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An Orc on the Wild Side

Tom Holt



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Orbit Books
10 September 2019
Fantasy; Epic Fantasy; Humourous Fantasy; Mythological Creatures, People & Places
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?

Praise for Tom Holt 'Uniquely twisted . . . cracking gags' Guardian 'Holt doesn't skimp on the flashes of brilliance' SFX 'Clever, funny, tirelessly inventive' Christopher Moore
By:   Tom Holt
Imprint:   Orbit Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   260g
ISBN:   9780356506715
ISBN 10:   0356506711
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   10 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tom Holt was born in London in 1961. At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motorcycle engines. These interests led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialised in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. He lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife and daughter.

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