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.
©2011 David Dalglish (P)2016 David Dalglish
I first fell in love with David Dalglish's novels when I stumbled upon a Trilogy offered on Kindle. The set was the first three of the half-orc series, these novels here. I knew that the story was setting us up for something huge later on in the series and this was the breaking of the bonds section. This was the novel that would show where the characters would go from their humble beginnings. So that meant some heartbreak was in order. I'm trying not to give spoilers but I will say this novel broke my heart the first time reading it and it broke it again listening to it this time.
I will say that I prefer the narrator from David's shadowdance series. I grew to love the voice is he gave some of my favorite characters. now that some of them appear in this novel, their voices are different, and that was slightly disappointing. I grew used to the new narrator though.
I have yet to read any novel by David dalglish that disappointed me. I highly recommend any of his books, especially his shadow dance series.
I loved this book and I love this story. I only wish that Audible offered all of the Half-Orc books instead of just the first three. I am a long haul trucker and these audiobooks make the miles and the hours fly by. The same goes for the Paladins stories. Audible only has the first two books of the series and I can only read them about an hour a day due to only having 10 hours to break, eat, and sleep at the end of the day before I. back behind the wheel, leaving me craving the end of my day so much more. Dalglish is a great writer who weaves amazing tales in the world of Dezrel. I always want more when I finish a story. His stories can make you laugh, make you angry, and even bring a tear to your eye.
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