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The third volume in Nicholls's critically acclaimed fantasy finds Maras Dantia drowning in war. Stryke, head of the renegade orcs, and his warband have found the long-lost relic they need--but still do not know how to use it. And, while they try to figure it out, enemies hunt them from every corner. Worse yet, the three sisters are close to forming an alliance that will ovThe third volume in Nicholls's critically acclaimed fantasy finds Maras Dantia drowning in war. Stryke, head of the renegade orcs, and his warband have found the long-lost relic they need--but still do not know how to use it. And, while they try to figure it out, enemies hunt them from every corner. Worse yet, the three sisters are close to forming an alliance that will overturn history. Time is running out to save the world. Nicholls's masterworks are the first to tell the story from the other side--from the point of view of the orcs, the villains of Lord of the Rings....

Title : Warriors of the Tempest
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ISBN : 9780575070691
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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Warriors of the Tempest Reviews

  • Hyann
    2018-11-16 10:41

    I barely finished this one and probably won't read another Nicholls's Orc serie, already give too much time to it.Even if I finally pass over the fact that it don't really live the expectation to see the world with orc eyes (when you make a wolrd just for them, they become a generic fighter race), I couldn't care for the rest of the story.Again, everytime the Orcs got in trouble, they just fight and win. Worst part is near the end, the Orcs are trapped in a city without issue facing a siege against one of the main villain. Actually the siege was very good and when the evil sorceress Jannesta appears with his army to change the dynamic, I thought the final confrontation will happen.No, the Orcs just stole the magic item needed and flee in the night.. just like that.After that they got trapped by some city guard but Stryke assembled miracously all the magic items and the band was teleported at the North Pole. They beat the blizzard to find a castle. Inside, morphing telepath demon make then surrender. But the mysterious Serapheim, not an angel but an ancient powerful sorcerer, appears and help them so the Orcs beats the demon easyly. When escaping, Jannesta and it's army out of nowhere came to save/help them a second time. And they eliminated her in the end...So maybe some people would find Orcs action packed, but it's all the same pattern, cut and paste. The book has some good moment but clearly didn't like the Nicholls way to tell the story, no deepth at all. This book is equivalent of D&D session I was doing around 12 years old when going fight after fight was fun forgetting about the roleplaying.

  • Roland Flynn
    2018-12-03 07:44

    I really enjoyed the first two books, and this was ok, but for me just drifted off track in about the last third, after the siege.Some of it just annoyed me, such as the sudden re appearance of one of the bounty hunters, and somehow the castle in the wasteland and everything that occurred in it did not quite sit right.It was ok, enjoyable enough, but just a little unsatisfying at the end.

  • MegaSolipsist
    2018-11-29 08:44

    I bought an omnibus of all six Orcs books, and now that I've finished the third one (essentially the first of two trilogies) I don't think I'll continue any more. Like the first two, this book isn't bad, but isn't good enough to make me want to invest the time it will take to read another trilogy.Aside from the main cast of orcs all being practically invincible, Stan Nicholls tried to humanise them at the cost of consistency. In the first book two orcs are killed and the others say some words of respect before burning the bodies and moving on. Nicholls makes a point of establishing the orcs as being as pragmatic as possible and without sentiment. However, in this book the death of an orc is treated as a monumental tragedy, with one orc weeping even though it was clearly stated that orcs were incapable of doing so.Now that the plot of the trilogy has been wrapped up and resolved, I see no need to start the second trilogy. It may not be a bad book, but after reading incredible fantasy series like A Song of Ice and Fire, The Malazan Book of the Fallen, and Worm, I can't really enjoy any series where the main characters have invincible plot armour.

  • Matteo Mazzoli
    2018-11-13 14:31

    Il mio voto va complessivamente alla trilogia di Nicholss, davvero un peccato che purtroppo non sia facilmente reperibile, poiché davvero una bellissima lettura. La storia e gli eventi che coinvolgono i Figli del Lupo li ho trovati originali, ben scritti, coinvolgenti. L'avventura si snoda senza iperboli o inutili orpelli, è l'azione a far da padrone, anche se non mancano momenti ragionati che danno spazio anche allo sviluppo dei personaggi. Paradossalmente, Stryke è quello che meno mi ha colpito, anche se senza ombra di dubbio sia un orco atipico per chi ha familiarità col genere e l'immaginario che si ha della razza. Bellissimo Alfrey, l'anziano guerriero, così come Jup e Coilla. Anche l'ambientazione, la storia di una terra squassata da una guerra "portata" dagli umani è davvero interessante e a suo modo originale. Spero tornino disponibili a breve, in libreria non averli è un peccato perché sarebbero degli ottimi consigli da dare ai lettori :)

