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Bodyguard of Lightning

(1999)
(The first book in the Orcs: First Blood series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel (nominee)
A fast moving, action packed epic that for the first time tells the story of fantasy's traditional enemy, giving orcs their own motives, heroes and destiny. An epic quest that takes orc warband leader Stryke and his warriors on a journey to secure five artifacts of power with which they hope the can buy their freedom but which actually hold the key to everything and the explanation for the sudden incursion of mankind into the world of the elder races, an incursion that is leeching the magic out of the land of Maras-Dantia.

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Paperback Editions

March 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bodyguard Of Lightning: Orcs First Blood
Author(s): Stan Nicholls
ISBN: 1-85798-557-5 / 978-1-85798-557-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 1999 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: 1: Bodyguard Of Lightning: Orcs First Blood
Author(s): Stan Nicholls
ISBN: 1-85798-558-3 / 978-1-85798-558-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bodyguard Of Lightning: Orcs First Blood
Author(s): Stan Nicholls
ISBN: 0-7528-1618-7 / 978-0-7528-1618-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bodyguard Of Lightning: Orcs First Blood
Author(s): Stan Nicholls
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bodyguard Of Lightning: Orcs First Blood (Orcs: First Blood)
Author(s): Stan Nicholls
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK