Queen of the Orcs: Royal Destiny by Morgan HowellQueen of the Orcs: Royal Destiny by Morgan Howell

Queen of the Orcs: Royal Destiny

byMorgan Howell

Mass Market Paperback | September 25, 2007

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“Dar never loses our admiration and compassion–qualities at the heart of any struggling hero.”
–Karin Lowachee, author of Warchild

A delicate alliance between human and orc has been achieved. Now Queen of the Orcs, Dar works toward making that peace last. Her position has helped her to finally feel part of a community, to find a life to call her own.

But sudden, strange outbreaks of unrest and ominous signs throw both realms into turmoil. Dar must draw on her knowledge and skills to confront a merciless long-time enemy–and an evil she once only barely survived. To keep human and orc from destroying one another, Dar risks everything on a desperate gamble–and her own future on a heartbreaking sacrifice.

Look for Books I and II in the Queen of the Orcs trilogy
A graduate of Oberlin College and the Rochester Institute of Technology, Morgan Howell is a full-time writer who lives in upstate New York.
Title:Queen of the Orcs: Royal DestinyFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 0.9 inPublished:September 25, 2007Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345496523

ISBN - 13:9780345496522

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but Not as Good as the First Two Books Royal Destiny is the final novel in Morgan Howell’s Queen of the Orcs trilogy. Dar has managed to create peace between the orcs and the humans, but certain individuals from Dar’s past threaten this. Dar must once again return to the Taiben to ensure that peace remains, and to make sure her enemies don’t achieve their goals. The beginning of this book picks up right where Clan Daughter left off, so it’s crucial to read the books in the correct order! Dar’s continued transformation was wonderful. Howell did a really good job of progressing Dar during the course of this trilogy. In each novel she faced increasingly complex decisions that required more planning and strategy rather than just survival instinct. I liked her during the first novel, but she became an even more memorable, strong character by the last novel. Royal Destiny also brought more focus onto certain side characters which drove the plot in a very suspenseful manner. I enjoyed the direction the story took at the beginning of the novel, but the closer it got to the end, the less satisfied I felt. Royal Destiny is a good book, but I felt that the ending of this book wasn’t on the same level as the rest of the trilogy. My slightly dissatisfied feelings about the ending are based on two things. First, I felt like the ending was wrong for Dar. After reading about her so much, I didn’t think that she would have chosen or accepted that outcome for herself. That however isn’t why I rated this book lower than the other books in the trilogy. I rated it lower because the ending seemed far too hurried and a little vague. It honestly seemed like Howell had a lot more to write about Dar’s journey, but for whatever reason had to end the story there. I’m left feeling a bit like the story is unfinished. I’d still recommend Royal Destiny because it’s a good book. I loved Howell’s take on Orcs, and I thought it was a very unique story. I just can’t say that it was of the same quality as the first too books.
Date published: 2009-12-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Kind of glad it's over. This is the conclusion to the queen of the Orc trilogy and all in all i was not impressed. I found it a bit hard to get into this one and i lost interest half way through. I actually had only about 50 pages left and had to force myself to sit down and read it so that i could start another book. Don't get me wrong, the trilogy is good and i would recomend it, i just found some of the little things irritating. In this book Dar is Queen and she has to keep up her treaty with Girta (sp?) the Queen of the Humans. Of cource a man who hates Dar (Kol) is alive and desides to influence the Queen to serve his own purposes. I think that one thing in this book that bothers me is that everyone is so willing to believe eveyone else. Especially the women. They are so easy to manipulate it really drives me nuts. Another thing about this book that i find frustrating is that plans are made, something changes, so they make other plans, then the other side discovers the change and they change and on and on it goes. It is a lottle frustrating that they waist all this time explaining the plan and then it cant go through and then they explain another one and that doesn't go through. AHHHH Anyways i hope my little snit didn't turn anyone off. This is a great series and great things happen, the ending is a little rushed, and unclimactic but all in all the series was worth the read and i'm glad i gave it a chance.
Date published: 2009-07-02