Captive of the Orcs (Anglais) Broché – 13 novembre 2012
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Dallet departed on a long journey, leaving behind his family, home, and his love. He planned to travel to the City of Brass Gates, and enter the priesthood of the Divine, the deity of the Luminean Exiles.
Torak was a young Orc, raised to pursue honor and victory. His tribe captured a trading caravan, and Torak enslaves a fleeing Luminean Exile.
Human and Orc, slave and master, bound by fate, must now adventure across the face of Codytha. One seeks revenge, the other freedom. And each is an enigma to his companion.
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If you enjoyed sections in the Lord of the Rings where orcs argued and ended up killing each other, you’ll love this book. It has a lot of that sort of thing. A lot.
Good protagonist story arc: tough decisions, moral quandary, loss of innocence.
Only complaint: for a story about a a slave or orcs, the protagonist had it too easy. He didn’t get whipped, maimed, spit on, and humiliated nearly enough. Though part of me is also glad the book wasn’t terribly violent in that manner.
Read it, then go impale something with a spear.
I loved this book! Epstein successfully integrated the tension of trying to practice a spiritual faith while living in a world that is at times disdainful and hostile towards those practices.
We meet the main character, Dallet, who is a soon-to-be seminarian student. His travels are interrupted by an attack on his caravan which results in him being taken as a slave to the Orc, Torak. Together they journey (with many side adventures) to Torak's village. Dallet must struggle with his growing faith as it is regularly in contradiction with his circumstances.
I grew to really like both characters Dallet and Torak. I thought Epstein did a fabulous job making them complex individuals whose personalities developed as the story progressed. I also liked the way the story unfolded. I found it took unexpected turns and kept me guessing. But, I especially appreciated both characters'spiritual growth.
Dallet is a "believer" who discovers most decisions are neither clearly right nor wrong. Torak, however, comes from a war-like community which values power and valor. He constantly finds himself in conflict with Dallet's belief system yet is attracted to it as well.
Great book! Anyone who appreciates fantasy will enjoy this book. However those who are looking for novels with a spiritual thread, like C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien's work, will appreciate this story.
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