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Forged for War

Stan Nicholls, Joe Flood (Illustrator)


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Digital Audiobook (8/23/2010)
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Paperback (9/8/2008)
MP3 CD (8/24/2010)
Compact Disc (8/24/2010)
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Compact Disc (12/31/2010)
Compact Disc (8/24/2010)
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Paperback (8/1/2004)


Orcs: Forged for War is the first graphic novel in Stan Nicholls' beloved Orcs universe. The fantasy landscape in this world is brutal and unforgiving, and populated by a race of unlikely protagonists: the powerful and violent warriors, orcs.

Orcs: Forged for War is an original story a new entry in this series, not an adaptation of old material. It follows a ruthless and deadly cohort of warrior orcs as they fight their way free of the dominion of an evil human enchantress. Sitting on an exhilarating peak with high fantasy on one side and the thrilling, gruesome battlefields of graphic novel classics like Frank Miller's 300 on the other, Orcs presents the world of its ogre-like protagonists with technicolor violence and moments of unexpected sympathy.

First Second, 9781596434554, 198pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2011

About the Author

Stan Nicholls is a celebrated bookstore proprietor, journalist, and novelist best known for his fantasy-adventure series, Orcs. Orcs: Forged for War will be Nicholls's first graphic novel, and the latest entry in this extended series. Nicholls lives in the West Midlands, UK. Joe Flood is a Brooklyn-based cartoonist and a graduate of the prestigious cartooning program at the School for Visual Arts in New York City. Orcs: Forged for War is his first graphic novel.