An Orc on the Wild Side

by Tom Holt
Release date: September 10, 2019
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy
Tags: humor

An Orc on the Wild Side is the latest comic masterpiece from one of the funniest writers in fantasy.


Being the Dark Lord and Prince of Evil is not as much fun as it sounds, particularly if you are a basically decent person. King Mordak is just such a person. Technically he's more goblin than person, but the point is that he is really keen to be a lot less despicable than his predecessors.

Not that the other goblins appreciate Mordak's attempts to redefine the role. Why should they when his new healthcare program seems designed to actually extend life expectancy, and his efforts to end a perfectly reasonable war with the dwarves appear to have become an obsession?

With confidence in his leadership crumbling, what Mordak desperately needs is a distraction. Perhaps some of these humans moving to the Realm in search of great homes at an affordable price will be able to help?

(updated 2019-02-26)

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