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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1549523783
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- Publication Date: August 16, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B074W7P6MB
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The whole premise of this is that whenever orcs cast a spell their brain shrinks and they get dumber. The protagonist then manages to find a way around this through intellect-enhancing spells, where the drain is taken from the increase rather than the orc directly. Eventually, the orc manages to reach human-level intelligence (essentially making him the smartest orc alive) and he goes out to experience the world and have adventures.
This was all well and good, the adventure was enjoyable and left me wondering about the world. But it's also not what I wanted. I thought the orc would find a way to either negate the spell drain entirely, or start permanently increasing his intelligence beyond what was drained in doing so. I kept expecting it to happen, all the way through to the end of the book. It never did, and I never got the payoff I really wanted from the book. I suppose that's my fault for going in with those expectations, but it hindered my enjoyment of the book. Enough so that I don't know if I'll be reading the sequel or not when it comes out.
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It bothered me an inordinate amount that an androgynous character showed up and the author never used gendered pronouns for it. The book is written from the orcs perspective so this was fine at first, when he didn't know the character's gender, but after having sex there is no way he wouldn't have known which but the character is still always referred to as them instead of him/her.
The story is written in the first narrative and therefore, allows you to see and experience everything in Sorch’s perspective. I think that added a substantial amount of positive influence towards the reader as it made it more personal.
I felt that the world setting created a really nice effect on the storyline. The reader was able to easily feel the Orcs and the situation they were under. I found the story to have a nice flow to it, and the literature had a sweet style of writing that only made you bond with the characters even more. The journey was also exciting. It was all about liberation but also, pain, love and more.
I recommend this story to people that like to read science fiction stories.