For those who think I only write about Fallout 3 lately (you’re right, but that’s beside the point), here is something completely different: Orcs, by Stan Nicholls. I read this three book series in one volume (he’s already written the first book of another Orc series) a couple of months ago, and I just could not put it down. This is a great fantasy tale from the perspective of Orcs. It includes humans (some of whom are the main villains) and other standard fantasy creatures (brownies, kobolds, dwarves, elves, etc.), but the books are about a small band of Orcs who take a small step away from the norm and end up on a worldwide journey for the recovery of ancient relics, battling all sorts of enemies during the journey. The story keeps you interested and the battles are wonderfully written. The main Orc characters each have certain qualities that differentiate them from the others and their tale is one you won’t want to miss. I highly recommend this series and cannot wait for Mr. Nicholls to finish the next one.