The ORCS omnibus has been the sleeper hit of the Gollancz list with 23,000 copies sold and selling on at 2,000 a month. The German edition of the Orcs omnibus has sold 200,000. Sales have been driven by the success of the Lord of the Rings films. There are thousands and thousands of people out there wanting to read more about fantasy's traditional villains - the Orcs. Perfect for teenagers and the gaming community. Great reviews for the original books. Stan Nicholls has unrivalled links in the fantasy community.
Stan Nicholls has been a reviewer and interviewer in the UK for more than 20 years and is a key figure on the genre scene. He writes a regular column for Time Out and contributes to both Interzone and Starburst. Since the original Orcs trilogy his Quicksilver fantasy trilogy has been an international hit.
The precise but vivid prose delivers fully-formed worlds without any heavy descriptions, and there's unrelenting action as the Orcs gleefully bound from one battle to the next. - SFX - Sandy Auden