Tolkien meets Beauty and the Beast in this new fantasy by Amalia Dillin, author of the Fate of the Gods trilogy.
"Honor Among Orcs [...] takes you by surprise and doesn't let go of your imagination..."
-- Shannon Mayer, Author of the Rylee Adamson Series
After nearly a decade as the king’s whipping-girl, Princess Arianna has no intention of going quietly into marriage to some treasonous noble, or serving obediently as the king’s spy until her death is more convenient. When she discovers a handsome orc, chained and trapped inside a magic mirror, Arianna cannot help but see a lasting freedom from her father's abuse.
Left to rot inside a mirror by the king, Bolthorn never imagined his prayers would be answered by a princess. Nor did he ever expect to meet so worthy a woman after knowing her father’s cruelty. He needs her help to escape the mirror before the king marches against the orcs, but all he can offer Arianna is ice and darkness in exchange for her aid.
If Arianna can free the monster behind the glass, perhaps she might free herself, as well. But once they cross the mountain, there will be no return, and the deadly winter is the least of what threatens them on the other side.
Fans of Kristin Cashore's FIRE and Tolkien's Lord of the Rings will appreciate the collision of romance, adventure, and epic fantasy -- all with a new adult edge -- in Honor Among Orcs.
Related HONOR AMONG ORCS Blogposts:
Princess Arianna never wanted to return to her human kingdom of Gautar. Not after she helped murder her abusive father to escape. Not since the orc Bolthorn defied death and tradition to make her his wife. And though the coldest days of winter are behind them, Arianna is still recovering the strength she needs to bring their half-orc child safely into the world.
Book 2.5: The Queen and her Brook Horse
(An Orc Saga Novella)
Available now in Paperback, Coming soon to Kindle!
A princess sent to marry a cruel foreign king, far from home, friends, or aid, Signy must find a way to protect herself and her people. But brook horses are fickle creatures and their magic is wild at best; if Signy cannot keep her promises, it will cost them both--and the blood that's spilled between them will be the least of it.
This Orc Saga prequel novella should be read as book 2.5 in the series.
Book Three: Through Blood and Starlight
(Release Date TBA)
Original Cover Art created by Melissa Stevens, The Illustrated Author.