The Weight of Blood, (The Half-Orcs, Book 1) by David Dalglish

The Weight of Blood, (The Half-Orcs, Book 1)

By David Dalglish

  • Release Date: 2010-02-16
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4
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Description

When half-bloods Harruq and Qurrah Tun pledged their lives to the death prophet Velixar, they sought only escape from their squalid beginnings. Instead, they become his greatest disciples, charged with leading his army of undead.

While they prepare, Harruq trains with an elf named Aurelia, to whom he owes his life. She is a window into a better world, but as war spreads between the races their friendship takes a dire turn.

Velixar orders them to fight alongside the humans, changing Aurelia from friend to foe. To protect her, Harruq must turn against his brother and fight the killing nature of his orcish heritage.

THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD by David Dalglish
To side with one means to turn on another. No matter Harruq’s decision, someone he loves will die.

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About the Author:

David Dalglish currently lives in rural Missouri with his wife Samantha, daughter Morgan, and his bearded dragon. He graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2006 with a degree in Mathematics. He spends his free time watching PBS and Spongebob Squarepants with his daughter.

Reviews

  • awesome

    5
    By Helmcrag
    Completed the first two books now and I am enjoying them immensely, the story-lines all though sometimes a bit darker than the norm in fantasy are excellent all in all awesome!!
  • Shows promise

    5
    By Talon the hawk
    The beginning is slightly confusing, but don't let that fool you. For a debut novel (and free) it is fantastic, you will soon find yourself hooked and longing for more.
  • The Weight Of Blood

    5
    By Yrrag74
    Another truly fantastic book by an excellent author. Good strong characters which keep you wanting to read more and more. Brilliantly written and a great story, sometimes you feel sorry for the brothers sometimes not, but you will love this book. A1
  • 5/5

    5
    By Dodo Bradders
    The book kept me drawn in all the way though right till the end, amazing!
  • Half Orc book 1

    5
    By Allana-omargh
    Dark story, couldn't stop reading this utterly brilliant
  • The weight of blood

    5
    By Yuna643
    Where do I start. I was never really much of a reader, an ideal I brushed to the side without a 2nd thought. After getting this book (free from iTunes) I soon gathered a great interest, and with characters and a storyline as enchanting as this, it wasn't long until I had finished yurning for what came next. Instantly, I bought the remaining 4 books desperate to know and continued along this epic journey...
  • Very good series

    5
    By Thanalos
    Enjoyed all the series, really good books. Makes you think of the moral choices they make and manages to make you like the orc's through out.
  • Very good

    4
    By Ade'n'Titch
    Firstly I Do not believe in comparing authors as all minds take their own course. This ebook immiediatly reminded me of Lord of the Rings, in the context that it was a hidden part of the story not yet told. I found it slow for the first chapter (as I do with most books) but as soon as the story came alive in my mind I could not pull myself away from it. As others have commented you do find yourself routing for the two brothers in all that they do, hoping they survive and complete their quest no matter how brutal or unjust. At the end of the novel I was left worried for the two brothers as though I was part of their lives (this is the mark of a good author and story in my opinion) and I was left wanting more. I was very pleased to find the second book continues where the first had finished (where so many do not) A very good novel for all.
  • No Gemmel, but not bad

    4
    By RedQuickSilver
    I did enjoy reading this book although the author isn't in the league of your usual published ones. He does write well, although he just doesn't grab you or fill your imagination with his world. Also I found the main parts of the plot unbelievable especially the romance, (not to give anything away) but come on, that just would not happen! I completed the book and I did enjoy it, but I don't know if I would recommend it, as my title suggests he is no Gemmel and any book by said author beats this hands down.
  • Brilliant book!!

    5
    By Emz2011
    It took a little while to get my head around the characters and this strange world but I was soon drawn into the story! I would find myself rooting for the brothers even when they were the 'baddies', I had to read it in one go as I was sucked into their world, a well written and interesting story.

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