Queen of the Orcs: Clan Daughter (Queen of the Orcs) by Morgan Howell

By Morgan Howell

Enslaved through King Kregant’s military, Dar survived through befriending the fierce orcs who have been additionally pressured to serve. Now she has escaped–only to discover that the cost of freedom can be her destiny.Calling on her untried management skills, Dar publications the surviving orc infantrymen to the security in their homeland–but the extended family leaders refuse to simply accept her except she will liberate their queen from Kregant’s citadel. Shaken through her turning out to be present for darkish prophecy and a destiny she feels unprepared to just accept, Dar needs to infiltrate the very center of the despot’s empire. There she's going to detect unforeseen treachery and an old energy that threatens the way forward for all.Look for Books I and III within the Queen of the Orcs trilogy

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The bell came from a harness. Theena’s spare skirt and blouse could provide the rags. Dar planned to take them last. She felt guilty about stealing from one with so little, but cloth was scarce and her need was great. The daggers presented the greatest problem, for stealing them would involve the most risk. Yet Dar was unwilling to travel unarmed or face Zna-yat without self-protection. Before Dar could regain her weapons, she had to find out where they were. She pondered the problem late into the night.

Who is there? No reply. The only sounds were quiet footsteps and that of a sword being drawn. ” The eyes moved closer. Dar heard the distant noise of someone running through the woods. The yellow eyes looked away. Dar heard the sword slide into its sheath, then Zna-yat’s voice. ” he asked in Orcish. ” “There were washavokis in woods,” said Zna-yat. ” He called out. “Kovok-mah! ” Dar saw green eyes approach, and she moved in their direction. Soon, large hands gently grasped her shoulders. ” “Hai.

Dar left feeling satisfied. As head servant, Hunda slept in a shut bed. It was the only private space within the servant hall, and no servant approached it without his leave. Dar guessed her daggers were there. If I’m right, I’ll take only one. It’ll make the theft less obvious. Even with that precaution, Dar knew she should depart the day of the theft. At daymeal, Dar surreptitiously studied Hunda’s bed. Enclosed by carved wooden screens, it looked like a large box. With the exception of the long dining table and its benches, the bed was the only piece of furniture in the hall.

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