Queen of the Orcs (Mass Market)

King's Property

By Morgan Howell

Del Rey, 9780345496508, 336pp.

Publication Date: July 31, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market (9/25/2007)
Mass Market (8/28/2007)

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“Original and vivid. I was captivated.”—Nancy Kress, author of Beggars in Spain

Born into hardship, Dar learns to rely on herself alone. When her family betrays her, Dar is conscripted into King Kregant’s army and its brutal campaign to conquer a neighboring country. Now she is bound as a slave to a dreaded regiment of orcs, creatures legendary for their savagery and battle prowess.

Rather than cower, Dar rises to the challenge. She learns the unique culture and language of the orcs, survives treachery from both allies and enemies, and struggles to understand a mystical gift that brings her dark, prophetic visions. As the war escalates—amid nightmarish combat and shattering loss—Dar must seize a single chance at freedom.

About 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.