  • Guillermo
    2018-11-15 11:41

    Guerreros de la Tempestad (Warrior of the tempest) es la última novela que conforma la saga de Orcos: la primera Sangre escrita por Stan Nicholls y publicadas por allá por el 99-2000. En esta trilogía el autor británico reinventa a los orcos y nos narra la historia desde su punto de vista. En un universo de fantasía medieval convencional, donde los orcos son la plaga, aquí son una raza militarista que intenta encajar en un mundo que los ha encorsetado en un cliché del cual no pueden escapar; sumado a eso el mundo esta al borde de un colapso mágico- ecológico gracias a la actitud de una especie recién aparecidos, quienes no tienen respeto por el entorno y mucho menos por las culturas que le antecedieron.Ya he dado mis impresiones parciales sobre el universo de Stan Nicholls, y entradas previas me explayé sobre lo mucho que me han gustado los tres libros, la forma como deconstruyó y reconstruyó a los orcos. También del trato que prodiga a sus personajes, que a veces parece malcriarlos y otras veces pareciera que desea darles muerte; además de la acción a caudales. También he comentado la forma como algunos conflictos se resuelven; a su vez he hablado de los villanos que ha resultado cliché e insufribles, ahora toca hablar de cómo todo esto se une y se resuelve.Guerreros de la Tempestad, a diferencia de las anteriores, es muy pesado, especialmente si nos referimos al hecho de que la acción se amontona y se dispara a raudales. He de confesar que hay momentos que tanta pelea me agotó, aunque disfrute sobremanera la escena del asedio. También hay algo que no juega a favor de la obra, y es que los adversarios se van acumulando y todos, misteriosamente, confluyen en el único lugar donde los orcos consiguen refugio. Villanos, algunos, que estaban de más y cuyos problemas pudieron haberse resuelto en la novela previa, me refiero por ejemplo a los 3 cazadores de orcos; aparecen constantemente en este libro para resolver su diferencias con cierto personaje.Al final confluimos a una batalla épica, y cuando pensamos que ya todo se resolverá o se pondrá peor, se pone peor. Los orcos son lanzados a otra parte, donde vuelven a pelear y donde nos dan las respuestas que todos nosotros estamos esperando. Esta última parte es desesperante, hay mucho que responder y el final se acerca, por lo tanto no es extraño que el final se sienta muy, pero que muy, forzado.La explicación de la diversidad de especies, tiene mucho sentido, pero la forma como se nos transmite la información es un tanto cliché, aun así, la cuestión no esta mal para una obra de este genero. Después de tres libros, hay una muerte entre el grupo de protas, curiosamente es el personaje que más me agradaba, junto al enano Jup. También el final de los villanos más grande es pésimo, la verdad es que Jennesta no merecía morir como lo hizo, en realidad debió de haber muerto a consecuencia de sus perniciosos actos. En cambio el líder de los Unis si tuvo una muerte merecida.En cuanto a la narrativa, salvo por esta novela que esta sobrecargada, la historia es interesante y envolvente. El estilo del señor no cambia de forma significativa, no se vuelve mal de morir, salvo el exceso de pelea. Salvo por ese peso y lo forzado al final, de verdad le hizo falta un epílogo y menos Deus Ex Machina; esta es una buena novela, tal vez la más floja de las tres.Aun así, no hay desperdicio. Orco: la Primera Sangre, es una tremenda saga, que vale la pena leer. No hay desperdicio 100% recomendada.

  • Mark
    2018-11-23 12:36

    To be honest this book is hovering between a 3 and a 4. It was never nail bitingly engaging but there was enough going on to keep me interested to the end.That being said Nicholls writes combat decently. He ties up all the major threads but there was just a spark missing, an intensity. I gave the first book in the series a 4 star rating with the knowledge that it too was skirting the line between 3 & 4. So I can't really justify doing it again. Overall the series is worth a read if you have the time, a simple adventure, some decent characters and good action sequences. Just don't expect too much.

  • Hat of Nikitich
    2018-12-08 13:21

    This trilogy was great. First: I got it in an omnibus and didn't even realize it was a trilogy 'till the last book -- the flow is pretty damned impeccable, and it doesn't slacken pace, making it quite the page-turner. Second: the conceit is wonderful, long overdue and handled near flawlessly. The language is witty, the characters are sharp and, pleasingly, the female characters are given as much strength and handled with as much grace as about anything I've read of late.My criticism mostly lies with what feels like a slightly underdeveloped reveal at the end, but I think much of that is due to be taken up with future books. I am pretty excited to read those.

  • Annemieke
    2018-11-16 10:43

    The last book of the triology is packed with action and big battles. It took a couple of chapters before i got into the story again and the action starts. The beginning of this book is necessary to understand the last chapters of the book. After page 100 (?) the story goes "on" real quick and a lot is happening. You have no time to become bored or distracted and sometimes you need time to recover from all things happening in the book. The first half of the book is rougly worth 3 stars and the last half of the book is worth 5 stars. So an average of 4 stars. I still believe that making one book out of these 3 books would be better.

  • Metello
    2018-11-26 12:39

    Ultimo libro sulla trilogia degli Orchi, non si discosta molto dai precedenti; sempre con troppo poco da dire e da raccontare, ora del terzo libro i combattimenti sono pure diventati ripetitivi.Solo alla fine del libro arriva l'idea che sta dietro ai libri, carina anche, ma sicuramente troppo tardi!Mi chiedo ancora a cosa servano alcuni personaggi (es: i cacciatori di taglie) se non a allungare un po' il brodo; e perché inserire quell'epilogo/antefatto.

  • Redax
    2018-12-06 13:19

    Una trilogia che si apre in maniera meravigliosa, si esaurisce in un finale di scarso valore. Non �� un buon libro, ma avendo letto il primo volume dovevo arrivare fino in fondo. Un libro povero di idee tanto quanto era ricco il primo. Delusione

  • Garau
    2018-11-21 07:39

    Mmmm mica mi ha convinto molto la 'fine'

  • Eric
    2018-11-23 07:44

    It was entertaining but it wasn't outstanding. There are a lot of tropes in here.

  • Jean-Luc
    2018-11-17 10:17

    Pas un seul temps de répit dans ce récit récit d'une quête presque "magico-écologique" pour sauver un royaume et connaître la mystérieuse origine de ces guerriers Orcs...

  • Sarah Ehinger
    2018-11-25 12:43

    This wrapped up the trilogy. The series was kind of blah for me and so was the ending. A hack and slash adventure with a story arc to get you from one fight to the next.