is not your usual wizard, thief, knight, paladin, mage, elf, dwarf, demon, storm the castle, kill de dragon, save the princess story. Nope, the heroes are not the good guys in shining armor; blood, mud, guts, veins hanging in their teeth, and a great story make these books highly enjoyable.
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Definetly a Great Book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait for the next one
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