OK, two absolutely stonking books this month.
First up is ORCS by Stan Nicholls, which is fast paced, funny, visceral, fast paced, violent, and puts a brilliant spin on following the adventures of the “bad guys”. It reminds me a lot of that old Bullfrog game Dungeon Keeper, but with a damn sight more plotting and storyline thrown in. Very much recommended! Can’t wait to finish it, so I can read the new ORCS books!
The second text is something I’ve been meaning to get to grips with for, err, about two decades. The Elric series by Michael Moorcock. For some reason I worked my way through Dancers at the End of Time, Castle Brass, Hawkmoon and Warhound and the World’s Pain (my personal fave MM book – awesome!). Elric, although regularly recommended by friends, escaped me. Well, now I’m putting the record straight, enjoying every paragraph, and thoroughly enjoying one of Moorcock’s forgotten (by me) masterpieces.