'Uniquely twisted . . . cracking gags' - Guardian
'Holt doesn't skimp on the flashes of brilliance' - SFX
'Clever, funny, tirelessly inventive' - Christopher Moore
WINTER IS COMING, SO WHY NOT GET AWAY FROM IT ALL?
Being the Dark Lord and Prince of Evil is not as much fun as it sounds, particularly if you are a basically decent person. King Mordak is just such a person. Technically he's more goblin than person, but the point is that he is really keen to be a lot less despicable than his predecessors.
Not that the other goblins appreciate Mordak's attempts to redefine the role. Why should they when his new healthcare program seems designed to actually extend life expectancy, and his efforts to end a perfectly reasonable war with the dwarves appear to have become an obsession?
With confidence in his leadership crumbling, what Mordak desperately needs is a distraction. Perhaps some of these humans moving to the Realm in search of great homes at an affordable price will be able to help?
An Orc on the Wild Side is the latest comic masterpiece from one of the funniest writers in fantasy.
Books by Tom Holt:
J.W. Wells & Co. Series
The Portable Door
In Your Dreams
Earth, Air, Fire and Custard
You Don't Have to Be Evil to Work Here, But It Helps
The Better Mousetrap
May Contain Traces of Magic
When It's A Jar
The Outsorcerer's Apprentice
The Good, the Bad and the Smug
Other recent novels
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages
The Management Style of the Supreme Beings
An Orc on the Wild Side
Tom Holt was born in London in 1961.
At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the
care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motorcycle engines.
These interests led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor
and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialised in death and taxes for
seven years before going straight in 1995. He lives in Chard, Somerset,
with his wife and daughter.