Friday, February 1, 2013
The Weight of Blood - David Dalglish
The Weight of Blood is book one in the Half-Orcs series. To characterize this fantasy as dark is like labeling the grand canyon deep. This book is still free for the kindle. Harruq and Qurrah Tun are half-orcs. Harruq is the big strong warrior type. His brother Qurrah is smaller and thin, but Qurrah has dark magic that makes up for his size. The two half-orcs are living on the fringes of society by theft and murder. It just gets darker from there. I continued to read this book, hoping for some redemption for the two brothers. I was disappointed. When given the chance to choose between good and evil, the brothers almost always choose evil. The book did a good job of pulling the reader in, and I continued to hope that at least Harruq would choose the right path. If you like dark fantasy consider this one, but be warned, it's very dark. Recommended.