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Legion of thunder
Nicholls, Stan.
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Publication Information:
London : Gollancz, [1999]

Physical Description:
281 pages : map ; 24 cm.
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War is throwing the land of Maras Dantia into chaos: war between the elder races and the invading humans; war between the two sects of humans themselves. As the armies gather and the magic leaks away from the land Stryke and his warband of orcs are on the run from everyone; from the orcs that Jennasta has sent after them and from the humans who will kill any orc on sight. Stryke¿s quest for the artifacts that will secure the destiny of the orcs and, if they but knew it, all the races old and new in Maras Dantia, has never been more urgent and more difficult. As the net closes in and his troopers fall one by one to foes that even they never imagined in their worst dreams, time is running out for Stryke, for all orcs and for Maras Dantia.

Author Notes

Stan Nicholls has been a reviewer and interviewer in the UK for more than 20 years and is a key figure on the genre scene. He writes a regular column for TIME OUT and contributes to both INTERZONE and STARBURST. As well as the original Orcs trilogy, his Quicksilver fantasy trilogy has also been an international sensation.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Humans, those "rapacious interlopers," brought strife and environmental devastation to the ancient land of Maras-Dantia, but the warlike orcs may be its saviors in Stan Nicholls's gory sequel to Bodyguard of Lightning, Legion of Thunder. Leading a band of rebel orcs called the Wolverines, Stryke (who's smart at least by orc standards) searches for the three remaining "instrumentalities" that will free the elder races from human domination, battling evil symbiotes, bandits and goblin slavers at every turn. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved